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  1. The newest Tor Johnson Records release: a 12 song, 20min, 1-sided LP from Baton Rouge's Heavy Mantle. Here's the deal, we're screen printing a bunch of the vinyl. The TJR exclusive (pre-orderable now) is blue vinyl with black ink on the b-side, limited to 50. There will also be a Heavy Mantle exclusive gold vinyl with black ink, limited to 50. We are also excited to announce our first team up with Limited To One Record Store in NYC. They will have an exclusive variant of clear vinyl with blue ink limited to 20. And for the extreme rare record collector, we have a variant of clear vinyl with white ink. These are only available with the shirt package pre-order. We are only printing how many get ordered. Could be only 5 of these that get made, who knows! Check out the first song here: https://www.punkrocktheory.com/news/premiere-heavy-mantle-stream-four-walls-fallen and pre-order here: http://www.torjohnsonrecords.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=21&products_id=1433

    About the release: "HEAVY MANTLE plays punk rock... I guess. That sentence just doesn’t do them justice. Primarily influenced by punk and hardcore, these songs come together in a beautiful, swirling, indie rock/alternative display that gives serious nods to predecessors of the style such as Small Brown Bike, Cursive and even Jawbreaker. Sometimes poppy, sometimes frantic but always melodic; the band has found themselves straddling the line somewhere in between. Heavy Mantle seems to have unlocked the secret to taking those hooks & melodies found in the songwriting of their predecessors, and boiling them down into 90 second long bursts without losing the power or structure of the song itself. Conceived in Baton Rouge by Secret Smoker’s Billy Thompson (guitar/vocals), after recruiting Brian Domingue (bass & backups) and Zach Smotherman (drums), the three quickly wrote a collection of four songs that landed on a demo back in 2015. Three years later and they’ve done about 10,000 miles of road, and are ready to unleash an LP that sounds equally fresh & original as it does familiar."

  2. just put this out on Tor Johnson Records. 100 random mix cassette shells in black cases so you don't know what you get until you open it. 4 songs of sludge-y doom-ish stuff. check out it out: https://torjohnsonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/4-song-demo

    description: What happens when two good friends from opposite sides of "underground" music decide to start a band. One coming from the punk/raw punk/metal scene while the other comes from a more stoner rock/indie rock/scremo scene. Combined you get the bass driven power of sludge in the form of Cyttorak. Creating a heavy, slow, unstoppable force that even Cain Marko wouldn't be able to pound to submission. Pop this in your tape-deck, turn it up to 11, and bang your head. FFO: Neurosis, Goatsnake, Bell Witch, etc.

  3. we just moved into a new HQ and have been slowly organizing and sorting. as doing so we realized just how many 7"s we have in the distro. so we are offering 30% off all 7". if they were already discounted, the 30% is off the discount price too! we are also overrun with zines so ALL zines are $1!! that's right, only $1! order up some stuff and help us make room. http://www.torjohnsonrecords.com/store/

  4. hey y'all, long time no post. newest Tor Johnson Records release is up for pre-order. pre-orders come on coke-bottle clear with an exclusive cassette of demos from the band's personal archive. check out the first song here: http://modern-vinyl.com/2017/12/05/exclusive-spin-twin-foxes-drownd/ check out a new music video here: https://idioteq.com/providence-emotive-indie-rockers-twin-foxes-return-new-record-watch-new-video-now/ pre-order here: http://www.torjohnsonrecords.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=21&products_id=1334 

  5. the first track for the upcoming 15th Anniversary Comp is up for listening and the record is up for pre-order. here's the deal: exclusive color, 4 people who order win a test press w/silk screened art, and we're trying something new: there is also a pre-order pack that includes a ticket to the anniversary show AND we'll give you first dibs on all the exclusive merch we're doing for the show. 

    the record features artwork by Keith Rosson and unreleased/rare tracks from Saint Jude, Tyler Daniel Bean, Bloodpheasant, Death To Tyrants, Furnace, Sea Of Storms, Aneurysm, Late Bloomer, Lunglust, and Ratstab.

    the show is July 29th at AS220 PVD. bands playing (not in this order): Aneurysm, Late Bloomer, lunglust, Ordinary Lives, Now Denial, Ratstab, Twin Foxes, Tyler Daniel Bean (unplugged).

    check out the first track: http://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-tyler-daniel-bean-gardening/

  6. As we say peace out 2016, let's usher in 2017 with some savings! 2017 is our 15th year putting out music, so we need to make some room from all the craziness of 2016 for some new craziness. Save 30% off your order with this coupon and help us make room for more releases. Expect to see a big comp LP, a special RSD release, and more! Thanks for helping us keep doing this, so buy some music so we can keep putting out records.

    The coupon code is 30for15th ; The coupon is valid between 12/31/2016 and 02/01/2017 ; http://www.torjohnsonrecords.com

  7. newer band from Philly Ordinary Lives have their debut 7" up for pre-order. coming out via Tor Johnson Records, State Of Mind Recordings, Square Of Opposition, and Yo-Yo in Europe. you can order from any of the labels. the record will be out for their appearance at this year's Fest. check out the first track here: http://www.avclub.com/article/ordinary-lives-offers-time-tested-first-single-243636

  8. surprise everyone!! i normally put up pre-orders secretly 24 hours before the big announcement and email our webstore customers for first crack at them. i'll bump this again later today. Brooklyn Vegan will be making an announcement and streaming the first single. FYI: all orders placed through the TJR store will be entered into a raffle for a copy of a test press. also continuing our tradition of ridiculous stuff with pre-orders, yes there is a loaf of bread super pack. the super pack also gets an exclusive print based off the cover art. so, yup. feel free to jump the gun and get your orders in!

  9. 1 minute ago, monsterrod said:

    Somnambist!?!? Bad ass!!!

    i was keeping that one off the internet until i got the Moment release out in the world. But yeah, from talking to Thomas via the Moment thing and Jaime while he was writing the insert intro, it came up. we got word from everyone that they are into it about 2 months ago. can't wait!!

  10. a little bump-bump

    we're half way through the year and already have 4 releases out in the world! Ascend/Descend, Moment Discography, Au Revoir/Tyler Daniel Bean split, and Raw Blow 7"s are now available! both the Ordinary Lives 7" and Tyler Daniel Bean LP are at the pressing plant. expect Ordinary Lives pre-orders soon. Tyler Daniel Bean pre-orders will probably be in the fall. please take a minute and check out the webstore. every purchase helps us put out more records  AND we have the "bigisbetter" coupon going til the end of the month. get 50% off orders $100 or more.

    next year is our 15th anniversary. since we're going a little "release crazy" this year, we'll be doing a little less next year. expect a cool compilation with some un-released stuff from a bunch of our bands. we're going to be working with some rad artists to do some more limited edition merch. and we're going to be working on our next "passion project" now that the Moment Discography is out: a vinyl release of There Were Wires - Somnamblist!

  11. been awhile. figured i'd make a little post in case anyone cares.

    its been a crazy busy year. 3 releases out already and 3 more planned before the year is done. it would be cool if you checked out some tunes. all available to stream at torjohnsonrecords.bandcamp.com and the distro is growing insanly...tons of stuff at www.torjohnsonrecords.com

    new this year:
    Raw Blow - Slow Choke 7" (members of Now Denial, Furnace, Luau, Bravo Fucking Bravo)
    Tyler Daniel Bean / Au Revoir - Live At Dead Air 7" (cover art by Will Schaff...as in GSYBE Lift Your Skinny Fists)
    Moment - Thick & Unwieldy From All Our Layers: A Complete Discography 2xLP (4 years in the making. indie band from Boston in the late 90s/early 00s)
    coming soon:
    Ascend/Descend - Murdock St LP (debut lp from new crushing boston hc band. members of American Nightmare, Lunglust, Math The Band, etc)
    Ordinary Lives 7" (members of Bridge & Tunnel, Saetia)
    Tyler Daniel Bean - On Days Soon To Pass LP (finally a new LP from Tyler. for fans of Pedro The Lion, etc. also with cover art from Will Schaff)


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