Rekords Rekords playlist and early releases

Frontman Josh Homme: There’s no ulterior motive at this label, no overbearing corporate machine, middleman or pressure to conform. Just art in its purest form. As Josh sees it, “now is a great time to make music for the sake of making music. Single, shmingle, just make a fucking piece of art.”

Here you can listen to the first three Rekords Rekords releases. Firstly, the much sort after and quite rare QOTSA debut, re-released in all its remastered glory. Also featured are first signings Alain Johannes and Mini Mansions.

Spark is Johannes’ first solo debut after being a longstanding collaborator with artists including QOTSA, Mark Lanegan and Desert Sessions . Here, he pays tribute to his late wife and creative partner Natasha Shneider with an honest and heartfelt collection of songs. “The rollercoaster of Spark’s fragile beauty is the reason I started playing music”, says Homme , “some things that can’t be explained with words. This record is such a great example of what cannot be said but what is so true.” Spark is available on Spotify Premium from 30th of May and for all users on June 6th.

Also present is the Mini Mansions debut, also available onSpotify Premium from 30th of May and for all users on June 6th. Mini Mansions is a project started by Michael Shuman while on a break from Queens of the Stone Age. He melded heads with longtime friends Tyler Parkford and Zach Dawes in a dusty room in the San Fernando Valley and it was born. Shuman describes it as “completely different than anything that’s coming out right now and it’s something very special.”