May 5, 2021—GRAMMY-nominated Los Angeles-based rock band The Record Company are sharing a new track from Side Project, their forthcoming EP of covers of some of their favorite and most influential songs/artists. Listen to their reimagining of Cypress Hill’s classic mission statement “I Wanna Get High” HERE and watch the video HERE.
“The mighty Cypress Hill’s records are always under the turn table at our pad, because their albums raise the party vibes,” the band explains, “Last year we posted a video on our Instagram of us doing this tune live in our living room and Cypress Hill reposted it. We were f*cking so honored that we decided we’d do a proper take on it on Side Project. It’s high time we all elevate and start to come back together.”
The track follows previously released covers of INXS’ “Devil Inside” and Big Mama Thornton’s “Ball and Chain.” Side Project is set for release May 19 via Concord Records.
“Side Project is what happens when three guys who have always been in bands finish their record, are locked away from each other, and are told they need to make more ‘content,’” they add. “So, we took songs we love, fucked them up, cut them up and twisted them around, until we loved it and felt like a band again.”
The group—consisting of guitarist/lead vocalist Chris Vos, bassist Alex Stiff and drummer Marc Cazorla—has wrapped recording on a new studio full-length, set for release later this year. The album is the follow-up to their critically lauded sophomore album All of This Life. Upon its release, Rolling Stone noted that the single “Life to Fix” “isn’t so much a return to form as it is taking that form a big new level,” while NPR Music raved that the track “breathes new life into a style of music.”
The band’s debut, Give It Back to You, earned them a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. The critically acclaimed record produced three Top Ten hits at Triple-A radio, including lead single “Off the Ground,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. Entertainment Weekly describes their debut album as a “soul scorcher.” The Record Company has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” CBS “This Morning,” NPR’s “World Café” and SiriusXM, and has shared bills with John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Zac Brown Band.