Misra Records

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Misra Records
Founded1999 (1999)
FounderMichael Bracy
Timothy Bracy
Paige Conner Totaro
Distributor(s)Redeye Worldwide
Country of originU.S.
LocationPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Official websitewww.misrarecords.com

Misra Records is an independent record label based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] The label is distributed by Redeye Worldwide.

Founded in 1999, Misra Records is home to landmark releases by Destroyer, Phosphorescent, Shearwater, R. Ring (featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders), Holopaw, Centro-matic, Jenny Toomey, Palomar (band), Great Lake Swimmers, Sleeping States, Southeast Engine, Crooks on Tape (featuring John Schmersal of Brainiac/Enon), Motel Beds and many more.


Michael Bracy, activist and co-founder of Future of Music Coalition, launched the label, along with brother Timothy Bracy, writer and front-man of The Mendoza Line, and D.C.-based attorney and artist advocate Paige Conner Totaro. Current Dead Oceans manager Phil Waldorf sat at the helm of Misra from its founding until late 2006.[2] Cory Brown, owner of Absolutely Kosher, oversaw operations from 2007-2010.[3] Leo DeLuca, of the band Southeast Engine, managed the label from 2010-2015.[4] Jeff Betten, former manager of Wild Kindness Records,[5] is the current manager of Misra.[6]


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  1. ^ "Contact – Misra Records". Misrarecords.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  2. ^ "Puritan Blister: Puritan Blister #12 | Features". Pitchfork. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  3. ^ "Denver musicians acquire ownership stake in Misra Records". Heyreverb.com. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  4. ^ "There's no place like home". Dayton City Paper. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  5. ^ Cosby, Allison. "Jeff Betten takes over Wild Kindness Records, releases new Host Skull album | Local Beat | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper". Pghcitypaper.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  6. ^ "Misra Records moves to Pittsburgh, forms label group with Wild Kindness". nextpittsburgh.com. 2015-10-17. Archived from the original on 2020-09-13. Retrieved 2020-12-16.

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