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Stream "FPM" by Junior Astronomers and remember to vote! Nov 02, 2016

The guys in Junior Astronomers have been busy this past year working on their new album, but before they head to the studio next week they wanted to share a message with everyone. "FPM" is a new song about the state of North Carolina and a reminder to get out and vote next week if you haven't already.

Head over to Afropunk to stream "FPM" and read a message from the band.


We're also excited to announce a new 7" from Junior Astronomers, featuring "No Sex in the City" and "FPM", is now available for pre-order. The record comes out on November 25th, just 3 weeks from now. Hit the image to order your copy today!

Ancient Cities "Supermoon Blackout" out today! Oct 07, 2016


The latest from Ancient Cities is out now! Hit the link to order your copy of Supermoon Blackout today and see why the album was picked as "Album of the Year" by critics and readers in this year's Creative Loafing "Best Of" magazine. These records look and sound gorgeous on limited edition translucent purple vinyl!

Supermoon Blackout available for pre-order Sep 12, 2016

Supermoon Blackout, the follow-up to Ancient Cities' 2014 self titled album, is now available for pre-order on limited edition purple vinyl!

The album is a labor of love, recorded in 3 different locations over several weeks and produced by the band themselves. The end result is a spaced out rock album with no holds barred. "A bolder psychedelic touch marked by reverb-heavy swagger and searing, sawtoothed guitar solos", according to Consequence of Sound.

Ancient Cities will be playing a vinyl release show with Young Mister at Lunchbox Records on October 8th.

Supermoon Blackout is also available on CD from ancientcitiesband.com, as well as online at iTunes, Spotify and anywhere else you listen to music!

We'll return shortly Sep 01, 2016

Any orders placed from now until Sept 10 will ship the week of the 11th. We're taking a week off to unwind before the fall madness kicks in with new releases from Ancient Cities, Scowl Brow, Junior Astronomers, and maybe more! Keep on the lookout for more info in the coming weeks.

We're celebrating our first birthday! Aug 01, 2016

A year ago, we were holding test presses of our first release and figuring out how to tell our friends about it. It's been a wild year and we want to celebrate it with everyone. So, we are!

Join us this Sunday at Abari Game Bar for a birthday cookout. We'll be grilling out from 4-8pm and probably playing games for many more hours to follow. Come join us for some free food, good company, and plenty of pinball to go around. Let us know on Facebook if you are planning to come out.

Whether you can make it or not, we're also celebrating online! Use the code BIRTHDAY between now and August 14 for 15% off your entire order.

Young Mister visits Daytrotter for solo session Jul 13, 2016

Back in May, Young Mister made a trip out to the Daytrotter headquarters in Illinois and recorded 4 acoustic versions of songs from the debut LP. The session is now available for all to stream from Daytrotter's website. Hit the link and check it out!

By the way, we're down to our last 20 copies of the LP on limited edition white vinyl, so scoop them up while you still can!

Say "hello" to Junior Astronomers Jul 08, 2016

Charlotte's Junior Astronomers, an indie rock quartet bound to the loud and impulsive, has joined Refresh Records! The band is currently working on their follow up to 2013's Dead Nostalgia, along with a new 7" record. You can read the full announcement over at Charlotte Magazine!

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Debut album from Young Mister out now Jun 24, 2016

Young Mister's debut album, "Young Mister", is out now and the response has been overwhelming!

"Gentle, sincere, and built with a strong hook," according to Consequence of Sound. Pop Matters says, "Young Mister strike a rare balance between energetic yet considered songwriting and accesibility to a myriad of different listeners." "You'll have a hard not getting this melody stuck in your head," according to Paste Magazine.

The album is now available online and at select record stores in Charlotte, Asheville, and Charleston. You can snag a copy on your choice of vinyl, CD, or digital download. We're almost sold out of the limited edition white vinyl, so act fast!

Ancient Cities releasing new album on vinyl Apr 26, 2016

Hailing from Charlotte, NC, Ancient Cities has been making waves for the last few years, appearing at CMJ and being featured by Paste Magazine and Vanity Fair, among other places. As of late, the band has been hard at work on a new album, Supermoon Blackout, slated for release this summer. We're excited to announce that Refresh Records is working with Ancient Cities to bring their new album to vinyl!

...but wait, that's not all! In addition to their upcoming album, you'll soon be able to snag Ancient Cities debut album, "Ancient Cities" on vinyl for the first time! We'll have more details to share in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, check out the video for "Juice":


Young Mister joins Refresh, new album in spring Dec 22, 2015

Young Mister is a gentleman by the name of Steven Fiore, accompanied by a merry band of talented musicians from the southeastern United States. After years of creating music under his own name, Steven is stretching his legs into new musical territory with his debut album on Refresh Records, coming this spring.

We'll have more information in the coming weeks, but in the meantime make sure to check out Young Mister on Facebook.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival 7" and Benefit Series bundles now shipping Dec 17, 2015

It's been a busy few months for Holy Ghost Tent Revival, between touring and playing select shows where they performed Beck's "Midnight Vultures" from front to back. In the midst of everything, they made time to help us close out this year's Refresh Records Benefit Series with a bang.

Vol. 3 of the Benefit Series features a new spin on a fan favorite, "My Heart Is Yours". Stream it now via Soundcloud.

This release is part of the Refresh Records Benefit Series and proceeds from this record will benefit VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

Click to order: Holy Ghost Tent Revival - Benefit Series, Vol. 3 7"
Click to order: Benefit Series 2015 Bundle 3x7"