Band of the Day

2014.04.22

The Record Company

A frenzy of feel-good roots rock/blues from a Los Angeles trio
Haunted by the money, I’m try to make. Sunrise to moonrise, and state to state.
lyrics from Roll Bones

In the short span of 2 years, The Record Company (Los Angeles, CA) has gone from recording their junkiest instruments in the bass player’s living room to playing with a diverse range of music’s top acts including BB King, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, The Wood Brothers, Social Distortion, and Robert Randolph. This rock/roots/blues trio has been described by Time Out L.A. as if “John Lee Hooker and The Stooges had a love-child”.

Their music has been featured in over 20 commercial, film, and television placements including ads for Coors Lights, Subaru, ABC’s “Nashville”, CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the theatrical trailer for “Last Vegas” starring Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.
The band’s live show has quickly become acclaimed throughout North America and has drawn capacity audiences from Los Angeles to Montreal. With their debut EP Superdead, released in September 2012, the band has received strong airplay at AAA and college radio throughout the United States and Canada and have been featured on L.A. Weekly, Time Out L.A. and XPN/The Key. The band has just released a followup EP called Feels So Good (11/13) had a recent feature on NPR station KPCC’s show “Take Two” and last summer performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Summerfest (Milwaukee), Quebec City International Summer Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Folkfest, and Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival amongst others.

The band has also gained a new fanbase by way of their cover of the Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie”, which was chosen by The Dead as one of the top covers of their “Dead Covers Project”. The band was featured by The Dead on their website (dead.net) for the month of July 2013.

While never trying to simply emulate the great masters, the band have found their own fresh take on the music and can best be described as a group giving a 21st century nod to a timeless art form.