Releases

EKR021 - Various Artists Let's Do Art and Be Best Friends

Celebrating 10 years of EKR! Includes a best-of spanning all our releases, plus unreleased tracks from the likes of North Elementary, Citified, Goner, Gerty and more. 25 tracks total! A steal at $5, or FREE with any other purchase!!!

EKR020 - Tracy Shedd EP88

On beautiful blue 10" vinyl!
The piano debut from multi-instrumentalist Tracy Shedd, of Teenbeat Records fame. With free digital download!

EKR019 - The Good Graces Bring on the Tambourines!

The new EP from Atlanta's minimalist indie-folk popsters. Jangly guitars, toe-tapping, catchy tunes, and tambourines aplenty!

EKR018 - Citified Absence

Their third release, and strongest collection of tunes yet! Swirling, layered and captivating ... a sure bet for fans of shoegaze and Athens jangle pop.

EKR017 - North Elementary Not For Everyone, Just For You

The amazing new release from Chapel Hill indierockers, led by John Harrison. Undeniably catchy and cool. For fans of Mercury Rev, Sparklehorse, Wilco, Flaming Lips and anything good.

EKR016 - The Good Graces Sunset Over Saxapahaw

Just in time for fall, eskimo kiss founder Kim Ware serves up 10 songs of heartache and hope. Includes guest musicians Jerry Kee, Jay Manley, Jane Francis and John McNicholas. Catchy, minimalist folk-pop in the vein of Juliana Hatfield, The Mountain Goats, Throwing Muses, Laura Veirs, etc.

EKR015 - Gregg Yeti & The Best Lights Heart Palpitations of the Rich & Famous

The first proper full-length release from former Flashing Astonisher Gregg Yeti, of Syracuse, NY. Clever lyrics and great hooks abound, this disc is only a selection of Gregg's ever-growing output of catchy songs. Highly recommended for fans of GBV, Bob Mould, Sebadoh, etc.

EKR014 - Citified The Meeting After The Meeting

The excellent sophomore effort from Greensboro, NC's Citified. Warmth and textures abound, described as "an audiophile's dream." For fans of Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, Red House Painters. Essential listening for those cold evenings.

EKR013 - The Preakness S/T 7" EP

Catchy, lo-fi, jangly indiepop/rock that's been taking Atlanta by storm. Understated vocals and a rubbery rhythm section recall such early 90s college rock faves as Superchunk, Sebadoh, Small Factory. Excellently captured on vinyl!

EKR012 - The Glaciers The Moonlight Never Misses an Appointment

Country-tinged indiepop featuring former members of The Mendoza Line Ian Stynes and Jackie Linge, along with guests from bands such as Hem, Mercury Rev, Essex Green and others!

EKR011 - Jane Francis Skeletons for Tea

Transporting you to lush, analog heaven, Jane Francis presents her debut solo CD. The 10-song collection weaves together Francis's country spirit with southern pop, recalling such as Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell and Cat Power, yet retaining a sincere, auhentic style that's all her own. Fearless, immediate, affective and essential!

EKR010 - Citified S/T

The new project from Chris Jackson of Lookwell. Progressive pop with an experimental 80s bend. Haunting, subtle and catchy tunes ala Postal Service, R.E.M., Red House Painters. A superb debut!

EKR009 - Lookwell Unhurried

The long-awaited 5-song endeavor from Greensboro, NC's Lookwell. Engaging, introspective and catchy tunes well-suited for fans of R.E.M, Red House Painters, Radiohead and other good bands that start with the letter R!

EKR008 - Gerty Sweets from the Minibar

After two years in hibernation, Durham, NC's Gerty is back with their best work yet! Upbeat, catchy Europop along the lines of The Cars, Barcelona, Blondie and Chrissy Hynde. Includes the previously unreleased video for their tune "Boston Smells Like Ginger!" Yummy!

EKR007 - Goner Dollar Movie

The amazing debut from Raleigh NC's Goner. Emotional, exuberant and heartfelt pop songs ala Now It's Overhead, Ben Folds and Jimmy Eat World. Split release with the band's label, Slingshot Records.

EKR005 - Pacer Big Buildings, Small Stars

Minimalist, "backporch indierock" from eskimo kiss's flagship band. Jangly guitars, danceable drumbeats, interesting basslines and male/female vocal harmonies aplenty! For fans of Blake Babies, early R.E.M., Velvet Underground, Liz Phair, etc.

EKR004 - Audio Explorations ActionReaction

Textured, atmospheric, synth-pop soundscapes from this talented Jacksonville, FL duo. Recorded at Soundtrack Studios (Run-DMC, Debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block, Whitney Houston), the CD also includes a five-minute documentary MPEG video consisting of interviews from the studio sessions and live performance clips. A must for fans of American Analog Set, Pink Floyd, The Cure, etc.

EKR003 - Velvet Where Are the People?

13-song debut release from this Wilmington, NC combo. A collage of thoughtful arrangements, heavy-hitting pop, catchy melodies and beautiful male/female vocal harmonies. Highly recommended, especially for fans of thoughtful pop ala Aimee Mann and Jason Falkner, and 80s legends such as Crowded House and Squeeze.

EKR002 - Various Artists Pop and Circumstance

Hand assembled and very limited, this compilation release features 19 songs from 19 indie bands. Most tracks are previously unreleased or hard-to-find. Includes tracks by such indie luminaries as Will Simmons, Kenyata Sullivan, Audio Explorations, Saturnine and more! Each copy is uniquely hand stamped with a blue snowflake!

Out of Print

EKR001 - Pacer The Space Between Us

For their first full-length CD release, Wilmington, NC-based pop/rock trio pacer spent well over a year creating an album as diverse as the influences between them. From jangly indiepop, to sparse, folk-tinged ballads, to avant-garde, to straight-ahead rock 'n' roll, the space between us spans the musical spectrum, all while keeping a raw honesty that is too often missing from today's pop music. Recommended for fans of Velvet Underground, R.E.M., Luna, Cat Power.