What do you do when you’re the member of a veteran rock band know for its triumphant live show, been nominated for a Grammy and contributed to a notable, recent supergroup? If you’re Jack White or Jim James, you launch a record label, of course. James’ imprint, Removador Recordings and Solutions, which he founded with cousin and former MMJ guitarist Johnny Quaid, is officially in business.
The label’s first release, Cortney Tidwell sophomore album Boys, came out yesterday (Jan. 19), and next up is the Feb. 16 release of Slight Spell by The Ravenna Colt, Quaid’s band. In March, fellow Kentuckians Follow The Train will put out their nine-song slab of psychedelic shoegaze, Mercury.
James says the label is a way for him to bring musicians he admires into the spotlight and to strengthen the artistic community he is a part of. “Anyone who comes to invest in or own a share of the Removador name will not only find some of the coldest music they ain’t never heard, they will be provided with a richness of living, and sharply increasing aural dividends for years to come,” he said in a statement.