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Introducing Penrose Records – Proudly Pressed At Gotta Groove

Founded by Daptone Records’ own Bosco Mann after building a new recording studio in his hometown of Riverside, California, Penrose Records will showcase the most exciting acts emerging on the blossoming SoCal souldies scene today. For its inaugural release, the label offers up five singles by five exciting new artists: Thee Sacred Souls from San Diego; Jason Joshua from Miami; East L.A. mainstays Thee Sinseers, and The Altons; and Altadena veterans, Los Yesterdays.

All five 45s + digital compilation will be available April 10th.

Thee Sacred Souls
Thee Sacred Souls “Can I Call You Rose?” / “Weak For Your Love”

What better way to christen Daptone’s fledgling imprint Penrose Records than with “Can I Call You Rose?,” a sumptuous and serendipitously titled mid-tempo premier by San Diego’s blossoming young soul serenaders, Thee Sacred Souls. Stepping off the stage after their very first club date, Josh, Sal, and Alex were tugged aside by producer Bosco Mann whose seasoned ears had been tickled by their set. Backs were patted, hands were shook, and three days later heads were bobbing in Mann’s Riverside studio, as the Souls laid their first notes to tape. 
Thee Sinseers
Thee Sinseers “Seems Like” / Instrumental

As one of the most popular groups on today’s So-Cal soul scene, Thee Sinseers need little introduction. Their performance of “Seems Like” live at the Recordium went viral to the tune of over a million views, making them thee in-demand group for souldies parties up and down the coast. When asked what song they wanted to cut for their Penrose session, singer, songwriter, and man-who-can-play-any-instrument, Joey Quiñones didn’t hesitate to answer, “We need a proper recording of that song.” And so it was done. In the candle-lit studio, the band delivered unto us a starkly intimate rendition, stripping the tune down to its underthings, and laying bare Joe Q’s euphonious exhortations.
Jason Joshua
Jason Joshua & the Penrose Scholars “Language of Love” / “La Vida Es Fría”

Since exploding onto the scene with his debut 45, “Rosegold” and it’s anthemic follow-up, “I Don’t Care,” Jason Joshua has built a dedicated following for his distinctive latin-soul sound and his notoriously titillating live performances. Following a string of homegrown Miami recordings with the Beholders on his own Mango Hill Records, Jason hopped the plane to Riverside to gather the Penrose Scholars for a session with his friend Bosco Mann, where he was eager to prove that just like a record, there’s more than one side to a man.
The Altons
The Altons  “When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know)” / “Over and Over”

Though Bryan Ponce and Adriana Flores share the stage with Joey Q as part of the East LA souldies outfit Thee Sinseers, they really step into the spotlight with The Altons, a group they themselves founded along with drummer Caitlin Moss and bassist Gabriel Maldonado . On this their debut single on Penrose, Bryan sings the lead with a smoky-sweet falsetto that bends tenderly from growl to howl and back again. The group takes a turn through a classic Miracles-style mid-tempo groove on the A-side, leaving you helplessly addicted to their sweet eponymous refrain, When you go that’s when you’ll know… Watch the video for “When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know)”.
Los Yesterdays
Los Yesterdays “Tell Me I’m Dreaming” / “Time”

Los Yesterdays originated in an Altadena garage when Gabriel Rowland teamed up with his old friend Victor Benavides. Rowland, a long time drummer and eccentric creator of multitudinous soulful things, took charge of recording as well as playing all the instruments, while Benavides wrote and cut vocals. The project pretty much stayed in their garage for a few years until a mutual connection brought them to the attention of Tom Brenneck and Gabe Roth, who both dug the songs and offered to join in on guitar and bass respectively so that the duo might be able to perform their music live. The four soon found a handful of gigs behind them and a Penrose recording date in front of them. 
 



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Tripmaster Monkey — My East Is Your West

Dopapod — Emit Time

The Dopapod Emit Time tour featuring Ghost-Note, JoJo Mayer/Nerve, Octave Cat, Paris_Monster, and Domi & JD Beck starts October 4.

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Neal Francis — Changes

“I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,” muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living—consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction—such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues, and early 70s rock n’ roll. There is a deep connection between Francis’s childhood—his obsession with boogie woogie piano, his father’s gift of a dusty Dr. John LP—and the songs he’s created. The result is an astonishing collection of material without parallel in the contemporary funk and soul scene. The influences are unmistakable: the vocal stylings of Allen Toussaint and Leon Russell; the second line rhythms of The Meters and Dr. John; the barroom rock ‘n’ roll of The Rolling Stones; the gospel soul of Billy Preston; the roots music of The Band. Francis pays tribute to the masters but has his own story to tell: “It’s the life I’ve lived so far.” — Neal Francis

Available for pre-order from Colemine Records.

Stone Irr — Performance

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies — Bigger Life

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The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies‘ 11th long player! Style wise its a bit of ska, punk, a couple swing songs and a dash of funkiness. I think of it as a mural painted for 2017-2018- addressing that zeitgeist. But done in a way that’s actually universal and timeless. It’s a tough-minded, rockin’ and muscular satire “ripped from the headlines.” Bigger Life is like a throwback to our Ferociously Stoned days, mixed with our skacore influence of the Kids on the Street era.

The Lay Awakes — Home Away From Home

Diverse in tone, tempo, and production sensibilities, ranging from lush to evocatively sparse…beautiful and honest singing…uninhibited lyrical authenticity….these ten tracks show the spirit and promise of a growing musical partnership and a vision to play the long game and see where the music takes them. Buy now!

Lost Tribe Sound — We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow Series

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An 8 Album Subscription Series: New Albums from William Ryan Fritch, Skyphone, Gavin Miller (Feat. Aaron Martin), Spheruleus, The Phonometrician, and Vieo Abiungo, plus collaborations by From The Mouth Of The Sun & Seabuckthorn, Kiln & Mute Forest And William Ryan Fritch & Manyfingers and more. Discounts of 10%-25% off retail price, early album downloads and previews, Great savings on shipping. Vinyl, CD & Digital options available. Subscribe now!

Tom Freund — East of Lincoln

New album by Tom Freund — Double Vinyl (Mastered by Bakery Mastering with audiophile precision)
featuring 2 unreleased tracks and duet with Ben Harper on “Let My Love Open The Door”. First 50 ordered signed by Tom – upon request!

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