The Infamous Stringdusters have announced the formation of their new label, Tape Time Records. The bluegrass outfit has also revealed that Wisconsin string band Horsehoes & Hand Grenades are the first act to sign with Tape Time.

“It’s a natural progression for us,” says The Infamous Stringdusters fiddler Jeremy Garrett in a press release announcing the label’s formation. “We’ve been with different labels and had an array of experiences, and just thought that a record company by and for musicians is the way to go. We want to put out the best music possible–of ours and our friends–and do it with full control over all aspects.”

“We have long admired the Stringdusters – their ability to hone their craft to something that’s unique to themselves is admirable,” adds Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. “I think they also see that in young bands and they’ve been consistently encouraging of us through the years. We’re super proud of the energy in this record and it’s a joy for it to be the first release of the new label.”

The Infamous Stringdusters have been on the road for much of 2018 as part of their “Across The Great Divide” tour. However, the band is about to take a quick break from the road to attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City, where their 2017 release Laws of Gravity is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.

[Cover photo: Dave Vann]