See Korda’s Brian Tighe and Allison LaBonne play at “An Evening with Friends”

 January 24 Evening With Friends is hosted by Jonathan Sunde from The Daredevil Christopher Wright.  I have no doubt that it’s going to be another beautiful music night.
Each EVENING WITH FRIENDS is hosted by a musician that then hand-selects other songwriters + friends to join them for the evening. All musicians start the night on stage together, taking turns playing songs, and the evening ends with a solo set from the host. These nights are amazing for being introduced to new artists, watching collaboration between musicians, and being part of something truly unique.
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Songwriters on the bill:
Jonathan Sunde (The Daredevil Christopher Wright)
Peter Miller (We Are The Willows)
Shane Leonard (Kalispell / Field Report)
Brian Tighe  (The Owls / The Starfolk)
Allison LaBonne (The Starfolk / Typsy Panthre)TICKETS // // Thursday, January 24, 2013
TIME // 7 pm
CASH // 10 bucks
LOCATION // LIVE LETTERS loft. (address is emailed to you after ticket purchase)Wait, I don’t get it. How does this work?
LIVE LETTERS hosts small concerts in a private loft in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. Because it’s a private residence we only provide the address to ticket buyers. We know it’s a little strange to buy a ticket to a stranger’s living room, but we promise that we’re not that strange and that the unique live music experience is beyond worth it. If you have any questions at all or want more information please feel free to email Sara at

Request Korda Artists on 89.3 The Current

We are so happy that 89.3 The Current has been playing tracks from all Korda artists.  If you’d take a moment to request a song from one or all of our artists, we’d be thrilled!  Suggestions:  “Blow My Mind” by The Ocean Blue; “From Above” by The Starfolk, “Would You Be There” by Jim Ruiz Set,  “Albina” by Typsy Panthre.

Korda Records Showcase Sat. Jan. 12 at 7th St Entry

First chance ever to see all the Korda artists in one night:  Jim Ruiz Set, The Ocean Blue, The Starfolk and Typsy Panthre.   Come early for Typsy Panthre, their first live show ever.  Stay on for The Starfolk, a rare local performance by The Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Set’s CD release show, and after party hosted by 89.3 The Current’s DJ Jake Rudh!

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Set Times:

8:15 pm  Typsy Panthre

9:00 pm The Starfolk

10:00 pm The Ocean Blue

11:00 pm Jim Ruiz Set

12:00 pm DJ Jake Rudh


City Pages Feature on Korda Records

Star/Tribune feature on Jim Ruiz Set


The Starfolk “From Above” new music video


Jim Ruiz Set “Allison” Song of the Day on 89.3 The Current

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Korda Records Showcase, 7th St Entry, Sat Jan 12!

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Our hearts are all a-flutter about the Korda Records Showcase at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Saturday Jan 12th.

Join us for a festive night filled with performances by all Korda artists: The Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Set, The Starfolk, Typsy Panthre--plus a special Transmission after-party to follow live performances by the Current's Jake Rudh.

Korda Records issued three exciting releases in fall 2012: Typsy Panthre - Typsy Panthre, Jim Ruiz Set - Mount Curve Avenue, and Korda Artists - Korda Kompilation. More excitement ahead--first full length in a decade by The Ocean Blue, and debut LP by The Starfolk both coming in early 2013. The Korda Showcase is our chance to celebrate all these good things with you!  

We'll have Jim Ruiz Set CDs hot off the press (--it's their CD release show!), a rare local performance by The Ocean Blue, the first-ever live performance by Typsy Panthre, and download cards from The Starfolk containing a sneak preview of their April 23rd 2013 debut full length.

Korda Records is a Minneapolis based record label cooperative launched in 2012 by Allison LaBonne (The Starfolk, Typsy Panthre, The Owls), David Schelzel (The Ocean Blue), Brian Tighe (The Starfolk, The Hang Ups, The Owls), and the Legendary Jim Ruiz (Jim Ruiz Set). Korda (n. Swedish chord) is comprised of a close knit group of friends who love each others' music, and want to help each others' music reach more people who will love it too.

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current.

Purchase tickets here.
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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!


Typsy Panthre releases lovely music video for “Hal”

This pretty little video is the charming companion to Typsy Panthre’s dreamy acoustic ditty “Hal.”  It is a stop frame animation starring Farrah Briest. Buy the song or the full album at Bandcamp, iTunes , or Amazon.  CDs available online at CD Baby and in Minneapolis stores at Roadrunner, Electric Fetus, and Treehouse.  Sit back and enjoy a cup of tea!



Typsy Panthre Debut LP now available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby

Korda 001 Typsy Panthre is out!  Buy through Bandcamp for the best download price and the choice of higher quality sound files.  Downloads also available at iTunes and Amazon.  CDs available online at CD Baby and in Minneapolis stores at Roadrunner, Electric Fetus, and Treehouse.

Check out a super review of Typsy Panthre by Jon Hunt.

The track “Albina” was featured on The Local Show 89.3 on Sunday.  Get Typsy Panthre more spins by requesting here.

Glorious cd artwork below.  We hope you enjoy Korda 001.  Share the news!


Typsy Panthre releases “Hitch-Hiker” Music Video directed by Philip Harder

Robots.  Lasers.  60’s clothes.  16mm Bolex deliciousness.  Need we say more?
Typsy Panthre’s debut full length is out Oct 23 on Korda Records!

Directed by Philip Harder.  Visual Effects by John Chadbourn.  Color correction by Sue Lakso / Crash + Sue’s.  Make Up / Wardrobe by Isabelle Harder.  Thanks to Dan Jagunich /Jagged Edge / Edge Studios, Mark Wojohn, Lula Vintage Wear, and Blacklist Vintage.