Carrboro NC's The Auxiliary is the forthcoming project of label co-founder Russell Howard (US). After years as a touring solo songwriter, an ever expanding array of musical influences revealed the limitations of the acoustic format. The Auxiliary brings the same sense of "coloring outside the lines dividing mainstream pop and indie folk" (The Dallas Morning News) that defined Russell's previous work, but with a widened sonic palette of synthesized and electrified sounds. The Auxiliary will debut in 2018.