Willis Earl Beal has a story to tell. It’s both personal and universal. It’s his own story of self-discovery and evolution and yet it…Read More
Tender Loving Empire is an independent record label and retail consignment store based in Portland, Oregon. The record label began in 2005 and the first Tender Loving Empire store opened in June 2007 in Northwest Portland. In May 2010 the current store opened in downtown Portland.
Founded in 2005, Tender Loving Empire has over 30 releases. The label was born in the basement of Jared and Brianne Mees’s Portland home. In 2007, when the Tender Loving Empire store opened, the label set up shop there. In 2010, it moved again to its current downtown location at 412 SW 10th Ave, next to Powell’s Books.
Tender Loving Empire puts out an annual compilation of local and national music, titled Friends and Friends of Friends. The fourth volume was released November 3, 2011.
Willis Earl Beal was born on the South Side of Chicago. He would never consider it home. An odd kid, he spent a lot…Read More
Andy Shauf has announced the first dates of an upcoming US tour beginning February 6th in Seattle, WA. The tour will take him down…Read More
singer/songwriter Andy Shauf will see a US wide release of his album The Bearer of Bad News on February 3rd, 2015 via a partnership…Read More
Musée Mécanique recently announced a new LP, entitled From Shores of Sleep, to be released August 25th on Tender Loving Empire, and now they unveiled a new track from the album. Following their debut, Hold this Ghost, whose immediate melodies,Read More
From their use of modern electronic sounds and the restraint of classic bossa records, to the urgency and harmony of northern soul, Radiation City has codified seemingly disparate ideas into a sound and ethos that is at once refreshing and classicRead More