Feb 14 2014
Charlotte-based folk duo, Sinners & Saints, today released their debut full-length, Love and Misery. The album blends the group's mix of folk, roots and Americana with frontman, Perry Fowler's wholehearted and quick-witted lyrics. They've been making a name for themselves, playing up and down the Southeast.
We're happy to play our part in helping Fowler and upright bassist Mark Baran spread their sound. Stream the full album for free on Bandcamp and check out a review of the album on Charlotte Creative Loafing.
Jan 1 2014
It's been over two years since our last transmission. Although it seems we haven't been up to anything, it hasn't been as dead as it seems over the past 28 months.
We designed and printed a bunch of Metroid Metal merch for the band's performances at PAX, MAGFest and various other festivals and expos. Some of those shirts are still available in the store. As well, we worked with Stemage on some less glamorous web design and development tasks, as he's been busy. In addition to rapidly growing his discography, he just returned from BitSummit MMXIV in Kyoto, Japan.
In December 2011, we partnered with RFC Media to help launch the Third Rock Radio website. The online radio station features news and developments from NASA mixed into a "new rock/indie/alternative" format. The website has since been taken over internally by RFC, but we were happy to do our part in getting it launched.
Last but not least, we're constantly looking for new artists and bands that can use our help. 2014 is shaping up to be a good year. We should have 2-3 releases coming down the pike between now and the summer. We'll have more on some of those soon.
Aug 15 2011
Stemage (aka Grant Henry), the man responsible for the origins of Metroid Metal and 2006's Strati, has released a new solo album, Zero Over Zero. According to Grant, the album is an "instrumental narrative" based on the 1978 Romero classic Dawn of the Dead. The songs are rhythm guitar heavy and influenced by the myriad rock genres which have inspired Grant over the years, most notably Rob Crow's song structures (or lack thereof) with Heavy Vegetable and Thingy.
Visit the Release page for links to stream and download the album from Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. A limited edition package with a CD in an Eco wallet, a 6.5" print and stickers, bundled in an 7" Arigato Pak, is also available.
May 27 2011
It's been a long time coming, but we've launched a new version of the Silent Uproar Records website. While we tend to only release 1-2 albums per year, it's still important to give our artists and catalog the organization and respect they deserve.
We'll be rolling out small updates and new content as we go along. If you'd like to keep up with our plans, please sign up for the mailing list.
In music news, we're ramping up for a new full-length from Stemage and a reissue from Charlotte, North Carolina's Nemo (there are about 11 other Nemos around the world, so we're releasing it as Nemo 1934). We'll have more dates and details soon.
Mar 8 2011
We're heading up to PAX East in Boston, MA this weekend with the guys from Metroid Metal. Stop by Bandland, say hello and pick up some MM merch.
In other news, we're in the process of overhauling this label website. It's being designed right now and then will get coded up. We hope to launch it ahead of some upcoming releases we're excited about.
Dec 21 2010
We're happy to announce a new release from Charlotte, NC collective Push Pals is now available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp. Hopefully a little of the band's "crunk punk" is just what you need to close out 2010 (or kickoff 2011).
Dec 18 2010
Our boys, Far-Less, are self-releasing their final Tooth & Nail album, A Toast to Bad Taste, on double-vinyl. They're taking pre-orders now and will be pressed one time only in early 2011. The first 100 will autographed by the band.
Sep 10 2010
Expansion Pack from Metroid Metal is the #4 top album of the week over on Bandcamp. We're up there with Sufjan Stevens and Nico Muhly — good company!
Aug 18 2010
Silent Uproar is proud to announce the release of Expansion Pack from Metroid Metal on September 7th. It's a 6-song compliment to last year's Varia Suite. The live MM band will premiere EP at PAX Prime 2010 in Seattle, WA on September 3rd. Read the official word about the release on metroidmetal.com.
Mar 22 2010
Stemage has posted "Three Minutes" from his forthcoming album on ReverbNation. You can listen to the song and follow Stemage on Facebook.