Pharmakos on CVLT Nation and Bands Do BK

In celebration of the release of Destroy The System, the gripping 4th album by Brooklyn artist Pharmakos, we’ve got two fantastic features out now. CVLT Nation has a full track-by-track breakdown by the artist (Cole Garner Hill), detailing the process and intent behind every move on the wild sonic ride that is Destroy The System,…

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Totally Real Records on Other Record Labels Podcast

We’re big fans of Scott Orr’s indie record label podcast, Other Record Labels. It provides great insight into how some of our favorite labels operate, and Scott also provides tons of resources to help little labels (like this one!) get things off the ground and keep them running, so it was a huge honor to…

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“Santa Fea” music video from Ilithios

Filmed in Athens, Greece, the new music video for “Santa Fea” from Ilithios’ debut LP, Florist, presents a gorgeously-choreographed interpretation of the track and was premiered on the Greek music blog, YPOGEIO. Debut Album “FLORIST” out October 23, 2020 https://ilithios.bandcamp.com/ Available from Totally Real Records + Stereoactive Media Listen to Santa Fea on Spotify co-produced…

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old man of the woods ?

old man of the woods - dissolve EP

On Friday, December 18, 2020, we announced the release and opened pre-orders for our second tape – dissolve – the first physical release from Richmond, Virginia’s old man of the woods, the solo project of singer, producer and songwriter Miranda Elliott. The EP had been previously released digitally a couple months back, but for this…

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DESTROY. THE. SYSTEM.

Something that’s important to acknowledge here is that Totally Real Records is not one thing.  This is not an indie rock label. This is not a tape label. This is not an anything label except whatever it is doing in any moment. That said, I love being able to work with any artist and release…

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“Teenage Wolf” music video from SUPERORDER

From EXCELLENT SYSTEMS BY SUPERORDER.

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WE ARE JOINERS, our first tape release

We are super excited to welcome the Netherlands-based duo WE ARE JOINERS to the TRR family! This year, we heard the band’s two digital EPs, Clients and Carriers and totally fell for the lo-fi, scrappy indie punk sounds, so much that we started talking to the band about helping to get their music heard by…

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Thanksgiving 2020 TRR family + friends mix

One thing that we can be thankful for here as we near the end of our first (weird) year as a label is for all of the amazing artists who have trusted Totally Real Records with helping to get their art out there. We’ve got a lot of exciting stuff in the works for 2021…

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A Note Ahead of ILU IRL

Ok, I know the title is I Love U In Real Life, but how can I ignore such a perfect internet age abbreviation? What follows is an unauthorized, facts unchecked account of the latest release from Tucson, Arizona dream pop/indie rock band Weekend Lovers, which sees the full light of day on Friday, November 6,…

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Weekend Lovers take on “Pretty Woman”

A week ahead of the release of their record, I Love U In Real Life, Tucson, Arizona dream pop darlings Weekend Lovers have shared their woozy take on Roy Orbison’s classic, Pretty Woman, recorded live during their excellent recent livestream from Habitation Realty! Listen below.  

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