CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS (2013 - 2020)
SIGNAL TO TRUST 'ALBATROSS SESSIONS' PREORDER
I truly cannot accurately communicate how excited I am to be a part of releasing a lost album for Twin Cities legends SIGNAL TO TRUST. When I was young and just beginning to be a part of the DIY music community, my older brother Matthew shared Signal's first album with me. He told me that "playing shows with them made him feel like he made it," and when I put their album on, I immediately understood why. It was a synergy of proper punk energies, executing something fresh and dramatically original. They were just as formative in my musical life as TEN GRAND, and I've been fortunate to release music for former members Pete Biasi (the incomparable RAW SPACE) and Brandon Onward (Rouse) ( TC's own FALCON CREST).
It has been a unique sort of honor to be able to release this album, 21 years after it was recorded, and especially in collaboration with my friends Chuck Coffey of SNAPPY LITTLE NUMBERS and Tom Loftus of MODERN RADIO RECORD LABEL. Both of them were a humongous part of getting this project together, and it has been a true pleasure to see this all come to fruition.
First run cassettes will be available in Black and (limited to 5 copies per label) transparent Red shells, and each label will only have 25 copies available for purchase. Please check out both of these fine labels and if we sell out here at TAHRC, you'll be able to snag a copy from them. Please enjoy the single off this release, "I Don't Want to Be a Waist," above (mastered by yours truly here at TAHRC Labs), and head over HERE to our BANDCAMP STORE to grab a preorder on these cassettes. They will go fast.
More information about this release will be forthcoming, and the official release date is April 16th. Preorder the album to secure a copy of the tape, and to hear this beast of a LP in its entirety before the release date!
I N T R O D U C I N G
TAHRC is joining forces with a new venture from label alum Ed Bornstein. He's launching a new label called MONEY TAPES, whose sole purpose will be to work with artists to curate incredible mixtapes of otherwise-unheard or unreleased material, and to put out each release as a means of donating money to a different mutual aid fund each month. TAHRC is blessed to be manufacturing these beauties, and we have the very first mixtape available now from the founder. It's called MINUTE DUBS, and it's a collection of extra-short, four-on-the-floor dub masterpieces, each unique and involving a host of collaborations. The mutual aid fund that the proceeds from MINUTE DUBS will support is called Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Follow the link to learn more.
These cassettes and digital downloads will only be available for the month of August - after that, MT will be offering a new mixtape each month, with a new mutual aid fund to support. SO: grab one of these super limited cassettes now, and support something needful with your music purchasing power. Stream the whole banger below:
V I D E O S P O T L I G H T
HXXS AT ICT FEST 2019
It's been a remarkable pleasure to welcome our friends from KCMO, HXXS, to the TAHRC roster! We've wanted to find a way to work together on some kind of collaboration or release for over a year, and their new album, HOW THE WEST WAS WON, turned out to be the perfect opportunity. Cassettes are still available HERE, however supplies are getting extremely limited. Check out some live footage of the band's performance at Wichita's annual all-ages DIY event, ICT FEST, last year.
O U T N O W
'LET THE END TIMES ROLL' CS
The long-awaited full length from Wichita, KS heavy punks NOT COPS is finally here and available on cassette! The album was released digitally back in December, and we've been busy working on getting the cassettes out and ready for you all! The first run of 100 cassettes is almost gone, so you can head over HERE to the online store to grab a copy! LPs and CDs will be announced shortly, as well as some other new surprises from the band this week, so keep your eyes open for more NOT COPS material as they prepare for their next album!
'LIVE AT WAVE' CS
This is the newest release from NOT COPS - pulled from their latest perfomance at WAVE in Wichita, KS on June 7th, as part of the venue's Quarantine Concert Series. The band took the opportunity to include some needed voices, and there's an appearance from Marrice Anthony to boot. The cassette also showcases a large number of new and unreleased songs. You can click the link below to hear the mixed and mastered recording, and the cassette will be available via preorder below until July 17!
O U T N O W
'NIMBUS 3.5' CS
MARRICE ANTHONY has become an unstoppable force of MC prowess and beat engineering in the past couple of years, honing his craft and holding up in the basement working on music at an almost constant rate. NIMBUS 3.5 is the culmination of that focus and productivity, collecting tracks that MARRICE produced throughout the year. It's an album unlike any of his past work, in the sense that we're getting a seasoned producer/engineer/MC all in one from MA this time - and you can hear his trajectory arcing higher and higher as the album progresses.
There's no question that fans of MARRICE's past work will want to get their hands on this cassette, and we're busy making them available as quickly as possible. You can visit us HERE to purchase a copy, or to stream the entire album, and you can download the album directly from the man himself by going to his BANDCAMP page. More information (including a possible limited edition LP) coming soon!
O U T N O W
RAW ANTHONY is a total dream group for me - one of those weird collaborations between musicians that you love and respect, but never would have imagined working together. Both MARRICE ANTHONY and RAW SPACE are big names on the TAHRC roster - they've both logged tons of their own individual releases (many of which we at TAHRC were blessed to release), and now, by some miracle, we bring you ten minutes of the best new hip-hop you'll hear this year (unless these cats drop another album before December). We are proud to present HANNAH, the first EP from RAW ANTHONY. We'll be putting together 100 of these cassettes in the next few weeks, and currently you can preorder one through our Bandcamp store.
Don't miss this album. If you have ten minutes, you could change your entire day. Listen and purchase below: