Switchback Records has partnered with Los Angeles-based music licensing firm Media Horse and the Elvis Presley Estate to present re-imagined cover recordings from the Elvis Presley catalog featuring Montana-based artists. This unique project provides an opportunity to discover how different media content fits onto a larger stage. With pre-cleared publishing material, the cover recordings will be pitched by Media Horse for Film and TV licensing opportunities. Several of the artists featured in this project have already garnered placements in national commercials and episodic TV series.
A break from traditional artist releases, Switchback's covers project is an introduction for artists to understand Pop-structured songwriting and work with seasoned producers and mixers. It's an educational process for independent artists and label staff while reinvigorating a publishing catalog with fresh and modern recordings. Furthermore, participating artists get access to Switchback’s expansive network of industry professionals including producers, agents, managers and talent buyers.
A limited-run vinyl release of Missoula To Memphis can be purchased here:
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Rotgut Whines combines soulful rhythms with energizing tempos and passionate storytelling to create their signature...more info
Rotgut Whines combines soulful rhythms with energizing tempos and passionate storytelling to create their signature sound: Fingerpickin' Soul and Roll. Lead singer/guitarist Evan Manuel and drummer/backup vocalist Andrew Murphy prove wrong the old adage that there is more strength in numbers. Murphy's crisp beats and deep baritone voice provide the perfect supplements to Manuel's flying fingers and catchy melodies. First-time listeners are often shocked at the pair's ability to create the powerful sound some fans have described as "magic."
Though born on opposite coasts, the duo met in the Montana mountains in late 2014, when they became roommates and bonded over a shared love of music. Rotgut Whines was officially formed in April 2015 and, one year later, the bandmates moved to Missoula with plans to record their first album. Still roommates, the ease of their friendship is obvious on stage and creates an effortless vibe that captivates audiences. Their palpable energy and passion make it impossible not to get up and dance.
Andrea Harsell & Luna Roja are a potent quartet with a natural chemistry that can be felt as they blend elements of...more info
Andrea Harsell & Luna Roja are a potent quartet with a natural chemistry that can be felt as they blend elements of Americana, Rock, and R&B into their own sound. Andrea’s magnetic stage presence is supported by stalwarts who know their craft with life size personalities of their own. Filled with songs about the human experience, social issues, love and love lost, the show is high energy and feels good. Come on and feel good! With a newly released album and a great new band, Andrea is forging ahead with new sounds and new songs. Luna Roja features drummer Antonio Alvarez, guitarist Nick Hamburg, and bassist Mike Hendy.
21 year old Chloe Gendrow was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. The singer, songwriter & producer has been crafting melodies...more info
21 year old Chloe Gendrow was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. The singer, songwriter & producer has been crafting melodies and stories for a while now, influenced by the likes of Lykke Li, Jaymes Young, Johnny Cash, SZA, Sky Ferreira, Imogen Heap and The xx.
"I like to write about the feelings that people don’t know how to put into words. The kind of stuff that hopefully evokes a lot of emotion."
Her debut album, Glow, is an intimate portrayal of the moments caught between 19 and 21, a coming of age project that elicits a feeling that can only be described as the endless magic of a fleeting youth.
Artists like Maiah Wynne remind us that we have a choice in how we engage with the world. A multi-instrumentalist, Wynne is adept...more info
Artists like Maiah Wynne remind us that we have a choice in how we engage with the world. A multi-instrumentalist, Wynne is adept at embodying a mood or theme in one song and then swapping it for another in the next. What emerges is a shifting and engaging experience that is threaded through by Wynne’s lilting, evocative voice and earnest lyrics. Where others might balk at making statements, in favor of courting the passive listener, Wynne is intentional in the subjects she chooses to write about. She believes in art—music in particular—as a means for change and has dedicated projects to causes including the preservation of ocean life.
An explosion of ideas, a box-breaker, a hopeful giver. Maiah Wynne strives to make a difference with everything she creates. She was the 2017 winner of Claim to Fame's international song competition, and a semi-finalist in Sound Off! 2018. At 21 years old she has played across the northwest at some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in the country including Sundance, South by Southwest, the Roseland Theater, the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture, Hotel Cafe, and Red Ants Pants Music festival.
Edgar Allan Kubrick is a Missoula, MT based band playing a mixture of alternative folk, dark folk, and punk/progressive rock...more info
Edgar Allan Kubrick is a Missoula, MT based band playing a mixture of alternative folk, dark folk, and punk/progressive rock. The group was formed in the Fall of 2016 when long time band mates Jayden Peterson and Ethan Holmes decided to team up once again to create a unique blend of music. Edgar Allan Kubrick is composed of bass vocalist Jayden Peterson who also plays a variety of stringed instruments, Ethan Holmes, one of the best drummers since John Bonham, Parker Lane, a long time friend and bass guitarist, and the legendary Tyler Rounds, former lead guitarist of Marshall Catch. Their influences range from old dusty folk songs, to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, to old school punk, and the majesty that is Montana’s landscape and the history of its people. The band has created quite a catalog of original material and performs regularly in Montana. Subject matter in their songs ranges from encountering Bigfoot in the woods, to falling in love with a ghost in the ruins of a forgotten city.
Edgar Allan Kubrick is known for the energy they bring to their live shows and the experience they create for their audience.
Switchback Records is an independent record label housed in the Entertainment Management Program at the University of Montana and is a member of FALCON, a network of college record labels and student A&R teams throughout the U.S. We work with artists and music industry professionals through the process of song curation, production and recording to create the best final product. Our goal is to spotlight emerging talent to develop an audience both locally and nationally.