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.
- Knowne Ghost - Naive
- Junior Astronomers - Reincarnation Blues
- ET Anderson (ft. Grace Joyner, Matt Wentz) - Happiness
- Dempsey - Terra Cotta
- Hungry Girl - Money in the Bank
- Blame the Youth - P.O.T.K.
- Attalaya - A Momentary Lapse of Muscular Coordination
- Zack Mexico - Weird Reef
- Cuzco - Sandcrabs Don't Wear Cardigans
- Pictures of Vernon - Radical Larry
- Dollhands - The Greeter (B-side)
- Florida Man - B52
- Placeholder - Afraid
- Drunk Couples - Florio
- 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
"Body Language" by Junior Astronomers out today! Jun 09, 2017
The long awaited sophomore LP from Junior Astronomers is out NOW! "The indie nostalgia band we've been dreaming of", according to NYLON. Afropunk says it "proves why Junior Astronomers are one of the most exciting bands in the DIY scene." Pick it up today on limited edition vinyl, CD, or digital download!
Refresh Records at SXSW Mar 14, 2017
We're heading out to Austin, TX this week to support Junior Astronomers and Young Mister, who will be playing several showcases at SXSW this upcoming weekend. Drop by one of the showcases below and say hey if you're in the area!
- JA - 3.16 - The Love Goat - Ground Floor Booking Showcase
- JA - 3.17 - Kitty Cohen's - Noisy Ghost PR / Graveface Records Showcase
- YM - 3.17 - Whole Foods (at the Domain)
- YM - 3.17 - The Driskill - Official SXSW Showcase (Solo) **
- YM - 3.18 - Hilton Garden Inn - Official SXSW Showcase (Band)
** SXSW badges or wristbands required to attend
Body Language is out on June 9th on limited edition vinyl, CD, and digital download. Pre-order the album now and receive immediate download of "That's Why"
Substream Magazine just premiered a new collaboration between Young Mister and producer Nick Bays. "Safety" is an experimental track, which releases this Friday on Spotify, iTunes, and anywhere else you listen to music. Order the track now and receive an immediate download, ahead of it's release!
Young Mister has some new tour dates surrounding their SXSW showcase. The band will also be supporting Jump Little Children on their upcoming tour in April!
03.05 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Wine and Food Festival
03.12 - Columbia, SC - The Tin Roof
03.14 - Tyler, TX - The Foundry
03.17 - Austin, TX - SXSW, TBA
03.18 - Austin, TX - SXSW, 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn
04.01 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub
04.03 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
04.05 - Tupelo, MS - Blue Canoe
04.09 - Mobile, AL - South Sounds Festival
Supporting Jump Little Children:
04.18 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04.19 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
04.20 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04.21 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
A big year for Young Mister! Feb 09, 2017
Over the past week, Young Mister has stayed busy! The band spent time with producer Taylor Bray in Nashville to start work on their new album. Young Mister's debut album just cracked 1 million streams on Spotify, and we learned that 2 songs cracked Billboard charts last summer. American Airlines just added "Anybody Out There" to their February indie playlist, played on hundreds of flights every day. To top it all off, Young Mister will be heading out to Austin in a month to play an official showcase at SXSW.
A huge congratulations to Steven and the rest of the Young Mister crew for everything they've achieved over this past year! Keep an eye out for new tunes coming soon.
Hungry Girl "Cool Shots" EP out now Jan 13, 2017
You can now stream "Cool Shots", the new EP from Hungry Girl! Available on all your favorite digital platforms, or you can snag a WAV or MP3 download from our store.