Nothing super biased against Rise Records other than that most of the bands they sign are insanely overrated and twee (in the worst of emo ways). They did however put out a Blast!/EHG split and Garret Klahn records recently , which almost makes up for the bulk of the rest of their output over the years. Seriously, I can’t tell you the amount of times I heard from industry people my vocals weren’t high pitched enough for the “current rock climate” over the last decade plus even though I can go toe to toe onstage with almost anyone and hold my own, but nope…don’t give anything different without swooping fucking bangs a chance! Fuck that! Listen to Type O Negative, you damn millennials. Wait, you’re not worthy.
Rant aside…Exotype are by faaaaaaar the coolest younger band Rise signed in ages. They could certainly be considered as good as or better than, say, The Browning. And now they are beefing pretty hard over the label allegedly not promoting one of their songs for Orlando Victims because the band ostensibly wasn’t “Rise” enough.
Exotype released some screen shots today and a statement:
Here’s why you guys cant see our new video. Because apparently none of you know who we are. Our music fell on “deaf ears”. Gee, I wonder if that’s because they didn’t do shit to promote us, and tried to sabotage our careers the second we didn’t sell enough CD’s that we weren’t supplied with first week. Also, “what video”? hahahaha. Just goes to show how in tune with his label he is.
I hope Exotype keep going strong, personally. They have a good thing going and bands need to remind labels that in 2016 you should be able to find a target audience for anything, not try and make bands play to the center/style over substance anymore. Fuck that shite.
If you want to learn more about Exotype, here is a fun interview I did with them awhile back. It is a shame to read how excited they were to be working with the label and the state of things now. Cheers.