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The Record Company write and play raw, sincere, power trio rock n’ roll. Reviewers praises:
Making bluesy music in L.A. that would sound more at home in a sweaty, backwoods Mississippi juke joint.” (L.A. Weekly)
“The band’s sound is raw, definitely bluesy and reminiscent of some of the best acts of the ’50s and ’60s–like if John Lee Hooker and the Stooges had a well-behaved love child.” (Time Out L.A.)
“A collection of subtle, funky and well played blues music that hearkens the musical spirits of Morphine and John Lee Hooker.” (The Key / WXPN, Philadelphia)
Influenced by the rough honesty of their heroes–bluesmen like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock greats like The Rolling Stones–their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit and the heartland-hued voice of Chris Vos, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. The three-man group started in late 2011, hanging up some old mics and recording live in the bass player’s living room in Los Feliz, California.
The Record Company have since played concert halls across North America, opening for acts as diverse as B.B. King, Social Distortion, Buddy Guy, Grace Potter, and Trombone Shorty.
Their first full-length album, Give It Back to You, was released on Concord Records on February 12, 2016. Its lead single “Off the Ground” reached #1 on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. The band has received critical acclaim from Entertainment Weekly, Paste magazine, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone also included The Record Company in their April 2016 list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” Give It Back to You was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album in the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Chris Vos – vocals, guitars, lap steel, pedal steel, harmonica
Alex Stiff – bass, guitars, piano, vocals
Marc Cazorla – drums, piano, vocals