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The record label will hold concerts in Jersey, New York and Philly in October

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originally published: 05/11/2022

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — GRAMMY-nominated rock band The record company announced a new set of tour dates this summer and fall in support of their acclaimed third studio album play hard. The tour includes three dates in the Jersey area: October 25 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, October 27 at Bowery Ballroom in New York and October 28 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia.

The band – made up of vocalist and guitarist Chris Vos, bassist Alex Stiff and drummer Marc Carzorla – have earned a well-deserved reputation for their electrifying gigs. Since forming in 2011 they have shared bills with John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Blackberry Smoke, Nathaniel Rateliff and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Announcing the dates, they said, “We’re excited to bring our fiery rock ‘n’ roll back across the United States!”

White Eagle Room is located at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. Tickets will be available for purchase online from May 13 at 10 a.m.

The Record Company is breaking old habits on play hard. The Los Angeles trio were ready for a change when it came time to make their third album, and they got it: play hardpushes the band into uncharted territory with a dozen new tracks that go beyond the house sound of The Record Company’s first two albums. Band members Alex Stiff, Chris Vos and Marc Cazorla tapped GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem) to help expand their sound.

“We came to the table for our third record with solid demos on songs that could have passed for our first two records, and we were like, ‘Can we beat it? “, Says singer Chris Vos. “And for the first time, we allowed talented people to enter our small circle to push the music higher.

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“In the past, we were really islanders. It was all just us,” says Stiff, who also played guitar and keyboards and sang on the album. “We totally reversed the process on this record to allow for all ideas and possibilities, so it wasn’t just the three of us, locked in our bubble. It was like, ‘Let’s take a chance and see what we can really do .’

As the title suggests, play hard is a bigger-sounding album, with songs filled with taut grooves and hooks that stick in your head. It’s optimistic, and you can hear why Chris Vos described a common theme in the process as simply: “Fun.” While there are many echoes of The Record Company’s origins – including recording all of the basic tracks together live in the studio for a brief window in May 2020 – there is also a willingness to try to new sounds and styles. Lead single “How High” pairs spiky guitar with a sleek bassline and distorted vocals, while “Paradise” sits in a deep pocket with a free, locked beat from bass and drums, bursts of bright guitars and, on the chorus, swollen keyboards that give the song a sense of lift. There’s dirty electric guitar and ’90s hip-hop influence on the heart-pounding track “Gotta Be Movin’,” and a punchy bass line, tight backing vocals and just the right amount of pop sensibility on ” Never Leave You”.

“We really wanted to expand,” says Cazorla, who played drums and keyboards on the new album. The Record Company started in 2011 and sold small venues in Los Angeles before releasing its GRAMMY-nominated debut album in 2016. give it back to you. Stiff produced the debut album that produced three Triple-A Radio Top 10 hits, including “Off the Ground,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. Stiff also produced the trio’s 2018 follow-up, All this life, which cracked the Billboard 200 albums chart and kicked off another Adult Alternative chart with “Life to Fix.” Yet when it came time to make their third record, the musicians knew they wanted to try something different.

PHOTO by Travis Shinn

The Record Company – Summer and Fall 2022

8/11 Ketchum, ID, Sun Valley Art Museum

8/14 Bend, OR, Oregon Alcohol Distillers

9/17 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

10/20 St. Louis, MO, Delmar Hall

10/21 Nashville, TN, Brooklyn Bowl

10/22 Covington, KY Madison Theater

10/24 Washington, D.C., The Howard

10/25 Jersey City, New Jersey, White Eagle Hall

10/27 New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom

10/28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union Transfer

10/29 Boston, MA, Royal

10/31 Holyoke, MA, Race Street Live

11/1 Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Iron Works

3/11 Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

11/5 Madison, WI, Majestic Theater

11/7 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

11/8 Des Moines, IA, Wooly’s

11/10 Denver, CO, Gothic Theater

11/11 Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen

11/12 Jackson, WY, The Center

11/15 Seattle, Washington, The Crocodile

11/16 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom

11/18 San Francisco, CA, August Hall