Latest Releases

The Addisons - Here It Comes Again EP

TCR007 (Digital) - "On August 9th, The Addisons are scheduled to release their second EP, Here It Comes Again. Recorded and produced by Mike Felumlee of The Smoking Popes, the record finds the band noticeably advancing their interpretation of Midwestern indie/punk. The Addisons' roster consists of singer/guitarists Dave Lysien, (Not Rebecca, Textbook) and Tom Counihan, (Not Rebecca, Tom Daily). Anchoring the rhythm section is bassist Rick Uncapher, (Textbook, Dan Vapid and the Cheats, Noise By Numbers) and the newest addition, drummer Jesse Carmona, (Gods Reflex, The Braves)..." (Jaded In Chicago

The Addisons - Invisible Falls State Park EP

TCR006 (CD/Digital) - "The EP was recorded by Mike Hagler who has worked with the likes of Wilco, The Mekons, and Billy Bragg at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago. Invisible Falls State Park features songs built to life from chord progressions, latching hooks onto the foundations with relatable lyrics and a reflective tone. The Addisons open up with the twangy “Boot On A Pocket,” the song is larger than life with a distinct and simple sound. “So American” is infused with a pop sensibility that makes the track memorable with the guitars hopping along the beat." (New Noise Magazine

Textbook - On The B-Side (Best of 2000 - 2015)

TCR005 (Limited CD Version Only) - "For over 15 years, Chicago's Textbook have been cranking out tunes that hit that sweet spot between The Replacements, Naked Raygun, Superchunk and The Lemonheads. To celebrate the occasion they picked their favorite songs and put them on one album, completely re-mastered and all."  (Punkrocktheory)

Textbook - Only When I'm Breathing EP

TCR004 (CD/Digital) - "Chicago, IL's Textbook return with another excellent outing, the four song EP Only When I'm Breathing. Following up this year's On The B-Side (Best of 2000-2015) collection and 2014's outstanding All Messed Up full-length, Textbook has once again shown why they are the masters on pop indie punk college rock. From start to finish Only When I'm Breathing rips with catchy hooks, great melodies, and that timeless feel that makes you question whether this record came out in 1986, 1996, or 2016..." (OklahomaLefty)

Textbook - All Messed Up

TCR003 (CD/Digital) - "On All Messed Up, Textbook delivers yet another packed collection of anthems that uplift despite the melancholic core at the center of Lysien's delivery. These are dudes with more than a few years under their collective belt, so they're able to balance heartache with wisdom, and then neatly pull the rug out from under that wisdom since, in the end, it doesn't matter whether you 16 or 46 when it comes to mourning relationships and bad decisions..." (Chicagoist)

Dan Vapid & The Cheats - Two

TCR002 (CD/LP/Digital) - "Clocking in at 25 minutes, the no-nonsense title Two is a reflection of the no-nonsense pop-punk found on the record. Despite a slight lineup shift since their last record (Simon Lamb moved over to guitar, replacing the departing Mike Byrne, and Noise By Numbers bassist Rick Uncapher joined the group), the Cheats have really come into their own. They sound tighter than ever before, starting off guns blazing on the blaring, fast-paced opening track 'I'm A Contrarian' to the restrained and beautiful closing ballad 'A Long Way...'" (