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Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder Launches Little Record Company With Four New Releases

For Immediate Release
April 25, 2011

Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder Launches Little Record Company With Four New Releases

When Rilo Kiley guitarist Pierre de Reeder became a recording studio owner, he dreamed of a Sun Studios concept, where he could record and release albums for his talented friends under one roof. After letting the idea percolate, he reactivated his dormant label (he released his solo album in 2008) and decided to get serious. “It seemed like the best way to go…not only in the practical sense, but also in the nurturing kind of family atmosphere that’s present when you are involved in every aspect.”  Some might find the constant gloomy broadcasts for the music industry discouraging, but de Reeder is undeterred. “I’m not really paying attention to the state of the market in any traditional sense…at least not as a deterrent to putting out records.  I believe in the music and that the most important thing is making it available for people.”

Little Record Company enters the fray with four exceptional new releases between now and July: the songwriter duo Heidecker & Wood, Nik Freitas, Mike Bloom and Miracle Parade.

Los Angeles-based Mike Bloom is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is  co-founder of The Elected with Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and a member of Julian Casablancas’ band. After years of contributing to critically acclaimed recordings by Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis and others, his debut solo album King of Circles will be released June 7th. The warm, bedroom intimacy draws listeners in – there is a wealth of instrumentation and sonic detail augmenting the vocal/acoustic guitar centerpiece. Listen to Mike Bloom: http://www.myspace.com/mikebloom

Perhaps what is at once so fragile and haunting about Hark!…And Other Lost Transmissions, the debut album from Miracle Parade, is that it subtly finds a way into the creeks and cracks of our everyday experiences. The music is steeped in low-fi brilliance and rustic ambience, evoking artists that shaped him: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, The Byrds, and Judee Sill. Woven into each harmony drenched lyric is an undeniable urgency; each song has a story it is desperate to tell, yet only has the length of the song to tell it. The album will be released June 21st. Listen to Miracle Parade: http://www.myspace.com/miracleparade

Nik Freitas is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, CA.A self taught musician and engineer, Nik records and plays everything on his albums. He has released 4 records since 2002, the most recent being ‘Sun Down’ in 2008. Freitas has toured his own music extensively and has been the opening act on many U.S. tours for such bands as Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Azure Ray. His new album is Saturday Night Underwater. Listen to Nik Freitas: http://www.nikfreitas.com/nikfreitas.cfm

Heidecker & Wood, is the songwriting and recording duo Tim Heidecker (co-creator of “Tim and EricAwesome Show, Great Job!”) and Davin Wood (composer on “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) Their first release, Starting From Nowhere, consists of twelve songs written and recorded at Heidecker and Wood’s home studios over the course of two years, often with months passing between sessions. The recordings evoke the sounds of ‘70s soft rock (Eagles, Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers), singer-songwriters (Jackson Browne, Seals and Croft), and ace studio rock groups (Steely Dan, Queen). Listen to Heidecker & Wood  http://www.myspace.com/heideckerandwood

Little Record Company: http://www.littlerecordcompany.com/

Publicity for Little Record Company Artists:

MIKE BLOOM (out June 7) MIRACLE PARADE (out June 21st):
Heather West, Western Publicity, 773/301-5767, westernpublicity@gmail.com

NIK FREITAS (out June 7):
Brendan Bourke, Canvas Media, ph.  718-483-8006 c:  347-564-2927 e:  brendan@canvasmedia.ca

HEIDECKER & WOOD (available now):
Jessica Linker, Pitch Perfect PR, 773-271-6844 or 312-925-8173 jessica@pitchperfectpr.com