Previous News Updates

11/24/2015 - PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SIGNING LOW FLYING HAWKS.  ADVANCE PREVIEW OF THE TRACK 'RUINS' ON CVLT NATIONSTREAM 'RUINS' HERE. LOW FLYING HAWKS DEBUT LP 'KOFUKU' AVAILABLE NOW AT https://magneticeyerecords.bandcamp.com/album/k-fuku

10/11/2015 - HELLO OCTOBER 2015! HERE AT MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS WE'RE ABOUT TO HAVE THE BUSIEST MONTH SINCE STARTING ALMOST 5 YEARS AGO NOW. THIS IS LARGELY BECAUSE MER033, V/A ELECTRIC LADYLAND [REDUX], WILL ARRIVE ALONG WITH MER037 WATCHTOWER RADIANT MOON, AND, WITH ANY LUCK, THE LONG DELAYED MER035 SUNFLO'ER 1963. THE VINYL TURNAROUND TIMES ARE A WELL-KNOWN ISSUE AT THIS POINT, EVERYONE IS FEELING IT AND 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 DOES THEIR BEST TO BE UNDERSTANDING SINCE THESE DELAYS ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF THE LABELS' HANDS. 

IN ADDITION TO THOSE 3 RELEASES SHOWING UP THIS MONTH, WE ALSO HAVE MER034 - V/A 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-UP 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'VE 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 MAGAZINE - CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS AT WIRED.COM

CATS ON AMPS HAS JUST CREATED A MERCHNOW STORE AND YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT HERE AT 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 - 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: DURING THE NEXT 10 DAYS, WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH MERCHNOW BY HAVING A 20% OFF COUPON SALE. USE "1YR20OFF" AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE 20% OFF ALL OUR PRODUCTS 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, a MASSIVE record that you really need to hunt down and own, has sold out of 2xLPs in a few hours via pre-orders.  Sad face emoticon.  Anyway, we are happy to let you know that you can pre-order a digital copy 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).  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!  Today we premiere the first video from 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. 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 V/A Best of James Marshall Hendrix LP 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.