The Ride Home Joins Mia Kat Empire

Earlier this week, we brought you the incredible video for The Ride Home's "Girls," which was filmed in part at the traditional home for late-night detoxification, House of Pies.

Just on the heels of that article came an email from the band's Chase Harris with bad news and good news. The bad news is that their upcoming album, Quite Some Time, was going to be pushed back from its Halloween release date.

The good news was that the reason being the schedule change was that The Ride Home had made it onto the roster of Mia Kat Empire.

"We have wanted to work with The Ride Home since we first started the label," says Matt Ellis, a representative of MKE. "But up until recently we have just been watching them form a solid lineup as other members have come and gone. The current lineup is comprised of music teachers and music majors at U of H.

"We are really excited about their new direction, and to see how their sound has evolved since they first started out as a quirky acoustic-pop act back in the early 2000s.

"Chase Demaster (Of The Ride Home) has been a great friend of ours for quite some time and we are very excited to work with them and help promote their music as best as we can," Ellis continues. "As always, the goal of Mia Kat is to serve a greater good and strengthen the music community in the Houston and surrounding music scenes. That, after all, is our whole reason for doing this."

The Ride Home joins other stellar acts on Mia Kat like Hollywood Black, whose latest release Devils That We Are was called "one of the finest EPS to ever grace Houston." Buxton and Framework are also members of the label, showing that Ellis and company are fast becoming one of the major forces to be reckoned with in Houston indie-rock.

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