Hailing from New Haven, CT and parts of Western Mass, Iron Hand is a crust/d-beat hardcore band incorporating past and contemporary influences within the genre, such as Discharge, State Of Fear, and Crow. Lyrically, the band addresses its sociopolitical criticisms while also taking opportunity to address personal introspection. The band features current and past members of They And The Children, Estrogen Highs and Last Words (as well as a bunch of others).
Courtesy of Safety Meeting Records, you can now pre-order the Liquid Assets 7″ – limited to 300 copies!
Quiet Life is a candle with ecstatic wax and wick, modern burn and recycled light. Their blend of classic country/folk and indie/rock is one of the most genuine combinations being fused across modern America. Hailing from the whaling city of New London, Connecticut, this four-member rock outfit has all the sincerity of their great folk predecessors, influenced by the true honesty of American folk music and the raw expression of rock and roll’s forefathers. Four boys with the enthusiasm of a young Bruce Springsteen and an undying determination to be heard, anxious to stay true to the roots of rock and roll, while adding a flavor of the new.
Quiet Life’s brand new album Big Green officially streets this coming Tuesday. As with most Safety Meeting Records releases, the limited edition first pressing features a digital download code and deluxe packaging and liner notes. Hit up your local indie store to grab a copy!
Emulating the same punk rock DIY attitude and sloppy lo-fi records that helped shaped their youth, New Haven’s the Estrogen Highs crank out catchy garage rock. After a series of killer singles and full lengths on Telephone Explosion, Deadbeat, Never Heard of It and the tastily titled Milk n’ Herpes Records, Stefan, Mark, Wes, and Ross deliver their special dose of jangley controlled chaos to the Cycles EP for Safety Meeting. Taking nods from such bands as the Wipers, the Nuggets, and the Gories, they bring a “less is more” aesthetic to their song writing, hammering out infectious riffs with intense sloppy precision. Their music is honest, loud, and completely intoxicating, burrowing into the brain like a parasite.
This 300 copy limited edition LP includes a copy of the CD and hand-screen printed jackets. You can grab a copy from Safety Meeting Records, or at one of the band’s shows.
Blood Warrior is the culmination of a life long collaborative desire between Greg Jamie (O’Death), Joey Weiss (Super Monster), Kristin Kellas and Rubin Berger (Musee Mecanique, Laura Gibson, Mirah). Based in New York but made up of members who spend most of their time on the road internationally, Blood Warrior is a unique take on indie-folk and more traditional music of the Americas. Started as a recording project at Greg Jamie’s childhood home and finished at a home studio in Portland, OR, the band has now realized their music in a live setting. Blood Warrior’s distinct sound, consisting of guitars, casios, chord organs, autoharp, marching drums, lots of percussion and four part vocal harmonies, is ripe with unexpected hooks while nodding to roots in folk, gospel and psychedelia.
Our friends over at Safety Meeting Records made this great record come to market, and we are proud to have pressed all 300 limited edition LPs (hand numbered, and including a CD version of the album). The record is available through independent retailers nationally, or directly from the band at one of their live shows!
Another killer startup indie label is New Haven, CT-based Safety Meeting Records. Carlos Wells runs the show, there, and we are always happy to be working for him and his signed bands. The latest two GGR-pressed Safety Meeting releases are La Strada‘s New Home and Titles‘ Dirt Bell LP.
La Strada will be available nationally at select independent record stores, and both releases can be purchased at the Safety Meeting Records online store!
Gotta Groove recently pressed a limited edition LP+download for the Safety Meeting Records release of Title Tracks – It Was Easy. The street date on this release was Febrary 23– so be sure to stop by your local indie retailer or hit up the band to get your copy today! Strictly limited to 500 piece on vinyl!