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Posted: February 27, 2012 in News

Well, here it is! After many emails, phone calls, and lots of caffeine and nicotine, let me be the first to say that i’ve never had more fun in my life.

Instant Classic Records and Weirdos Austin are very proud to present the inaugural edition of NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN!!! Thats right folks!!! We are proud to present NXNA, to  be held at Weirdos the week of SXSW. Why deal with downtown? Come on up North and get a taste of what live music is all about!

From March 13-17th, we will be presenting several artists showcasing their brilliant talent for you to enjoy! The venue offers amazing food, drink, and atmosphere, and is located conveniently AWAY from the chaos of downtown.

Featuring a huge variety of acts from all over the world, a ridiculous food and drink selection, and plenty of space to move around without the all stress of 6th Street, Weirdos has something for everyone! The music starts on Tuesday, 3/13, and goes till Sunday, 3/18.

Official schedule dates and times will be posted closer event time, so please check back for more info. We are very proud and extremely excited to bring you this amazing week of live music and fun atmosphere. Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday is ST PATRICKS’S DAY, and music starts at Noon!

Sunday is our Crawfish Extravaganza!

Its going to be a great week and weekend… Come rock out with us!

Presented by:




MARCH 13th-18th, 2012 @ WEIRDO’S!!!

Alex Schein (NYC)

Aliza Hava (LA)

Andrew Greacen(NY)

Betsy Kington and The Crowns (GA)

Brick and Mortar (NJ

Canary (MA)

Charley Orlando (NY)

Cheers Elephants (PA)

David Allyn (TX)

David Chalk (The Northern) (NYC)

Elephants Gerald (MD)

Eyes Lips Eyes (CA)

Jeff Hershey and The Heartbeat (CA)

Jessica Felman (CA)

Jose Alvarez and Mike Ryan (TX)

Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang (PA)

Kevin Garrett – NYC

Kim Monroe and Chris Eves – NY

Lady Parts (MA)

Le Blorr (FL)

Manda Mosher (CA)

Mirel Wagner (Finland)

New Day Dawn (NYC)

Reddy Set Joey (MA)

River City Extension (NJ)

Soundspeak (NYC)

Sports (NY)

Stokeswood (acoustic) (GA)

Stone Soup (TX)

Thayer Sarrano (GA)

The Bottom Dollars (NYC)

The Foreign Resort (Denmark)

The Front Bottoms (NJ)

The Old Holdouts (TX)

The Revivalists (LA)

Thomas Wynn and The Believers (FL)

Toy Bombs (CA)

…And many more to be announced. Stay tuned for schedule and times, and come have a blast with us!!!

Charley Orlando is just about to take his one-man show on tour for 2 whole months… Talk about a road dog! In addition to his travels, Charley will also be making a stop in Atlanta to begin recording his next album on Milieu Record, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Charley will be a part of NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN FESTIVAL at Weirdo’s on March 13 and 14th, so make sure to come check him out if you are making it to Austin, and wherever you else you may cross his path!!! All dates are listed below:

2/29 Stowe,VT; Rusty Nail
3/1 Plattsburgh, NY; Monopole
3/2 Batavia, NY; Moon Java
3/8 Atlanta, GA; The Music Room
3/13 Austin, TX; Weirdo’s
3/14 Austin, TX; Weirdo’s
3/15 Snyder, TX; Big Apple Deli
3/16 Albuquerque, NM; Low Spirits
3/18 Boulder, CO; Mountain Sun
3/19 Denver, CO; Appaloosa
3/22 Durango, CO; The Summit
3/23 Edwards, CO; Main Street Grille
3/24 Carbondale, CO; Steve’s Guitars
3/25 Manitou Springs, CO; Ancient Mariner
3/26 Denver, CO; Sancho’s
3/28 Jackson Hole, WY; Q Roadhouse
3/30 Boise, ID; Sockeye Brewery
3/31 Payette, ID; Sundance Saloon
4/1 McCall, ID; Crusty’s
4/3 Moscow, ID; John’s Alley
4/5 Coeur d’ Alene, ID; Moon Time
4/6 Friday Harbor, WA; Herb’s
4/7 Friday Harbor, WA; Herb’s
4/8 Seattle, WA; Owl N’ Thistle
4/10 Portland, OR; Papa G’s
4/11 Applegate, OR; Applegate Lodge
4/12 Ashland, OR; Cebolla
4/13 Arcata, CA; Blondies (5pm)
4/13 McKinleyville, CA; Six Rivers (9pm)
4/14 Redding,CA; Vintage Wine Bar
4/15 Occidential, CA; Barley & Hops
4/16 Novato, CA; Finnegan’s Marin
4/18 Santa Monica, CA; Trip
4/20 Benicia, CA; Rellik Tavern
4/23 Denver, CO; TBA
4/26 St. Louis, MO; Plush
4/28 Tivoli, NY; Black Swan
4/29 Bridgeport, CT; The Field
5/4 Binghamton, NY; TBA
5/5 Manlius, NY; Kellish Hill Farm
5/10 Plattsburgh, NY; The Monopole
5/11 Richmond, VT; On The Rise
5/12 Burlington, VT; Nectar’s

Safe travels, Charley! Full N.X.N.A. Lineup coming very soon… GET READY!

Releases, Reunions, and Retail

Posted: January 27, 2012 in News, Releases

Hi folks.

Hopefully you are all super anxious to get your hands on the first-time pressings of PIETASTERS, PILFERS, EDNA’S GOLDFISH, and SUBURBAN LEGENDS vinyl we have coming up! A Big Cartel online store is just about to be complete, and you’ll have a chance to grab your copies via pre-sale. Can we sell it out before it even gets here?!

ICR is also in talks with a post-rock band from far, far away to release their most recent, absolutely amazing album of spacey post-rock. We will keep you posted on this as details come in, so stay tuned… It’ll be worth the wait!

ICM Artist Charley Orlando will be playing a few off-dates before he heads out on his Spring National Tour, which will see him criss-cross the country from the last week of February through April. Always try to show some love to the hardworking performers out there, and check Charley out if he comes your way! All tour dates will be posted once finalized, but you can go HERE for details on what is confirmed so far.

We will hopefully have t-shirts and stickers available very shortly… What size do you all wear and what colors do you like? Make sure to check us out on Facebook and follow along on Twitter!

Thanks everybody!

G’morning, folks!

Quick update… We have hit our 12k goal, and everyone who pledges at least $20 will automatically get an exclusive limited 7″ record with their order.

In even crazier news, if we hit 13k, we may be able to release ANOTHER 7″ RECORD as well! If you dig records and want to help an awesome project, go HERE now… 6 DAYS LEFT!

Thanks again, everyone… This is amazing!

What’s up everybody? I hope you have had enough time to get back into the swing of things after the holiday break. The response to the site has been amazing, and I appreciate your support!

Some excellent news on the album release front! The Kickstarter campaign that we have contributed to has done EXTREMELY well, so well that Flood (Asbestos Records) and Justin (Underground Communique) have offered an incentive if we manage to  hit 12k before time is up. So here ya go!

EVERYONE who contributes $20 or more to the funding will get a limited edition 7″ record with their purchase. We’re not saying what it is, but it’s from an incredible band and definitely worth the cash, especially as a freebie coupled with another awesome record! But time is running out, so stop by the Kickstarter campaign HERE and get in before it is too late.

On the live music front, we are proud to announce a partnership with ABLETON for ICM artist Charley Orlando, who will be heading up to Vermont tomorrow, 1/11, for a 4 day run in Ski Country! How are the slopes up there, anyway?

Dates and Times are as follows:

1/11/12 Radio Bean – Burlington, Vt. 6-8pm (Acoustic Set)

1/12/12 Rusty Nail – Stowe, Vt. 6-9pm

1/13/11 Moogs – Morrisville, Vt. 9pm-12am

1/14/12 Spruce Peak Resort – Stowe, Vt. 2-6pm (Early Show!)

Make sure to stop out and have yourself a drink if you are in the area! Charley’s new album, “Root,” is available for purchase right now, and we are working towards bringing back some of his long-out-of-print catalogue. Excellent stuff!

Lastly, I.C.R. has secured office space and is currently looking into t-shirts, stickers, and merchandise for our introductory webstore to compliment what we be an awesome first batch of releases! I would like to thank Turo Design for doing an amazing job on our first logo!

Please do ICR a favor and give us a “Like” on our Facebook page, and follow along with us on Twitter! If you have any question, comments, submissions, or just want to say what’s up, hit us at

Do it up!

Hi everybody and Happy New Year!

2012 is upon us and we are as busy as ever here at I.C.R. Our initial logo design should be ready shortly, and we can’t wait to introduce the face of the company to you.

We are also in talks with a few different artists that we hope to bring into the fold on the management side, and will keep you posted about this as well. We like diversity here, so you may be surprised, and we hope you will enjoy 😉

But before all that, anyone in the Vermont should get out your pencils (icalendars) and make sure you go check out CHARLEY ORLANDO as he makes his way up North for his first tour of the year! He’ll be bringing his own brand of Organic Folk your way in just under 2 weeks, so please go check him out and show some love for one of Syracuse’s Finest!

1/11/12 Radio Bean – Burlington, Vt.

1/12/12 Rusty Nail – Stowe, Vt.

1/13/11 Moogs – Morrisville, Vt.

1/14/12 Spruce Peak Resort – Stowe, Vt

You can also RSVP via his Facebook events page!

Besides that, please hope over to I.C.R.’s Facebook, give us a “Like,” and follow along on Twitter at @ICR_ecords.

Keep the music flowing!


Posted: December 26, 2011 in News, Releases

We are ecstatic to announce that full funding for The Pietasters, Pilfers, Edna’s Goldfish, and Suburban Legends happened just a few days ago!!!

In early 2012, I.C.R, along with our friends at Asbestos Records and Underground Communique Records, have the honor of putting out (4) legendary releases on vinyl for the first time ever!

Since this is a joint effort, and there will be several records introducing I.C.R. to the world, the release schedule will go as follows:





We will have (25) copies of each of these records, and don’t expect them to last long at all. Our team is working hard to start us up with a bang. Trust us… it’s going to be amazing.

2012 is looking like a banner year already!!!

Hey folks!

Posted: December 6, 2011 in News

Go Big or Go Home!

Hi everyone. We are thrilled to finally be getting started on releasing records after years of contemplation, introspection, anticipation, and total confusion. Sometimes you just have to dive in and do it, and I think we’ve done did it!

We are currently principle backers in a reissue project by Asbestos Records and Underground Communique Records. The titles to be released (if full funding is reached) will include:

The Pietasters “Oolooloo”

The Pilfers “Pilfers”

Edna’s Goldfish “Before You Knew Better”

Suburban Legends “Rumpshaker”

These releases were HUGE in the 90′s Ska movement, and have never been pressed on vinyl before. If you would like to contribute, please visit the Kickstarter page!