THE RECORD COMPANY ANNOUNCE SHOWS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO
SINGLE OFF THE GROUND
FEATURED ON HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA
DEBUT ALBUM GIVE IT BACK TO YOU
NOMINATED FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
AT 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS
“…showing off a down-and-dirty sound and megawatts of onstage intensity.” – Rolling Stone
“Raw emotion, dedication, honesty and hard work. These are just some of the words that best describe Los Angeles rock trio The Record Company.” – Paste
Toronto, ON – March 15th, 2016 – Los Angeles-based, GRAMMY-nominated breakout band, The Record Company, are set to play their first Canadian dates since the release of their debut album, Give It Back To You. The group will be supporting John Mayer on his Montreal and Toronto tour stops in May. See below for complete details.
Give It Back To You experienced great success since its release in February 2016 on Concord Records. After 42 weeks strong on both the Billboard Top New Artist Heatseekers Chart and the Nielsen Alternative New Artist Chart, the roots/rock trio, The Record Company, scored a GRAMMY Award nomination for the album in the category of Best Contemporary Blues Album. Today, the album has moved over 4,500 units in Canada, including streams, and now the band will bring their live set to local fans.
The band, comprised of Chris Vos (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica), Alex Stiff (bass, guitar, vocals) and Marc Cazorla (drums, piano, vocals) – unleashed its debut album, Give It Back to You, on February 12, 2016, and immediately struck a power chord nationwide. The album’s first single, Off The Ground, garnered extensive airplay in the alternative formats, achieving the coveted #1 AAA spot, where it remained for two consecutive weeks. The single was recently featured in a Hockey Night In Canada montage that aired on March 11th. Their latest single, Baby I’m Broken, premiered on Sirius XM’s Spectrum, and was serviced to radio today.
The Record Company’s popular success has been matched by enthusiastic and unanimous critical acclaim. “Caught halfway between the stomp of mid-century rock & roll and the soulful kick of Delta blues, the Record Company kick up a raw, rootsy racket,” raved Rolling Stone. “The blues may be nothing new, but the Record Company wring new life out of old traditions.” Entertainment Weekly wrote. “The scuzzy, 10-track set meshes the group’s biggest influences—the early electric blues rock n’ roll of John Lee Hooker, staccato lyrical delivery akin to The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, and Rolling Stones-style grooves.”
What’s more, The Record Company have rocked the airwaves with a series of high profile TV appearances, including CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert and TBS’ Conan, not to mention countless radio sessions and live concert broadcasts on SiriusXM, NPR’s World Café Live, and Chicago’s WXRT.
CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday, April 1st – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Monday, April 3rd – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre