Trouble in River City (TIRC) Records is a low-cost, self-sustaining garage, punk and primitive rock’n'roll music publishing label, maintained solely by its artists.
The TIRC concept is based on principles of sustainability and minimalism, utilising available resources, to give space to our in-house creations and collaborations.
TIRC is self-determined, free from reliance on the economic constraints imposed by the majority of institutionalised structures that influence creative industries world-wide. That means we’re very DIY!
TIRC was launched in 1999.
Is it safe to use my credit card on TIRC Records?
As safe as it is on any site using secure credit card authentication. TIRC Records purchases are made securely via PayPal.
Do you have a usage policy for your download tracks?
TIRC Records encourages the use of its MP3 releases, however we would appreciate that you follow our download and usage policy:
- You may freely download any or all of the MP3 or AAC files available from the TIRC Records website.
- You may freely copy and distribute TIRC Records MP3/AAC files onto CDs and/or portable storage and playback devices, but you must acknowledge the artist and publisher. Contact TIRC for commercial usage of its MP3/AAC files.
- You may place a link to all TIRC MP3/AAC files from your website, but not the files themselves.
- Take note of the Creative Commons licenses and abide by them.
- Tell your friends about us.
Can I send you my demo?
Yes! Feel free to send in your demo, however we only release music by bands that we strongly support, and primarily from the St. Louis area. If you think your band has what it takes and is similar in style to what we like, then by all means, send it in. We’re always willing to work with bands if they’re interested in putting something out on TIRC Records, but our deal is mostly just as a “label” to slap on the release… Bands are not required to sign any sort of contract or enter into any sort of binding agreements. But keep in mind that TIRC does not cover costs of recording, mastering, production or pressing of any media types, be they vinyl or CD. That’s up to the bands themselves. Our expertise comes in promoting it once it’s out, and getting it airplay, reviews, podcast, and to help sell some copies for the band through this website (we keep none of the money from these sales ourselves—it all goes directly to the bands).
If you have something to send us, please get in touch.