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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Florist by Ilithios out now + “Leave The Country” video

Today, we are proud to finally release Florist (TRR007), the debut album by Ilithios, aka Brooklyn-based experimental pop/indie rock artist Manny Nomikos, released in cooperation with our friends at Stereoactive Media. The 13-track album features co-production and performances by Jeff Berner, guest vocals by CATTY members Ana Becker and Rosie Slater, and guitar by Bryan…

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A note ahead of Florist.

Ilithios - Florist LP

Doing this again. What follows is an unauthorized, facts unchecked account of Florist, the debut LP from Brooklyn-based experimental pop artist Ilithios, which comes out Friday, October 23, in the year of our national, international, natural, and supernatural disasters, 2020, written by the person who runs this fake-turned-totally-real record label. A little background is required…

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Ilithios “Rattle Your Sabre” video featuring Brooklyn Drum Collective

The second music video from Ilithios’ upcoming Florist lp is out now! “Rattle Your Sabre” features the Brooklyn Drum Collective and some super fun moped action.

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Ilithios “Rattle Your Sabre” premiere on Impose Magazine

Today, we are excited to reveal “Rattle Your Sabre,” the second single from Ilithios’ upcoming debut LP, Florist, co-released with Stereoactive Media on October 23, 2020. IMPOSE Magazine premiered the track, saying “The anthemic track rides a stomping beat and blaring guitars and keys as Ilithios grabs you by the shirt collar and shakes you…

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Weekend Lovers announce I Love U In Real Life CD, release final single

Weekend Lovers - I Love U In Real Life

Tucson, AZ dream pop band Weekend Lovers have announced their debut full length record with TRR – I Love U In Real Life, available November 6, 2020 on CD, digital, and all streaming services.  The final single ahead of the album, “Larvae Love,” is available now and premiered on American Songwriter.  Listen here. 

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Totally Real Records X Street Wannabes Podcast

The totally excellent Jonny Katz over at the Brooklyn-focused blog/podcast Street Wannabes was kind enough to do a few interviews related to our little label recently! Listen to this surreal and fun, action-packed chat with The New Restaurants, a rambling in-depth look at what Totally Real Records is supposedly all about with Bryan, and a…

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