Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, New York, will release a second full-length album on Ropeadope, the Philadelphia based record label. The album, titled How’s by You?, is due out September 13, 2019.
How’s by You? follows BDR’s Ropeadope debut, 2018’s Means to the Ends, celebrated for its “exploratory sounds” (The Bolg) and “spirited and inspired jazz that skillfully weaves in additional elements of electronica and hip-hop” (Blue in Green Radio, UK).
Ropeadope, long at the nexus of jazz, hip hop, and electronica, has proven an apt partner for BDR’s “innovative and psychedelic mesh” of those genres (The Alt Weekly). The label’s extensive catalog includes releases from DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride, Ghost Note, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Christian Scott, Ramsey Lewis, and Eddie Palmieri, among others.
Since partnering with Ropeadope, Bright Dog Red has enjoyed a widening audience, including increased recognition in North America, the UK, and Europe. Hailed as “Sonic Groundbreakers” (Nu Jazz Sounds, UK) and a “band on the rise” (The Bolg), BDR stands ready for increased notoriety and acclaim.