Happy Valentine’s Day from Quote Your Pulse Records

CL2Enjoy our newest compilation, California Love, Pt. 2

“California Love, Pt. 2” is now available for streaming and free download.

This free compilation contains all genres of music from bands all across California, the home state of Quote Your Pulse Records.

Please share this compilation with your friends and loved ones, happy Valentines Day!

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Pop-Punkers Second To Last and Starters team up for Split Release

Quote Your Pulse Records launches upcoming Split Series with the release of “Changing Tides”, a split EP featuring Lodi band Second To Last and Starters from Dublin, Ireland.

“Changing Tides”, an 8-song EP, will feature 4 new songs from Second to Last and four new songs from Starters. The release will be available on CD, and on limited edition lathe-cut records and cassette tapes. “Tides” is part of a co-release between Quote Your Pulse Records (California) and Guys With Beards Records (Ireland).

Second To Last and Starters are recommended for fans of contemporary pop-punk, such as The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, and The Story So Far.

Pre-orders are available at http://www.quoteyourpulse.com and http://www.guyswithbeardsrecords.bigcartel.com. Bundle packages are available.

“Changing Tides” is Second To Last’s sophomore effort on Quote Your Pulse, following 2012 release “Vessel”.

Second To Last recently transitioned into a solo act.  In support of “Changing Tides” friends and fellow musicians will be joining front man Tyson Evans in April, for a full-band West Coast Tour. The band will release a full-length album this summer.

“Changing Tides” is the first American effort from Starters, who previously released their EP “Reasons To Stay” on City of Gold Records (UK). Starters will be supporting “Changing Tides” by heading out on a European Tour this April, with South Wales band Forrest. Starters is in the process of finishing their debut full-length, and will be releasing it this summer.

Changing Tides Featuring Second to Last and Starters

Changing Tides Featuring Second to Last and Starters

“Changing Tides” EP debuts on April 1st, 2013 and is the first release in the Quote Your Pulse Record’s  Split Series. The series will feature one release per month through September 2013. Other bands confirmed in the series include Latin for Truth, Indian Taker, Rookie Town, and Of Us Giants.

Quote Your Pulse Records and Guys With Beards Records have previously teamed together on the recently released Indian Taker/Shortcuts Split 7” Vinyl.

For more information, and to pre-order “Changing Tides” visit http://www.quoteyourpulse.com

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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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