We're excited to share with you some of the many cosmic sounds coming out of Oakland, CA. Our releases are available on vinyl, tape, and as digital downloads. Many more albums will be released throughout 2019, so be sure to check back! If you're interested in pre-ordering our forthcoming releases, check out the record subscription packages below.
In their debut album Last Spring, Dawn Riding has crafted a project that is somehow fierce, intimate, outlaw, passionate, and psychedelic, all at the same time. Having cut their teeth in basements, underground venues, and punk houses around the country, it only made sense for Dawn Riding’s debut to come to life in a dusty mid-fi recording studio run out of a San Francisco garage. The eight psych-tinged songs that came out of the Last Spring sessions unveil the stories of songwriter Sarah Rose Janko’s fabled friendships, renegade icons, and uncompromising ethos, and serve as a perfect introduction to Dawn Riding’s dreamy, gritty sound.
Dawn Riding is Sarah Rose Janko (lead vocal/acoustic guitar), Hall McCann (harmony vocal/electric guitar), and Jasmyn Wong (drums). All songs on Last Spring are written by Sarah Rose Janko, co-produced by Sarah Rose Janko & Jason Cirimele, recorded & mixed by Jason Cirimele (Dusty Sea Studios), and mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. Additional instrumentation by Jason Cirimele (bass, percussion) & Jessica Leigh Smith (harmonica).
Lovesick, the debut album from Aviva le Fey is both the dark end of the street, and the promise of a stunning sunset. It's the gut-wrenching feeling when you know that your love won't last forever. It's the song of the mourning dove - beautiful, somber, and resigned to a future of longing.
Desert Companion is a collection of sparse, meditative songs from far-out sound-weaver Mikayla McVey - it features old songs, new songs, and several never-been-recorded songs. Desert Companion was recorded live to tape on a couple of spaced-out rainy nights at Long Road Studios in Oakland, CA with some close friends & a few complete strangers. If you've ever been captivated by a Mikayla McVey solo set, here's your chance to bring it home with you. Limited edition of 100. All tape orders come with a digital download, delivered at the time of purchase.
Never Land is the debut EP from Kit Center & the Hollow Bones, recorded in a strange & perfect neon-lit cave. On the edge of both americana and psychedelia, the songs & sounds of Never Land were made for getting lost on the road, or for slowing down on a warm spring morning. It is lonesome & hopeful, like the dry, rolling California hills. Limited edition of 100 tapes. All tape orders come with a digital download, delivered at the time of purchase.
In their debut EP "Mud," Dawn Riding has crafted a project that is somehow fierce, intimate, outlaw, passionate, and psychedelic, all at the same time. Purchasing this limited-edition tape EP is the only way to hear all these tracks until the official release of their debut LP in the summer. All tape orders come with a digital download, delivered at the time of purchase.
In her debut release, Beach Sleeper, Desiree Cannon leaves everything on the studio floor - the studio, in this case, is the living room of a 1920s Oakland house littered with records and a variety of 1970s and 80s analog recording equipment. The album is heart-worn, complicated, and raw - it's recommended for anyone who understands the complexity of human emotion and isn't afraid to cry.
The beautiful, acid-tinged debut 10-inch vinyl from Mikayla McVey. Holy Golden is 6 songs of love, moon landings, and the blissed out state of California - warm and thwapy, like it was meant to be when recorded to tape. 10x10 art by Adrienne Swan. A painting of a photograph, cut into collage, photographed on film, digitized and proofed onto paper for your viewing pleasure.
A jazzy hip hop project from long-time collaborators Karen Less & The Brothers Amor, recorded over the course of many fun days and long nights during September 2018 at Long Road Studio in Oakland, CA. Recorded in honor of MacKenzie Mercedes Alexander Persons, soon to be born into this world. Limited Edition of 100.
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The first Long Road Society 45 from the elusive Moses Cadillac featuring "Spin Right Round" b/w "A Thousand Times." Reminiscent of old sedans and shared cigarettes, dusty wine bottles and early Sunday mornings, black & white movies and lo-fi hip hop.
Debut album from cosmic-jazz outfit Sitka Sun, the instrumental project of bassist/arranger Patrick Murphy. Recommended for long drives, contemplative days, and desert sunsets. Available in vinyl and digital formats - vinyl LP also includes digital download of the album, sent to your email upon ordering.
"Racing For Pink Slips", The Long Road Society print division, is committed to putting out high quality, far-out publications about art, music, and the condition of the human spirit. The "Racing For Pink Slips" imprint has existed since 2010, and is philosophically focused on the idea that you go for broke on your dreams, ready to give it all away in the name of authenticity.
“No Man Is An Island” is a community, not-for-profit project aiming to help people navigate the mind-numbing record pressing maze of the legendary Studio One label.
Included in this release is a high-quality 28-page art zine featuring seven original paper collages by Travis Weller and a 90-minute mixtape by Moman of rare and out of print music spanning many genres.
Record Subscription Packages
If you ended up on this page, we are very grateful for your interest and consideration of being a part of The Long Road Society record label. The Long Road Society Subscription Package is a way to purchase records from our label now, before they are ready for distribution, to help support the label in its early stages and the artists that we are representing. Think of it like a "Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)" model, only for records. You pay the money in advance, so that you receive the fruits and vegetables when they are ready to be harvested. We have two subscription options below for your consideration, both of which include the immediate delivery of our first three releases: the Sitka Sun LP, Beach Sleeper by Desiree Cannon, "Spin Right Round" by Moses Cadillac (7-inch), Lovesick by Aviva le Fey, and Last Spring by Dawn Riding. The packages also come with some special subscriber-only releases! Thank you for joining us on the long road. We hope you find it as fun and rewarding as we do. Feel free to email us for more details at email@example.com
With the record subscription package you are investing in the future of our label and the artists we support! In purchasing your subscription, you will receive records valued at what you have paid. As a subscriber, you will also receive our records in advance of their release, with special bonuses. If you order a subscription today, you will receive the following upon placing your order (including all digital downloads): the Sitka Sun LP, Beach Sleeper by Desiree Cannon, "Spin Right Round" by Moses Cadillac (7-inch), Lovesick by Aviva le Fey, Last Spring by Dawn Riding, and a subscriber-only tape release featuring selections from the Studio One Research Project. Upcoming albums will be sent to you as they are released.
If you sign up for the GOLD Record Subscription Package, you must really love us. This option is similar to the standard record subscription package, as you are investing in the future of our label and the artists we support! However, in purchasing the GOLD subscription, you are also investing (donating) additional money to our creative venture above and beyond the cost of the records you will receive. As a subscriber, you will always receive our records in advance of their release, with special bonuses reserved only for our golden subscribers. As a GOLD subscriber you can also look forward to some extra special custom gifts...
If you order a subscription today, you will receive the following upon placing your order (including all digital downloads): the Sitka Sun LP, Beach Sleeper by Desiree Cannon, "Spin Right Round" by Moses Cadillac (7-inch), Lovesick by Aviva le Fey, Last Spring by Dawn Riding, and a subscriber-only tape release featuring selections from the Studio One Research Project. Upcoming albums will be sent to you as they are released.