Welcome to Pravda Records, one of Chicago's longest running independent record labels. Releasing a diverse catalog of music since 1984, Pravda Records has established itself around the world as an eclectic and refreshing source for hard to find bands and artists that create unique and experimental sounds. Enjoy.

RIP Andre Williams 

We are extremely saddened to report that our beloved artist Andre Williams passed away Sunday March 17, 2019. He was 82 years old. Andre was a major force in Chicago, Detroit, and the entire world of soul, rock , garage, and every other genre he ventured in. He worked with everybody, saw it all and had a presence that was hard to describe. He will be missed, but thankfully, his music lives on. His last recording on Pravda is appropriately titled "Don't Ever Give Up".


Order "The New AM" by The Imperial Sound now on Gatefold LP, CD, or digital download!  

You can pre-order the stunning debut by The Imperial Sound now and we will ship out to you in advance of the Aug 31 release date. "The New AM" is available on CD, Gatefold LP and digital download format. All Cd orders and LP orders include a free download. Order now at special pre-rellease prices and you'll also receive a free magnet and sticker, while supplies last! Go to our store or latest releases to order. It's that easy!

The Imperial Sound PledgeMusic campaign for "The New AM"  

The Imperial Sound PledgeMusic campaign is almost over, but you still have time to be a part of this debut record and pick up some rare and fantastic items in the Imperial Sound store. Signed lyric sheets, drum heads, dinner with the band, home concerts and more are available. Click here to check it out! 

Imperial Sound Pledgemusic campaign

New releases coming soon in 2018! 

New releases in the works and coming soon from Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Imperial Sound, Sunshine Boys, Renaldo Domino, Thrift Store Halo, and The New Duncan Imperials. Watch for these soon!

Renaldo Domino releases first single in over 30 years!  

Renaldo Domino, one of Chicago's unsung heroes of soul music, has teamed up with The Imperial Sound to release 2 soulful songs featuring the rich sweet vocals of Renaldo Domino. He hasn't missed a beat since his early days on Twinight Records and look for Renaldo to start touring again and release a full length album in 2018. For now check out these latest tracks on a multicolored 180 gram vinyl single.

Andre Williams' "Don't Ever Give Up" is out! 

Andre Williams does not need an introduction anymore. At age 80, his career has taken him around the world and back, spanning over 60 years with more ups and downs than most people would not survive. Andre is a true survivor who continues to tour the world, write songs, write books, and generally entertain anyone sitting next to him with his stories and charisma. With this 12 song LP, Andre has teamed up with some of the finest NewOrleans musicians to assemble a collection of songs that reflect his current mind-set and attitude. One part rock, one part R&B, and one part Andre Williams- having fun and doing his thing! This is a soulful record, a serious record and a reflective record of an icon still at work as a world-class entertainer. Cd and digital is available now. limited edition purple vinyl comes out in March. Get it on our site today or on iTunes

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