Indian Taker to release new split with UK rockers, Shortcuts

Quote Your Pulse Records is proud to announce the release of an upcoming Split 7” featuring Indian Taker from Modesto, CA and Shortcuts from Essex, England. The record is being co-released by Quote Your Pulse Records (California, USA), Enjoyment Records (Norfolk, England), and Guys With Beards Records (Dublin, Ireland). Continue reading

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Folk/Rock Act Madie Boyd signs with Quote Your Pulse Records

Madie Boyd is Matt Walker, a talent beyond his years. Hailing from Waterford, CA, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter has been making quite the name for himself in the Folk/Rock arena. Influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Wilco, and Bon Iver, Madie Boyd’s debut “Renovations” will be released physically on Nov. 23, 2012 and digitally on Dec. 7, 2012 by Quote Your Pulse Records. Continue reading

A song by any other band is just as sweet?

By NadaHipster

Oh, the cover song. They are the bread and butter of bar bands, the plague of free form jazz festivals, and are YouTube gold due to superb levels quality or extreme gut busting hilarity.

In honor of QYP’s Cover Compilation, I examined three of my favorite kinds of cover song hoping to break down and determine what makes a good cover.
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“Of Us Giants” Release First Music Video

Turlock, California – Indie/Folk band Of Us Giants and Ontario Canada’s To The Pointe Dance Project have teamed up in releasing a new music video for the band’s single “Soil.” The video was released this week through Quote Your Pulse Records and is garnering a lot of buzz on social media sites, including Youtube. The project was directed by 3 Pint Productionsfrom Toronto, Canada and is the result of months of hard work.
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Creative Emissions: “Where Your Eyes Don’t Go” – Dismantling They Might Be Giants

By Bryan West

For those of you who do not know, my day job is supervising a trail crew with the American Conservation Experience. I travel around to different national parks, and other government lands, doing trail construction and maintenance. This means that I spend about 200 days per year in a tent. I have developed quite a morning routine in my nomadic travels.

I wake up each day at about 4:50am and make myself some coffee in my tent. Before I go to bed each night, I line out my arsenal of coffee paraphernalia, like a heroin addict with his needles, tubes, etc. I make sure I’ve got my French press, water bottle, jet boil stove and, of course, my fair trade organic hipster coffee. When the digital rooster in my alarm clock crows, I roll over, still in my sleeping bag and spark up my stove. When the coffee is ready, I sit up in my sleeping bag like a paraplegic caterpillar. I sip my coffee, read some comics, write, or simply listen to some music. Continue reading

Every Atlas – Peeled Back

Editors Note: One of our biggest fans, and past contributor Emily Corpuz, takes a look at QYP veterans Every Atlas during their early days.

By Emily Corpuz

Now it begins with the strumming of a guitar, followed by the picking of a bass and beat of a drum. Then, we hear a pair of voices unlike any heard in the show so far. Creative lyrics, epic sounds, and beautiful harmonies saturate every element of their music. Of course, I’m describing the band we’ve all come to know and love as Every Atlas. Continue reading

Clay, and sketches, and puppets, oh my!

By NadaHipster

Last summer  I was at a pool party, and as the afternoon turned into the evening, we (under the influence of pizza and light beer) began talking about things that scared the hell out of us when we were kids.

While there were standard ghost stories, tales of haunted schools, and mythical suburban legends; we noticed an unnerving trend among the subjects of our discourse (Look, fancy words!).  A lot of things that terrified us are from seventies pop culture.  I’m not event talking about the stuff people would flip out about after getting high. Continue reading

Creative Emissions: Back in the swing of things

By Bryan West

In 2009 my friend, Mr. Jon Jennings, decided to launch a record label and concert promotion organization. I say “organization” because there is very little money to be made in the local music scene. If you break even after a show, it’s a damn good night.

Starting a label or a band is a ton of work, and it must be done out of love; love for music, creativity, and, most importantly, the people. Quote Your Pulse has always felt to me like an organization of creative people who simply want to share their creations. Continue reading