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January 6, 2009
Ten year anniversary& MP3s for sale!

TFT is celebrating the ten year anniversary of our first release (Forstella Ford's Relics of an Unseen Life). It's hard to believe it's been ten years, and here's to ten more!

Our entire catalog is now available digitally through our own website! All our digital tracks are 320kbps and buying from us directly supports the label and our artists directly, instead of dealing with the evil empires of iTunes and Amazon :) So use some of your Christmas money and buy some amazing music!

To buy a record, got to any band page and the store is located in the left margin of the page! Or, go to http://tftrecords.peekok.com to get instant access to our entire catalog.

Stay tuned for new happenings!

February 25, 2007
Six By Seven& Echoboy!

What can we say, we're bad-ass! Can you believe it, on February 27th we have two new releases by some amazing bands that we've admired and rocked out to as fans: British shoegazers Six By Seven and rock/electronic pioneer Echoboy. Run out to your favorite record store and pick them up! You'll be able to find both records in listening stations at these stores during the month of March.

We've also got some amazing records lined up for the next few months -- check this space soon for more updates. We're absolutely elated at the amazing bands we're working with in 2007! Stay tuned for a new website as well, and more regular updates from us!


April 29, 2005
New Order promotes Run Run Run (kind of)!

Run Run Run's very own Phil Cunningham left the RunX3 boys to join as an official member of New Order some time ago, and is back in the states touring with the electronic-rock superstars! New Order performed live on the Jimmy Kimmell show, and guitarist Phil Cunningham was wearing a Run Run Run t-shirt. Very cool! Phil's an amazing guitarist and has played in the Manchester, England band Marion prior to Run Run Run and New Order. How cool is that! Thanks Phil!

April 28, 2005
The First Time Records signs Six By Seven!

We are ecstatic to announce the signing of British space-cum-indie rockers Six.By Seven. The band will be releasing their fourth studio album, aptly entitled 04, through The First Time Records. The band has been receiving heaping praise for the last eight years, and 04 has carried on the tradition by quickly garnering rave reviews from the NME, Q Magazine, The Independent (London), and others. Hopefully we'll see the boys touring stateside in the very near future!

We've also decided to continue the sale on our back-catalog, including records from Forstella Ford, Kevlar (KVLR), Cobolt, and Aina. You can order any of these records for $3.50, which includes shipping for US Orders only. If you are ordering from outside the US, please add $5 for the first record, and $3 for any additional record.

April 2, 2005
Mark Gardener news - Finishing the new album

For those of you not keeping track, Mark Gardener (frontman for the seminal shoegazing band, RIDE), is currently holed up somewhere in New York mixing tracks for his latest album with Bill Racine. There will be more concrete news about the album release once the record is finished.

In related RIDE news, it's good to see Andy Bell's songwriting talents being properly used in Oasis - he has written a couple of tracks on their forthcoming album.

December 16, 2004
Happy Holidays from The First Time Records

It's been a quiet year in TFT land, but we've got an amazing 2005 in store.  We'll be unveiling a brand new lineup of artists and will be releasing some of our best records to-date.  Have a great holiday season and a safe new year, and tune in next year.  Our back-catalog sale will remain in effect, as the response has been overwhelming.  Again, we're offering our first four albums by Forstella Ford, Kevlar (KVLR), Cobolt, and Aina for $3.50 each for US and Canada orders only.  If you are overseas, add an additional $5 for the first record and $3 for each record thereafter.

For those of you keeping track, Run Run Run have recently had some great shows with Hope of the States and Frausdots, and we hear they are working on their full length follow up to the amazing Drizzle EP.

June 17, 2004

We are having a sale on some of our amazing back-catalog! We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to hear some of our proudest moments, which includes music and albums by Forstella Ford, Kevlar (KVLR), Cobolt, and Aina. You can order any of these records for $3.50, which includes shipping for US Orders! We'll also throw in some free swag with each order.

After a few brilliant shows with Stellastar*, Run Run Run is currently set to play some shows this month and next down in Los Angeles.  See the tour dates section for venues.

Big-ups to the Detroit Pistons!!

May 1, 2004
Tour - Run Run Run on tour with Division of Laura Lee& The Catheters!

Los Angeles rockers and our prize-fighters, Run Run Run are on tour with Division of Laura Lee (Epitaph Records) and The Catheters (Sub Pop) during the month of May.  Check out the tour dates!  Run Run Run is a band you must experience live.  If you haven't already, go out and buy Run Run Run's Drizzle and pick up Division Of Laura Lee's spectacular new record while you're at it.

Run Run Run is also featured in the new issue of Under The Radar Magazine.  Check it out!  Under The Radar is one of our favorite mags that cover the most exciting new music.

February 12, 2004
Happy New Year, Run Run Run& Ride

We hope everyone had a great new year; we sure did.  For those of you that have been living under a rock, Run Run Run's debut double CD/Video entitled Drizzle is out now, and has the band working like crazy.  Upcoming shows with The Zombies, The Psychedelic Furs, the KCRW SxSW showcase in Austin, and others on the way.  The record is also being played on such great stations as KEXP, WERS, and others!  Call your local college station and tell them to play it!!  Nic Harcourt from KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic has also been playing the record quite regularly, so give him a call and tell him how amazing his show is!

Ride's BBC album, entitled Waves, is currently in the CMJ charts and many, many amazing stations are playing it!  It's currently at #51 in the CMJ Top 200 and #44 in the Core charts.  Big ups to everyone playing the record.

February 10, 2004
Press - The reviews are in on Ride and Run Run Run

Run Run Run's Drizzle and Ride's Waves, are currently getting some great reviews, with more to come.  Check out reviews from The Orlando Weekly (Run Run Run), Entertainment Today (Ride), The Big Takeover (Ride), Modern Fix (Ride), Life In A Bungalow (Ride), and Long Island Entertainment (Ride).

December 4, 2003
The First Time Records dot com [tftrecords.com]

Welcome to the new website, designed by the wonderful people at Urban Delicious. Please take a look around! We've got a radio player (coming soon) where you can hear tracks from all of our current releases, a mailing list where you can sign up for e-mail updates, US Postal Service updates (postcards, buttons, stickers, etc), and you can also sign up to be one of our street team reps!

December 1, 2003
New Signing - Run Run Run

We are proud to announce the signing of the LA based shoegazer, garage, dreampop quartet, Run Run Run.  Their debut, Drizzle, is an over-achieving effort of swirling guitars, incredibly melodic and dynamic songwriting, with a punk heart.  Imagine Spacemen 3 meeting Ride and Swervedriver at Lou Reed's house for...well, you get it.  Look out for the debut Drizzle as well as extensive touring in 2004.

November 8, 2003
Press - Drugstore

The new Drugstore album, Songs For The Jet Set & Collector Number One, is featured as one of the most notable release of the last three months in the new issue of Under The Radar Magazine!  Read the review.  For those of you that don't know, Under The Radar is one of the best, uncompromising indie music magazines around.  For more info, check out www.undertheradarmag.com.

October 9, 2003
Press - Run Run Run

Run Run Run, is featured as the lead buzz band in today's issue of the Los Angeles Times!  Read the review.

October 7, 2003
New Release - Ride - Waves

Today marks the release of Waves, a Ride BBC collection. Waves is a seventeen song BBC collection featuring songs from the Peel, Radcliffe, and Goodier sessions between the years of 1990 through 1994. Ride were shoegazing pioneers, at the forefront of the genre, and one of the most electrifying lives bands on the planet! See where bands like Interpol, Supergrass, Coldplay, BRMC, Radiohead, and many others got their inspiration.