Listen to GUPPY's new song "If I Wanted To" and pre-order the new album! 16 March 2022

Your favorite silly little LA band, GUPPY, just released a new single—If I Wanted To, off their upcoming album Big Man Says Slappydoo (out April 22), which was recorded and produced by Sarah Tudzin of illuminati hotties. The band wants this song to "warm the soul and break your heart with a mesmerizing mantra about the beauty and pain of indifference." So, let us know if that happens.

Pre-Order "Big Man Says Slappydoo" on transparent lime vinyl and pick up one of their teenage hooligan t-shirts!

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1. Aliens
2. A Voicemail to the Mayor
3. Butt First
4. Die Slowly
5. Growth is Lonely/Milk
6. Smooth Jazz
7. Soup view
8. Route 666 view
9. If I Wanted To
10. I'm Your Daddy Now
11. Simple Man / Take it Nice and Slow

Release Date: April 22nd, 2022

Signals Midwest's new song GOLD IN THE GREY + upcoming album DENT 2 March 2022

So excited to announce that Signals Midwest has a new album, DENT, coming out April 8th! You can stream their song GOLD IN THE GREY now! There's a bunch of cool merch; a shirt, enamel pin, bumper sticker - and we have super limited splatter vinyl (going quick) and transparent blue for the casuals. The album rocks and can't wait for you all to hear it!




DENT is the fifth LP from Cleveland, OH punk band Signals Midwest. The idea for the record was borne out of an incident in which the band’s van was stolen outside singer/guitarist Maxwell Stern's house, only to turn up a week later, wrapped around a tree in the next neighborhood over. Most of the album was written in a sweltering side room in an apartment in Philadelphia, with the members intermittently meeting up between Covid waves to work through the songs. Recorded in the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021 by J. Robbins (producer for Against Me!, Jets to Brazil, The Promise Ring) at the Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD, DENT mirrors the impact of its impetus and the shaken-up-soda-can energy of its writing process. The album is just over a half-hour's worth of big songs about little moments, ominous futures, the lure of nostalgia, and, of course, getting your van stolen and then finding out it’s been totaled.

Peach Kelli Pop covers The Sign by Ace of Base + New EP! 24 February 2022

Today Peach Kelli Pop released their fun energetic cover of "The Sign" originally by Ace of Base. This is the first track off their upcoming covers EP titled 'Hardcovers,' out April 15th. We are doing a super limited flexi disc run along with some really awesome shirts and tote bags. The Tochigi Girl shirt comes in black and white, and also as a black long sleeve and tote bag. This flexi will go quick! As I write this its about 25% sold out already so if you are interested in getting one, sooner the better.

1. The Sign
2. Better Off Alone
3. All The Things She Said



Sad Park releases "You Said / Chest Pains" + heading out on first US tour! 2 February 2022

LA emo favorites, Sad Park, are about to embark on their first full US tour from 2/4-3/11 to support their record "It's All Over." To give their tour a jumpstart, today the band released new recordings of some fan-favorite tracks. "You Said / Chest Pains" breathes new life into songs Graham Steele originally imagined in his teenage years.

Check out the new songs, and a video of the band in the studio for "You Said." Don't miss Sad Park on tour in your nearest city!

Sad Park 2022 US Tour


2/4 - San Diego, CA @ Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center

2/5 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

2/9 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas

2/10 - Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land

2/11 New Orleans, LA @ Sidney's Saloon

2/13 - Gainesville FL @ The Wooly

2/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone

2/16 - Washington, DC @ The Pocket

2/17 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Mum's House

2/18 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub

2/10 - Long Island, NY @ Massapequa VFW Hall

2/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ the broadway

2/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

2/24 - Cleveland, OH @ CODA

2/25 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

2/26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Arcadia Cafe

3/1 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

3/3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive

3/6 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project

3/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

Short Fictions joins Lauren Records! 12 January 2022

Excited to say that Short Fictions has joined the label! Today they released their new song "Don't Start a Band," and will be embarking on a midwest tour in February (as of now). This song is so good, check it out below!

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“There is no pursuit in this world that is as equally fulfilling, and devitalizing as being a musician. The thrill of being on the road juxtaposing the squalor of living out of a van is one of the most unique dissonances I have experienced in my adult life. "Don’t Start a Band" captures the introspection that comes with dedicating all your time (and all your money) to an artistic pursuit as your 20s slowly slip away from you. The high-spirited bounce of the song contrasting the sense of futility in the lyrics sets this feeling to a rhythm that I think is relatable to many, but hopefully not too much so. Nonetheless, if this sentiment is meaningless to you, you can at least enjoy the song for its catchy back and forth vocals, its hooky bass lines, and it’s abundant and oh-so-gnarly guitar harmonies.”
- Sam Treber / Short Fictions

Don't Start a Band - Tour

2/3 Detroit, MI The Sanctuary
2/4 Columbus, OH Big Room Bar
2/5 Chicago, IL Schubas
2/7 Ft Wayne, IN Stans Room
2/8 Lakewood, OH Mahalls Apartment

Two Thumbs down release new single, announce new record End All Be All out 11/12 14 October 2021

Washington DC's indie punk trio Two Thumbs Down is one of our newest signees, and we're very excited to share with you their new single, "Tourist" and announce we'll be helping them put out their new record, End All Be all, out 11/12.

"Tourist" is a head nodding punk song about returning home from college for the first time and feeling like a tourist in your own home. What once was your room now feels weirdly clean, like a shrine to a missing kid. This track deals with how uncomfortable that can be, and feeling trapped in a continual cycle of self sabotage.

Give "Tourist" a spin and pre-order End All Be All on cassette or digital!


Welcome GUPPY to Lauren Records and listen to their new song Aliens! 22 September 2021

Welcome GUPPY to Lauren Records. They're an east coast born LA raised indie punk trio, and they have a brand new song out today for you to hear! "Aliens" is a hard hitting, lighthearted punk prophecy of human kind's first meeting, produced by Sarah Tudzin of the band illuminati hotties.

So excited for you all to hear what they have coming up! For now enjoy "Aliens"!

Listen to "Aliens" and watch the music video here.

"Cash In" and "Sell Out" with Sad Park ahead of the release of their new record, "It's All Over" 15 September 2021

LA punks, Sad Park, have been gracing our ears with energetic and catchy tunes for the last few months in anticipation for their new full length record, "It's All Over" out Friday (9/24).

We're excited to share two more tracks and a music video with you today! "Cash In" is a personal story of feeling like there is romanticization of the struggles vocalist Grant Steele sings about in his songs. Check out the fun music video to go along with it here!

Following closely behind "Cash In", "Sell Out" is the story of two people falling out of each other's lives simply due to differing directions.

Make sure you bump these two tracks and get excited for the "It's All Over" release 9/24!!

We signed Nectar! New single "Routine" out now!! 9 September 2021

Champaign Illinois sweethearts, Nectar, are now a part of the Lauren Records family! With this announcement we also get to share their new single "Routine" with you.

This catchy and heartwarming song is about singer, Kamila Glowacki, finding divine joy in the rituals of everyday life. Whether it be watering houseplants or taking care of a pet, you can gain a lot from the ritual. With pandemic in mind, this song is more relatable than ever!

We've also got a new Nectar shirt up on our webstore for after you listen to "Routine" and say "wow I need this band's merch ASAP". Hope you're as excited for new Nectar as we are!

Get "STUCK" on Sad Park's new single! 19 August 2021

Today Sad Park releases, "STUCK", their second single from their upcoming record, It's All Over (9/24). This equal parts catchy and groovin' track keeps you dancing even when you're feeling stuck. Whether you're stuck in progress on a project, or in a relationship, Sad Park gets it.

Give "STUCK" a listen and while you're sitting there enjoying it, pre-order the record! It's All Over will be out September 24th, and you'll also be able to catch Sad Park at the following tour dates this fall!

8/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom - w/Tijuana Panthers
9/1 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Usual Place - w/Together Pangea
9/2 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage - w/Together Pangea
9/4 - Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Toole - w/Together Pangea
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - w/Together Pangea
11/20 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House - w/Together Pangea