We’re hoping Swearing At Motorists play the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in future days, however, for now, S@M were name-dropped on Ferguson’s show. In light of SXSW 2014 being right around the corner, the band was part of a game entitled “Which Is Not An Actual Band Name?”

Swearing At Motorists are playing the MISRA SXSW SHOWCASE 2014.

Misra is preparing to work with Swearing At Motorists in future days. Here is a gem off “While Laughing, the Joker Tells the Truth”—the band’s first full-length in nearly eight years.


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TORRES [link] and Motel Beds [link] (bottom playlist) both made NPR lists in preparation for SXSW. Both artists are playing the MISRA SXSW SHOWCASE 2014. Misra will be partnering with TORRES and Motel Beds on the following releases in the near future:

  • TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal • “The Harshest Light” b/w “Tropics of the Sand” • Official Record Store Day 2014 Release • MSR072
  • Misra Records 15 Years: Adventures in Obstinacy • 15th anniversary comp feat. R. Ring (Kelley Deal), Phosphorescent, Shearwater, Crooks on Tape, Centro-matic, Motel Beds, and more.
  • TORRES TORRES • SXSW 2014 / Cassette Store Day 2014 issue of TORRES’ s/t debut

Offering 1. 15th Anniversary LP Comp Feat. Phosphorescent, R. Ring (Kelley Deal), Shearwater, & More
Offering 2. TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal Split 45


Misra Records 15 Years: Adventures in Obstinacy
15th Anniversary LP Compilation (MSR075)
Record Store Day • April 19, 2014


1. R. Ring (Kelley Deal) “Fallout & Fire” [listen]
2. Shearwater “Whipping Boy”
3. Crooks On Tape (Mem: Enon, Brainiac) “If Feelings Mean a Thing” [listen/watch]
4. Motel Beds “Smoke Your Homework”
5. Summer Hymns “Beginning to See”
6. Centro-matic “Triggers & Trash Heaps”
7. Sleeping States “Rivers”


8. Phosphorescent “I am a Full Grown Man (I Will Lay in the Grass All Day)
9. Southeast Engine “Adeline of the Appalachian Mountains”
10. Holopaw “Discotheque”
11. Emily Rodgers “Bright Day”
12. The Mendoza Line “Triple Bill of Shame”

Pressed on high-quality vinyl in The Netherlands • Download Included

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TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal
“The Harshest Light” b/w “Tropics of the Sand”
Record Store Day • April 19, 2014

Pressed on high-quality vinyl in The Netherlands


Holopaw – The Lights From The Disco from holopaw music on Vimeo.

Holopaw recently teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Adam Baran to shoot a video for “Dirty Boots (He Don’t).” The video premieres tonight, Thursday, 3/6 @ 11 PM @ The Cock (29 2nd Ave) in New York City.

Above is Holopaw’s video for “The Lights from the Disco.” You’ll get to see “Dirty Boots (He Don’t) very soooooooooooooon (Monday).


Motel Beds did a Do317 Live Lounge Session for standouts “Smoke Your Homework” and “Western Son.” They play Indy at Do317 Lounge this Friday, 3/7 with Water Liars + more and Chicago at Subterranean this Saturday, 3/8 with The Future Laureates + more. Afterward, they embark on a SXSW tour. We’ll have more on that soon.

February 26th, 2014

Emily Rodgers Has a New Website!

Emily Rodgers has a new website! Check it out at emilyrodgers.com.

Emily’s Bright Day arrived on Misra a little while back. She is currently working on new music. We will have other news relating to Emily Rodgers and a few other Misra artists here very soon.


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Motel Beds guitarist/engineer Derl Robbins recently recorded fellow Daytonians Guided By Voices. Robbins’ work appears on GBV’s new album Motivational Jumpsuit. Listen to a track [here]. We have lots coming from Motel Beds this year… right alongside the 500 hand-painted MB LPs Misra issued via Dayton-based non-profit We Care Arts.


vertical scratchers

Crooks on Tape‘s John Schmersal is known for his time in legendary Dayton, Ohio band Brainiac. When 3RA1N1AC came to an end, Schmersal formed Enon (another singular underground band—named for a rural community near Dayton).

These days, along with jumpstarting COT (with his old Enon bandmate Rick Lee and drummer Joey Galvan), Schmersal has stayed busy playing bass in Caribou and subbing for Eli Janney in Girls Against Boys. Now, he’s formed Vertical Scratchers — *another* brand new band.

Yes, John Schmersal and ex-Triclops!/Anywhere member Christian Beaulieu release the debut Vertical Scratchers album Daughter of Everything on February 25 via Merge Records. Guided by Voices frontman and fellow Daytonian Robert Pollard contributes guest vocals. You can listen to VS’s new album here via Pitchfork Advance until February 24.

Go John, go!




Crooks on Tape’s European tour starts tomorrow (Tuesday, February 18). The band features John Schmersal (Brainiac, Enon, Caribou) + Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key) + Joey Galvan. They are otherworldly and beautiful. Do it to it, Europe!

FEB 18th, 2014 AT, Vienna Shelter
FEB 19th, 2014 CZ, Prague 007
FEB 20th, 2014 IT, Udine Cas’Aupa
FEB 21st, 2014 IT, Bologna Covo
FEB 22nd, 2014 IT, Verona Interzona
FEB 24th, 2014 BE, Hasselt Mod Club
FEB 26th, 2014 BE, Ghent Vooruit



Misra is happier than a horse in a hay store to announce that we’ve teamed up with Sub Pop Licensing. The long-loved label will be licensing the Misra catalog to TV, film, ads and more. Here is a link to the Misra page on Sup Pop Licensing’s sassy new site. We’ll be adding more artists here in future days and celebrating with SPL at SXSW. More on the latter soon…