Misra Records

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Misra Records
Founded 1999
Distributor(s) Redeye Worldwide
Genre Independent
Country of origin United States
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Official website misrarecords.com

Misra Records is an independent record label based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] The label is distributed by Redeye Worldwide and its licensing is handled by Sub Pop.

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, 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. Leo DeLuca, of the band Southeast Engine, managed the label from 2010-2015.[3] Jeff Betten, former manager of Wild Kindness Records, is the current manager of Misra.[4]


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