A run of planned live gigs may have been off the table, but it’s been a busy year for Justine Covault. With her band Justine And The Unclean, she’s released a couple of great digital singles. She’s embraced country music with a new side project, Justine’s Black Threads. She has even hosted ‘The Mess Around’, a bunch of online live performances with friends, including power pop legend Kurt Baker and Tom Baker from The Dirty Truckers.
On top of that, Justine has just launched a brand new, independent record label. Red On Red Records will be releasing new music from Covault, but already has a few other great artists on its roster. More news on the label can be found in the below press release.
One of the first releases from Red On Red Records is a recording of ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’ by Justine’s Black Threads. In Justine’s own words, it’s been reworked in a “rollocking Bluegrass style” and can be downloaded here.
You can also read Real Gone’s review of the Black Threads EP here.
Justine Covault launches Red on Red Records, a new Boston-based record label today, releasing two unique holiday singles and celebrating with a launch party hosted by ONCE Somerville Virtual Venue on 11/21.
About Red on Red Records
Red on Red Records is Justine’s latest adventure in rock and roll collaboration. She describes the label’s inception as follows: “The idea sprang from a conversation I had with Lou Mansdorf of the fantastic Rum Bar Records label. He’s been a friend and mentor to me, and he encouraged me to take the energy I have for collaborating with and supporting fellow rock musicians and other creative types and start my own venture. I’ve learned a lot in recent years in developing my two bands (Justine and the Unclean, Justine’s Black Threads), building a successful monthly residency that spotlights talented guests and collaborative musical combos (The Mess Around), and co-founding a female-powered regional rock festival and musical community (WhistleStop Rock). I’m looking now to take everything that I’ve learned, and everything that inspires me, to the next level, with this amazing roster of mutually supportive and collaborative bands.”
The bands who will be part of the Red on Red family to start are: The Neighborhoods, Nightspell (Seana Carmody from the Swirlies and Joyce Raskin from Scarce), Kid Gulliver, The Chelsea Curve, Cold Expectations, Justine and the Unclean, and Justine’s Black Threads. The label has also signed Berk/Lehane, a collaboration between Simone Berk (Kid Gulliver, Sugar Snow) and Jerry Lehane (The Dogmatics). See appendix for detailed info on each band. The label will launch with digital singles for each artist in late 2020/early 2021. Full length release, including vinyl, will follow later in 2021.
About the Launch Show
Red on Red is celebrating our launch with a virtual showcase at ONCE VV on November 21. Please join us! The streaming show will feature exclusive, best-of, and rarely seen videos from our artists, including two rarely seen live videos of The Neighborhoods, new videos for best-of-catalog songs by Kid Gulliver, Cold Expectations, and Justine and The Unclean, special guests appearances by The Dogmatics and Mess Around co-hosts Jay Allen (with his band the Archcriminals) and Tom Baker (with his band The Dirty Truckers), and culminating with the exclusive premier of the Red on Red Theme Song and video!! The song was recorded by Justine with David Minehan, Lee Harrington, and Jim Janota, and we made a video that showcases all of the label roster artists and our creative partners. Justine worked with Daniel Ouellette of Meanie Genie to create a crazy fun video, don’t miss the premier! The show wraps with a live chat/interview with label head Justine and some of her the roster artists, hosted by DJ JoEllen Saunders Yannis of WMFO’s On The Town With Mikey Dee. Sign up attend here: