ENCI RECORDS Year In Review (The Joy Formidable, Fences, The Aquadolls, Kulick and More)
Collectively, The Roster Has Accumulated Over 24.5 Million Streams
2022 Will See New Releases From Beach Goons, Dancing On Tables, Summer Years, Jeremiah Moon, Clo Sur, and Others
Encinitas, CA, December 14, 2021, Burgeoning record label Enci Records, run by veteran artist manager Pat Magnerella, had a hugely successful year which saw the release of new music from the likes of The Joy Formidable, Fences, Kulick, The Workday Release, Clo Sur, Jeremiah Moon, Summer Years, and The Aquadolls.
2021 also saw the return of live shows, with many of the label’s artists (such as Beach Goons, The Aquadolls etc.) heading back out on tour and playing major music festivals like Lollapalooza, Beachlife and Ohana Fest.
Collectively, the roster accumulated over 24.5 million streams and landed on multiple major playlists, while receiving praise from media outlets across the globe.
In 2022 the label will release debut releases from Dancing On Tables, Summer Years, Jeremiah Moon, Clo Sur, and more to be announced in the months ahead.
[11.8M streams and 1.3M listeners]
Beach Goons’ fall headline tour was a sell-out, which was all the more impressive considering that the alter-ego of San Diego based musician Pablo Cervantez hasn’t released new music since 2018’s acclaimed ‘Hoodratscumbags.’ That is all set to change with the upcoming release of a new album in 2022, more touring and an appearance at Coachella this spring.
Welsh alternative rockers The Joy Formidable released their long-awaited new album ‘Into The Blue’ in August, resulting in raves from the likes of Brooklynvegan (“finds their dreamy, grungy sound in fine form.”) and American Songwriter (“…a gazing trip through uncharted territory, reflecting an imbalanced world in disarray, and the awakening of looking inward and finding self-acceptance.”)
Following a busy summer playing festival dates at Lollapalooza, Ohana Fest and Beachlife, a supporting stint opening for Jimmy Eat World in Chicago, and the release of their debut Enci Records single “Disappearing Girl,”indie darlings The Aquadolls debuted a spirited cover of The Waitresses’ holiday classic “X-Mas Wrapping.” The track was produced by Fat Mike of NOFX and features appearances by Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and El Jefe of NOFX on trumpet. Over the last several months, the trio has garnered press from major media outlets such as Spin and Paste, Flood Magazine, Hollywood Life and LA’s KTLA TV while finding themselves on major playlists like Spotify’s The New Alt, New Noise, New Alt-Rock Mixtape, Fierce Femmes and Apple Music’s Shazam: The Best New Music. A recently announced tour with Sitting On Stacy kicks off in March, with a new single coming in February.*
Fences, aka singer-songwriter Christopher Mansfield, released both the Deluxe version of his 2019 critical favorite ‘Failure Sculptures’ and the brand new EP ‘Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble.’ Mansfield also teamed up with Grammy-winning artist Billy Strings on the single “Globe” and performed live stream sessions on Paste Magazine, while garnering praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Clash, Brooklynvegan and others. In 2002, Fences will release more new music and a book of his poetry.
Alternative pop-rock artist Kulick recently released a pair of singles (“Time To Go”“The People I Know (Don’t Like Me)”) off his upcoming LP ‘Everyone I Know Will Die,’ which comes out on Jan 28th. Just last month, the PA-based artist wrapped a tour with The Spill Canvas and in 2022 he plans to play more shows in support of the new album.
“…an emotional and enthralling take on dark alt-pop.”- Rock Sound
“…(a)blast of anthemic punk rock with its chugging guitar line to the masses… Record of the Day
Los Angeles’ The Workday Release, the project of Southern California wunderkind David Ottestad, released his record ‘Like The Light of Stars’ in April, which Buzzbands called “…familiar, relatable and evocative.” The LP was supported with music videos for the tracks “Say A Lot With Light” and “I Do” and lyric videos for several album tracks.
Enigmatic, atmospheric bedroom pop artist Clo Sur released a new single “One More Time” which he says is about, “the exhaustion that comes with constantly giving yourself to a one-sided relationship. I think everyone knows what it’s like to feel used and powerless and the song exists in that place of trying to take back control by drawing a hard line.”
San Diego, CA pop-punk band Summer Years continued to roll out singles in advance of their upcoming debut EP “You Can’t Live There Forever”, out January 7th.
The boys will celebrate the occasion with a hometown show at SD’s famed Casbah on January 6th.
With a mix of powerful rhythms, melodic guitar parts, and meaningful lyrics. Summer Years’ influences are rooted in the classic pop-punk of bands such as Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World. while exploring more modern sounds that bridges generations of punk rock.
“Summer Years definitely captures a nostalgia with “What You’re Made Of” reminding everyone what it felt like when all the summer dates for Warped Tour were announced!” – Substream Magazine
“…radiates feelings of sunshine and good times past, present and future, the band deliver an anthem for every long hot day and blurry-eyed night that you have ever experienced. Euphoric riffs, huge choruses and even a lovely chuggy bridge for good measure, it has a little bit of everything.”- ROCK SOUND
“…uplifting pop punk tune…can someone say summer anthem?”- The Alt Club
In 2021, Scottish alt-rock 5-piece Dancing On Tables released the 5-song EP ‘Play Play Play,’ a compilation of their recent singles, which served to introduce the up and comers to worldwide audiences.
Named one of Variety Magazine’s ”10 Brits To Watch,” the lads (who toured as support on Catfish and The Bottlemen’s arena tour) will release their debut full-length in 2022. To tide fans over, the band has just released a cover of Slade’s classic holiday tune “Merry Xmas Everybody.”
Seattle singer/songwriter and classically-trained cellist Jeremiah Moon teased his upcoming EP ‘Sputnik’ by releasing a new track/video titled “Kinds of Light.”
The single made fans out of Week In Pop, which called it, “…serene, sacred and solemn.. (a) carefully crafted mix of restrained rhythms and chamber pop string progressions…” and Songwriting Magazine which called it, “a stylistic meeting place between Elliott Smith and Sufjan Stevens.”
ENCI Records is an artist-driven music company based out of Encinitas, CA. Founded by veteran artist manager Pat Magnarella, who over the years has helped guide the careers of such artists as Goo Goo Dolls. Green Day, Weezer, The All-American Rejects, and more, the label is home to a diverse roster of recording artists including The Joy Formidable, Beach Goons, FENCES, Kulick, The Aquadolls, Clos Sur, The Workday Release, Summer Years, and Jeremiah Moon.