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New Katie Preston single available today!

Things have been slowing down at COQ HQ, but that doesn't mean Rochester music isn't going strong. Need proof? Check this out, on May 15th Katie Preston is releasing her new single, The Art of Falling Apart, featuring Mikaela Davis, Cammy Enaharo and our very own Ben Morey. Recorded in Nashville, TN this is the first taste of a new EP that will be coming out later this year. "The Art of Falling Apart" is warm melodic and timeless country folk.

Mt. Doom Out Now!

The debut album by Ben Morey & The Eyes, Mt. Doom, is out now! An all-star collaboration between 30 members of the Rochester indie music community, Mt. Doom is a lush, beautiful and fully realized LP. Featuring members of Howlo, along with Attic Abasement, Tapehead, Northern Spies, Maybird, Green Dreams, Pleistocene and Mikaela Davis. Red vinyl through us, or grip a tape through our friends at Dadstache

Koo Koo Boy - Every Freak For Himself! Out Now!

Koo Koo Boy

25 years in the making, the debut Koo Koo Boy album Every Freak For Himself! finally arrives on vinyl. Initially released on cassette in 1992, Every Freak is a Rochester New Wave/Power Pop/Punk/DIY classic. Lovingly remastered from the original tapes, this release has Koo Koo Boy sounding the best it ever has. Listen, I've loved this band for over 20 years, getting this thing out in the world looking and sounding better than ever has been one of the great thrills of my life. If you guys love this half as much as I do, we'll all be millionaires.

Two New Releases on City of Quality Records!

Today we're thrilled to announce 2 new records coming out on City of Quality. First, on April 14, is the 25th anniversary reissue of Koo Koo Boy: Every Freak For Himself! Fully remastered and on vinyl for the first time, Koo Koo Boy is going to blow minds and break hearts all over again! This record is a huge deal for me. I've loved this band for over 20 years. Being able to get this thing looking and sounding it's best, having the opportunity to present to a whole new generation, there really are no words. Honestly this release is one of my proudest accomplishments.

Muler - Unlikely Soldiers Back in Stock!

We finally got a full re-stock of the newest album from the pride of Rochester, Muler! Unlikely Soldiers, Muler's newest full length on Carbon Records is now available for purchase from the City of Quality Records store. We're proud to stock this future Rochester indie rock classic. Can not recommend this thing highly enough. As good as it gets.

Record Store Day 2016

Record Store day has become an unimaginable nightmare of frustration, everybody knows this. But we here at City of Quality Records knows a good time when we see it. Come join us, as well as the heads of local labels Carbon, Dadstache, Reel Time, Cherish and more as we celebrate Record Store Day 2016 at WAYO Studios in sunny downtown Rochester, NY. For a small donation of $3-5 get a day of hot rock music courtesy of Roc Bottom Slam Team, Emily Monaco (Green Dreams), Katie Preston (Pleistocene), and Alex Patrick (Dangerbyrd).

Howlo landing on year end lists!

Tis the season for for all kinds of things. Nog. Batteries dying. Some kind of holiday involving a red cup. All sorts of things. But it's also the time the best of lists come pouring out. Howlo has landed on a couple lists so far. Head on over to and to see what people are saying about Howlo's self titled debut record.

KDNY Benefit Show

On Friday November 20 Howlo will be one of many participating in the KDNY benefit show at Bug Jar in Rochester, NY. The KDNY benefit is to
help raise money to defray the medical costs associated with a full kidney transplanet endured by Glori Alexander, sister of Phil Pierce
of Buffalo Sex Change. There's a companion compilation album featuring sixteen indie rock superstars, including our very own Howlo. Check out
the release at:

New Howlo release!

Our friends Howlo just dropped a special free (but seriously, chip in a few bucks ya cheapskate) spooky ghostly Halloween split EP with Rochester indie rock favorites Pleistocene. Head on over to their Bandcamp, or click on the link below and download Ghost Walk. It's the most timely album of the year! Soundtrack that last minute party you've been having trouble getting people to go to. Scary sounds for good times.