Published Jan 21, 2011Since its formation in 1999, Misra Records has played a pivotal role in launching the careers of indie greats like Destroyer, Phosphorescent, Great Lake Swimmers and Centro-matic, among many others. Unfortunately, the label was essentially on hiatus for all of 2010, but it has now announced that the imprint will return to the record biz with a slate of exciting releases set for 2011.
According to an announcement from the label, the year will kick off with releases from Southeast Engine, the Black Swans and Sleeping States, followed by several other releases. The label is now being distributed exclusively by Bloodshot Records.
To celebrate its return, Misra has released the Mira Legacy Compilation, a free album with selections from their back catalogue. The songs were handpicked by members of the Lemonheads, Deer Tick, Deerhoof, the Wrens, Wooden Wand, Drive By Truckers, Male Bonding and more. The compilation can be downloaded here or streamed here.
Misra Legacy Compilation, Volume 1:
1. Phosphorescent "Joe Tex, These Taming Blues" (chosen by John J. McCauley III of Deer Tick)
2. The Mendoza Line "Catch a Collapsing Star" (chosen by John P. Strohm of the Lemonheads/Blake Babies)
3. Destroyer "The Bad Arts" (chosen by Zachary Gresham of Summer Hymns)
4. Sleeping States "London Fields" (chosen by Kevin Hendrick of Male Bonding)
5. Southeast Engine "New Growth" (chosen by Gregory Saunier of Deerhoof)
6. Great Lake Swimmers "I Will Never See the Sun" (chosen by Stephen M. Deusner of Pitchfork)
7. Summer Hymns "New Underdressment" (chosen by Matthew LeMay of Get Him Eat Him/Pitchfork)
8. Palomar "Surprise Us" (chosen by Charles Bissell of the Wrens)
9. Hallelujah the Hills "Blank Passports" (chosen by Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade)
10. Bears "How to Live" (chosen by Elizabeth Nelson Bracy of Bird of Youth/Collection Agency)
11. The Bruces "Fine Solutions" (chosen by Simon Joyner)
12. Theodore "I Won't Be a Stranger" (chosen by Adam Remnant of Southeast Engine)
13. The Black Swans "I Forgot to Change the Windshield Wipers in My Mind" (chosen by James Jackson Toth of Wooden Wand)
14. Emily Rodgers "Hurricane" (chosen by Kramer of Bongwater)
15. Centro-matic "Flashes & Cables" (chosen by Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers)