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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Find a New Favorite with the Radio Topo Mixtape Series

In August this past year, we started a mixtape series called Radio Topo, since releasing eleven mixtapes. These mixes are produced by staff members or other collaborators, often centered around […]

December 5, 2021 | Blog

Get to Know Powers / Rolin Duo & Equipment Pointed Ankh

Tonight at 8pm, we are thrilled to have Powers / Rolin Duo and Equipment Pointed Ankh performing live at Torn Light Records! For this week’s blog entry, read more about […]

November 27, 2021 | Blog

Sissy Spacek: Transcending Noise

When Sissy Spacek’s recent release on Torn Light Records, Gong, was made available to customers here at Torn Light earlier this year, the tapes sold out SO fast, speaking to […]

November 21, 2021 | Blog

Highlighting the Avant-Garde at New Music Circle

Torn Light actively seeks stocking, distributing, and releasing current experimental and avant-garde music, as well as essentials from the past. Many of the artists we stock have shared their art […]

November 14, 2021 | Blog

Krautrock: Germany’s Post-War Sound from the Cosmic to the Minimal

In the aftermath of World War II, young German artists joined their desire for musical experimentation with cutting edge synthesizers and pursued a new legacy for German music. Krautrock is […]

November 7, 2021 | Blog

“The Entire World of Sound” with Folkways Records

Between the folk music of North America and international sections of our shop, we have a section dedicated to Folkways Records, a historically and culturally significant record label.  Smithsonian Folkways […]

October 31, 2021 | Blog

Explore Cincinnati’s Garage, Psych, & Pop History with “Lonely Avenue”

If you have been in the shop within the past few weeks, you may have heard a piece of Jon Lorenz’s compilation, “Lonely Avenue: Select Cuts from Cincinnati’s Psych, Garage, […]

October 24, 2021 | Blog

The History of Indian Records Inc.

In 1964, Indian Records Inc. was founded by Oscar Humphrey in Watonga, Oklahoma. The business actually began as a shop called Cheyenne Indian Supplies, which sold various Native American supplies, […]

October 17, 2021 | Blog

Justin’s 30 Halloween Season Deep Dives

Last year on the Torn Light website I made a list of 10 movies that I felt were essential watching for the Halloween season, and this year I’ve tripled the […]

October 5, 2021 | Blog

Radio Topo Mix Tapes Archive

Limited mixtape series done on recycled cassettes.

September 29, 2021 | Blog