For the Record

cover art for [rec]ord

cover art for (rec)ord

[rec]ord, wollenberg records sixth release since 2005, is exploding with five brand new never-before-heard Richard Cortez songs! This DIY EP, carefully constructed in Cortez’ home recording studio, is driven by an airtight 13-piece orchestra and a wailing chorus of back-up singers.

Richard’s quirky signature hammering and finger-picking of his acoustic guitar, memorable mouth-curling lyrics and adoring warm baritone voice lay a strong foundation for the album’s expansive and soaring arrangements written by none other than Cortez himself. From the soulful heartfelt rock anthem “Patsy Cline” to the big-band Beatles-inspired “The Next Best Thing”, this is Richard’s strongest and most eclectic work to date.

Listen to Richard Cortez like you’ve never heard him before with [rec]ord, available from digital sources and Wollenberg Records on May 1.

For The Record

for the record follows the making of (rec)ord in documentary format. Filmed and edited by wollenberg records founder, Richard Cortez, this fast paced & fun high energy footage includes tell-all interviews with the wollenbergrecords team, footage of the tumultuous recording process and a behind the scenes look at the making of a Richard Cortez album.