Photo by Laura Bleichner
Art-punks Warehouse and Red Sea have each had impressive runs in 2014 (the latter perhaps more quietly than the former), and it appears the time has come to reap the benefits of their hard work. Recently it was announced that the two bands had struck deals with Bayonet Records, a new label formed by Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur and his wife, Katie Garcia.
According to Warehouse, the plan is to reissue their excellent debut, Tesseract, on cassette. There is also talk of an eventual vinyl release, but nothing official has been agreed to yet. The rising quintet will then follow it up with two new albums to be released in all formats.
“We are very stoked to be working with Dustin and Katie at Bayonet,” says drummer Doug Bleichner. “We met them when we played up in NYC with Dustin’s band Laced, but they had reached out to us a while before that because we were on their radar. We’re really excited about the other bands on the label, too—we’ve met Frankie Cosmos and they are really rad people. We are also big fans of Jerry Paper and Freelove Fenner; [we're] very stoked about the entire line-up. Fellow Atlantans Red Sea are going to release on the label as well, so that is very exciting. The label seems very sincere and very interested in building a roster that includes all types of music, which appealed to us. It’s a label that is looking for more than just one sound in its artists.”
Tesseract arrives on March 3rd. You can check out the album’s lead single below.
As for Red Sea, the deal appears to be more tentative. The band has confirmed the label will release their latest album, In the Salon, but no further agreement has been put into place. We reached out to the group for more information, but have yet to hear back.