Crotalus Records News

Christopher Carithers releases debut album: Autobiography of a Thief

November 30, 2019

On “Bullet to the Brain,” the first single from his debut album Autobiography of a Thief, Christopher Carithers sings “Excuse me officer, kill your lights / I ain’t slowing down tonight.” The imagery conjures more than the desperation of a suspicious protagonist (although it does that quite well too): it speaks to the album’s very…

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Chris Stringer & The Rocketeers release debut album: Sinking Ships

November 19, 2019

‘Sinking Ships’ is Chris Stringer’s third release as a member of the Crotalus family, and first proper studio effort. Backed by the same trio of Rocketeers that expanded his sound on the ‘Stringer Things: Live in Manchester’ album, Chris makes the wait worth it with seven tracks of emotional, evocative indie rock that pack a…

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Official promo video for Sinking Ships, the debut studio album from Chris Stringer & the Rocketeers

October 12, 2019

Official promo video for Sinking Ships, the debut studio album from Chris Stringer & the Rocketeers, out November 15th on Crotalus Records!

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Introducing: Christopher Carithers

May 5, 2019

Introducing: Christopher Carithers Coal towns, ghost towns, old men re-telling old stories… Christopher Carithers brings an old soul’s perspective to each of his songs. Each word has been lived and earned. Real stories from real people; seasons of weakness, riddles in dreams, corner bars and fire halls, doctors, saints, and bombardiers… Christopher Carithers invokes Steinbeck…

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2018 Crotalus Records roundup

January 8, 2019

Happy New Year from the Crotalus family! After launching late in 2017, much of 2018 was a building year for us: The Echo & Sway and Anthony St. James both enjoyed inaugural releases and touring throughout the Mid-Atlantic & Midwestern regions of the US, plus new territory in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Chris Stringer continued to…

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Chris Stringer releases Christmas single

December 15, 2018

Out today! CRG-1804 Chris Stringer “I Believe in Father Christmas” (Greg Lake cover) Digital single Follow the link below to German blog house in the sand, who debuted a new Christmas single today by our own London-based singer/songwriter Chris Stringer! Read about his creative process of recording, creating the artwork for the cover and his inspiration…

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Chris Stringer featured in Sound Board Magazine

December 15, 2018

Sound Board Magazine is a fairly new publication covering original music & art across South Wales. Check out their 2nd issue, featuring an interview with our own singer/songwriter and rocket man Chris Stringer!

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Anthony St. James single release to raise money for flood relief in the Ellicott City Historic District

June 18, 2018

Out now! Listen, then download & donate for flood relief in the Ellicott City Historic District. 100% of all proceeds are being donated to the Ellicott City Partnership.

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New release from Chris Stringer – Stringer Things: Live in Manchester

April 23, 2018

Out today! CRG-1802 Chris Stringer (& the Rocketeers) ‘Stringer Things: Live in Manchester’ There’s no better introduction to London singer/songwriter Chris Stringer than ‘Stringer Things,’ a live album recorded from his 2017 Halloween show with newly formed backing band The Rocketeers. The live setting provides ample room for the band to flex its muscles during…

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The Echo and Sway release “Troubadours”

February 27, 2018

From the opening minutes of Troubadours – the debut full-length by Pennsylvania indie/folk duo The Echo & Sway – it’s clear this is an album meant for the open road. An orchestral tune up introduces opener “Road Song” with a sense of anticipation and wonder befitting a drive down a lonely stretch of highway, before…

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