Archive | Labrador

Imaginary Playlist: The Features {brash}, Lutes and Liars {comforting}, Amanda Mair {Swedish}

Looking through my playlist, there are three songs that have bubbled up in the last week that I wanted to share with you, in case, your itunes is like mine and they fell in the cracks when they first hit the record store racks. The Features – "Rambo" The Features have long been a favorite […]

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New Radio Dept album, limited edition vinyl, and a giveaway that makes me jump for joy

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQxilcFCH9I] It’s been four years since the last Radio Dept album (a statistic that no one–especially you, me and the band–are pleased with), but thankfully the band has made sure the wait is worth it. The result is Clinging to a Scheme, an album that has been greeted with a flurry of hipster’s jumping up […]

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Best news of the day: The Mary Onettes are coming to Seattle on April 25 {and we've got tickets to giveaway}

I have the major hots for just about anything with the Labrador Records stamp. Although I can’t verbalize it as well as Steve Thornton, imaginary staffer who objectively and positively swooned over the comprehensive Labrador compilation, Labrador 100 – A Complete History Of Popular Music, in 2007, the label’s decade plus of solid releases has […]

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The Mary Onettes

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The Mary Onettes should find Doc Brown and go back to 1985. On their Myspace page, they proudly list “mostly songs from the eighties” as their only influences.  But the distinction that should be made for The Mary Onettes is that it doesn’t even sound like they’re copying any of the old bands.  It sounds […]

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Another reason the Swedes Rule: Club 8

Today I think we've all earned some Swedish electronica spiced up indie-pop from Club 8. In case you didn't recognize their name from being listed in our review of the impeccably stellar incredible Labrador compilation, Club 8 has had a 12-year career of making music ranging from bedroom twee to dark soulful songs to shiny […]

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Labrador 100 – A Complete History Of Popular Music

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When Sarah Records had their 100th record (actually just the 100th single), they held a huge party, a series of concerts, and shut down the label. Labrador Records of Sweden, who have been compared to Sarah, just released a 4 CD box set, and are carrying on, and on, and on. Not that Labrador is […]

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