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Slothtrop Music was founded in 1995 to promote and nurture independent musicians. By all accounts we've succeeded. Since then we've expanded to four divisions (Records, Publishing, Management & Consulting) and helped hundreds of artists while at the same time putting out some pretty great music. Take a look around, we're sure you'll find something you'll love!

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Jeff German – 12 Fret Nights

Slothtrop Records is pleased to announce their latest release “12 Fret Nights” from blue collar americana artist Jeff German. This is German's third release with Slothtrop, but his first as a true solo artist. Jeff left his long time backing band the Blankety Blanks on the sideline and sequestered himself with some the Midwest's best sidemen. The results can be summed up in one word – LOUD. Much more Neil Young then Neil Diamond and at least two parts Crazy Horse to one part Big Star, “12 Fret Nights” finds Jeff in a career sweet spot, showing younger artists where they should be headed by lighting the way.

Mike June – Poor Man's Bible

The term Poor Man's Bible has come to describe works of art which either individually or collectively illustrate the teachings of the Bible for a largely illiterate population. Mike June's latest release has the same effect, illuminating the heart and soul of the workingman. Relentlessly touring while staying true to his "door to door salesman" ethic, June carries on the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs as a modern day troubadour. Two Parts Springsteen and one part Joe Strummer, Mike June is blazing a trail through Americana's Mann Gulch. We LOVE this record and know you will too.

The Please Please Me – Volume 2

“Come out, come out on the edge…” those are the words that begin the newest release from Austin based band The Please Please Me. It’s an invitation to climb into the microcosm created by this up-and-coming electro pop act. Filled with a heady mixture of affliction and joy Volume 2 finds the group poised to step outside of the indie rock box, exploring corners and crevices rarely plumbed in today’s music scene.