“Rise” is a call to action to protect and rewild our land and rivers. Efforts to fight climate change are quite often about saying no. Rewilding is different. It is about saying yes. Rewilding literally means the un-doing of domestication. In some places rewilding might look like putting the bends back into the river before it was straightened for agriculture so fish and ducks can build their nest and lay their eggs in the calmer water. In other places rewilding might mean removing the power dam or reintroducing missing species. Rewilding is an extension of the original ideas of conservation as it requires human beings and communities to be in concert with nature; Not just managing it, but actively participating in restoring the ecosystem that supports all of us. Imagine every national park connected by wild corridors so apex predators like bears & wolves could migrate freely across North America and be able to return to the places they have too long been estranged from.
“Rise” is being released in support of Trout Unlimited, the national non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring America’s coldwater fisheries and their watershed.
We’re thrilled to announce that Rissi Palmer is the first artist signed to our new model of full-service management through Invasion Merch. Rissi exemplifies the kind of multi-faceted artist that we serve. We’re looking forward to augmenting her career efforts.
We’re thrilled to welcome Jess Nolan into the RBR family.
A member of Jenny Lewis’ all-female touring band, Nolan is an in-demand co-writer, vocalist, and touring musician for artists like Katie Pruitt, Joy Oladokun, Lydia Luce, and more.
Her new single “Emergency Landing” is a plea to have compassion for our own needs. “We live in a world that glamorizes the grind and doesn’t prioritize rest,” Jess explains. “Taking days off and spending time alone helps me show up more fully for the people around me. Instead of viewing it as selfish, I now see it as a sacred step in community care.”
We are thrilled to share Little Plastic Castle (25th Anniversary Edition) with a new remaster by Heba Kadry, the addition of three bonus tracks mixed by Tchad Blake, and a new CD package and first-time release on vinyl (2 LPs).
Twenty-five years later, Little Plastic Castle feels like a greatest hits collection. Her highest charting release on Billboard (peaking at #22) and containing her third Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance – Female (“Glass House”), Ani DiFranco’s ninth studio album shows the Little Folksinger grappling with her independent career bubbling up into the mainstream — dissection of her fashion choices, a new expanded listenership encroaching on the die-hards, examination of what it means to sell out — encapsulated in singalongs so indelible that they’re staples of her live set decades later.
The Righteous Babes are a supergroup of powerhouse female artists, banded together under Ani DiFranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records. Think boygenius meets Bonny Light Horseman — currently the band is comprised of three independent groups: Gracie and Rachel, Holly Miranda and Jocelyn Mackenzie.
As four musicians coming from varying backgrounds, navigating a band together in a new musical landscape, covering the song “Maps” felt like the guiding compass we all needed. Holly, having previously toured with Karen O on her solo tour, recounts, “Revisiting a song that has meant so much to me all these years later makes me feel so grateful for the ride, the present moment, and all that’s down the road for the babes.”
Gracie and Rachel are known for pressing back on the boundaries of pop music, their catalog marked by hauntingly spare arrangements, bold, baroque flourishes, evanescent vocal stylings, and penetrative lyrical tact. Nowhere Now Here honors these sonic elements and elevates them, a melodious new vigor coursing through the tracklist, the songs ranging from pointedly delicate to tenderly anthemic.
“The record is an exploration of ‘what if.’ What if we didn’t live together but collaborated from afar, what if we chose synthesizers over pianos, space over strings, to sing to each other rather than with one another. What if instead of being tightly wound, we were in fact just a bunch of loose knots. What if we had no hesitations about taking a chance on going somewhere new, and what if we also had no idea if we were guaranteed a seat at the table when we got there. What if we had no reservations… What if we were nowhere, now here…”
For Gracie and Rachel, separateness was the ultimate risk. But in their uniquely tethered form of brilliance, they embraced it together.
Gracie and Rachel have just released their third single, “Middle Ground,” off the forthcoming EP Nowhere Now Here.
“Sometimes, in a relationship, it can be easy to live in extremes and hard to find balance, to exist in opposition instead of in connection, Something we’ve found is that when we can reach middle ground, the dance between it all, we have the ability to be free.” – Gracie and Rachel
Jocelyn Mackenzie’s new EP WAKE is out today! In Jocelyn’s words, “WAKE is personal, textural, and sensual, and I am very proud of what we’ve made.” Hear the four-track release on Righteous Babe Records including the singles “Blouse” and “Blueberry.”