Current Releases

The Royal Arctic Institute "From Catnap to Coma"

The Royal Arctic Institute is an instrumental, post-punk, cinematic jazz quintet. Their new EP ‘From Catnap to Coma‘ was recorded by James McNew (Yo La Tengo) in the historic Neumann Leather Factory in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Members John Leon (guitar), and Lyle Hysen (drums) combine 50+ years of experience (Das Damen, Roky Erickson’s backing band, & more). The quintet is rounded out by David Motamed (bass), Lynn Wright (guitar), and Carl Baggaley (keyboard). The group self-describe their music as “post-everything.”