For this week’s record label feature, Jake Saunders of Ramp Local joins us to chat about the label’s unique origin, and to dive into some of the fascinating stories behind its artists and releases. We also touch on the effects of streaming on the music industry (this article by Liz Pelly gets referenced) and the challenges and issues that a young indie label encounters.
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
#StopAsianHate! Do we need to say more? Yes, we do—with music & resources. | read