KYLESA Launches Own Record Label

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

KYLESA — Phillip Cope, Laura Pleasants and Carl McGinley II — will launch Retro Futurist Records next month with the January 28 release of Canadian prog trio SIERRA’s album Pslip.

“The idea behind Retro Futurist Records is to provide an artist-friendly home to bands we like and bands we feel are relevant in aesthetic, sound, concept and/or ethics,” explained Pleasants.

The first release to come from the Savannah-based label is a vinyl release of SIERRA’s debut album, Pslip. The effort was produced by Cope and recently described by Caught In The Carousel as “so wrought with high-octane power, crunching riffs, catchy melodies, and good old-fashioned rock and roll that you’ll want to hear it over and over again.”

The Kitchener prog trio SIERRA will join KYLESA for a leg of the band’s European tour (Jan. 19 to Feb. 2).

Retro Futurist is offering music lovers a six-month vinyl subscription series, which includes SIERRA’s aforementioned release as well as original albums from JAGGED VISION, DARKENTRIES, WET SOCKS as well as subscriber-only collectibles, including a KYLESA seven-inch single (hand-printed and numbered), a Retro Futurist t-shirt by Santos as well as a mystery seven-inch. More information is available here.

Future Retro Futurist releases (available LP/digital):

* JAGGED VISION’s Harvest Earth – February 25, 2014
* DARKENTRIES’ The Make Believe – March 25, 2014
* WET SOCKS’ as-yet-untitled album – April 29, 2014