Tiny Engines welcomed Durham, NC rock band Red Collar to its roster recently. The band has completed their sophomore full-length, Welcome Home, and the Carolina-based label will release the album on 12″ vinyl this summer. Welcome Home is the follow up to the band’s debut full-length, 2009’s Pilgrim. Pre-orders for the vinyl will begin in May with an official release date set for June 12, 2012.
You can hear a brand new song, “American Me”, on Alternative Press right now. The band was recently named as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012 along with fellow Tiny Engines labelmates, Signals Midwest (Issue #285).
Three years in the making, Red Collar’s Welcome Home fulfills the promise of the band’s acclaimed debut full-length, 2009’s Pilgrim. Welcome Home continues the tradition of heart pounding indie punk & roll from the Durham, NC quartet but expands the palette with dynamic results. Red Collar combine the jagged rhythms of DC punk along with the soulful, working class spirit and lyrical bend of bands like The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem. Never shying away from their influences, the band proudly displays the earnestness of Springsteen, the boldness of The Replacements and the swagger of The Clash firmly on their sleeves. All that you know and love about Red Collar remains but Welcome Home opens up into hauntingly beautiful songwriting territory that touches on the timelessness of Americana roots. Red Collar is back and they are better than ever! Welcome home indeed.
Red Collar will be playing Treasure Fest in Charlotte, NC in May and Death To False Hope Records Fest in their hometown of Durham, NC in June. The band’s record release show will be happening May 19th at Motorco Music Hall in Durham with Restorations, Signals Midwest and Maple Stave.
Band Red Collar
Source Tiny Engines