News :: Canon Logic on tour in support of new EP

October 6th, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Canon Logic hit the road today to promote their new EP “Rapid Empire”. The tour wraps up at this years CMJ Music Marathon in NYC where they’ll be playing a string of dates including Engine Room’s official showcase at Spike Hill in Brooklyn.

First stop on the tour is Rock House in Indianapolis and then they’ll also be playing shows in Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh (full list of tour dates below). Plus the amazing folks at Daytrotter have invited the guys to their Rock Island, IL studio to record a Daytrotter Session to be released later this year which we are very excited about!

For the Chicago and St. Louis dates they’ll be joined by friends The ACB’s; if you don’t know them you should definitely check them out here.

10.06 – Rock House – Indianapolis
10.07 – Jefferson Warehouse – St. Louis
10.08 – Goose Island – Chicago
10.09 – Daytrotter – Rock Island, IL
10.11 – The Outpost – Kent, OH
10.12 – Euclid Tavern – Cleveland
10.13 – Lava Lounge – Pittsburgh
10.18 – Spike Hill (Official CMJ show) – NYC
10.19 – Maxwells – Hoboken, NJ
10.23 – Sounds Australia/Cyber PR CMJ Wrap Party – Brooklyn

News :: American Babies announce New Video and Fall Tour Dates

September 13th, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

American Babies are kicking off their Fall with a new look to their online presence with the release of the new VIDEO for Flawed Logic’s “Joeline”, as well as a revamped home at This is the band’s third video from Flawed Logic directed by Hamilton and finds a cast made up of some of Philadelphia’s finest musicians, including members of Dr. Dog, Hezekiah Jones, and the Disco Biscuits.

American Babies “Joeline” –

This is all leading up to the Fall 2011 portion of tour dates behind their latest release, which finds the band sharing bills with Bruce Hornsby and the Felice Brothers throughout the east coast.


September 23rd – Charlottesville, VA – The Box (Post-Umphrey’s Mcgee Party)
September 24th – Floyd, VA – Sun Music Hall
September 30th – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC (Supporting BRUCE HORNSBY)
October 1st – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
October 2nd – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre (Supporting BRUCE HORNSBY)
October 4th – Harrisburg, PA – Appalachian Brewing Co. (Supporting FELICE BROTHERS)
October 16th – Easton, PA – Lafayette College
October 18th – Brooklyn, NY – Spike Hill (Engine Room Official CMJ Showcase)
October 20th – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
October 21st – Wilmington, NC – The Pour House

News :: New Release: “Rapid Empire” by Canon Logic

August 30th, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

The Day is now upon us, Rapid Empire has been released unto the world!  Lets see here — dynamic soundscapes, check — unrelenting energy, check — striking rhythms, check — rock solid vocals, check.  Yep its got everything, and I challenge you to listen to EP opener “Sirens” and not start tapping your foot or nodding your head, go ahead try.

Please listen to Canon Logic’s Rapid Empire streaming here, and if you like what you hear go pick it up on the trusty old iTunes or anywhere digital music is sold.


News :: Canon Logic to release new EP on Engine Room!

August 10th, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

We’re very happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with NYC’s Canon Logic for the release of their upcoming EP titled Rapid Empire, due out on August 30th.  Being fans of the band for a while it’s great to work with them on this release and we can’t wait for everyone to hear these new songs.  And if you head over to the band’s website right now you can download one of the songs off of the EP for free!

News :: New Release: “Flawed Logic” by American Babies

April 19th, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Today is the day, Flawed Logic is now available for sale on iTunes and everywhere digital music is sold.  Or if you’re still on a high from Record Store Day and need a physical fix, then pick up the CD through our online store.

The press has been very kind so far; here’s what a few people are saying:  My Old Kentucky Blog said  “My first instinct, when I heard the captivating single Dance All Night off American Babies sophomore effort, Flawed Logic, as literally a visceral, full-body sigh of  “aww, yeah…” This Buddy Holly-drenched two-stepper almost guarantees your legs will involuntarily begin line dancing under your desk.”  And Glide Magazine gave it 4 out of 5 stars, and said “Hamilton’s penchant for producing a majestic elegance inside all his musical voices is second to none and on his new American Babies release, Flawed Logic, he further cements his reputation as major talent.”  Then AOL Spinner is streaming Flawed Logic all this week and had this to say “Tom Hamilton invokes Ryan Adams and other alt-country troubadours with his band of babies.”

Please give it a listen for yourself, and then catch the band live all year when they will be touring throughout the US, including stops in Philly, Boston, NYC, Burlington and North Carolina.  More shows are being added daily, but to see where they will be going so far look at the tour calendar on this page or go to



News :: Under The Radar premiers American Babies single “Dance All Night”

February 23rd, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

American Babies’ “Flawed Logic” will be released on April 19th, but you don’t have to wait until then to get your hands on some of the songs.  We’ve partnered up with Under The Radar Magazine to premier the single “Dance All Night” and give it away for free!  Please grab it here.


News :: Engine Room is on Songza

January 25th, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Songza is a free source for streaming music on the web, where people can create their own internet radio stations, and collaborate on other peoples stations.  We’ve partnered up with Songza and our first offering is Guilt By Association the station, where you can hear songs off of the first two volumes of GBA.  But what’s fun is people can also add on to the station with their favorite guilty pleasure songs.  So click below and add your guilty pleasure hits.


News :: New Signing: American Babies

January 22nd, 2011 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

We’re pleased to announce the signing of Philadelphia based band American Babies.  Led by frontman Tom Hamilton (of Brothers Past), American Babies formed in 2007, and with one self-titled record under their belts the follow up, “Flawed Logic”, will be released on Engine Room on April 19th.  Look for songs to be posted on this site shortly, and in the meantime please read more about the band here.


News :: Luke Wesley Performs At BreakThru Radio

December 21st, 2010 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Luke was invited by the great folks at BreakThru Radio to perform several songs off his debut album “Because We Never Talk About It”. Listen to the full session here and watch the live performance of “Battered Apts” below!

News :: New Release: Israel Darling Live at The Dotmatrix Project

November 24th, 2010 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

This past March, Israel Darling performed at The Green Bean in Greensboro, North Carolina for a dotmatrix project show.  The room was packed, band was slammin’, and the dotmatrix folks got it all on tape.  It’s our pleasure to be able to present this for FREE which you can download here.  The live session includes staples from the debut album such as Samson The Mason, Billy Walker and Woman, God, And Pity For A Man with newbies To New York City; To Miss Marie and Whistling Dixie.  Enjoy!