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Welcome Regarde to the Wiretap Roster.... Release Music Video, Announce New Album Posted 05 May 2017

Vicenza, Italy’s Regarde (Indie-Emo, Post Hardcore) have joined the Wiretap Records roster for the US release of their upcoming debut full length album out this Fall. The band is premiering a brand new music video for their song “Last Summer” off their upcoming album via Wiretap Records (US), V4V-Records (Italy) and Epidemic Records (Italy). You can WATCH the video over at New Noise Magazine or below. The album was recorded/engineered by Jay Maas (Defeater, Title Fight, Somos, Citizen, Ceremony) and Daniel Esteban Florez at Getaway Recordings in Boston last December 2016. The band comments....

“Last Summer” talks about old summers memories and the resurface of unforgettable moments from blurred times. The images alternate fast, marked by the passions of the protagonist, unveiling urban landscapes. A strange meeting will bring the boy’s mind back to an old friendship reminder, that was trapped in a polaroid in his room.”

FFO: Basement, Moose Blood, Citizen, Turnover, Title Fight.


Give the band a Follow on Facebook to get updates on the forthcoming album due out this Fall.

Odd Robot Joins Wiretap Records. Debut Album "A Late Night Panic" 12" LP Now up for Pre-order Posted 27 Apr 2017

We're extremely excited to welcome Fullerton, CA's Odd Robot to the Wiretap Records roster and officially release their debut album "A Late Night Panic" on a limited 12" LP pressing. The 3-piece trio deliver power pop / pop punk, for fans of Smoking Popes, Descendents, Alkaline Trio, Green Day and fuckin' Jawbreaker. The band self released the album earlier this year in January and quickly found its way into our hands at the Wiretap HQ. Wiretap is thrilled to release the album on Orange vinyl including a bundle that includes a sweet Odd Robot enamel pin on either Yellow or Blue. The album has been circulating the web garnering plenty of positive reviews and many comparisons to Chicago icons The Smoking Popes..... you had us at Smoking Popes!!! Check out the music video for their track "Knife And A Cigarette" below.


Download the Digital Album HERE

Pre-Order 12" LP and Bundle Options below or HERE

Kamikaze Girls Release Debut Full-length "Seafoam"; WATCH New Video "Berlin" Now Streaming Posted 05 Apr 2017

We're so extremely excited to announce Kamikaze Girls' debut full length album Seafoam will be out on Friday June 9th, via Wiretap Records (U.S.) and Big Scary Monsters (UK/RoW).

The Leeds, UK indie rock duo are debuting a music video for the first track of the album called "Berlin" you can watch below.

Stream the "Berlin" video here.


'Seafoam' is the follow-up to their acclaimed debut EP, 'SAD.' Exploring wider musical influences from shoegaze, fuzz-pop and the heavier side of the genre-spectrum they call home, 'Seafoam' is a record that feels like a weight being lifted and a focused, sharpened quill being shifted to new targets.

You can now Pre-Order the record on 12" LP pressed on Seafoam with Pink Splatter vinyl (Wiretap Exclusive /100) and a bundle that includes a limited KG enamel pin.

Pre-Order 12" LP

12" LP + Enamel Pin BUNDLE

UK/EU friends visit www.bsmrocks.com to buy overseas.

Kamikaze Girls will play numerous festivals in Europe this summer, including 2000 Trees and Truck Festival. The duo will embark on a co-headline tour of the UK with Nervus in June. See dates below.


Welcome Gender Roles (Brighton, UK) to the Wiretap Records roster. Posted 22 Mar 2017

Excited to Welcome Gender Roles to the Wiretap Records roster. Watch their music video for their song "Skin" from their debut EP "Planet X-Ray" out now digitally. We'll be releasing the EP with help from our friends overseas at Hanger Records on limited cassette on April 14th. You can pre-order the tape and watch the video below over at Punknews.org.

Watch Video at Punknews.org - https://goo.gl/XT8Ckf
Digital / Bandcamp - https://goo.gl/5Ins29
Pre-Order Cassette - https://goo.gl/QH3M2v


Welcome Elijah Newman & The SideEffects to the Wiretap Records Roster Posted 09 Mar 2017

We’re thrilled to Welcome Elijah Newman & The SideEffects to the Wiretap Records roster.


Go watch the music video for their track “Come Back Home” over at New Noise Magazine. The track is off their upcoming EP “All I Found (Was A Ghost) out digitally everywhere Friday March 31st via Wiretap. Pre-Order the EP over at www.wiretaprecords.bandcamp.com

FFO: Ryan Adams, JT Woodruff, Frank Turner, Gaslight Anthem, Chuck Ragan, Lucero, Dave Hause.


ATTENTION! A Wiretap Records Charity Compilation OUT NOW Posted 16 Feb 2017

Very excited to release a new ATTENTION! Charity compilation tomorrow 2/17/17 with 100% of proceeds going to the ACLU. We’ve been helping bands from across the country/globe get their music out to more people by curating these digital compilations for over 2 years now. We’re honored and humbled to feature tracks on this edition from not only the Wiretap roster, but also artists from Topshelf Records Asian Man Records Broken World Media Xtra Mile Recordings Deep Rest Records Take This To Heart Records Jetsam-Flotsam La Escalera Records Anchor Eighty Four Open Door Records and more. 30 tracks from bands/artists from all across the WORLD because this community is not a regional thing, it’s a global thing. We stand with everyone who believes in equality for everyone regardless of religion, race, gender, nationality, age, sexual preference or toppings on your pizza. This compilation features bands from Canada, UK, Spain, Italy and from all across the US. Over the next four (4) YEARS, we will continue to release an ATTENTION! compilation 4x per year and will be donating 100% of proceeds from all those compilations to come to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It’s going to be a lengthy four years, and we’ll stand by everyone for those 4 years. Cover art by Brian Morgante at Flesh and Bone Design.


Q&A with Flesh And Bone Design - Rob Castellon / Wiretap Records Posted 25 Jan 2017

I met Brian from Flesh and Bone Design online a few years ago through his amazing design work and the label he was running at the time. He's done a bunch of design work for me for Wiretap. He recently asked me to answer a few questions for Flesh & Bone Design's Q/A blog. We talk about how Wiretap Records began, the future of radio, CA punk rock, young vs. old DIY culture, & more! Thanks to Brian for asking me to participate. Go follow Flesh And Bone. He's doing some amazing design work. Read the whole feature here!