A Lot Can Happen In A Month (and a half)

Perhaps you’ve noticed that I didn’t keep up with my habit of writing a lengthy note here with the past few releases – that’s not for lack of interest or caring about them, obviously – but rather just because there was simply too much to make time for that (and when it came down to…

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A Note Upon The Debut of Nine Zillion

I tried to look back and see when it was that Max (Heinz – drummer for Superorder, Sunset Hearts, Marie Stella, every band ever in Maine for at least one show) sent me Zane’s record at some point in 2020, but our text thread is too cluttered with talk of drums, weird gifs, and videos…

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A Note Ahead Of TRR Mix Vol.1

Like most things here – in fact, like this whole thing here – this started on a whim. Around 3 weeks ago I said something on the internet about mix tapes, and put out a semi-open call for tracks for a compilation. I had no idea what would come back for TRR Mix Vol. 1.…

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A Note On The Occasion of Aurora Aura (the tape)

This is a special one – it’s funny because it feels like it’s already been out, since our tape announcement and pre-order went so well and a lot of people actually got their turquoise tapes before today, but hey, this is it – the day – the release of a full length album by Aurora…

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A Note Ahead Of Glass House

I wrote this while making the master tape for this release – it’s perhaps a bit rushed, but I like these that way. Off-the-cuff reactions to full albums, which I’ve been spending months with, but am excited for the rest of the world to finally hear!  Sashathem came to me via a cold email submission…

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“Baby” music video from Weekend Lovers

Weekend Lovers - Baby

Tucson, Arizona’s dreamy desert rock band, Weekend Lovers, just unveiled their long-anticipated music video for “Baby” from last year’s I Love U In Real Life. Check out the video below and buy or stream the record!  

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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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