Tender Loving Empire


Record Label


Tender Loving Empire is an indie label out of Portland, Oregon. We started this crazy train up in 2006 and by some sort of miracle are still here in 2022! Whoa. In the intervening decade and a half, we've had the pleasure of working with dozens of amazing artists with something to say including The Shivas, Typhoon, Andy Shauf, Y La Bamba, Magic Sword, Radiation City, Slow Corpse, Willis Earl Beal, Dave Depper, Sisters, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Vita and the Woolf, Finn Riggins and many others. At the same time we've managed to work with over 800 different handmade artists, selling their wares at our 6 retail stores here in Portland. We also have a fledgling kids music label Brave New People as well as work closely with the rad PDX based hip-hop label Eryst.... In the end, we aren't as popular as Sub Pop, nor as cool as Kill Rock Stars but we are stoked to be making indie music in the Pacific Northwest and working with rad artists we believe in. Come say hi next time you're in Portland!


Jared Mees

Record Label
Aaron Meola
Record Label Manager

Andrew Sloan

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