TRR Presents at Long Beach Brewing Co.

Thursday, March 9, 2023 Totally Real Records Presents @ Long Beach Brewing Co. in Oceanside, NY Girasoles + Brian Kish’s Lounge Pants + Comprador (PA) + Beat Radio + PHARMAKOS (DJ) $10 suggested donation, 21+ 7PM-11PM Live streaming in the metaverse provided by The Music District

a black metal album about becoming a father

A note from Cole Hill aka PHARMAKOS, on the release of Will We Ever Know How Much Is Enough? Also: Cole will be DJing our event on Thursday, March 9 at Long Beach Brewing Co. in Oceanside, NY Four years in the works, I’ve made a black metal album about becoming a father, which is…

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Closing out the year with Shelf Life

Let’s close out the year with some headphone music. You know what I mean by that. Shelf Life is the third record from Mexico City-based bedroom folk duo of vocalist/writer Juliette Rapp and songwriter Chris Marks, aka Permanent Vacation. It’s a sort of surrealist meditation on the world, told thru a hazy sci-fi film playing…

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Real Love

Real Love is a bold and auspicious title for an album (specifically, the 6th one from Bellmore, NY band Beat Radio, and their first with TRR). It’s about the feeling you get when you hear it. It’s what it will evoke in the listener. It’s what the songs and the stories within are about.  Before…

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Press for Battle Ave’s I Saw The Egg


The 6th record from Kingston, NY band Battle Ave has been out for over a week now, and the response has been amazing. Huge thanks to our partners Friend Club Records and Transmission Publicity for doing a great job getting this incredible record out into the world! Listen or purchase the album here. Here’s some…

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Unglued by The Planes, then by ilithios

As we wrapped up 2021, Brooklyn indie rock guitar superstars The Planes delivered a fun vintage-tinged video for their excellent single “Unglued” from their sold out tape, Eternity On Its Edge. The song is among the slower paced tracks on their album, and has a bit of foreboding dissonance before launching into full on shoegaze…

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Battle Ave Saw The Egg

New year, new music. That’s how this works, right? Sure, there’s a lot that feels like more of the same, especially over these last couple of years – days and nights and weekends and weekdays all just roll into each other, in a blurry haze of some kind of existence, and that existence – good…

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The Unsacred Hearts Shine Out

I’ve known the NYC rock band The Unsacred Hearts since around the time of their inception, back when core member Travis Harrison (now Guided By Voices’ producer/engineer) was operating a tiny recording studio out of a shack in a parking lot in Queens along with bassist Andy Ross (now of OK Go). At some point,…

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The JANE MIGRAINE tape is finally here. A brief note.

This feels like our most anticipated release yet. Maybe it’s just me, but truly, Jane Migraine (and soon after, We Are Joiners) are the first two artists outside our pre-existing music circle who we contacted to talk about working with, and it’s so exciting to see it finally come together. Officially out NOW, we’ve collected…

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“Mammal Science Fiction” Music Video from Nihiloceros

With Nihiloceros’ upcoming EP, Self Destroy, fast approaching (9/17!), the band continues to work up a fervor through new singles and electric live shows. On Friday, we released the second single from the album – “Mammal Science Fiction” and today, New Noise Magazine premiered the lyric/music video for the track! The video – crafted by Mike Borchardt, Manny Nomikos, and Jen Meller – is a sci-fi take on the very real frightening state of the world that the song – and album – explores.