Japanese rock for the English speaking masses. And vice versa.

TNR 007
No Way Street

Chicago punk legends Masters Of The Obvious celebrate 30 years of pop genius with a new full-length CD. More...

Released in conjunction with M.O.T.O.'s May 2011 Japan tour.

TNR 006
the heiz
the heiz

"the heiz" play that pure rock and roll music that the kids seem to love. For fans of The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Ramones. More...

Released 11/17/09 in conjunction with "the heiz U.S. Tour 2009".

TNR 005
The Questionmarks
Boo! I'm A Ghost!

Fuzzed-out sci-fi psych rock duo from Nagoya with guest guitars from Toru Matsui of DMBQ. Join the UFO Club!
Worldwide debut CD. More...

Released 11/03/09

TNR 004
The Captains
I Love GS

The modern GS champions return with 10 covers of their favorite Group Sounds songs. Thrill to the new sounds of old! More...

I Love GS on-liner notes
Released 10/21/08.

TNR 003
Thee 50's High Teens
Punch De Beat

Four heartbroken Japanese vampire cuties attack with '60s styled garage rock. More...

Released 9/9/08 in conjunction with the "Punch De Beat U.S. Tour".

TNR 002
Various Artists
The Time Was Then Is Now

Seven contemporary Japanese artists each contribute one original song and one cover of a classic Japanese rock song. Plus bonus tracks. More...

Released 9/30/08.

TNR 001
The Captains
Last Group Sounds

Four electric ninja from Japan carry on the late '60s Group Sounds tradition. More...

Released September 2007 in conjunction with the "Last Group Sounds U.S. Tour".

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I'm psyched to announce TNR007: the latest full length release from Chicago punk legends M.O.T.O.! This marks the first TNRecs release for a non-Japanese band though it is being released solely in Japan rather than domestically...a reverse cultural exchange from what I've done in the past and the first of many that I have planned. Remainder copies of No Way Street will be for sale to the rest of the world on this site while supplies last (available now). Orders placed outside of the U.S. must contact me for additional shipping charges as always.

Happy holidays!

The next TnRecs release will be announced by the end of the month...exciting!

Finally posted photos from "the heiz"'s U.S. tour this past Fall. Enjoy.

All TnR releases are now $10 ppd.

I'll be spinning the Japanese Group Sounds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the Sakura Matsuri on Sunday May 2 from 3:30-7pm. Fingers crossed for good weather.

"the heiz" tour begins tonight! Hope to see you on the road...

Follow the tour on Twitter @theheiz and @tokyonorecords

Superglorious presents a TNRecs CD release party, 9pm, WED 10/14 @ Bowery Electric, NYC.

Let's go!

Two new releases from two new bands this Fall, both making their indie label debut: Nagoya's The Questionmarks and Tokyo's the heiz (pronounced "haze", written lower case). So much incredible music.

Also, to celebrate the release of their first CD, "the heiz" will embark on a two month, coast to coast US tour beginning 10/23. Dates soon...

Still here...

TnR releases (as well as tons of other great Japanese and Taiwanese CDs) are now available through Pacifiction Records.

We're currently working with a brand new band...full details soon...they're from Nagoya and they sound like this .

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