Label Anniversaries – Sub Pop at 30!

Legendary Seattle label Sub Pop turned 30 this August! For three decades it served as a home not only to grunge heavyweights like Nirvana and Soundgarden, but also to a slew of well respected (if lesser-known) and diverse acts like Earth, Godheadsilo, Clipping and Wolf Eyes.   We asked we our readers to share their…

Indie Label Roundtable – Community Radio Tapes / WarHen Records / Blue Tapes

In the days when Drake rules music landscape/Spotify we would like to turn our attention elsewhere - namely, smaller/indie record labels. Recently, we asked Community Radio Tapes (Colorado), WarHen Records (Virginia) and Blue Tapes (UK) to talk to us about challenges they face, their views on streaming services and more.   Community Radio Tapes Recent…

Label Profile – Fish Prints

It would be an understatement to say that I Heart Noise gets a lot of submissions / inquiries about our namesake label. While we can't possibly review or put every single record we like (though we wish), we did decided that it would be ideal to have sub-division of IHN that would focus on releases…

Root Strata Tribute

And we just lost another one...talking about Brooklyn label Root Strata, a quiet but intense presence on the experimental scene, that shut its doors after more than a decade of activity. Formed by Jefre-Cantu Ledesma and Maxwell August Croy in 2005, the label was responsible for putting out material by both its founders and countless…