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3rd Birthday Sale! 30% off everything Aug 21, 2018

It's hard to believe that we've been doing this thing for over 3 years now! As a thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we're taking 30% off everything in our store (excluding pre-orders). The discount is applied at checkout and is valid through the end of the month.

Refresh Records 3rd Birthday Showcase

This weekend we will be celebrating the occasion with our first label showcase show, at the Visulite Theatre. This is an all ages event and is sure to pack out, so make sure to grab your tickets early! We're also hosting a pre-party the night before at Snug Harbor.

Echo Courts album "Room With A View" out now Jul 13, 2018

"Classic rock and pop at its freshest vintage, pouring forth with catchy sweet-tart melodies" - Big Takeover Magazine

"Bottom line: this sun-kissed tune belongs on all of your summertime playlists" - The Revue

Echo Courts new album, Room With A View, is out everywhere now! Give it a listen and see what all the fuss is about. Available to stream from Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, and to take home on vinyl and cassette!

"The catchy and crafted sound is infectious and not easily ignored" - Soundblab

Old Faith joins the family Jun 13, 2018

We're excited to welcome Old Faith (formerly Bombardier) to the Refresh family. The post-rock band will be releasing their new LP later this summer and we'll be sharing more info on that very soon!

We also have a special treat available right away. The last few copies of Bombardier's acclaimed 2013 EP, "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are", are available now on 12" coke-bottle clear vinyl with brand new artwork by Flesh and Bone Design. Each jacket is screen printed and hand-numbered out of 50!

Echo Courts share first track from new album, "Room With A View" Jun 04, 2018

Following the release of their debut LP, In The Garden, Echo Courts wanted to take a different approach with their next album. The 6-piece band found themselves slimming down to a 4-piece ensemble, allowing each member more freedom to explore their own style in the writing. The songs evolved over the course of a year, as the band toured throughout the region with their new line-up.

When it came time to record Room With A View, Echo Courts found themselves with a set of songs that showcase a matured, more focused sound. A retreat from the sunshine 60’s pastiche of their previous work. "Room With A View is a necessary step forward," guitarist Kelly Fahey explains. "The album’s title says it all. The songs come from a refreshed perspective."

Room With A View comes out on July 13th. Pre-orders are now live for the album on limited edition colored vinyl and cassette! You can get an early listen of "Take Away" over at All Things Go.

Cuzco & Catholics split 7" now available Mar 09, 2018

Two new songs from two incredible instrumental bands! Cuzco has joined forces with Charleston, SC based Catholics to share a new bite-sized music snack. Pick up a copy on 7" splatter vinyl or digital download, available now!

ET Anderson's Broken Local Scene Dec 05, 2017

This past May, ET Anderson arranged a performance celebrating the music of a modern classic, Broken Social Scene. Joined by Max Puckett and Marceline Ray of Ugly Chords, Emily McCollum of Stagbriar, Grace Joyner, Thomas Hammond of King Vulture, and Tyler Sowards, the group performed "KC Accidental", "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)" and "Lover's Spit" to an intimate crowd in Columbia, SC.

To our happy surprise, we were able to secure licenses to bring this performance to vinyl and we're very excited to announce that this release will be available next week! Pre-orders are live now and limited to 100 hand-numbered 12" records with screen printed b-side.

With Love: A Benefit for the SPLC Nov 13, 2017


Available now on Bandcamp, we're excited to share With Love: A Benefit for the SPLC. Featuring new and unreleased music as well as a few recent favorites from Carolina bands. All proceeds go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups across the US as well as promotes equality and tolerance in our nation's schools. Refresh Records will be matching the first $500 raised.

It's been tough to swallow many of the events of this year, seeing hate seemingly move from fringe to mainstream. We're incredibly thankful to be joined by so many talented musicians to raise money for this cause.

  1. Knowne Ghost - Naive
  2. Junior Astronomers - Reincarnation Blues
  3. ET Anderson (ft. Grace Joyner, Matt Wentz) - Happiness
  4. Dempsey - Terra Cotta
  5. Hungry Girl - Money in the Bank
  6. Blame the Youth - P.O.T.K.
  7. Attalaya - A Momentary Lapse of Muscular Coordination
  8. Zack Mexico - Weird Reef
  9. Cuzco - Sandcrabs Don't Wear Cardigans
  10. Pictures of Vernon - Radical Larry
  11. Dollhands - The Greeter (B-side)
  12. Florida Man - B52
  13. Placeholder - Afraid
  14. Drunk Couples - Florio
  15. Catholics - Love Growls the Unfortunate Truth

The compilation can be downloaded in MP3, WAV, or FLAC format with a donation of $1 or more through Bandcamp's "Name Your Price" feature. We encourage you to donate what you can to help the SPLC.

Happy birthday Terrence & Philip Oct 23, 2017

This past weekend was Junior Astronomers' annual Terrence & Philip birthday show. The band played at Visulite Theater with The Weeks on Friday, followed by a surprise free set at Snug Harbor with Cuzco on Saturday. Happy birthday to our dudes, T&P!

To celebrate, we're putting Junior Astronomers' new album, "Body Language", on sale for the first time since it's release! In fact, we're offering 20% off all Junior Astronomers merchandise from now through Sunday, October 29th. The discount is automatically applied at checkout.

Say hello to Cuzco! New album in 2018 Sep 29, 2017

Help us welcome Cuzco to the family! The band is working on a new album for 2018 and will be releasing a split 7" with Catholics in the coming months.

Catch them on their upcoming tour:

Oct 5 // Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival // Pittsboro, NC
Oct 6 // Snug Harbor // Charlotte, NC
Oct 7 // The Odditorium // Asheville, NC
Oct 8 // The East Room // Nashville, TN
Oct 9 // Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center // Champaign, IL
Oct 10 // Kismet Creative Center // Saint Louis, MO
Oct 11 // Subterranean // Chicago, IL
Oct 12 // Middle Earth // Columbus, OH
Oct 13 // Monstercade // Winston Salem, NC