|Bootblacks signs with Artoffact Records|
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Bootblacks (Brooklyn, NY) signs with Artoffact Records.
Brooklyn-based darkwave band Bootblacks have announced today that they’ve inked a deal with Toronto-based Artoffact Records.The band, formed in 2010, have been touring North America and Europe for nearly a decade, bringing their well-honed mix of coldwave, dark post-punk, and death rock to audiences from Portland to Berlin.“I’m a big fan of the label,” says keyboardist Barrett Hiatt, “and am happy to see it continue to grow. I come from that specific line of music fans that would obsess over what label bands were on, who else was on that label, etc., and Artoffact has a great stable of artists.”Bootblacks is Barrett Hiatt, who joined the band only a few years ago, alongside vocalist Panther Macdonald and guitarist Alli Gorman, both founders of the band. Larry Gorman joined on drums in 2018. After forming in 2010, Bootblacks released several independent albums, culminating in the well-received record, Fragments (2017), which saw accolades from Post-Punk.com, New Noise Magazine, and Cvlt Nation, to name a few. The band played most of the most well-renowned indie gothic and punk festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, before hooking up with Artoffact Records through ACTORS frontman and producer Jason Corbett.Bootblacks will release their Artoffact debut, Jason Corbett-produced album, tentatively called Thin Skies, later in 2019. The band’s back catalogue is currently available on Bandcamp.
Bootblacks on tour supporting ACTORS – starts tonight
BOOTBLACKS:Bandcamp / Facebook
ARTOFFACT: Bandcamp / Facebook