This week, CL's music feature, "Who needs a record label?," delves into the curatorial role that independent record labels play in an era when the perks of signing with a label have diminished in the wake of the Internet. Here's a roundup of 15 of our favorite local labels' greatest hits (so to speak) of the last few years, highlighting their place in the modern local music scene.
Psych Army Intergalactic: The Difference Machine - The Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference Machine
Muckman: Bodyfather - Bodyfather
No Breaks: Rapturous Grief - Rapturous Grief
SMKA: Various Artists - The Hang Out
Harsh Riddims: Various Artists - Harsh Riddims Vol. 1
CGI: Jerome - Jerome
DKA: Women's Work - Women's Work
Big Blonde: Outer Gods - Beneath the Marred and Blackened Hand
Embassy Recordings: Distal - "Tortelli's Slave"
Persistentmidnight: High Marks - An Avalanche
Mission Trips: Magicicada - Wrack with Ruin
Scavenger of Death: Various Artists - Land of Nod
Primitive Patterns: Easily Suede - Reliefs
Boris: Sadistic Ritual - Hellish Mercenary 7-inch
Army of Bad Luck: Carnivores - Second Impulse
Beck and Alabama Shakes...that's about it. I'm sure there's an unknown or two I would…
Well, this years Music Midtown sucks!
I'm pretty sure he was 19.
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring…