Free Download: Rare Breed Recording Company Label Compilation

rare breed recording company free sampler

Rare Breed Recording Company, the ska/reggae/soul-label run by Obi Fernandez and Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake/Paper+Plastick/formerly of Fuelled By Ramen) are offering a free label sampler.

01: Obi Fernandez – It Happens to Me
02: The Pomps – A Shaky Truce
03: Jukebox 101 – I Believe
04: Passafire – Out of Sight (Appear courtesy of Easy Star Records)
05: Western Standard Time – I Want Justice featuring Vic Ruggiero
06: Westbound Train – Stranded
07: The Skints – Friends & Business (Appear courtesy of Easy Star Records)
08: The Toasters – House of Soul (Rarebreed Version)
09: The Movement – Rescue
10: The Slackers – Like a Virgin (Rarebreed Version)
11: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Mr. Cop (Appear courtesy of Easy Star Records)
12: The Rarebreed Allstars featuring The Attack – The KKK Took My Baby Away
13: Penny Reel – To Be Hungry
14: The Brooklyn Attractors – Jamaica Bay
15: King Django – I Promised

Sammy Kay Streaming “Saints and Sinner”

Sammy Kay

Sammy Kay

Singer/songwriter Sammy Kay is streaming “Saints and Sinner,” off his upcoming full length debut album Fourth Street Singers out March 10, 2015 via Panic State Records, here.

Hailing from Asbury Park, NJ singer/songwriter Sammy Kay has lived the kind of romantic life that can only be found in a song. After living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, then seeing the world working as a tour manager for three years, Kay has used his travels and experiences to hone his song-craft into an endearing mixture of punk rock, Americana, and soul. Always behind-the-scenes helping other artist’s grow and succeed, Kay built strong friendships all across the country, these friends would later come together to help record his debut album. Now, with the release of his debut full length, Fourth Street Singers, Sammy Kay is excited to step into the spotlight and show listeners what he’s capable of.

Recorded by Pete Steinkopft of The Bouncing Souls at Little Eden Studios, Fourth Street Singers was crafted from the ground up with an all-star cast of accomplished musicians, featuring members of The Slackers, Franz Nicolay’s band, Rancid‘s touring band, Westbound Train, Leftover Crack, Plow United and more. The sense of camaraderie from the recording studio is palpable across the 10 tracks on Fourth Street Singers, but Kay’s songs are more than just bar anthems. There is a yearning that can’t be denied in every song. Whether it’s a desire for truth, connection, or something more, these tracks feel authentic and lived-in. Even Kay’s take on the Tom Waits classic “Old Shoes (Pictures And Postcards)” feels entwined with the story told on Fourth Street Singers.

Harnessing influences ranging across the spectrums of rock n’ roll, punk, and Americana, Sammy Kay has crafted an album that is uniquely personal while still invitingly familiar, wild and free while still reserved and dynamic. Full of love and despair, life and death, salvation and American rock n’ roll, Fourth Street Singers is Sammy Kay.

Fourth Street Singers track list:
01. You Ought To Know
02. Saints and Sinners
03. Your Way
04. Highs and Lows
05. Forever and a Day
06. Truth
07. Shipwreck
08. Stay a While
09. Old Shoes
10. Mary

Tour Dates:
Feb 26: Wills Pub – Orlando, FL
Feb 27: Nobbys – St Augustine, FL
Feb 28: New World Brewery – Ybor City, FL
Mar 01: Looseys – Gainesville, FL
Mar 06: Flamingo Cantina – Austin TX
Mar 11: Vandals – Kansas City, MO
Mar 12: Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, IA
Mar 14: Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 15: Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK (Canada) (w/Northcote)
Mar 16: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 17: Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 19: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 20: Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA ( w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 21: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 23: The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 24: Ogden Theater – Denver, CO (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 26: The Ready Room – St Louis, MO (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 27: The Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 28: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)

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