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New on Rdio: Saddle Creek

Entrepreneurship isn’t often mentioned outside the context of technology, but from entrepreneurship (or at least a college class about it), Saddle Creek Records was born. Undergoing personnel and even a name change, the label grew to be known and respected for both its small-town, earthy “Omaha Sound” and for its roster of loosely-related bands and musicians. Originally releasing Conor Oberst’s (Bright Eyes) music, they also signed other bands from Omaha, Nebraska and in 2001, started signing musicians regardless of their location.

Check out the documentary Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek for a closer look at the creation and evolution of the Label’s first 10 years of existence.

Saddle Creek Artists

Saddle Creek Alumni

For a complete list of artists who are or have been on Saddle Creek, check Wikipedia or saddle-creek.com.com. Follow @saddlecreek and Like them on Facebook for immediate updates on their new artists, albums, news and touring information.


Previous label features include: Yep Roc, Blood & Fire, Hyperdub, Bella Union, XL Recordings, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, 4AD, Epitaph Records, Merge Records, Domino Records and Nettwerk

∞  May 6, 2011 — 12:00AM