Mayfly Birthday Sale!!

March 5th, 2016

Mayfly Records is excited to announce March 16th mark the 7 year anniversary of the release of our first record, A State of Punk by Deadhead. As a big thank you for all of the support along the way, we are having a 20% off sale at our webstore. All you have to do is use promo code 7YEARS at checkout and 20% will be taken off of your entire order.  Thanks again for all of your support over the years!


Lume Announce Release Shows, Presales Begin!

December 23rd, 2015


Chicago indie trio Lume comprised of rural Michigan transplants have announced record release dates in their current city of Chicago and their old stomping grounds of Detroit to celebrate their upcoming debut LP Perennial Phase being released January 15th via Mayfly Records. Having already released singles “Violent Light” at Brooklyn Vegan and “Weed” at The Alternative, Mayfly Records has started pre-sales for the highly anticipated LP at the Mayfly webstore.

The first pressing of Perennial Phase is limited to 500 copies, 400 copies on black vinyl, and 100 copies on coke bottle clear vinyl w/ black haze. Pre-sales include multiple package options, and can all be found here.

Record Release Dates:

Jan 8th – Chicago – The Keep
w/ Estates, Nouveau, & Recreational Drugs

Jan 9th – Detroit – The Sanctuary
w/ Pines, Mover//Shaker. & Private Parts


Lume Joins Mayfly Family, Streams New Song!

November 17th, 2015


Chicago based three-piece Lume  is comprised of Michigan transplants who’s past projects include multiple bands most people are unlikely to recognize. After forming in 2014 Lume has toured Canada and the eastern USA extensively, as well as released two previous EPs. Both EPs helped the band perfect their blend of rock, shoegaze, and slowcore that is bound to appeal to fans of Cloakroom, Hum, and Nothing. Lume will be teaming up with Cleveland indie Mayfly Records for their debut LP Perennial Phase on January 15(vinyl/digital), you can stream the first single “Violent Light” at Brooklyn Vegan. Catch the band at one of their live dates listed below, including a hometown show with Mayfly alumni Xerxes.

Lume — 2015 Tour Dates

11/20 – Chicago, IL: 2040 w/ ITTO, Threading, Carnivores at Grace & Naga
11/28 – Port Huron, MI: Schwonksoundstead w/ Northerner, TTUG & Golden Route
12/03 – Chicago, IL: Margaritaville w/ Xerxes & Stay Asleep
12/05 – Elburn, IL: Malort Mansion w/ Awe Howler, Sleepwalk, Split Tongue & Eyeluh

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Keep Stream Psychorama E.P!!! Start Presales!

November 2nd, 2015


Virginia shoegaze duo Keep are back with the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut E.P. Hypnosis for Sleep. The band’s Mayfly Records debut Psychorama has all of the lush layers and reverb soaked harmonies that caught the ear of many shoegaze diehards, but takes it to a much darker territory owing as much to artists like Alice and Chains or Jesu as traditional shoegaze influences, this is most apparent on the title track. Streaming in it’s entirety at Noisey, the first pressing of this seven-inch is limited to 300 copies on coke bottle clear vinyl, and available for pre-order at Mayfly Records webstore.


Whenskiesaregray Announce US Tour!

September 1st, 2015


Baltimore emotional hardcore trio Whenskiesaregray announce the first leg of their upcoming full US tour, including dates with Estates. This is the first full tour in support of the band’s Seft-Titled Mayfly Records debut LP since it’s release earlier this year. This LP can be heard here in full and purchased from the Mayfly Records webstore.

Tour Dates:
9/3 | Hammonton, NJ – DAV
9/4 | New Haven, CT – 216
9/5 | Providence, RI – AS220

9/6 | Southbridge, MA – Starlite
9/7 | Bucksport, ME – The Kave
9/10 | Rochester, NY – The Bugjar
9/11 | Pittsburgh, PA – People’s Warehouse
9/12 | Akron, OH – Fool Mansion
9/13 | Ann Arbor, MI – The Lincoln House
9/14 | Grand Rapids, MI – The Upper Room
9/15 | Kalamazoo, MI – House Show
9/16 | Indianapolis, IN – 440 N. Lasalle
9/17 | Milwaukee, WI – Ground Zero w/ Estates
9/18 | Chicago, IL – Downstairs (at Subt) w/ Estates
9/19 | Minneapolis, MN – Poser Compound w/ Estates
9/20 | Moline, IL – The Blackhawk Room
9/21 | Kansas City, MO – Venue TBA
9/22 | Denver, CO – Seventh Circle Music Collective
9/23 | Salt Lake City, UT – The Underground
9/24 | Bozeman, MT – House Show
9/25 | Spokane, WA – The Thunderdome
9/26 | Seattle, WA – Monkey Pub
9/27 | Portland, OR – Black Water Bar

Wish List Presales Begin, Record Streaming!

February 12th, 2015

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Presales have started for Wish List‘s new EP When the Stars Align Just to Piss You Off at the Mayfly webstore, you can also stream the entire record at New Noise Magazine! When the Stars Align Just to Piss You Off will be available everywhere vinyl/digital on March 3rd.


Whenskiesaregray Premieres New Song!

February 7th, 2015



Baltimore based trio Whenskiesaregray are back with the follow up to their well received 2013 EP What Can Not Be Reversed.  Produced by Pianos Become the Teeth guitarist Mike York, the band’s new self titled LP seamlessly moves from the screamo/melodic hardcore blend fans have come to expect, to working in elements of metal, grunge, and indie rock. In no track is this growth more apparent then the first single off of this LP, “We Passed Each Other Quietly.” From start to finish, this emotion filled rager draws you in.

Whenskiesaregray- Whenskiesaregray will be available on vinyl/digital release everywhere March 31st via Mayfly Records.Check out “We Passed Each Other Quietly” now at Brooklyn Vegan.

Whenskiesaregray Tracklisting:
1. Her Face in Glass
2. We Passed Each Other Quietly
3. Wayfarer
4. Bloodletting
5. The Widows Walk
6. The Things I Once Cherished, Now Indifferent
7. Subdue and Consume
8. The Tundra of My Heart, My Tired Frozen Heart
9. It’s Certain that I’m Dying
10. Renoir, 1920



Our Lady joins Mayfly Records family!

January 26th, 2015


Mayfly Records is excited to welcome Springfield, Illinois’ Our Lady to the family. Our Lady has spent the last couple of years building a devoted local following, touring regularly, and fine tuning their blend of 90’s screamo and sullen indie rock that will appeal to fans of La dispute, Barrow, and Mewithoutyou. Since 2013 they have created an already accomplished catalog, highlighted by their recent split with Estates(Released via Guard/Mind Over Matter). Our Lady is currently writing a new LP which will see a summer release on Mayfly Records, but will be taking a short break to hit the road with No Sleep artist Aviator. Dates to this tour as well as the band’s half of the Estates split can be seen below!

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26 Jan – Springfield, IL – Black Sheep Cafe

27 Jan – Columbus, OH – The House with No Name

28 Jan – Pittsburgh, PA – The Mr. Roboto Project

Aviator & Our Lady

29 Jan – Philadelphia, PA – Creep Records

30 Jan – College Park, MD – Hostage House

31 Jan – Harpers Ferry, WV – The Shack

1 Feb – Roanoke, VA – Leftovers

2 Feb – Greensboro, NC – @New York Pizza

3 Feb – Nashville, TN – Exponent Manor

4 Feb – Berea, KY – Village Trough

5 Feb – Indianapolis, IN – Wash-Out

6 Feb – Kalamazoo, MI – Louie’s Trophy House Grill

7 Feb – Milwaukee, WI – Borg Ward

8 Feb – Champaign, IL – Thee Death Tower


Heart Attack Man/Runaway Brother Tour!

January 24th, 2015


Mayfly Records artist Heart Attack Man has announced a, east coast/Canadian tour with Tiny Engines artist Runaway Brother.


Mayfly Records welcomes Crush to the family!!

January 23rd, 2015



Mayfly Records is extremely excited to welcome Oakland, California’s Crush to the family. Consisting of members of multiple Bay Area bands, Crush started as simply something to do between their other bands’ shows. As some of their projects faded away, the guys decided to give this project a boost, round out the lineup and play some shows(including a west coast tour in the spring). Crush plays a perfect blend of indie, grunge, and shoegaze that will be certain to appeal to fans of Dinosaur Jr, Weed, Wild Moth, and Duster.

Mayfly will be releasing the band’s self titled 7″ later this spring, followed by another release in the fall. More details coming soon!