Pete Wentz Announces Label Relaunch: DCD2 Records
First New Signees Include New Politics & LOLO
LOLO Debuts Single & Video "Hit and Run", Album to Follow this Fall
See New Politics & LOLO on MONUMENTOURwith Fall Out Boy This Summer
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) has announced he will relaunch his label Decaydance this month as DCD2 Records. The announcement follows close on the heels of Fall Out Boy's spectacular comeback with the release of gold album Save Rock and Roll, multi-platinum single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)" and this summer's massive MONUMENTOUR. DCD2 brings together several of Wentz's protégés under one umbrella. Wentz says, "I'm super excited about this expansion of the label that will allow our bands to grow into new and different things. It's the beginning of our second decade and hopefully we can add to our legacy of lifting up artists. We have found true kindred spirits in New Politics and LOLO and love giving people we believe in a bigger platform."
Wentz's tastemaker radar has an outstanding track record that includes Panic! At The Disco, the first band originally signed to Decaydance, whose first album went platinum, first single went double platinum, and whose most recent album Too Weird To Live! Too Rare To Die! features hit single "Miss Jackson (feat. LOLO)"; Gym Class Heroes and Travie McCoy, who has recorded several platinum & multi-platinum singles including "Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars)," "Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine)", "Ass Back Home" and "The Fighter (feat. Ryan Tedder)"; and Cobra Starship, who gained notoriety for their smirking synthpop melodies and party-ready pop anthems, including Top 10 Billboard hits "Good Girls Go Bad" and "You Make Me Feel." Wentz's scope is not limited to pop either, and he has previously recruited artists ranging from Young Money alum Tyga to winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope whose single "Wasting All These Tears" went to number 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
The label is proud to announce the signing of the first DCD2 artists: New Politics, whose recent smash "Harlem" ruled modern rock radio's top 5 for months and LOLO, who is featured on the aforementioned Top 10 hit from Panic! At The Disco "Miss Jackson" and the recently released single from Matt Nathanson "Headphones."
DCD2's first release will be from LOLO, the Memphis-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose chameleonic voice has been turning heads here and in the UK. LOLO has shared the first single, "Hit and Run," from her forthcoming album with Rolling Stone. Directed by Rob "Whitey" McConnaughy (The Gossip, OFF!, Superchunk, Band of Horses), the video for "Hit & Run" is a cinematic take on the song's subject matter with LOLO playing a Tarantino-esque vigilante killer seeking revenge for a friend. She will join Fall Out Boy onstage as a special guest on the MONUMENTOUR this summer.
New Politics also joins the fold at DCD2 in anticipation of their next release. The band's single "Harlem" was Top 5 at Modern Rock radio for 2 months and follow up "Tonight You're Perfect" reached Top 15 at Modern Rock as well. Both songs were synced across a wide variety of campaigns from the trailer for Disney's "Frozen" to promos for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to commercials for Microsoft. The band has toured arenas with the likes of Jane's Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars and P!nk, and will join Fall Out Boy once again on the MONUMENTOUR. New Politics will also play this Saturday at Download Festival in the UK as well as headline a sold out show at The Old Blue Last in London.
For more news, please check the DCD2 Records website.