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Between 1977 and 1994, Twin/Tone Records released over 300 records. The first project to be released on the Twin/Tone label was a nine song 7" EP (on red vinyl) by The Suburbs in April of 1978. The last project to be released on the Twin/Tone label was a live Suburbs CD released in November of 1994. During this time we worked with over 100 bands and 11 indie labels. We helped over 25 of the bands go on to major labels. We currently do not sign any bands, nor release any new projects.

Today the label is in "moth balls," finding the traditional physical CD market very unfriendly to indie labels. Meanwhile, we have licensed some of our bigger projects (The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Ween, The Jayhawks...) to Restless Records which is owned by Ryko/ Warner Brothers. Many of our titles are available via the iTunes store or as custom burned CDs. .

Click on "iTunes" (left column) to see what is available in the Apple store

At this site, browse around and visit some of the musical history made by this Minneapolis label over the past 30 years. Most of this site is being added to (under construction), the materials needed to place on the pages are in many cases long gone and it takes time to track them down.




quick clicks from the past...

The MatsThe Replacements - The Twin/Tone home page


 Big HitsBig Hits of Mid-America Volume III 23 songs from 14 bands released as a double LP in 1979. (custom burned CD available)


Note to bands and artists: With many projects having been "out of print" for more than 15 years, we have lost contact with many of you... With us now selling custom CD's of your out of print titles, we may owe you royalties... if you haven't been contacted by us in the last year, please check in so we can update our contact information... e-mail Paul


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