Smalltown, Midwest, USA

Magnaphone is pleased to welcome The New Old-Fashioned and announce the forthcoming release of their third full-length Smalltown, Midwest, USA. The band worked with producer Patrick Himes at Reel Love Recording Company to lay it all to analog tape and Gotta Groove Records to press it straight to vinyl. It's working-class, country tinged, high octane rock 'n' roll delight that we're proud to rep. Check out their band page and listen to the first single, title-track, on BandCamp or through this website. The full-length drops on LP/CD/Digital August 31st with a big party at Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton, OH, Smalltown, Midwest, USA! More details coming soon...


June 9th - Peter Mulvey, Shrug and Wine Tasting at Yellow Cab Tavern Catered by Christopher's Restaurant

***Pre-sale tickets are closed and the wine tasting is sold out, but tickets are still available first come first serve at the door for the show***

We’re throwing a special pre-show reception on to welcome our buddy Peter back to town and to do something fun with the folks at Yellow Cab Tavern and Christopher’s Restaurant. From 6:30 to 8:00 pm on June 9 at Yellow Cab, we’ll host a wine tasting catered by Christopher’s featuring a flight of 6 wines from their new summer list and a healthy spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres for a grazing “tapas style” dinner. 

Tickets are PRE-SALE ONLY and include six 2 oz pours of wine, hors d’oeuvres dinner, admission to the show and, of course, great hangs with us and Peter. Food will include vegetarian and gluten-friendly options as well as omnivorous and gluten-glorious selections. Something for everyone! 

Tickets will be available until Thursday, June 7th and are limited, so make sure to order before then. Print your e-mail confirmation (this is your e-ticket) and check in at the Yellow Cab bar for your tasting tickets.


Motel Beds - Dumb Gold LP Pre-order to Benefit Ian Kaplan

Ian Kaplan has played in Motel Beds, Lab Partners, Goodbye/Crusher, Lioness, Company Man, Feathered Serpent, Human Reunion, Jayne Sachs Band and many more. He's a friend to many, an incredible musician, and he's one of the funniest people you'll ever meet, despite his longstanding health issues. 

Ian recently had the misfortune of  needing a liver transplant -- and the good fortune of receiving one. While we're so glad Ian is on the road to recovery, he and his wife, Brooke, are now facing the difficult reality of enormous medical bills. Magnaphone had an idea. Let's re-release one of our favorite albums by the Motel Beds, on vinyl for the first time, to benefit our friend Ian and provide his friends and fans with a slice of audiophile bliss. 

Bands and fans from the Dayton area contributed to remaster and press Dumb Gold as a donation to our friend. It's being mastered by Carl Saff  and pressed at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH. There will be an extremely limited run of 300 copies available, first come first serve, for $25 each. One hundred percent of sales will be used to pay down Ian's medical bills. 

To reserve your copy, please order via the Motel Beds artist page. Additional donations may be made to a GoFundMe campaign set up by Ian's friends. Delivery is expected by mid summer 2018. Thanks for supporting a friend in need... and great local music.


Further In and Farther Out Release Party Week

The Magnaphone fold is preparing for the release of The Boxcar Suite's 'Further In and Farther Out', officially out this Saturday, April 28th. There will be a big celebration at Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton, OH. Seth Canan and the Carriers and Speaking Suns will play before The Boxcar Suite. Doors are at 8 pm and the show begins at 9 pm. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite. 




Living to Infinity Video Up Now!

Magnaphone is pleased to premier the video for "Living to Infinity", the first single from the forthcoming album by The Boxcar Suite, Further In and Farther Out, produced by Sewell Film Productions. Enjoy and share the good news with your people!

Further In and Farther Out - Artwork and Release Date

The Boxcar Suite are set to release their Magnaphone debut Further In and Farther Out on April 28 at Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton. Speaking Suns and Seth Canan and the Carriers will join the band for a bang-up night. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Vinyl, CD and Digital Pre-order is available on BandCamp and includes an instant download of the lead single "Living to Infinity."

Check out the artwork by the band's longtime collaborator Brian Caviness:


Magnaphone Welcomes The Boxcar Suite

We're pleased to welcome The Boxcar Suite to the Magnaphone roster and prepare to release their new album, Further In and Farther Out on vinyl, CD and digital in April! 

Visit The Boxcar Suite artist page to find out more and stream the first single 'Living to Infinity'.

Stay tuned for more coming soon...


Happy New Year and Thank You for A Good One

The staff and artists at Magnaphone Records wish you a very happy start to 2018! There are big plans to be announced in the very near future and we can promise that it will be a very notable year for our team and our affiliated artists and music fans who are involved in what we do.

Thank you all so much for the support during 2017 as we worked with Salvadore Ross and Lioness to release two of our favorite records of the year. It is amazing to watch "best of" lists roll in and see "Mystery Head" and "Time Killer" listed over and over. Special thanks to Don Thrasher at for the year-in-review posted today that includes both of these. 

The start of 2018 sees Shrug, Lioness and Salvadore Ross back in the studio, midway through production of new releases. Several new acts are slated for release this year, but we're not going drop any names until details are finalized. It's tough not too...but we hope you understand. 

All the best!

-Magnaphone Records Staff