Salt Lick Records Announces Country Punk n’ Roll Tour


Salt Lake City, UT July 9, 2014: Salt Lick Records announces today the Country Punk n’ Roll Tour with its roster of artists Riva Rebels and Lorin Walker Madsen.

“The goal of the tour is to take two different styles of music with essentially the same rebellious spirit and put it all in one venue,” said Salt Lick’s Josh Madsen.

The Country Punk n’ Roll tour will consist of Salt Lake’s three-piece punk outfit Riva Rebels along side label mates Lorin Walker Madsen and The Hustlers, who play their own version of country music.

The tour is set to cover the western United States with 25 dates announced.

Riva Rebels was formed in the spring of 2012 by Josh Madsen (guitar & vox), Germ (drums & backup vox), and Ron Prince (bass). “Their first single “Family” was recently released on Salt Lick Records with a full-length slated to be released in early 2015.

Lorin Walker Madsen is a musician based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been playing music for over fifteen years and writing music for almost as long. Within a few years of first picking up an instrument, Lorin began collaborating with other musicians; eventually forming and performing with a number of bands over the years. He spent the past ten years touring the U.S. in some of these bands, namely The Lauderdale and Blackhounds.

More information about Lorin Walker Madsen can be found on his website:


More information about Riva Rebels can be found on their website:


RIVA REBELS in the Studio — LWM Releases 1st Batch of US Tour Dates

The past two weekends Riva Rebels has been at High Desert Studios fleshing out their recordings for their two upcoming 7-inch records that will be released on Salt Lick Records. “It’s been a great experience doing these first recordings with Germ at his new studio,” said Josh (lead vox/guitar). “We want these first few songs to give people a good sense of what we are trying to do with this band — have fun.” The first 7-inch is due out on December 10th.

Germ, who plays drums in the Rebels, recently opened up High Desert Studios and has already engineered/produced one full-length record for local SLC act Band on The Moon. You can check out more about the studio at


Lorin Walker Madsen has just announced his first batch of dates for his upcoming US Tour. He’ll be hitting the road with his band The Hustlers for a 200 show run promoting his upcoming record “The Kind of Man I Am” due out on October 8th. “I’ve been itching to get on the road with this band since the day I started writing songs for it — it’s home for me,” said Lorin.

You can find all the confirmed dates HERE.

Our new label was also recognized in an article in our weekly entertainment magazine The Salt Lake City Weekly last week. Our friend Gavin interviewed Josh about our fledgling label, our plans and why we decided to start it in the first place. We love our hometown of SLC and feel honored to have people interested in what we are doing.

You can check out a copy of the article here:

We hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend. Thanks for checkin’ in with the Salt Lick crew.



LWM – Mixing Down The Record

Things are moving along with the Lorin Walker Madsen record. Lorin spent some more time at Secret Sidewalk Studios this week working on the mix and dialing things in before we send it off to be mastered and then pressed. We have some cool stuff in mind with this particular release, as it will be our first one — so be sure to stay updated on the progress via our site or FB page.


RIVA REBELS will be heading into High Desert Studios July 1 to begin work on a few songs for a 7″ release due out in the fall. We’ll be sure to update you with a release date once we decide on that.

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LWM In The Studio

Lorin and the boys spent the last two weeks in the studio with Matt Winegar (Primus, Royal Bliss, Coheed in Cambria, Faith No More, Spencer Neilson) recording 13 new songs for the upcoming full-length record due out October 8, 2013. This will be Salt Lick’s first release on the label and LWM’s first full-length effort.

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Lorin – two thumbs up.

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Tate Law laying down the sweetest of licks @ Secret Sidewalk Studios

They’ll be rehearsing the material for the next couple of months in preparation for their first US Tour which kicks off in September 2013. Stay tuned for dates and a few shows here in Salt Lake City before it all gets started.