Light Organ Records Signs Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds
Jonathan Simkin signs the Vancouver alt-rock band to his label and his artist management company. A debut single is coming next month.
By FYI Staff
Light Organ Records has signed Vancouver-based, dreamy, alternative rock band Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds. The deal sees the band as a direct signing to the label and also includes an artist management deal with Simkin Artist Management.
President/CEO Jonathan Simkin recalls “I found Alex so intriguing when I met her. Then when she sent me her music, I fell in love with it immediately. She just has that thing. That X-factor as a singer and as a person. I was excited about the project, and it very quickly led to an offer for a label and management deal with us."
Vancouver based Light Organ Records was founded by Simkin in 2010. It is an imprint of 604 Records, but it has its own mandate and its roster of independent and alternative artists. Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds join acts such as The Zolas, Mounties, We Are The City, Louise Burns, and Sarah Jane Scouten.
Says Alex Little, “I immediately felt a strong connection to Jonathan and Light Organ Records and was completely ecstatic to sign with the label when it was brought up. Basically it’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me, I never thought I’d be the front person of a band let alone signed to a label!"
The Vancouver-native four-piece band comprises frontwoman Alex Little, guitarist Andy Bishop, drummer Cody Hiles and bassist Mike Rosen. Their sound is described as a mix of the late 1970s, early 1980s New York classic rock vibe with pop sensibilities, while they unflinchingly tackle big topics lyrically. Band members are also in other Vancouver groups such as The Zolas and White Ash Falls.
The first single by Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds, "Black Haze," will be released on March 8.