We invite you to enjoy our first KORDA KOMPILATION available here. This 8 song CD and digital sampler features new album cuts and rare unreleased tracks from Jim Ruiz Set and Typsy Panthre; plus exclusive sneak previews from long awaited forthcoming albums by The Ocean Blue and The Starfolk. Presenting exciting new work from every Korda Artist, Korda Kompilation is the perfect introduction to Korda Records!



Korda Records Showcase!

The first annual Korda Records Showcase in Minneapolis will feature performances by all of the Korda Records Artists (Typsy Panthre, The Starfolk, The Ocean Blue, and Jim Ruiz Set) and conclude with a fabulous afterparty by dj Jake Rudh, celebrating the new label and the music made and loved by the Korda Artists. Get tickets while you can!


Jim Ruiz Set and The Starfolk at The Chapel in Northfield Saturday 11/10

This special show at The Chapel will be a sneak preview of Jim Ruiz Set and The Starfolk’s London/ Amsterdam line ups.  Allison and Brian from The Starfolk will back up Jim and Emily for Jim Ruiz Set, and Jim and Emily will back up Brian and Allison for The Starfolk.  Don’t miss this Korda teamwork in action!

Jim Ruiz Set’s latest Mount Curve Avenue is out and getting great reviews.  The Starfolk are currently completing their debut full length; due out 2/15/13.  Follow @KordaRecords on Twitter or like Korda Records on Facebook to stay posted.

Korda 002 Jim Ruiz Set’s Mount Curve Avenue is out!

The fourteen year wait is over!  Mount Curve Avenue is now available on bandcamp, with iTunes and Amazon soon to follow.  Great reviews are sailing in from Sweden, France, and Brooklyn.

“Like his classic 1995 LP O Brother Where Art Thou? and Sniff, the new album, produced by The Orange Peels’ Alan Clapp, owes much to ’60s pop and jazz, and ’80s UK acts like Everything But the Girl, The Monochrome Set and The Jazz Butcher (whose Max Eider plays a stellar solo on ‘Neo Acoustic Ambassador’). All of which is filtered through Ruiz’s funny, romantic, world-weary lyrics. It’s a charmer of an album and an extremely welcome return.” -Dominick Mastrangalo

The track “Would You Be There” was featured on The Local Show 89.3 on Sunday.  Get Jim Ruiz Set more spins by requesting here.

We hope you enjoy Korda 002 Mount Curve Avenue; a joint release with Mystery Lawn Music.  Share the news!

Jim Ruiz Set new album out Oct 25 on Korda Records

Jim Ruiz Set’s new album Mount Curve Avenue available 10/25/12 on Korda Records and Mystery Lawn marks the first release in 14 years by the legendary Jim Ruiz!

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Now operating under the name Jim Ruiz Set with Emily Ruiz on drums and Charlotte Crabtree on bass; the band has been hard at work on this stellar 14 song opus, recorded during a week-long charmed sojourn in a stately ivy covered mansion on Mount Curve Avenue in Minneapolis.

The album could not have been completed without a little help from a lot of their friends: Allen Clapp, Allison LaBonne, Brian Tighe, Mike Crabtree, Peter Anderson, Peter Robelia, Jim Ouska, David Salmela, David Hamilton, David Schelzel, and Max Eider.   This poignant, witty, devastating and loving collection of jazz infused pop songs will melt your neo-acoustic heart.


Get ready, get set, get Jim Ruiz Set, Live in LA!

Korda Records’ own Jim Ruiz Set will be joining a dazzling West Coast line up for chickfactor 2012: for the love of pop! los angeles , co-starring stevie jackson + lilys + kim baxter.  Jim will be reunited with his long lost marimba player, Kim Anderson for this special show.  Come one, come all, come help chickfactor celebrate its brilliant 20th year!

thursday, september 20 at the bootleg theater, los angeles

doors 8:30, showtime 9pm.  $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

get tickets here!