CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS (2013 - 2020)
DECEMBER 2020 NEW RELEASES
UPDATED DECEMBER 21, 2020
PRND ALBUM + DIGITAL ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE
Our friend and TAHRC alum PRND has dropped a new album over this strange isolating year. Since 2019's SEMANTICS, Anthony Osu (aka PRND) has relocated from Wichita, KS to Austin, TX, and after much planning and collaborating, we're pleased to bring you his newest opus. THE DARK AGES is a dramatically involved and intricate album - while it plays directly into the traditions that PRND established with his debut work, it also expands into newer and more meditative spaces. As an electronic artist, this album has connections to plaintive and emotional beatmakers like BOARDS OF CANADA, while maintaining a crisp and clean brightness that brings to mind vaporwave artists like GOLDEN LIVING ROOM. This album is also Osu's most comprehensive and contemplative album - so much so, that in addition to the cassette and CD release that we're planning, he also enlisted Wichita design homies Doug Lynn and Matthew Zardoz to create a seamless connection between the physical copies and a visual album, which was released today. It's a beautiful behemoth of DIY perspectives that surrounds this album, and we're thrilled to be able to offer up the record for you to enjoy today. You can preorder both physical formats from our ONLINE STORE, and you can click below to enjoy the visual album. Cassettes and CDs will be hitting the mail at the beginning of the year, so grab a preorder now - supplies are extremely limited.
This album is a unique project for TAHRC, and helps us end 2020 in a powerful and positive way. We are gearing up for more releases, and to generally restoke the fires here - more new releases will be announced beginning January 8th. Major thanks to PRND, Doug and Matthew for their excellence and tireless work on this project. We will also be launching email campaigns for our new releases and preorders - if you're on the TAHRC mailing list, you'll be receiving these beginning next week with more information on PRND's release. Keep your eyes on your inbox, and snag a copy of this incredible, mellow album!
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: