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Hi-Tide Recordings Launches “Go-Time” with Release of Ichi-Bons 45

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Hi-Tide Recordings Launches New Imprint “Go-Time” with Release of Ichi-Bons 45

Hi-Tide Recordings, an international record label group and lifestyle brand based in Freehold, New Jersey, has announced the launch of a new imprint called “Go-Time.” This new venture aims to offer a broader spectrum of music, including rock ’n’ roll, country, garage, and more. The first signing to Go-Time is the Toronto-based band Ichi-Bons, whose debut EP was released on the Hi-Tide label in 2023.

Ichi-Bons has rapidly gained a reputation for their electrifying live performances, supporting renowned acts such as Jack White, The Damned, The’s, and Messer Chups. Their festival appearances include the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend in the USA, the Rockin’ Race Jamboree in Spain, and the Hi-Tide Summer Holiday in the USA. The band’s upcoming 45, “Snake Eyes / Watusi Zombie,” will be Go-Time’s inaugural release, available on September 13, 2024. This release coincides with Ichi-Bons’ tour with The Reverend Horton Heat and Big Sandy in the northeastern USA, see full tour dates below.

“It’s time for a new sound,” says Vincent Minervino, co-founder of Hi-Tide Recordings. “We are thrilled that Hi-Tide Recordings & Nu-Tone have captured unique audiences these last few years. As our artists evolve and we take new partnerships, it feels like the right time to widen the scope, again,” adds co-founder Magdalena O’Connell.

Founded in 2014 by Minervino and O’Connell, Hi-Tide Recordings initially focused on surf and exotica music. Since then, it has grown into a global leader in the genre. In 2022, the label expanded with the addition of Nu-Tone, specializing in cinematic funk, Latin, soul, and more. The label group is distributed by The Orchard, a division of Sony Music.

Photo by Jeff Crespi at Hi-Tide Summer Holiday“We’ve had so much great music hit our inbox that just didn’t fit into either label,” explains O’Connell. “It’s been exciting to reimagine the possibilities with the launch of Go-Time – and we can’t wait to tell you more.”

Ichi-Bons embodies the reckless rock ‘n’ roll revival, drawing inspiration from obscure surf, garage, and rockabilly 45s. They seamlessly blend the raw energy of a cranked rock ‘n’ roll band with the eclectic sounds of a raunchy vinyl DJ, creating a unique and dynamic musical experience. With the launch of Go-Time and the signing of Ichi-Bons, Hi-Tide Recordings continues to push the boundaries of their musical offerings, bringing fresh and exciting sounds to a diverse audience. Fans can look forward to more innovative releases and performances as Go-Time begins its journey in the music world.

17 – Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church
18 – Hampton, NH @ Wally’s
19 – Sidney, ME @ Snow Pond Center
20 – Worcester, MA @ Off the Rails
21 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center
22 – East Windsor, CT @ Broad Brook Opera
24 – Yarmouth, MA @ The Music Room
25 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House
26 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
27 – New York, NY @ City Winery
28 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
29 – Philadelphia, PA @ City Winery

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 27.

Follow Ichi-Bons on social media @ichi_bons for updates on their latest releases and tour dates.

Written by: Ace Hartmann

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