Established in 2008, independent record label Standby Records has become a common name in the music scene as they’ve been a launching pad for some of the biggest names in rock (Black Veil Brides, etc). Today sees the official re-launch of the label, ushering in a brand new era with a new look, new logo, new website and a new vision for the future with a slew of exciting new signings.
While breakout acts Outline In Color, Light The Fire and The Relapse Symphony remain on the roster, they are now joined by new labelmates including British alt rockers Secret Company, San Jose, CA indie/alt 5-piece Demon In Me, Canton, OHO alternative/electronic 4-piece I Fight Fail, Dallas, TX rock trio Pseudo Future and Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost.
Label founder and CEO Neil Sheehan says, “Everything evolves. Standby has been a voice for the glam rock, goth rock and metal scene for over 8 years; but as in life, everything evolves and we excited to bring a new look and sound to the new era of Standby Records. We will continue to strive to discover and develop new artists that haven’t been afforded the opportunity to get their message and music to the masses. We hope you will find some of your favorite new bands and artist through the new era of Standby Records.”
The first release under this new look will be coming from Secret Company with their newest single, “Midnight Rush”, due out 7/22.
Lead singer & guitarist, Scott Revell describes this new track; “Midnight Rush started with a sort of Roy Orbison ‘I Drove All Night’ incentive, but quickly into writing it I kind of got taken down a darker route which felt more exciting and just kept going with it. It became real easy early on to imagine a visual for it too, which was like a dark Sin City/Robert Rodriguez kinda vibe. An influence from the film Drive was hard to avoid too. The track takes on quite a journey so it always feels like you’re headed somewhere, which makes playing it live really intense. The song sets the scene of being late at night, when you’re most vulnerable to letting feelings overtake you and then maybe doing something that you shouldn’t.”