5 Things That Make Us Happy

5 Things That Make Us Happy

December 12, 2017

Feel the feels! Share the cuteness! We've got 5 things that make us happy and will likely make you happy too. Check 'em out!!!!

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We Love This: Ural Thomas & the Pain and a Slipmat for your Turntable

We Love This: Ural Thomas & the Pain and a Slipmat for your Turntable

November 29, 2017

This month we've got a very special Christmas song from Ural Thomas & the Pain, and your choice of free TLE slipmat for your turntable with every music purchase. Check it out!

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Holiday Helper Gift Giveaway!

Holiday Helper Gift Giveaway!

November 21, 2017

Everybody can use a little help during the holidays. Through Monday, 11/27, we'll add a full loaded kit of holiday supplies (including gift tags, cards and more) to qualified orders. Read all about it!

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Own a piece of TLE history. Get TEN.

Own a piece of TLE history. Get TEN.

November 03, 2017

To celebrate ten years of sharing the music we love, we've created TEN, a limited edition gold and white splatter vinyl 12", featuring greatest hits, rarities, and music never before released on vinyl from the TLE vaults. Get your piece of TLE history before it's gone!

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Greetings from SISTERS!

Greetings from SISTERS!

October 11, 2017

Watch what happens when SISTERS find themselves in Sisters, Oregon, and stream their new album Wait Don't Wait.

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We Love This: Kelli Schaefer and a Knife

We Love This: Kelli Schaefer and a Knife

October 05, 2017

Each month, we pick one cool thing and one free music download and email all our fans. We call it WE LOVE THIS because it's stuff we truly do. This month we've got a a track from Kelli Schafer and an item she picked out herself.

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Welcome Andrea Gibson

Welcome Andrea Gibson

September 29, 2017

Tender Loving Empire is incredibly proud to announce the newest addition to our record label family—the poet Andrea Gibson. 

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And the Winner Is...

And the Winner Is...

September 15, 2017

We love Portland, and apparently you do too! We were blown away by the response to our Win a Trip to Portland Sweepstakes, and now we're ready to announce the winners to the world.

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We Love This: SLOW CORPSE + Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe

We Love This: SLOW CORPSE + Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe

September 14, 2017

This month's WE LOVE THIS features one cool thing and one free music download, both inspired by the awesome Kendrick Lamar. Check them both out, and get an MP3 to add to your collection of our free download series.

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An Apology

An Apology

August 23, 2017

Tender Loving Empire’s record label would like to acknowledge and apologize to The Domestics and to anyone who was impacted or offended by a recent viral marketing attempt. 

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Wait Don't Wait

Wait Don't Wait

August 01, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the newest members of the Tender Loving Empire musical family—SISTERS! Their new album is entitled Wait Don't Wait and comes out on 10/13. Stream the single "Heart Beats" now.

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We Love This: Astro Tan + The Bonsai Tree Kit

We Love This: Astro Tan + The Bonsai Tree Kit

July 12, 2017

Each month we pick one cool thing and one free music download and email all our fans. This month it's a DIY bonsai kit, and a track from Astro Tan.

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Submit to Friends & Friends of Friends Vol. 10

Submit to Friends & Friends of Friends Vol. 10

May 30, 2017

Friends & Friends of Friends is our annual 2-disc music compilation of songs we dig. This year will be out tenth! Would you like to be on it? We're now accepting submissions, but only through June 30th, 2017, so send us your song soon!

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We Love This: MINDEN + Best Vibes

We Love This: MINDEN + Best Vibes

May 24, 2017

Two things we love at moment: One cool thing, one free music download. This month it's a very friendly enamel pin from ARTjaden, and the MP3 single "Sheila" from Minden.

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Win a Trip to Portland! (For you or a loved one)

Win a Trip to Portland! (For you or a loved one)

May 19, 2017

Enter our Win a Trip to Portland Sweepstakes! Two round trip tickets from anywhere in the continental U.S., three nights at Sentinel Hotel, and lots more.

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Design Week Portland & TLE

Design Week Portland & TLE

March 13, 2017

Join us Monday, April 24 for our Design Week Portland panel: Branding in the Handmade Marketplace: How & Why to Tell Your Story.

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Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique

March 10, 2017

Before becoming a member of Death Cab for Cutie, Dave Depper worked with a number of Northwest bands, including Menomena, Corin Tucker, and Laura Gibson. Tender Loving Empire is thrilled to present his new solo album, Emotional Freedom Technique.

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Life is Long

Life is Long

January 26, 2017

Jared Mees' fourth album Life is Long is available, and you can order now on vinyl, CD, digital download, iTunes, and everywhere fine music is sold! Check it out and listen to the singles "Life is Long," "Echo Chamber," and "Signal Fire" here.

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A New Year's message (and song) from Jared and Brianne

A New Year's message (and song) from Jared and Brianne

January 01, 2017

To celebrate 2017 we're sharing a new song from Jared Mees called "This is Your Year." It's a song about seizing opportunities, accepting ourselves as we are and believing in our power to change our lives for the better. 

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7 Things You'll Miss When You Leave Portland for LA

7 Things You'll Miss When You Leave Portland for LA

December 13, 2016

Moving to Los Angeles. Seems like everybody's doing it. What's the attraction? Didn't we treat you good? Why leave our idyllic timber wonderland for the siren call of tinsel town? Former Tender Loving Empire designer and visionary Andrew Sloan has made the change, and also made us a list of the things he misses.

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5 Albums for the Music Lovers in Your Life

5 Albums for the Music Lovers in Your Life

December 06, 2016

As TLE's Music + Events Manager, Rachel Milbauer spends her days listening to EVERYTHING local and talking to customers about it in our stores. She's put together a list of some of the best music you can give this holiday season.



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7 Offensive Holiday Cards

7 Offensive Holiday Cards

December 01, 2016

The holidays can bring out the extremes in us all—from goodness and compassion to sheer excruciating freak out. Never fear! TLE's own Nicki Yowell loves the freak out, and has put together a list of offensive holiday cards that should definitely take the edge off.

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5 Tips for Successful Jewelry Gifting

5 Tips for Successful Jewelry Gifting

November 22, 2016

Ashley Vaughan buys a lot of jewelry. Not only is she the lead buyer for Tender Loving Empire, but she's spent her share of time in the jewelry aisle helping out people just like you. Here are her top 5 tips for how to buy jewelry for someone if you don't know anything about wearing jewelry. 

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Winter Formal — Dec. 17

Winter Formal — Dec. 17

November 14, 2016

If you're in Portland this December 17th, we'd love you to attend our annual Winter Formal. Come dressed up and prepare to get down with Rap Class and Maarquii, then fully lose your mind to the Cumbia explosion of Orquestra Pacifico Tropical. Tickets here.

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