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History

A Little Bit About Misra Records...


Misra is more than just a record label. We are a movement of like-minded creators - musicians, writers, and artists - who reject too-cool-for-school cynicism. We are sincere, post-ironic dreamers who create the things we enjoy. We are craftsmen who embrace the digital age while keeping the physical media alive. We believe that you don’t necessarily have to live in New York or Los Angeles to make art happen, and that, often, your creative family is in your own backyard. 

Founded in 1999, Misra Records has been known for high-caliber releases for over 15 years. Michael Bracy, co-founder of the Future of Music Coalition, launched Misra alongside his younger brother Timothy Bracy (member of The Mendoza Line and The Paranoid Style) and Washington, DC-based attorney Paige Conner Totaro.

Phil Waldorf, current manager of Dead Oceans, sat at Misra’s helm from its founding until 2007. Cory Brown, owner of Absolutely Kosher Records, oversaw operations from 2007-2010. Leo DeLuca, of the Misra band Southeast Engine, managed the label from 2010-2015. Jeff Betten, former manager of Wild Kindness Records, began running Misra Records from Pittsburgh, PA in 2015.



Jeff Betten, photographed in our new office

Misra Catalog

    • MSR001: Bablicon - In a Different City
    • MSR002: Summer Hymns - Voice Brother & Sister
    • MSR003: Chris Lee - Chris Lee
    • MSR004: The Mendoza Line - We're All in this Alone
    • MSR005: Bablicon - The Orange Tapered Moon
    • MSR006: Volcano the Bear - The One Burned Ma
    • MSR007: Destroyer - Streethawk: A Seduction
    • MSR008: Bablicon - A Flat Inside a Fog, the Cat that was a Dog
    • MSR009: Summer Hymns - A Celebratory Arm Gesture
    • MSR010: Jenny Toomey - Antidote
    • MSR011: The Mendoza Line - Lost in Revelry
    • MSR012: Marshmallow Coast - Ride the Lightning
    • MSR013: St. Thomas - I'm Coming Home
    • MSR014: Southeast Engine - Love is a Murder, a Mystery of Sorts
    • MSR015: Shearwater - Everybody Makes Mistakes
    • MSR016: Jenny Toomey - Tempting
    • MSR017: The Bruces - The War of The Bruces
    • MSR018: Chris Lee - Cool Rock
    • MSR019: Summer Hymns - Clemency
    • MSR020: Centro-matic - Love You Just the Same
    • MSR021: Will Johnson - Vultures Await
    • MSR022: Centro-matic - Flashes & Cables EP
    • MSR023: Summer Hymns - Value Series, Vol. I: Fool's Gold
    • MSR024: Shearwater - Winged Life
    • MSR025: Marshmallow Coast - Antistar
    • MSR026: The Bruces - The Shining Path
    • MSR027: Will Johnson - Survey/Voyage
    • MSR028: The Mendoza Line - Sent Down to AA
    • MSR029: Shearwater - Thieves
    • MSR030: Phosphorescent - Aw Come Aw Wry
    • MSR031: Summer Hymns - Backward Masks
    • MSR032: Great Lake Swimmers - Great Lake Swimmers
    • MSR033: South San Gabriel - Not Until the Operation's Through
    • MSR034: Slow Dazzle - The View From the Floor
    • MSR035: Great Lake Swimmers - Bodies & Minds
    • MSR036: Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck
    • MSR037: The Mendoza Line - Full of Light & Full of Fire
    • MSR038: Centro-matic - Triggers & Trash Heaps
    • MSR039: Centro-matic - Fort Recovery
    • MSR040: Shearwater - Palo Santo
    • MSR041: Evangelicals - So Gone
    • MSR042: Palomar - All Things, Forests
    • MSR043: Hallelujah the Hills - Collective Psychosis Begone
    • MSR044: Southeast Engine - Coming to Terms with Gravity
    • MSR045: Mobius Band - Heaven
    • MSR046: Southeast Engine - A Wheel Within A Wheel
    • MSR047: Sleeping States - There the Open Spaces
    • MSR048: Centro-matic & South San Gabriel - Dual Hawks
    • MSR049: The Low Lows - Shining Violence
    • MSR050: Southeast Engine - One Caught Fire
    • MSR051: Sleeping States - Old vs. New
    • MSR052: Hallelujah the Hills - Colonial Drones
    • MSR053: Southeast Engine - From the Forest to the Sea
    • MSR054: Emily Rodgers - Bright Day
    • MSR055: Monahans - Dim the Aurora
    • MSR056: Theodore - Hold You Like a Lover
    • MSR057: Dust From 1000 Years - Marble Memo
    • MSR058: Theodore - Blood Signs 
    • MSR059: Bears - Greater Lakes
    • MSR060: Southeast Engine - Canary
    • MSR061: The Black Swans - Don't Blame the Stars
    • MSR062: Water Liars - Phantom Limb
    • MSR063: Wooden Wand - Briarwood
    • MSR064: The Black Swans - Occasion For Song
    • MSR065: Southeast Engine - Canaanville EP
    • MSR066: R. Ring - Fallout & Fire/See
    • MSR067: Holopaw - Academy Songs, Volume I
    • MSR068: Holopaw - Golden Sparklers/Yearling's Darlings
    • MSR069: Sleeping States & Holopaw - Old vs. New/Through 'til the Morning Comes
    • MSR070: Spineriders (featuring Jason Molina) - Hello Future Tinglies
    • MSR071: Motel Beds - These Are the Days Gone By
    • MSR072: Torres & Motel Beds with Kelley Deal - The Harshest Light/Tropics of the Sand
    • MSR073: Crooks on Tape - Fingerprint
    • MSR074: The Paranoid Style - EPs I & II
    • MSR075: Various Artists - Misra Records, 15 Years: Adventures in Obstinacy
    • MSR076: Torres - Torres
    • MSR077: Adam Torres - Nostra Nova
    • MSR078: Anthonie Tonnon - Successor
    • MSR079: Somerset Catalog - Lonely Fang
    • MSR080: Land Lines - The Natural World
    • MSR081: Knowlton Bourne - Songs from Motel 43
    • MSR082: Melaena Cadiz - Sunfair
    • MSR083: Will Johnson & Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster Inclined/Moccasin Bones
    • MSR084: Daily Grind - I Did Those Things 
    • MSR085: Emily Rodgers - Two Years 
    • MSR086: Hallelujah the Hills - Wave Backwards to Massachusetts/Oxus Pagoda
    • MSR087: The Baltic - Archipelago EP
    • MSR088: Chet Vincent & The Big Bend - Celebrate
    • MSR089: déCollage - Magnetize
    • MSR090: Racing Heart - What Comes After
    • MSR091: Mars Jackson - Unemployed Faith
    • MSR092: Julian Jasper - 2 AM, Chinatown/I Don't Mind
    • MSR093: William Matheny - Strange Constellations