You are here


Need More Information?


Posted: 04/14/2020


For more information, contact:

Tony Vinski
Phone: 412-335-0379


April 14, 2020 (PITTSBURGH, PA) -- Pittsburgh-based record label Swade Records proudly announces the release of the six-song digital-only EP, “fare tredici, the B sides” from Jay Hill, a veteran of the Pittsburgh rock community.

“It’s been a long journey to get these songs to see the light of day”, Founder/CEO Tony Vinski said, “Jay has been working hard on on this project for years in order to make sure it lives up to his standards as well as the highly regarded reputations of all those involved with producing and recording them.”

This album first started coming to fruition when Jay was accepted by Full Sail University’s Artist Relations director Dale Rock (former drummer of Molly Hatchet) to be one of the recording artists at the school.  With a huge backlog of songs in his bag he hit the studio with Grammy-Award winning engineer Juan Covas and Full Sail engineer instructor Jason Dale and student assistant Addison Rivard.  These sessions caught the ear of Brett Hestla (of Brett Hestla Productions and member of Creed, Dark New Day, and Virgo’s Merlot) who stepped in to not only produce the songs but to even play on some of the tracks.

Under Hestla’s direction, combined with a new wave of inspiration, Jay found himself ultimately shelving the Full Sail recordings in favor of a total of 13 new or re-recorded tracks with Brett himself playing on every song.  Additionally, violinist Tanner Johnson provided extra depth and emotion to compliment Jay’s piano and rich vocals.

Through word of mouth and ample self-promotion the anticipation in this album grew. Soon Jay Hill moved home and was signed to Swade Records out of Pittsburgh, PA with plans to release the songs onto two EPs starting with “fare tredici, the B sides”, a 6-song appetizer featuring “Goin’ to California” which was co-distributed thought Curtain Call Records on April 20th of 2020. The remaining “A sides” will be released later in the year with the follow up album already set to begin production in August of 2020.

The final product is a hard-hitting collection of piano-based post grunge rock. Often political, and equally politically incorrect, Jay Hill weaves tales of personal experience and social commentary backed by epic vocals and blistering guitar solos exceptionally highlighted on the first single, “Goin’ to California”

“This has been a long-time coming and I almost can’t believe it is finally here,“ said Jay, “I’ve been through a lot to get to this point and I’m proud to finally have something that’s worthwhile and available for everyone to hear.”

“fare tredici, the B sides’ will be available on Monday April 20, 2020 on most popular streaming services like Spotify, iTunes, and Deezer.

For further information, contact Tony Vinski (412-335-0379) or at  


About Swade Records: Swade Records is an independent music label founded in 2004 by Tony Vinski, bassist for The Redlines, and based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Focused on rock & roll, alternative, indie, punk, and ska music the roster also features current artists Jay Hill and The Redlines as well as defunct artists like Paging Mr. Herman, Skankin Homer, and Dreadnot.  In 2008, Swade Records released “Pittska, Pittsburgh Ska 1990-2001” a compilation of the best songs from Pittsburgh’s most popular ska bands at the end of the century.

About Jay Hill: Back in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA by way of Orlando, FL, Jay Hill has finally dialed in his piano-driven post-grunge culminating in a much anticipated set of songs, as only he can, with his brand of “Funkabilly Rockternative”, that builds off diverse influences like The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, Electric Light Orchestra, Stone Temple Pilots, and Mike Patton.  This 13-song collection, produced by Brett Hestla will be released on two EPs, starting with “fare tredici, the b-sides” in April 2020 on Swade Records.  The first single, “Goin to California” was co-distributed by Curtain Call Records.