After a quiet 2010 where the label took a hiatus from releasing new material, Misra, the label that first played home to Destroyer, Shearwater and Phosphorescent and others, will relaunch under new management. To commemorate this, the artists under the label have curated a compilation that can be downloaded from the website for the low price of free. All tracks were chosen by Misra artists from their prestigious canon of music from the past decade.
After one of the label managers left to form Dead Oceans, the rest of the business was left scrambling to figure out what to do. However, it has now been put under management of its own artist and partner Leo DeLuca, drummer for the folk-rock band Southeast Engine. The label will now be operated from Durham, North Carolina and distributed by Chicago based label, Bloodshot Records. DeLuca’s own Southeast Engine will be the first release of this upcoming year on May 3 with its forthcoming album, Canary. According to the website, a survey group informed the label that it would be finally balanced monetarily in about “three to two hundred years.” However, for Misra, “the risk is worth it.”