We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with Ryan Hoffman of Chain Of Strength to launch a brand new imprint label dubbed Quiet Panic. The imprint will also showcase previous Southern Lord production manager and Cobra Music A&R extraordinaire Michael Messina. Inspired by labels such as 4AD,Dischord, and Touch & Go, Quiet Panic are focused on delivering underground art from a diverse pool of talent who aren't afraid to express themselves without limitations. Messina states "You can expect the unexpected. We might release a popular indie band, a kid making beats in his bedroom, or a Norwegian Black Metal band. Nothing is off limits. We just want to establish an environment of creativity and not be pigeonholed into one particular genre". When it came to finding a home for Quiet Panic, Bridge Nine was a no brainer. Hoffman says "Quiet Panic partnering with Bridge Nine is a dream come true. Aligning ourselves with a label whose values and principals originate from DIY hardcore just as ours makes this an amazing collaboration. Bridge Nine offers Quiet Panic 23 years of experience built from the ground up launching essential artists such as American Nightmare, No Warning, Defeater, and Ceremony. This is monumental for us."
The first artist joining the imprint is Philadelphia based Beach Slang, who just wrapped up recording with Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls. Since 2014 Beach Slang's brand of punk tinged rock & roll has catapulted them into being one of the most recognizable and exciting names in underground music today. With a string of albums on beloved emo/indie institution Polyvinyl and even more EPs under their belt, Beach Slang are ready to unleash their next release via Quiet Panic/Bridge Nine.
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Stay tuned for more information on Quiet Panic and releases to come. Remember, expect the unexpected.