Rafting Records is the home of Southern Resident Killer Whales and the Gibbons/Hylton musical duo.



"You've heard of the A-Sides and the B-Sides, right? Well, whoever heard anything about the C-Sides?!"

Southern Resident Killer Whales celebrated the release of their EP Legendary Seasides  on November 4. Legendary Seasides features the 'Whales trademark acoustic-driven pop, sounding something like a slightly offbeat Glen Hansard meets a slightly upbeat Morrissey, with songs ranging from intimate chamber-pop arrangements with horn to driven, harmony-laden indie rock.

For more information about Legendary Seasides and to learn more about Southern Resident Killer Whales, see their band page.

Southern Resident Killer Whales' Dan Hylton talks about songwriting and his band's Legendary Seasides EP

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Rafting Records Press

"...fresh, smart, yet deeply personal and emotional words capturing life's significant moments and its lessons taught...grand and poetic and loaded with imagery"

 ~RIFT Magazine 


"...quirky humor, clever slice-of-life observations, and raw emotion." 

 ~MN Public Radio 


"evokes something between a workbench and great deal of focused labor and, well, a fine beer"

 ~Camden News


“A rich, sophisticated, clever, and earnest work that is immensely satisfying to my pop-weary ears.”

 ~MN Sound 


“This recording speaks its own language through a dictionary of contemporary romance…missionaries reaching around for the first time to touch to the moon of whit.”

 ~Splendid e-Zine

About Rafting Records

Rafting Records is a family of artists with creative direction originating from Dan Hylton and Pat Gibbons and includes Southern Resident Killer Whales, the Gibbons/Hylton duo), and other solo and collaborative projects by the two.

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