News & Updates

11/24/2015 PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SIGNING LOW FLYING HAWKS AND THE DEBUT OF THEIR TRACK 'RUINS' IN CVLT NATION; STREAM 'RUINS'. PRE-ORDERS OF LOW FLYING HAWKS DEBUT LP 'KOFUKU' ARE AVAILABLE NOW AT https://magneticeyerecords.bandcamp.com/album/k-fuku

10/11/2015 HELLO OCTOBER 2015! HERE AT MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE THE BUSIEST MONTH SINCE STARTING ALMOST 5 YEARS AGO NOW. THIS IS LARGELY BECAUSE MER033 VARIOUS ARTIST 'ELECTRIC LADYLAND [REDUX]' WILL ARRIVE ALONG WITH MER037 WATCHTOWER 'RADIANT MOON'AND HOPEFULLY THE LONG DELAYED MER035 SUNFLO'ER '1963'. THE VINYL TURNAROUND TIMES ARE A WELL KNOWN ISSUE AT THIS TIME, EVERYONE IS FEELING IT AND EVERYONE IS GETTING REAL DOWN ON THE LABELS ABOUT THESE LONG WAITS. WHEN YOU'RE A LABEL AND YOU PLACE AN ORDER AND PAY ALL YOUR BILLS ALL YOU CAN DO IS HOPE THAT CONSUMERS AND EVERYONE IN GENERAL STARTS UNDERSTANDING THAT THESE DELAYS ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF THE LABELS HANDS. 

IN ADDITION TO THOSE 3 RELEASES SHOWING UP THIS MONTH WE ALSO HAVE MER034 VARIOUS ARTISTS 'BEST OF JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX' SHOWING UP IN MID-NOVEMBER. ELEPHANT TREE HAS A NEW RECORD IN HAND AND WE ARE GETTING THAT LINED UP FOR A 2016 RELEASE. SUMMONER HITS THE STUDIO END OF OCTOBER FOR THEIR FOLLOW TO 'ATLANTIAN'. MY BAND, IRONWEED IS SLOWLY CHIPPING AWAY AT A LONG AWAITED FOLLOW UP TO 'YOUR WORLD OF TOMORROW'. IN FACT, SINCE STARTING THE LABEL I HAVE YET TO WRITE AND RELEASE A NEW RECORD.

THERE ARE A FEW OTHER RELEASES AND THINGS IN THE WORKS THAT WE WILL NOT SHARE AT THIS TIME. JUST KNOW THAT WE ARE HARD AT WORK PLANNING AND WORKING WITH ARTISTS TO CREATE A LABEL THAT IS WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON AND SUPPORTING WITH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY AND ATTENTION.

SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT I HAVE BEEN GOOFIN ALONG WITH THOSE RIGS OF DOOM GUYS AT CREATING 'CATS ON AMPS'. IT STARTED AS AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @CATSONAMPS AND NOW THERE IS A FACEBOOK TOO. ANYWAY, CATS ON AMPS WAS JUST FEATURED A BIT IN WIRED AND YOU CAN GO CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW AND SOME PHOTOS AT WIRED.COM

CATS ON AMPS HAS JUST CREATED A MERCHNOW STORE AND YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT HERE, MERCHNOW.COM

DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER USE COUPON CODE "CATSONAMPS10" TO GET 10% OFF ALL PURCHASES AT OUR CATS ON AMPS MERCHNOW SHOP AND OVER MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS MERCHNOW STORE.


  • JUNE RELEASE SCHEDULE: THIS JUNE WE ARE RELEASING TWO DIGITAL EPS:
  1. THE NOPES "NECTAR OF THE DOGS" MER038 DIGITAL ONLY 6/16/2015
  2. ORIGAMI HORSES "ARTFUL/ARTLESS" MER039 DIGITAL ONLY 6/16/2015

IN ADDITION, WE ALSO HAVE THE DEBUT FULL LENGTH FROM SUNFLO'ER "1963" OUT ON VINYL / DIGITAL ON 6/23/2015. STREAM JINGLE BERRIES BY THE NOPES HERE.


  • June 13, 2015 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DURING THE NEXT 10 DAYS WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH MERCHNOW BY HAVING A 20% OFF COUPON SALE. USE "1YR20OFF" AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE 20% OFF ALL OUR MERCH AT MERCHNOW. THIS INCLUDES ALL HORSEHUNTER, ELEPHANT TREE, SUMMONER, IRONWEED, I AM BECOME DEATH, OUR DAVID PAUL SEYMOUR MER BLACKLIGHT POSTERS, DALE SAROK HENDRIX SHIRTS --- YOU NAME IT, EVERYTHING!

VISIT OUR OFFICIAL STORE AT MERCHNOW.COM/CATALOGS/MAGNETIC-EYE-RECORDS  


  • a belated thank you to our friends at Pirates Press for naming Horsehunter "Caged In Flesh" as Record of the Week on March 6, 2015. That is a big honor for us and the band and a testament to the might of the audio and visuals contained on the 500 copy, 5 variant Double Gatefold debut. Visit Pirates Press Record of the Week Blog to learn more.
  • Horsehunter 'Caged In Flesh' which is a MASSIVE record that you really need to hunt down and own has sold out of 2XLPs in a few hours when placed on pre-order - insert sad face emoticon. Anyway, we are happy to let you know that you can pre-order a copy of CIF on iTunes right now. 
  • Rochester, NY's hardcore/metal band Sunflo'er have announced signing with MER, revealed their cover art and the track 'Deer Clock', and started a pre-order for their debut '1963'. The band recorded their debut at Apartment 2 Studios in Ottawa, Canada with Topon Das of Relapse's Fuck the Facts (Topon also guests on a few tunes) and this 9 track record rules. Stream 'Deer Clock' and place a pre-order at store.merhq.com. The full length debut is out May 19, 2015 on dd/cd/lp formats.
  • February 28, 2015 - it's on! So today, we premiere the video for Superchief's 'Trophy Room'; due out March 17 dd/cd/lp. The Des Moines, Iowa biker/stoner/boozin and brawlin band goes down perfect with a shot of whiskey, Clutch, Scissorfight and all bands that are mighty and badass. We've embedded the video from Radial Channel where the Superchief men are debut next to Torche's Restarter record. Stay tuned for lots of news from the Superchief camp as their record drops and they announce their tour plans. 
  • January 5, 2015 100 copies of the Various Artists LP "Best of James Marshall Hendrix" are now available for pre-order over at Store.MERhq.com.
  • January 4, 2015 Hello New Year and new website. Welcome to 2015, the year we will be bringing you releases from Horsehunter, Superchief, Summoner, Elephant Tree, Arae, Sunflo'er and more. 

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