The rumors are true: Son Lux has been signed by Glassnote (a subsidiary of Universal). We love Ryan and will always adore his music. We are saddened to lose an artist we feel such kinship with, but we are also happy for him and will always support the growth of his music.
We signed Son Lux back in May of 2013, and in the two years we’ve known Ryan his popularity has grown exponentially and he’s become a close friend. We would like nothing more than to continue working with him, but we as a small independently run and self-funded label we cannot compete with the major-label-dollars being thrown around.
We have heard there is a possibility we might be involved in some future limited vinyl releases, which we would welcome, but details are sketchy and bureaucracy-laden. We’ll keep you informed. Thanks ya’ll.
We are honored to announce our official 2015 Artist In Residence: Tim Kinsella. Tim’s legacy of fearless artistry is unparalleled. Through his work with Cap’n Jazz, Owls, Make Believe, and Joan of Arc, Tim Kinsella has cemented his place as one of the most groundbreaking and unapologetically honest artists in modern music.
Throughout 2015, Tim will be creating a plethora of new music, words, and art as part of this massive year-long subscription, including each of the following:
- Wooden Box Set (limited to 300 copies, screen-printed, and signed)
- Two new full-length albums on 12″ vinyl
- 10″ vinyl EP
- 7″ vinyl EP
- A new book (written by Tim Kinsella)
- A special art object
- MP3 and WAV download of all recorded music
Each vinyl pressing limited to 300 copies on colored vinyl, packed in custom screen-printed jackets (designed and printed by Landland).
One-time purchase includes quarterly shipments throughout the year. Items & download codes will be sent approximately every 3 months, with the first release scheduled for April. The limited edition vinyl will not be sold individually apart from the box set (though non-limited editions of some of the songs may be released at some point).
For the next week only, these shirts are $10 from our site.
The signed and screen-printed poster is $20.
Next Level Apparel tri-blend racer-back tank,
art by Beth Griffin as part of K’s tour t-shirt design contest.
Unisex Next Level Apparel Tank Top,
design by Paige Bowman as part of K’s tour t-shirt design contest.
KB_poster 18″ x 24″ 4 color screenprint,
designed by I <3 JPL, hand-screen-printed by In Case of Emergency Press.
Signed by Kishi Bashi.
Check out the trailer for “Red Band Society,” and see if you notice any JNR merch. So far we’ve found DMA, Sebadoh, Kishi Bashi, Son Lux, Memory Map, Sleeping Bag, and David Yow in the background!
Don’t you wish you were there?