Episode 36: When Labels Matter

Here’s our new episode, and many thanks to Party Damage Records co-founder Ben Hubbird for joining us on the show! You can listen above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • Record labels
  • What is the purpose of a record label?
  • What labels have become synonymous with a certain aesthetic, or a certain level of quality?
  • How can a label nurture an artist, and push them forward as musicians?
  • What are labels good for anymore, in an age when bands can self-release music?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Joe Haege
  • Vin Blanc/White Wine
  • Your Rival
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Larry Willis
  • Dissy Gillespie
  • Louie Armstrong
  • Lovefoxxx / CSS
  • !!!
  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor / Dandy Warhols
  • Pharmakon
  • Swans
  • Geoff Rickly / Thursday
  • Natasha Kmeto
  • Squarepusher
  • Y La Bamba
  • Grant-Lee Philips
  • John Prine
  • Drake
  • Miguel
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Foster the People
  • Fun
  • John Cage
  • Kanye West
  • Lil’ Wayne
  • RZA / Wu Tang Clan
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Omega
  • Nina Simone
  • TNGHT
  • Nurse With Wound
  • Nick Lowe
  • The Wild Ones
  • The Beatles
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Wilco
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Neil Young
  • David Byrne / Talking Heads
  • Eric Victorino / Strata
  • Daft Punk
  • Boards of Canada
  • Aphex Twin
  • Rodriguez
  • Darondo
  • The Bats
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Superchunk
  • Arcade Fire
  • Macklemore
  • Lumineers
  • Mark Eitzel / American Music Club
  • Levon Helm
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