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New single release: Loose Opinions

Back to the Light Records is very pleased to announce the release of the single (and video) for “Yesterday Never Arrives” from the forthcoming Loose Opinions (Graham Burks from Pezz, Sweet Knives, Perfect Vessels, etc.) LP Shadow of a Shadow. The full album will release on August 20 – for now, check this: Or this: Shadow of a Shadow by

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New episode: Spray Them All with J.B. Horrell (Aquarian Blood, Ex-Cult)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Aquarian Blood singer and guitarist J.B. Horrell about their history together recording J.B.’s previous band Noise Choir, the time his band Reginald performed both for and with inmates at a Shelby County correction facility, finding unexpected success with Ex-Cult, the healing power of music in the midst of personal tragedy, collaborating with his wife Laurel,

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New release: Arthhur

Today is the day! Occult Fractures, the new full-length album by Chicago dance-punk trio Arthhur, is out in digital formats and on CD! Get it here: Occult Fractures by Arthhur You can also listen to Occult Fractures on Spotify, Apple Music and all the other streaming services.

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New episode: Spreadsheet Freaks with Mike Fox (Arthhur)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Chicago musician Mike Fox about the origin of the two-H spelling of “Arthhur,” migrating from Ohio to Chicago, the evolution of Arthhur from an indie solo project to a disco-punk trio, the band’s love of Microsoft Excel, making the new album Occult Fractures, returning to live performance, and more. J.D. also spins “Ripped and Dumb”

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New episode: Memphis Trip Week One with Ross Johnson, Harry Koniditsiotis (901 Comics) and Brian McCabe (The Hi-Tone)

Host J.D. Reager previews part one of a two-week, action-packed trip to Memphis. First he talks to musician and purveyor of fine collectibles Harry Koniditsiotis about the 5th anniversary celebration for 901 Comics, which J.D. will be a part of on June 5th. Then J.D. presents the world premiere of a new song called “Philanderer,” which features guest lead vocals

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New episode: Recovery with Joshua C. Travis

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician and Back to the Light Records recording artist Joshua C. Travis about their shared history in the Memphis/Jonesboro band Sal Si Puedes, Josh’s various experimental music projects in Jonesboro, how drug addiction derailed and nearly ended his life, and why his path to recovery and return to creativity are intertwined.  J.D. also spins two

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New episode: On the Level with Frankie Siragusa (The Posies, theLAB)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician and producer Frankie Siragusa about his upbringing and education in music, founding theLAB studio in Los Angeles, joining and touring with The Posies, collaborating with The Lickerish Quartet, the inspiration behind his new Beatles tribute album Goodbye My Love, living with social anxiety, and more.  J.D. also spins two solo tunes of Frankie’s: “Amuse”

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