Here’s the official word issued by the label:
Southern California based record label and artist management company Hardline Entertainment today announced that Hoist the Colors, the seven-piece Irish- and Americana-influenced punk band from Los Angeles, has joined the Hardline Entertainment family. Hoist the Colors joins Hardline’s roster of established and up-and-coming artists that includes Death By Stereo, Authority Zero, the Darlings, Allura, Neo Geo, and more.
“We are thrilled to bring Hoist the Colors into the Hardline family,” said Hardline principal and CEO Ken Seaton. “Their energetic live show, huge stage presence, and original sound make Hoist the Colors stand out in a sea of cookie-cutter bands.”
“Hardline has a track record of working tirelessly for their bands and putting out music they believe in, so signing with them was a no-brainer,” said Hoist the Colors’ lead singer and founding member Josh Linden. “With Hardline behind us, we can’t wait to release our next record and get out on the road to connect with new audiences across the U.S. and abroad.”
The band is currently in the studio recording their Hardline debut, entitled Miles to go Before We Sleep. The full length will be their second studio album and the follow up to 2011’s self-releasedSecond City. The first song from the new album, “Sail on Sweet Soul,” was recently included in Hardline’s free “Music Comp Vol. 2,” which features 12 tracks from Hardline and Viking Funeral Artists Death By Stereo, Authority Zero, Neo Geo, and many more. The comp is available for free download athttp://www.hardlineent.com/download/.
About Hardline Entertainment
Founded by Ken Seaton, Hardline Entertainment is a Hermosa Beach-based record label and artist management company featuring some of the best up and coming bands in the West Coast alternative music scene, with genres including punk rock, metal, hard rock and reggae. Hardline proudly supports DIY ethics and has maintained this core principle while exposing new music to listeners without depending on major label support. The 2012 “Hardline Entertainment Compilation 2″ features new music from artists on both Hardline and Viking Funeral Records, a label imprint run in partnership with Seaton, Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge, and Kevin Zinger from Suburban Noize. The track listing includes music from Authority Zero, Versus the World, The Darlings, Death by Stereo, Neo Geo, the Manic Low, Thousand Watt Stare, AllurA, Phathom, Hoist the Colors, Lionize, and Musket. The compilation is currently available for free download and will be available at all Hardline events throughout 2012. www.HardlineEnt.com
About Hoist the Colors
Hailing from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, Hoist the Colorsplays a blend of punk rock, traditional Irish music, Americana, and bluegrass that is as eclectic and original as the city they call home. Their signature sound features a mix of traditional (mandolin, banjo, and fiddle) and rock instruments (drums, guitar, bass) that appeals to fans of punk rock, folk music, and everything in between. The seven-piece band is currently recording their second studio album, entitled Miles to go Before We Sleep. Hoist the Colors’ debut album,Second City, is currently available for purchase on iTunes and available for streaming on Rhapsody and Spotify. For fans of The Pogues, Chuck Ragan, The Gaslight Anthem, and Flogging Molly.
Here’s a recent interview with the band conducted by Slidebar TV: