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Peter's "Best of 2016" list





The Suicide Commandos Deliver New Album
To Twin/Tone Records - 39 Years Late!

The Suicide Commandos

Label Forced Back Into Existence

Time Bomb

"Time Bomb" release date: May 5th, 2017

1,000 numbered vinyl records will be pressed. They will be available at select records stores, Amazon and on this web site. Pre-orders for vinyl will start on April 15th on this site. Digital downloads and streaming will be available on the release date at all the major on-line outlets. Custom burned CDs will be available from this site on May 5th as well. Read the February 28th press release for more info.


The Suicide Commandos - Twin/Tone page

order a Time Bomb

watch The Suicide Commandos-Twin/Tone YouTube playlist



The Suicide Commandos - Time Bomb - listening Party
Friday May 5th, 7-9pm - Turf Club - Clown Lounge, St Paul, MN

Commandos In-Store record signing & Acoustic Hootenanny!
Saturday May 6th, 2-4pm - Treehouse Records, Minneapolis, MN




Quick label overview...

The first project to be released on the Twin/Tone label was a nine song 7" EP (on red vinyl) by The Suburbs in April of 1978. Before 2017, the last project to be released on the Twin/Tone label was a live Suburbs CD released in November of 1994. Between 1977 and 1994, Twin/Tone Records released over 300 records. During those years we worked with over 100 bands and 11 indie labels. We helped over 25 of the bands go on to major labels.

We have licensed some of our bigger projects (The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Ween, The Jayhawks...) to Restless Records which is owned by Ryko/ Warner Brothers. Many of our titles are available via the iTunes store or as custom burned CDs. .

At this site, browse around and visit some of the musical history made by us over the past almost 40 years. Most of this site is being added to (under construction), the materials needed to place on the pages are in many cases long gone and it takes time to track them down.


Summer of 2017 notes

Besides releasing the new Commandos project, we are presently editing video tapes from two major events... placing the live performances in the Twin/Tone channel on YouTube.

- 5 days - 15 bands at the 7th Street entry taped in 1981 (with the Replacements and Husker Du)

- Marathon 80 - 2 day music festival held by the Walker Art Center in 1979





if you're interested...

T-Shirts - Hats and Coffee mugs



Twin/Tone - YouTube playlists



Live at the 7th Street Entry -1981



The Suburbs



various videos



Marathon 80 (1979)





Note: Additional videos for "live at the 7th Street Entry" and "Marathon 80" will be added all summer as they are edited and blessed by the groups.





To bands and artists: With many projects having been "out of print" for more than 20 years, we have lost contact with many of you... With us now selling custom CD's of your out of print titles, we may owe you royalties... if you haven't been contacted by us in the last year, please check in so we can update our contact information... e-mail Paul




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