SIGNAL TO TRUST 'ALBATROSS SESSIONS' CS
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!
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NOT COPS SUNSPEAK STUDIOS
NOT COPS went and recorded a live session with local audio/visual production wizards SUNSPEAK STUDIOS, and we think it turned out pretty fantastic! All of these songs will be on their new LP, out in fall 2021. You'll be able to purchase this performance on cassette in August, so keep your eyes out if you enjoy!
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'SIDE A: BRK WK'
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. His newest release is an album split into two separate sides, A and B, to be released as separate albums. The first of these is called 'SIDE A: BRK WK', and it is the culmination of that focus and productivity, collecting tracks that MARRICE produced throughout the pandemic year. It's an album unlike any of his past work, in that it is thematically focused on the juxtaposition of being rich in talent and ability, and having to work whatever jobs to survive the conditions of last year's global disaster.
Rarely is there a update to the website that doesn't include something brand new from MARRICE, and this album keeps that tradition, with an important difference - it's about all of us, and what we all have to go through to make it in our own lives. MARRICE's synthesis of production and lyricism on this album create an entire world for the listener. Absolutely an essential listen, and it's available for purchase now on our BANDCAMP page. Stream the first track below, and cop a tape before they're all gone!
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'MASKED UP AT THE STRIP CLUB NOT GIVING A FUCK' CS
RAW CR33M is a collaborative recording between the geniuses in AMERICAN CREAM BAND and RAW SPACE. Originally, we here at TAHRC were working on getting this album out to you last year, but multiple factors that were pandemic related put delays on the process. However, we are absolutely thrilled to give you a chance to hear the first single off the cassette, "Proud Mary Reborn," which you'll be able to stream below.
AMERICAN CREAM BAND and RAW SPACE both have history with TAHRC, releasing several separate projects throughout the years. It's really exciting that two groups known for collaboration would put a project like this together. We'll have a lot to share from this album over the course of July, and we'll have copies available for preorder starting July 23.
You can click HERE to check out the album now, and grab yourself a preorder copy before these start shipping out at the end of the month! Much more coming from RAW CR33M before the official release date, so keep your eyes peeled!