Vagrant Records Celebrates 25 Years


Vagrant Records have announced a bunch of cool things for their 25th anniversary. First, they’ll be launching a podcast hosted by The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor. You can subscribe on Spotify. Second, they’ve announced special Record Store Day pressings from Alkaline Trio, Senses Fail, and Thrice. And, they’ve announced new pressings from The Anniversary, Balance and Composure, and Bad Suns. The full press release is below.

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Balance and Composure’s Jon Simmons on the Long Road That Led to Their Farewell Tour

Balance and Composure

Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure sat down with Ian Cohen at Stereogum:

“I saw it coming to an end the last tour, but we didn’t make a statement because we truly didn’t know until we met up a couple months ago,” says Simmons. “I didn’t want to break up. I like performing, I like writing, but you can’t be touring for three months straight when you have a family at home. That’s how it always goes, it seems.”

Balance and Composure Discuss Van Crash of 2013

Balance and Composure

Balance and Composure spoke with Entertainment Weekly about their 2013 van crash:

Their van and trailer were totaled, news that devastated the group. “When you’re a touring musician, that’s like your home,” Van Ellis says. “It just made so much sense during the whole thing that we weren’t going to live throughout it. The severity of falling through this guardrail, I think it just shook us to the point where no one wanted to think about touring or being on the road in any capacity.”