Sunday, April 14, 2019


Introducing the first aural offering from Riff Merchant Records:

To begin, Wolf Blood fucking rip. If you haven't had the chance to witness them live, it's something not to be missed. I've been lucky enough to know most of these cats for a long time, and I can't express how wonderful it is to be helping bring this album into the world. Every time I listen to this record (well, the test-press) I find something new that blows my mind. The riffs are top-notch, the drumming fucking fantastic, and the vocals hauntingly beautiful. This album comes very close to capturing the swirling fury of psychotic heaviness that is Wolf Blood playing live.

Get your first taste here: "Story of a Drowning Man"

Pre-Orders of the Vinyl (limited to 250 Magenta, Black, and Blue mix) and Tape (limited to 100 transparent red with OBI strip) versions begin May 1st, here.

Orders ship the first week of June.

Catch them on tour this summer:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Welcome to the Mercantile

What the fuck is Riff Merchant Records, and who the fuck am I?

1) Riff Merchant Records is my answer to grief, a job that will always want more out of me than I'm willing to give, and my opportunity to help my friends doing awesome things get their music out there to the cro-magnon hordes. It is because I fucking love music and I am a nerd. It is because art gives life meaning. It is in it's infancy. It is not and will never be an attempt to make money. It will be a slow moving, i.e. cold molasses, operation with a few releases here and there. It probably won't be able to do more than one project at a time.

2) Who the fuck am I? Doesn't matter. Just a dude trying to carve out a space in the world.

You may have found yourself wondering, my god who did this amazing artwork on your website? That you be Mister Robertson, another of my amazingly talented friends. Head over to his internet-presence to feast your eyes upon his compositions. He is an expert in all things ichthyologic and modern.

You may be wondering what our first release is going to be? WELL IT'S GOING TO BE A FUCKING CRUSHER THAT'S FOR SURE. It's in the works, test presses are approved, and full details will be forthcoming.

May the Riff ever-reverberate.