Label of the Week – Sargent House

Label of the Week

Sargent House is a Los Angeles based management company and record label, which formed in 2006. Built with the desire to do things differently, they also operate within the world of  licensing, PR as well as housing the label/production company; Rodriguez Lopez Productions, fronted by At the Drive-InThe Mars Volta co-founder Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.

Founded by Cathy Pellow, whom never had the intentions to start a label, the first release came from ska/punk crossover act RX Bandits who at the time were keen to leave their contract with Drive-Thru Records. A phone call later and it was agreed they’d be the first release via Sargent House.

After positive album sales, Pellow was inspired to take on other bands under her management roster and not long after These Arms Are Snakes and Maps & Atlases joined the family.

Currently, all Sargent House managed bands also have a release on the label. The label has a strict “no submissions” policy, preferring to add new bands stemming from within the ever-expanding Sargent House network.

Marriages – Ride in My Place

Marriages is a trio made up of Dave Clifford, Greg Burns and Emma Ruth Rundle, all of whom are also in post-rock quintet Red Sparowes. Forming in late 2011, their  debut album titled ‘Kitsune’ was recorded with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool) in December, and was released May 1st 2012.

Click HERE for a free download of “Ride in My Place”

Russian Circles – Mladek

Russian Circles is a three piece instrumental post-rock/post-metal band from Chicago. The band plays epic, sprawling music which runs the gamut of heavy discordant metal to soft delicate passages. ‘Mladek’ is taken from the rockers fourth full-length ‘Empros’ which was released late last year.

Click HERE for a free download of “Mladek”

Fang Island – Sisterly

Fang Island is a self-proclaimed “Healing & Easy Listening / Visual” band from Providence, RI, which formed in 2005. Made up of a guitarist from the band Daughters, Nicholas Andrew Sadler, and four others from the aforementioned town: Jason Bartell (guitar), Chris Georges (guitar), Marc St Sauvuer (drums), and Michael Jacober (bass), Fang Island makes music that they describe as “everyone high-fiving everyone.” ‘Sisterly, is taken from the acts upcoming release titled ‘Major’ out July 24th via Sargent House.

Click HERE for a free download of “Sisterly”

Click HERE for more Label of the Week features.