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.

The Lilacs Endure new EP hits on Aug 16.

The Lilacs Endure is the first new release by Chicago PowerPop quartet, The Lilacs, in more than 25 years. Produced by indie rock legend Richard Lloyd (Television, Matthew Sweet), and recorded in Nashville at the legendary Studio 19, The Lilacs…

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New releases on the way!

Lots of great things happening at Pravda. Digital releases, physical releases, and videos are all coming. Look for releases by The Lilacs, Allen Hill, Gerald McClendon, Chamber Strings, Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Imperial Sound, and Thrift Store Halo.


Diplomats of Solid Sound new record is out!!

Pravda Records proudly presents the sixth full-length by Iowa City ambassadors of groove The Diplomats Of Solid Sound. "A Higher Place"-entirely mixed and edited at The Magic Barn in Iowa City and inspired by the sounds of the…

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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…

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Diplomats of Solid Sound w The Imperial Sound

SPACE, 1245 Dempster, Evanston IL

Diplomats of Solid Sound celebrate the release of their latest record' "A Higher Place" with their first Chicago area show in many years. Expect soul grooves , funk, and pop from the new record and their past records as well. The Imperial Sound co-headline the show with songs from "The New AM as well as their new single- June July and August.