The Record Company is a rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 2011. Last night, December 30th, they opened for Government Mule at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. The band consists of Chris Vos (guitar, lead vocals), Alex Stiff (bass, backing vocals), and Marc Cazorla (drums, backing vocal). The trio was influenced by blues singers as well as early punk and rock bands like The Stooges and The Rolling Stones.
Their first album, “Give it Back to You” was released in 2016. The lead single, “Off the Ground”, reached #1 on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. Rolling Stone included The Record Company in their April 2016 list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know”. The band released their second album, “All of This Life”, in June of 2018. It featured the singles “Life to Fix” and “Make it Happen”. Like their previous single, “Life to Fix” also made it to #1 on the Adult Alternative Songs Chart.
The Record Company began their set with the second single "Make it Happen" from their most recent album. As soon as they started playing, the crowd was immediately engaged. They followed that with two cuts from the first album, "On the Move" and "Rita Mae", plus their 2017 single "Baby I'm Broken". By this time the Beacon was almost filled to capacity as people finished filing in. Many people were dancing in the aisles and singing along as the band did a few more songs from the first album. The set ended with a tremendous version of "I'm Getting Better" that left the crowd wanting more.
The band will be playing The Summer Camp Music Festival in IL, as well as The Riverbend Festival in TN this summer. You can see all their tour dates here http://therecordcompany.net/