Independent Record Label | Est. 2009
Wilmington, North Carolina



Sunday, April 26, 2015


Hey Mandible—The Arse

New album from band out of Jacksonville, Florida—heavy guitar indie rock with psychedelic outer space noise blasts that mediate the volatile rock ‘n’ roll middle ground between power pop hooks and angry feedback/distorto riffs. “The Arse” integrates noise and melody in a fluid, punch-you-out hug of addictively dark and challenging song structure, where distortion never overpowers, but always provides a muscular compliment. These are songs that hit you hard with a punk-edged face-slap that has just the right amount of warmth & sting to call your back again. 500 copies on green marble vinyl, and the cover art by Laura Bearl is a trip. (The 50s housewife taking the smiling little broasted baby out of the oven has horns and furry, hoofed legs.) Similarities to bands like Dumb Numbers, Turn Me On Dead Man, Dinosaur Jr., Mission Of Burma, Black Level Embassy, Sonic Youth, Polvo, the Intelligence. Hey Mandible play brilliantly angry, darkly accessible rock with an instinctual, gut-level roar of power that hangs on to the melodic groove for dear life. Recommended.

Charlie Edwards
The Quaker Goes Deaf

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Just west of the town of Carrboro off North Carolina's State Highway 54 on the way to Saxapahaw is a rural section of Chapel Hill that is home to the Honeysuckle Tea House.  Farm Manager, Nathan Toben, with a team of family and friends, opened Honeysuckle just over two years ago, and have crafted a serene, yet awaking, environment for all of us to experience.

Yes, there is a proper tea house, designed for you to revel in their surroundings.  However, Honeysuckle is much more than the holistic watering hole you might expect.  There is a multi-acre farm where they grow plants to harvest for the teas they serve and berries for various tinctures they sell, all while providing education for the youth in the process.  There are areas for kids to roam free and explore our world, as well as for adults to let their inhibitions go and do the same.

In addition, Honeysuckle Tea House is an amazing venue for live music.  Our very own Tracy Shedd performed at Honeysuckle on Saturday, April 11th on their outdoor stage.  The exquisite settings complimented Tracy's acute melodies to a T (or tea, shall we say; pun intended).  We strongly recommend looking over Honeysuckle's live music calender and going to see a show.  Say "Hello!" to Nathan for us.

Top photo by Nathan Toben; bottom photo by Christy Crowley

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Hey Mandible and our co-release partners, Infintesmal Records, take on Jacksonville, Florida tonight - Saturday, April 11th - for the official vinyl record release party celebrating Hey Mandible's debut album The Arse.   The party will be held at Rain Dog's (1045 Park Street) in 5 Points / Riverside, and music will begin at 8:00pm.  The concert line up consists of Infintesmal acts Lake Disney, Dagger Beach, and Smile 4, as well as special guests Motel.  Don't miss Hey Mandible tonight!  Click here for Facebook Event Page.

Click here to order Hey Mandible's The Arse on 12inch Green Vinyl!

Friday, April 10, 2015


Great people of Arizona - Tucson and throughout - fairweatherfriend is returning to the stage on Tuesday, June 9th at Club Congress with friends The Rocketboys (from Austin, Texas).  You won't want to miss this show!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Bonjour les amis!  Check out the latest issue of Abus Dangereux magazine; featuring an interview with Tucson, Arizona's Naïm Amor, and a track from Amor on the CD Sampler included!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Ladies and gentlemen, please join us this coming Saturday, April 11 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a free concert from our very own Tracy Shedd.

"Akin to Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star) warm-but-irreverent vocal intonation, Tracy Shedd is an alternative singer-songwriter proper. Teaming with guitarist, James Tritten, the 'slowcore songstress' bares slanted insight and honesty on 'Arizona' (New Granada Records), her most minimal and focused LP to date. Honeysuckle is humbled to have her."  ~ Honeysuckle Tea House

Click here for the Facebook Event Page

Photos by Kate Moore (live from Petra's Piano Bar, Charlotte, NC)

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Thanks to Christina Wagner, Rain Rogs, C.A.S.K., and everyone in 5 Points / Riverside Jacksonville, FL for having us out at Spring Fest this past Easter Weekend.  It was great catching up with everyone, and meeting all the new fans of Fort Lowell Records.  Thank you all for the support with buying vinyl records for your collection and supporting independent music.

Special shout out to Rich Rapp of Deep Search Records, who now has the entire Fort Lowell Records catalog in his store, including a few FREE copies of Luz de Vida!  Be sure to stop by his store to do some shopping!

Finally, what a treat it was to see moyamoya live on the big stage as headliners for Spring Fest!  Wish you were there!  Here are some pics of the boys, doing what they do best (posing for the glam-cam, and rockin' out).

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Hey, hey, hey everyone, this just in: Fort Lowell Records + Petite Bonfire (handmade designs by our very own Tracy Shedd) are heading down to Jacksonville FL this weekend and will have a booth set up at the 5 Points Spring Fest in Riverside on Saturday, April 5th from 2:30-10:00pm.  We will have the entire catalog of Fort Lowell Records' vinyl for sale, including Jacksonville's own moyamoya and Hey MandiblePetite Bonfire will have leather wallets, clutches, and iPad cases, market totes, aprons, hair accessories, and guitar picks (yes, guitar picks) for sale; all made by musicians!  Look for the brown tent, with the Jaguar teal colored table.

Then, at 7:45pm... be sure to catch moyamoya with a spectacular live performance!  You won't want to miss it!

Click here to access the Facebook Event Page for 5 Points Spring Fest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you moyamoya's first rock 'n' roll music video for their hit track "spring guide to fashion."  Sit back, and enjoy (then go buy their debut album)!