Small Reactions and Cute Boots Ink Deals with Bear Kids Recordings

Small Reactions

Although Small Reactions released their latest EP, Hung From Wire, just last month (read our review here), the local foursome have been shopping a full-length album for several months, looking for a home for their ragged fuzz-pop anthems. And now it appears their search is at an end as earlier this week it was announced the group had signed a deal with Bear Kids Recordings to release their first LP, Similar Phantoms, on cassette and digital (the band also plans to make the record available on vinyl and CD). The small Decatur-based microlabel is a new player in the Atlanta scene, but recently bolstered their operations by partnering with Frenchkiss Label Group, an offshoot of Frenchkiss Records that provides distribution for small indie labels, including upstarts ATP Recordings and JAXART Records. The move will allow the band to maintain their independence while also significantly expanding their digital reach and access to licensing opportunities.

Cute BootsJoining Small Reactions at BKR will be Americana rockers Cute Boots who will unveil their own debut full length, A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town, also on cassette and digital. Gus Fernandez and company have been churning out infectious piano-driven anthems for several years now and it’s great to see them have an opportunity to build their audience and move into the next phase of their development. In celebration of the announcement, the band has released a second single off the new record, a feisty little end of summer jam called “Gilbert Hill.” Following in the footsteps of lead single “Wrong (I Am),” the track is an encapsulation of everything that makes Cute Boots so compelling—boisterous, toe-tapping rhythms; just the right hint of gospel fervor; and heartfelt vocals backed by killer harmonies. Give it a listen below.

Both Similar Phantoms and A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town are out October 28th and are available for pre-order here.

Cute Boots will perform on Thursday, August 28th at Star Bar. Supporting them will be Joe Smith and the Going Concern and the Greater Vavoom. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is FREE.

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