RVA band 'AVERS' Joins EggHunt Roster / Announces New Release Posted 14 May 2016
The Richmond, VA powerhouse known as AVERS has signed a full length deal with EggHunt Records to release their second album Omega /Whatever. The album has a total of 11 tracks and will include three singles and a few videos which will be premiering soon. Two years after their successful debut album,"Empty Light", Avers second full length "Omega/Whatever" finds them returning to their unofficial headquarters — Montrose Recording, a modern studio located on a historic Richmond plantation and operated by bandmate Adrian Olsen — and creating another self-produced album of rumbling rock, shot through with pop hooks, layers of percussion, and coed melodies from four different vocalists.
The lead single, Everything Hz was recently premiered over at Consequence of Sound. The energy the band unleashes in this song heralds amazing song writing that encompasses AVERS' next release. Stay tuned and Pre Order the new album HERE. Release date is set for July 29th.
Avers album cover art and band photo courtesy of Sarah Walor copyright 2016
Retrospective & New Article on EggHunt: RVA Magazine #24 Posted 15 Apr 2016
(photo taken from 2015 Hopscotch music fest. courtesy of Adam's iphone)
Beginnings are a delicate time. Yes, the "embryological" step in the creation of anything is of most vital importance. Fortunately, our EggHunt embryo was incubated if you will in one of the most ripe up and coming music scenes across the Unites States if not world wide. But that was no insurance that EggHunt would be anything more than a passing thought in the eyes of its founders or those around us. No, many timely steps from landing sweet deals with the right bands, to making insanely important industry contacts were all contributory to EggHunt's rise. All in all, we at EggHunt have taken the stance that we are nothing without the music, and so we have put the artists first, and done whatever it takes to help rising stars from RVA hit the national scene. We are far from done, we have only just come out of the gates. Take a minute to read this amazing article from RVA MAG that covers EggHunt from the inception to this very current and exciting time we find ourselves in with all of you, and cheers everyone!
EggHunt Records Turns Three Years Old Posted 27 Mar 2016
Just as a baby is born from the love of parents, so it was back on Easter in 2014 that EggHunt records came to life to support talented musicians and further the cause of spreading the word on great music. Since that time, we have been fortunate enough to release music that has connected with thousands of fans. The artists on our roster have made everything possible and the EggHunt patrons make every moment of running the label completely satisfying. Knowing that there are individuals out there who have taken some of their precious time to visit our site, peruse the different releases and actually support our cause is just amazing. Every egg in our basket is special, beautiful and completely unique and we wish everyone a Happy Easter - Team EggHunt
Lucy Dacus Announces 2016 Spring Tour Dates / Release Day Here Posted 25 Feb 2016
Friday Feb 26th is finally here, and live sales have begun for Lucy Dacus "No Burden"
Also, Lucy and co. have just announced a bunch of US dates for the spring, and in April they will be touring in support of Houndmouth.
Lucy Dacus - 2016 Tour Dates
2/27: Washington, DC @ Bathtub Republic
2/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right w/ Odetta Hartman, Margaret Glaspy
3/3: Harrisonburg, VA @ Clementine
3/4: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
3/8: Raleigh, NC @ The Cave
3/10: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
3/11: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
3/15-20: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/23: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
3/29: Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House
3/30: Toronto, ON @ The Burdock
4/1: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
4/2: Burlington, VT @ The Skinny Pancake
4/4: Providence, RI @ Boarding Haus
4/5: Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
4/6: Boston, MA @ The Middle East
4/7: Hoboken, NJ @ Northern Soul
4/13: Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club*
4/14: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre *
4/15: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note*
4/16: Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre*
4/19: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
4/20: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
4/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
4/23: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/ Rayland Baxter*
4/24: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
4/26: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle*
4/27: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall*
4/29: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
* - opening for Houndmouth
Clair Morgan Releases New Single "Rogue Island" Posted 09 Feb 2016
We have an official release date of May 6th for the new Clair Morgan album. Can't tell you how excited we are at EggHunt HQ for this release, the music is amazing. Keeping in line with Clair's sense of layering intricate guitar work amidst a landscape of sounds and rhythms, the band has achieved their goal of creating a unique if not epic album. Listen to the first single "Rogue Island" right now over at NOISEY.
Lucy Dacus in Rolling Stone Magazine Posted 26 Jan 2016
Monday, January 25th 2015 will always be a very memorable date here at EggHunt HQ. So after sleeping off some of the snow storm, clicking the automatic gas fire on and sitting down to a relaxed day of running the label, I open up my email to find that LUCY DACUS one of our newest artists is on the front page of Rolling Stone magazine online! After making sure that I am actually awake and not somehow returned to a snowy slumber, I realize that yeah Lucy actually is being named as one of the 10 artists you need to know for January 2016. At just the young age of 20, Lucy has captivated the RVA music scene and it seems that the secret is no longer just a Richmond, VA possession. Finally the rest of the world is getting to understand why we love her and the music she makes so much. Well deserved Lucy! Her new album, "No Burden" is out on feb 26th. Click HERE to Pre-Order.
New Release Pre-Orders Are Here Posted 12 Jan 2016
What an amazing 2016 already! We have 2 releases coming up soon, and Pre -Orders are starting up. First up is the rad new FERAL CONSERVATIVES album "Here's to Almost" Click HERE to Pre-Order the album. The Ferals will be playing select dates on the east coast in support of the new release, so get out there and see the band. Click HERE for Feral Conservatives tour dates. Also, the RVA singer / songwriter everyone is talking about, LUCY DACUS will be releasing her debut album on 12" vinyl / cd digipak / and digital out on feb 26th. However, you can purchase her first single "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore" now right HERE at our EggHunt Bandcamp page! Also, Pre-Order's for Lucy's new album "No Burden" will go on sale on January 13th, click HERE to Pre-Order this amazing album.
Also, keep an eye out for more single premieres and videos in the near future. We can't wait to share all the great music that EggHunt artists are making. It seems that central Virginia is boiling with talent right now and we couldn't be more ecstatic to help bring these sights and sounds your way!
Clair Morgan Releases New Holiday Song Posted 23 Dec 2015
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT EGGHUNT RECORDS
Just in time for the holidays, one of our newest artists, CLAIR MORGAN has released a special treat just to bring in the warm and fuzzy holiday vibe. "Christmas Time Is Here" available now @ BANDCAMP.
As we say goodbye to 2015, we would like to thank everyone who has given their time to finding out about EggHunt. We promise 2016 is gonna be even better and bigger!
Adam & Greg
Feral Conservatives Premiere Single "Last Light" @ UK Mag 'Line of best Fit' Posted 16 Dec 2015
So there is a back story here. During the recording of Feral Conservatives last EP 'The Feeling Noise Becomes' in fall of 2014 at EggHunt Studios, we tracked the song "Last Light." The song was to be released on that 4 song EP, but it was eventually pulled because of several factors (mostly time constraints and getting the right sound). This song was always in my mind as a throwback to The Sundays or Cranberries, and I thought it was really meant to have a certain "sheen" a glistening if you will that was like the crystal clear recordings of the early 90s. Well at that time in 2014 during a weekend recording session we just didn't accurately capture that sound we wanted, so we shelved the song. Fortunately, the Feral Conservatives eventually got back around to recording "Last Light" with Mark Padget and all I can say is the new recording captures exactly my visions of mouth watering 90s melodic indie-pop. Take a listen for yourself HERE at LINE OF BEST FIT and let us know what you think. The new album is up for PRESALE now, and when you order the new release you will get "Last Light" as an instant gratification track.
There is no denying the talent of LUCY DACUS. With a voice that is full of range and passion, lyrics that are masterfully crafted, and the ability to hypnotize her audiences, Lucy has risen to RVA fame in a very short time. This past summer we had a first look at Lucy when she played The Broadberry in RVA. The EggHunt crew was jaw-dropped and at a loss for words....needless to say we offered our services! Recently, Lucy has signed a deal with EggHunt to release her new album, "No Burden" on Feb 26th on 12" vinyl & digital.
Richmond journalist Davy Jones (You Hear That) states, "So ridiculously excited for this to come out. I’ve seen Lucy Dacus perform a few times now, and I’ve been wildly impressed each time. She has the kind of voice that makes you want to start throwing adjectives around. Singular. Arresting. Expansive. And the adjective storm is gathering — I’m certain you’ll be hearing more about her stunning singing in the coming months as the release of No Burden approaches."
This past week, THE FADER premiered the first single "I DON'T WANNA BE FUNNY ANYMORE" and within an hour, STEREOGUM had run their own press on the single. It appears good news travels fast. Join us here at EggHunt as we support Lucy's amazing journey!
Feral Conservatives Announce New Full Length on EggHunt Records Posted 16 Nov 2015
Things are starting to pick up steam again just in time for the holidays and new year! Back when we started Egghunt Records, one of the founding bands that was first to join up was Feral Conservatives from Virginia Beach. We were drawn to their retro 90s sound mixed with modern day phuzz plus amazing vocals courtesy of the Rashie Rosenfarb, (also great chops from both Matt Francis- drums & new member- Dan Avant-bass)
After recording a 4 song EP "The Feeling Noise Becomes " in the fall of 2014 @ EggHunt Studios, we had a blast releasing that on cassette & digital in early 2015. The band at that time toured the east coast extensively and enjoyed many positive reactions from the press and fans alike. But after all that it begged the question: when would we see a full length album?
Well, our questions were recently answered when The Feral Conservatives signed another deal with EggHunt to release their upcoming album "Here's to Almost" on January 22nd, 2016. The album which took the better half of 2015 to record will be going up for presale in early December with a single premiere for the lead track, so keep your eyes open and ears ready!