- L.A. Drones Get Interviewed for Impose Magazine - Ready for Their Tape Release at The Echo
"Currently making some big buzz about the greater Los Angeles area, our friend Rachel Mason introduced us to L.A.Drones!, a duo of disguised identities that operate under the the handles Kontrol Remoto and Darlingtonia Brackets. Performing with bandanas and masks that prominently feature Xs on them, the L.A.Drones! alludes to drones that have become a part of our everyday existence coupled with the Spanish wordplay where ladrones in English translates to thieves. With their debut album The Name Of This Band Is L.A.Drones! available May 22 from the Oakland imprint This Starcraft—L.A.Drones! present the world premiere of their nu-techno, post-industrial invitational video that begs the questions, “Don’t Want You Dance?”
Check out the full interview here: Impose Magazine
Also, don't forget to catch their tape release show this Sunday, May 22 at The Echo with Kas Product. Get your tickets ASAP here at Ticketfly!
- LA-Based Drone/Fuzz Guru Dominic Massaro
Dominic has spearheaded a handful of music projects over the years, three of which Red Queen signed publishing for: Motordrone, Graffiti61, and Ranchero Deluxe. Perhaps the most prominent characteristics that transcend all things Massaro, are the warmth and textured wall of sound that carries an uncanny quality of a sonic pummeling, while simultaneously trance-inducing. With his customized amplifier paired with particular guitar appropriation, Dominic has been eclectically carving a name for himself throughout the drone/shoegaze scene in Los Angeles for years.
Read about his live outfit, Motordrone
- Â¡Bienvenidos a Red Queen Music!
Pablo Crespo aka KONTROL REMOTO is musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, sound designer, programmer, sound engineering, record collector since the age of eleven. He hails all the way from Spain by way of Berlin. He has an incredible work ethic with many soundtracks in his repertoir. He won Best Soundtrack for ÌˆSoldaditos de Latón". His previous clients include Hyundai, MTV, among others. He heads two electronic avant-garde bands, L.A.Drones! and Lineas Albies.
Keep an ear out for L.A. Drones' live shows throughout Los Angeles- they are the kind of dance party everyone must experience for themselves. The Red Queen team is ecstatic to welcome this unique talent aboard!
- "CELLARS" Obsessed with Love and 80s Synth-Pop
"I don't know where that 1980s influence came from," she says. "Probably my dad. When I was young, I remember him listening to Queen and The Bangles. That musical energy impacted me heavily."
As Cellars, she creates amazing, synth-driven pop songs that could fit between Duran Duran, Berlin, and New Order on a radio playlist. Today Norton enlists friends to fill out her onstage line-up.
- Red Queen Signs Gothic Tropic frontwoman, Cecilia Della Peruti
Los Angeles' Gothic Tropic introduces some hard edges to the playful world of psych-pop. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic keeps the vibe playful, but measured and dark with a unique lead guitar and vocal style that recalls catchy elements of pre-punk 70s acts such as Television, and Can. The type of music Gothic Tropic plays is comparable to jazz in the way its creation is approached: its success is based upon each member's ability to collaborate but also individually flourish.
- Red Queen Music Signs New Orleans' The Wave
When you hail from the straight-no-chaser city of New Orleans, you have no choice but to be brazenly real. The Wave is a boombing lyricist who made his debut on Lil Wayne’s SQ5 from the Young Money general’s Squad Up mixtape series. “Having an education and coming from the slums of New Orleans, and seeing it all, is all tied within my music. I made a soundtrack for hustlers; music to inspire growth in a myriad of facets. Wherever you are, Million Dollar Day represents the real American dream that you don’t read about. It’s all about making it out of the trap. It’s about resonating with everybody that has struggled in life. I’m trying to do it for my generation and just be a different type of artist and give a different type of outlook and not just some glorification, you feel me?”
- Red Queen Music presents: Forever My Love No More
Forever My Love No More. Haunting and tragic woes of love from the love sick pens of Paul Roessler and Cherish Alexander. The dichotomy of Paul's punk, prog rock background combined with Cherish's pop, singer songwriter lifestyle has created a stunning collection of songs that you can't stop listening to.
- Paul Roessler
Red Queen Music is excited to announce the signing of Paul Roessler. Anyone familiar with the Los Angeles punk music scene will recognize Paul as an incredibly versatile and prolific writer. His years as a member of such radical bands as The Screamers, Twisted Roots, 45 Grave, and the Nina Hagen Band have developed his musical talents into the dynamic artist he is today. His catalog - past, present, and future - is now available for licensing through Red Queen Music.
For more information on Paul Roessler and his production company, Kitten Robot Studios, go to: https://www.facebook.com/kittenrobot
- Punk Legend Zander Schloss joins Red Queen!
With a music résumé just about as impressive as his limitless musical talent, Red Queen Music looks forward to being a part of Zander Schloss’ rich musical history.
This multi-instrumentalist has played with a veritable “who’s who” in the music world. Schloss’ early days in music includes being a member of The Juicy Bananas, who went on to contribute to the soundtrack of the cult classic film, Repo Man. Not only did Schloss contribute to the soundtrack, he also played the part of Kevin in the film. Also in the film was renowned punk rock band, The Circle Jerks, who soon called upon Zander’s services as a bass player and asked him to join. The St. Louis native toured and recorded with The Circle Jerks on and off for over 25 years.
From there, Schloss has played with the band that “helped ignite the Los Angeles punk scene”: The Weirdos, created Latin-tinged music with Robi Draco Rosa, produced glorious waves of sound with Thelonious Monster, performed briefly with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and has collaborated with legendary member of The Clash, Joe Strummer.
Mr. Schloss is also known for contributing to soundtracks like the aforementioned Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, Straight To Hell,Tape Heads and Tank Girl to name but just a few.
The “punk kingpin” has also appeared as an actor in most of those films listed above as well as several others including American Hardcore, The Future Is Unwritten and Bob the Monster.
- Rick Hack signs to Red Queen!
Rick Hack, just debuted three songs from his band, The Tinbenders at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL in a new film "SISTER" that were included in the soundtrack.
The Tinbenders grew in popularity and opened for many notable southern bands which helped them build a solid fan base. In the Southeast, bands like The Hazies, Cowboy Mouth, Drivin’ n Cryin, Tonic, and even Hootie and the Blowfish allowed the band to establish a name of their own. Their debut release received mainstream airplay so audiences grew from regional shows to one performance for over 10,000 in the central park of Columbia, South Carolina.
Over the last 5 years Rick joined a new band called The Burn Riffs with friends and reunited with artist, John Thomas Griffin (guitarist of "Cowboy Mouth" and "The Red Rockers") to write new material. Along the way, he collaborated with Robb Torres of the bandTrapt to co-write songs. Rick and the band also created two songs for the film trailer “For Ellen” starring Paul Dano and John Heder. The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, will debut a new film “Sisters” starring Barbara Hershey and Reid Scott, and will feature three songs created by The Tinbenders.
In addition, Rick’s band recently performed with the 80s iconic band Big Country for their latest world tour. He’s performed with Freedy Johnton, HAIM, The Kyle Gass Band, Marcy Playground, appeared on numerous radio and TV programs and soon to play withEverclear. He has graced the stage of House of Blues on Sunset, The Viper Room, The Mint and other notable venues in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Rick writes and performs his own songs and he says he has “more stories to tell now that he is in his 40’s,” and is excited about going into the RED QUEEN STUDIOS to record and create new material. "