Presenting IDC Round 38

IDC Presents Our Round 38 “Spring” Solicitation

9 new CD Releases featuring some great artists and bands spanning Reggae, Hip Hop, Electronica, Funk, Jam, Rock, Metal, Nu-Jazz, R&B, and even a new Art & Music Magazine…

Independent Distribution Collective presents its 38th Solicitation just in time for placement for the spring season of 2011. We are excited about many of these new releases and are very proud to have a handful of legendary artists and bands joining IDC. Check out the overview of these new titles below, and feel free to visit our website anytime for more information on any of these artists or releases. IDC proudly welcomes these 9 new titles:

The Aggrolites “Rugged Road” CD

The Aggrolites, fresh off a national tour with indie giants Slightly Stoopid, have signed a management agreement with Slightly Stoopid’s own Silverback Management.  The Band is releasing their first new body of music in well over a year with Boston-based label Young Cub Records.  The “Rugged Road” collection will be available in 7” and 12” formats and will supply a market saturated by vinyl collectors.  The album will also be available digitally and on CD with limited art and bonus material.

Churn: An Art & Music Magazine

Churn: An Art & Music Magazine was founded in 1999 by the Artist and graduate Jeff Monje from the San Francisco Art Institute.  The goal of the magazine is still the same as it was back then – to give additional support and exposure for Artists / Musicians / Theater Performers / Fashion / Photographer and more in a very challenging market.  Churn welcomes all forms of artistic and musical endeavors that expand the imagination for the enjoyment and education of the public at large.

C-Money “Family Business” CD                                                       

“Family Business,” produced and co-written by Craig Welsh aka Top Rankin, showcases a collection of songs from a wide range of artists including: G. Love, Kyle “Stoopid” McDonald of Slightly Stoopid, Elliott Martin of John Brown’s Body, Angelo Moore and Dre Gibson of Fishbone, and craig Akira of Pressure Cooker.  The fourteen fresh tracks create a soundscape of reggae, hip-hop, funk, blues, and soul sounds that are a fusion of C-Money’s past, present, and future in music.  The first single off the new album entitled “Arroz Con Pollo” featuring G. Love will hit radio Spring 2011.

J*Ras “City of Trees” CD

Hailing from the Foothills of Northern California, Sacramento’s own J*Ras of SouLifted breaks new ground with the release of his debut solo album “City of Trees”.  Rockin’ reggae rhythyms, classic hip hop flavor, and conscious dancehall vibes are seamlessly blended with a hint of jazz, R&B, and soul to form a well-produced album that music lovers of all walks of life can enjoy.  “City of Trees” takes the listener on a journey through every day life with uplifting lyrics and a positive message that will leave you inspired and keep the party rocking.

Sunspot Jonz “Galaxy of Dreams Vol. 1” CD                                                

Living Legends co-founder “Sunspot Jonz” returns with his brand new critically acclaimed album “Galaxy of Dreams.”  The G.O.D. LP is Part 1 of a two part album series that features such artists as Luckyiam, Aceyalone, Pigeon John, Abstract Rude, Hymnself, and The Light.  This album sonically pushes through all barriers, comercially and underground, from the original content, dynamic features, and various dope producers that have given the album an uplifting bounce to new heights of originality and rhythm.

Enzyme Dynamite “Shangri La” CD

Enzyme first burst onto the music scene with his hip hop group The Bayliens, and his latest release touches on subjects that are relevant to him and his fan base such as love, stardom, and success.  His song Fly Away has brushed the airwaves and has received praise from radio music directors and music video directors as well as his fans.  Enzyme Dynamite is very excited to release his latest album and is confident that it contains something for everyone to relate to.  His music is for all people – transcending generations, genders, and genres.

Chingus “Whose Chingus” CD

Chingus is a five-piece band that takes their listeners on a musical journey that crosses multiple genres while maintaining a strong, danceable groove.  And as always, expect a few surprises along the way.  Entering their ninth year in existence, Chingus continues to entertain audiences throughout Northern California.  All members are alumni of California State University, Chico.  Chingus is the 2007 Cammies Award Winner for Best Funk and Jam Band.  Widely known for their high-energy live shows, they have brought down the house at venues in Chico, San Francisco, Tahoe, Truckee, Davis, Mammoth, and Sacramento.

                                                   Thomas Wold “Buried Transmissions” CD                                                       

Thomas Wold is a singer/songwriter currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  His new album was recorded in Minneapolis at the famed Terrarium Studios under the watchful eye of Jason Orris in May of 2010 and sees Wold flourish with a full band sound.  His lyrics, while rarely obvious, encompass tales of travel, lost love, invisible cities and nakedness delivered through a beautiful and unique voice unconciously avoiding convention.  The album contains piano pop gems reflecting Ben Folds or The Beatles, as well as twangy, alt-country tunes that hover about a foot off the black soil of the upper Mid-western plains.

Death Valley High “Doom, in Full Bloom” CD

Death Valley High could awaken the dead with their brand of heavy doom pop.  Driven by undead anthems like Multiply and She Wants to Kill, “Doom, in Full Bloom” sees Death Valley High evolving immensely from their debut album “The Similarities of the Loveless and the Undead.”  Death Valley High front man Reyka Osburn is a veteran of Tinfed, Ghostride, and Will Haven, and he co-wrote “Lucky You” for the Deftones on their gold-selling 2003 self-titled release.  With that pedigree, the Northern California quartet carve out hard rock that’s as pummeling as it is danceable.

IDC Spring Showcase and Ian Franklin CD Release Party 5/12

Come on out to the Red Devil Lounge in SF Thursday Night 5/12 for IDC’s Spring Showcase featuring the release of Ian Franklin’s new EP!

Three great San Francisco acts will be opening and closing the show, Curt Yagi, The Beehive Spirit and Roy G Biv & The Mnemonic Devices. Check out the links below for more information on all of these artists, we’ll see you on May 12th!

RSVP and get more info at our facebook event page here

Foreign Legion / Night Moves / Movie Premiere and Performance 5/13

Make your way out to 333 Ritch in SF Friday night May 13th for the official album release party for Foreign Legion’s latest LP, Night Moves. The evening will be filled with music, and good vibes. Leave your Top 40 attitudes at the door! Make sure to get there early as we will be showing the movie that accompanies the album.

There will also be performances by:

Foreign Legion & The Legionnaire Non-Marching Band (full band)
DJ Swamp
Richie Cunning
Animal Farm

On the decks:

Sake One
Sean G

Click to get your tickets here!