The Record Company

The Record Company

The Record Company

Feels So Good

TRC Records

There’s something about a trio — ain’t no fluff, no place to hide. The great ones (Cream, ZZ Top, et al) at their best create something that is more than the component parts, something magical. The Record Company isn’t at that level — yet. But if this EP, Feels So Good, is any indication, they are well on their way.

Formed in 2011 in Los Angeles, the threesome- (Chris Vos, guitars, Alex Stiff on bass and drummer Marc Cazorla) has opened for such greats as B.B. King and Buddy Guy, and the title cut from the EP was used in the film Last Vegas from 2013. Their sound is a mixture of ’60s blues rock- such as The Yardbirds or The Animals mixed with a throbbing undercurrent, a la Morphine on such cuts as “Darlin’ Jane” or the tribal “Hard Day Coming Down”. They don’t waste a lick, no screaming guitar solos for hours, the song and the groove are king.

The Record Company offer up no-apologies blues rock, with strutting slide guitars and in your face bass, and are one of the best finds of recent years in a largely forgotten genre. If these guys are this good with only a few years under their collective belt, it boggles the mind what a little more time will do. Feels So Good rocks. Spin it between Tres Hombres and a John Lee Hooker record… The Record Company will fit right in. Essential listening!

James Mann

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Christian Scott
    Christian Scott

    Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Kivanç Sezer
    Kivanç Sezer

    Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.

  • Temples

    Supporting their just-released sophomore record, UK synth-pop poster boys, Temples, attracted an SRO crowd to one of Orlando’s premier nightspots.

  • Rat Film
    Rat Film

    Baltimore. Rats. A match made in Maryland.

  • Bishop Briggs
    Bishop Briggs

    Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.

  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

    There’s more than black music influencing the evolution of Rock and Roll. Native American rhymes and ideas are every bit as significant, once you know to look for them.

  • Keith Morris
    Keith Morris

    Ink 19 slings a few questions to the punk rock pioneer Keith Morris on Trump, Calexit and looking back.

  • Soul Understated
    Soul Understated

    Soul Understated was a swizzle stick of jazz, funk, pop with a dash of Radiohead in the delightful DC cocktail.

  • Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu
    Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu

    That Trip We Took With Dad is the debut feature by acclaimed Romanian short film director Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu. Generoso Fierro sat down with Lǎzǎrescu during SEEFest to discuss the comedy and drama within the adaptation of her deeply personal family story for the screen.

  • Aware

    The Book Of Wind (Glacial Movements). Review by Carl F Gauze.

From the Archives