WHO WE ARE
MTHRBORD was founded in 2021 by VILL4IN in the pursuit of releasing the most compelling up and coming underground art and music without limits.
No Genres, No Politics, No BS.
Art is subjective as is everything in life. All our energy is used to push well-deserved art and music into the world and nothing else.
Our distribution centre and studio is located in Toronto, Canada side by side an art school for kids. The main headquarters and mentality is formed in Mexico City.
Our goal is for underground / independent music and visual art to have a force and relevance amongst the powers of industry corporate labels. We believe that things can be done differently and can be more progressive compared to what is being done.
We avoid gatekeeping in every way we can.
We do not discriminate. We constantly look for different ‘internet’ music scenes online where we can help create official releases typically with pressing vinyl so they be heard amongst underground music listeners and collectors.
We do not want to take control of any scene's development and placement, we just want different scenes to be known across listeners.
In addition we believe video visual artists need more appreciation and believe VHS is the perfect format to support them. Visual art is growing with artists, techniques and styles which needs its own proper respect.
Project Partner / A&R / Videographer
Community Manager / Fulfillment
Head of Reel To Reel Department
A&R / Cinematographer
Think Tank / Early Collaborator
Writer / Poet
I'm in Europe or elsewhere and my tracking isn't working
Please check https://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking with provided tracking after it was shipped.
Are these official releases?
Yes. All of our releases are officially produced within our network, currently all vinyl are pressed in Germany.
I can't find a product that was listed before!
This website sometimes hides items that are sold out for organization purposes. If you would like to see our full catalogue of music check Discogs or our BandCamp.
How limited is XXXX release is?
Unless a number is specified on the product page, then please assume that we have chosen not to advertise the quantity at this time.
can I buy multiple copies of XXXX release?
Unless stated otherwise of course you can. In fact, please.
Which edition should I buy?
Any edition you like. The only difference is the color variant you are choosing,
Do I need to buy this so and so 'limited edition' to get the extra items?
Generally all editions contain the same extra items.
Who masters the audio for your releases?
We are fortunate enough to have our own mastering studio and engineers in Toronto so we usually capture and master the audio ourselves. On some occasions we outsource the work to other professional mastering engineers and it will be stated on the product page.
What's the best way to find out about your new releases?
Please join our mailing list located on the home page. You can also follow our page on Facebook and Instagram.
Do you offer digital downloads with your releases?
You can actually generate FREE download bandcamp codes by visiting https://www.mthrbord.com/album-code-generator/ . No purchase necessary.
Some albums do not contain download codes because they are from other labels and / or from partners in small certain circumstances.
Do your releases come in shrink wrap?
In almost all cases they do not, we ship all records outside of their jackets to prevent damages from happening. On very rare occasions they come in shrink wrap but will be stated on the product page.
What speed are your records?
In almost all cases they run at 33.3rpm unless stated otherwise on the label of the vinyl.
What payment methods do you accept?
Currently only PayPal which in turn also accepts most forms of credit cards.
Do you do pre-orders?
Sometimes we take pre-orders for our releases (but not all the time). In these cases, the lacquer has already been cut to speed up the process.
How long will it take for my order to ship?
We use a reshipper to lower shipping costs. Generally speaking it can take 2-3 weeks to arrive in Canada and United States. In many cases it takes longer to arrive overseas, please email us if you need tracking information.
Do you ship worldwide?
Why do I have to enter my phone number during checkout?
Your phone number is important in case your local postal service has any problems finding your address.
Where will my order ship from?
All orders will ship from USA.
What kind of mailers do you use?
Might Music Mailers and Whiplash.
How will I know when my order has shipped?
You will receive a shipping confirmation email.
Are your orders tracked?
Yes most of them are and you are also able to choose from shipping methods. Basic media mail orders for US are tracked.
Where is my tracking number?
You will receive a tracking number on your email after we ship your item. At times the tracking link doesn't work on the email so please check https://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking and other relevant websites.
How long will it take for my order to ship?
Unless otherwise stated on the product page, all orders usually ship within 1 week. Pre-order items are excluded from this, of course.
Can you remove the record(s) from the outer sleeve to avoid seam splits during shipping? Also, what's a seam split?
We do this automatically.
My records have damages. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP.
How long do I have to report a damaged record?
Please report it asap by emailing email@example.com and be considerate, if its been over half a year we won't be able to help you.
What about customs/import charges?
For international orders, please be aware that you will be responsible for any customs/import charges incurred by your package.
I live in the US and it's been a couple of days. My package should be here, right?
Please be patient and make sure its not a pre-order in which case it can take longer. if it's been awhile send us a email.
My order still hasn't arrived. What should I do?
Please wait until a reasonable amount of time has passed and then get in touch with us.
My order was returned to you. What are my options?
*updated as of Oct 2022* If for any reason your parcel is returned to us (due to an incorrect shipping address, or you failed to collect it from your post office) then we will be happy to resend it if we get it back. However you will have to cover the costs of re-shipping it.
Artists / Labels / Record Stores
Are you accepting demos?
We are currently not accepting demos because our schedule is filled.
I am a Label and am interested in selling our records on MTHRBORD
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your label and other details, we may be interested.
I run a record store and would like to sell your products
We provide distribution to small record shops. We want to keep distribution to a minimum (avoiding large chain-stores entirely) but if you run a small independent shops we are happy to work with you. Email us at email@example.com with information about your store including social media info, etc.
We do NOT want to work with people who just resell on eBay and Discogs. Ensure that we do in-depth searches to prevent this.