Hey everybody.

Some great news… As you can see by the title, Flood and Justin (Asbestos and Underground Communique) had some huge success by raising $13,641 for the 3rd Wave 90’s Ska reissue featuring The Pilfers s/t, The Pietasters “Oolooloo,” Edna’s Goldfish “Before You Knew Better,” and Suburban Legends “Rumpshaker.” Huge congrats to all involved and a big thank you to everyone who pledged your support.

Now the good stuff. As mentioned, ICR is a principle backer in this endeavor. The money just cleared yesterday, and RECORDS ARE GOING TO PRESS AS WE SPEAK!

We will be getting (25) copies of each record, along with copies of an exclusive 7″ record by a legendary act. Ordering information will be made available very shortly right here, and we will be placing links on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

There will be (10) packages available containing all 5 records, and we may throw in some added goodies as well.

Once these records are gone, they’re GONE!

Help us spread the word by visiting our Facebook page and Twitter feeds, and give us a “Like” and a follow. If you have any questions, email instantclassicrecords@gmail.com

Kaboom!

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 instantclassicrecords@gmail.com.

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!

Out with the old, in with the New!

Posted: December 31, 2011 in Commentary

Hey everybody!

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone so much for your support with the idea. I have had many positive responses and lots of very good ideas brought to my attention, and I appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm about this project.

INSTANT CLASSIC is something I have spent years thinking about. After a lot of hesitation, worry, and wonder, I am glad to finally dive in and put the nervous energy into something productive.

We have A LOT of things planned for 2012. In addition to the (4) releases slated to drop in April and the recent partnership with Charley Orlando, we will be actively seeking artists, performers, venues, and other music industry professionals to enhance the footprint of I.C.R/I.C.M./I.C.B. and those we represent.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions, commentary, artists of note, or partnership ideas to help all involved flourish in this ever-changing industry.

To everyone reading this, please have a SAFE and HAPPY New Years Eve. If you are going out partying on the town, please make sure to have a designated driver or contact your local AAA for Tipsy Tow service.

Make it count! “Do something and try!”

– GG

I.C.M. proudly welcomes Charley Orlando!

Posted: December 30, 2011 in Artists

Good day, everybody! Have we all labored over our New Years Resolutions enough at this point? How about listening to more music and going to more shows!

Instant Classic Management is very excited to announce that we will be working with Syracuse, NY recording artist Charley Orlando as he continues his VERY lengthy and successful career in the music industry!

As anyone who has ever had the privilege of meeting him will tell you, Charley is one of the nicest, most sincere people you will ever meet. As an artist, Charley has over 22 years of touring and recording experience under his belt, having shared the stage with the likes of  String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Meatloaf, and even Kid Rock!

Even more impressive, Charley has been nominated on the Grammys Entry Ballot an astounding 28 times! All this while touring relentlessly! Charley continues to bring his vision of peace, love, and happiness through song to the world, and will be hitting the road visiting the Midwest in March.

With over 200 original compositions, 13 albums under his belt, and a brand new album deal (Milieu Records,) Charley has every intention of sharing his positive vibes and organic folk-rock sound with the masses. Make it a point to check out some of his videos, recordings, and social media right HERE.

Great things to come from Mr. Orlando and I.C.M. in the future! Charley, we are very happy to have you with us!

WE HAVE REACHED FULL FUNDING!!!

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:

ICR001a – THE PIETASTERS “OOLOOLOO”

ICR001b – PILFERS S/T

ICR001c – EDNA’S GOLDFISH “BEFORE YOUR KNEW BETTER”

ICR001d – SUBURBAN LEGENDS “RUMPSHAKER”

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!