Debut full-lengths from both bands due out March 13th
Limited edition splattered vinyl LP repress of CI Alumni, AUGUST BURNS RED’s 2011 album, Leveler also available March 13th
Jan. 10, 2012 – CI Records is excited to announce the latest additions to their roster – ONE YEAR LATER and CAROUSEL KINGS both of whom are set to drop new albums on March 13th.
ONE YEAR LATER hail from the small town of Ephrata, PA – the home of CI alum TEXAS IN JULY. With the release of The Sound of a Broken World, modern metal has just added a new future heavyweight. The intense blend of blistering riffs and haunting melody in the debut album showcases a band that is not only mature beyond their years but is clearly a serious contender in the scene.
With undeniable pop hooks and a penchent for pizza, CAROUSEL KINGS debut, A Slice of Heaven, is as infectious of a of a neo-pop punk album as one is ever likely to find. The Lancaster, PA quintet have been turning heads for some time and have delivered a hook-laden album that aims to cement their place as a force to be reckoned with.
”We never aimed to release so many bands from Central Pennsylvania,” says Jeremy Weiss, owner of the Lancaster , PA based CI Records. “But we’ve been fortunate to have a bevy of incredible talent come from this music scene whether it be (CI Alumni) AUGUST BURNS RED or TEXAS IN JULY, or newcomers like ONE YEAR LATER and CAROUSEL KINGS. There’s something in the water here and as long as bands from this area keep writing great music, we’ll be around to help push their music.”
Speaking of alumni AUGUST BURNS RED, CI will be releasing a reissue of the band’s mammoth 2011 Leveler on March 13th, alongside The Sound of a Broken World and A Slice of Heaven. The vinyl repress – under license from the band’s current label, Solid State Records – is limited to 1000 copies of stunning 4 color splattered vinyl with greens and browns and tans that mirror the album’s artwork.
Leveler, The Sound of a Broken World and A Slice of Heaven are available March 13th.
About CI Records: Based out of Lancaster , PA , CI has independently released records for more than 20 years. CI has worked with such veteran acts as THE JULIANA THEORY, ONELINEDRAWING, SENSE FIELD and more, as well as helping to launch the careers of bands like AUGUST BURNS RED,TEXAS IN JULY, THE PINK SPIDERS, and more.