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Go behind the scenes of one of the generation defining indie record label in this tell all podcast. Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of Emery, along with help from Aaron Lunsford from As Cities Burn take on the task of setting the record straight through story telling and reporting on what really happens behind the scenes in the music industry. Exclusive interviews with bands, managers, touring crew, producers, record label employees, and the man who started it all - President and Founder of Tooth and Nail Records, Brandon Ebel. Subscribe to “Labeled: The Stories, Rumors, and Legends of Tooth and Nail Records” today.
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Anberlin

Anberlin

2019-07-1200:47:36

Chapter 14 Today we continue on our early 2000’s journey with the very important and pivotal Anberlin (Stephen Christian).  I refer to Anberlin as pivotal, because they began as a pop punk band in the vein of late 90's Tooth & Nail, but made an image and musical pivot at just exactly the right time, along with a crop other emerging bands from the southeast, which in turn helped Tooth & Nail pivot and transition to a new era.  Tooth & Nail has just acquired Takehold Records and its founder, Chad Johnson, to be head of A&R, and his connections began to pay off.   Ad || Zip Recruiter: ziprecruiter.com/LABELED   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon  Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Anberlin “Feel Good Drag”Ghoti Hook “Body Juggler”Plankeye “Goodbye”The Juliana Theory “We're at the Top of the World”Further Seems Forever “The Moon Is Down”Watashi Wa “Ten Years and Separating States”SAGOH 24/7 “Days Of Our Lives”Anberlin “Ready Fuels”Anberlin “Foriegn Language”Anberlin “Hello Alone”Anberlin “Breaking”Anberlin “Paperthin Hymn”    MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Chapter 13 We now continue to move into the 2000’s era of Tooth & Nail Records. Brandon has sold half of the company to EMI and has purchased and absorbed Takehold Records, which brought its founder Chad Johnson on staff. Heavy music was continuing to explode, but also, in keeping with the Tooth and Nail style, Brandon and the staff continued to try to break and include a very wide variety of artists, including a very happy and poppy rock outfit from San Luis Obispo, CA, called Watashi Wa. Fronted by yet another young man who grew up as a Tooth & Nail kid, Seth Roberts joins Labeled to help paint the picture of that time and the unique challenges they faced. The story is of one dream fulfilled, and of another only partially fulfilled.   Ad:  Listen to John van Deusen: http://jvd.lnk.to/origami   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Watashi Wa "Clear" Guns N' Roses "It's So Easy" MxPx "Let it Happen" Starflyer 59 "Fell in Love at 22" Fine China "We Rock Harder Than You Ever Knew" Watashi Wa "With Love From Me to You" Watashi Wa "All of Me" Watashi Wa "Smoke Signals" Watashi Wa "Face" Watashi Wa "Ten Years and Separating States"       MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Chapter 12 Demon Hunter’s origin story is shrouded in mystery and there are no shortage or rumors. Some that we will confirm today. Now that we have a good background knowledge or Ryan Clark Jon Dunn, Brandon, and the Tooth and Nail Culture at the time, the stage is set for this fun story. We continue where we left off 2 weeks ago, and also cover the continuation of the EMI merger, and the rewards that would come from taking some serious risks.   *Pre-order Wolves At The Gate’s “ECLIPSE”, out July 26th: http://watg.lnk.to/pre*   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Demon Hunter "Storm the Gates of Hell" Demon Hunter "Infected" Demon Hunter "Dead Flowers" Demon Hunter "Through the Black" Demon Hunter "The Heart of a Graveyard" Demon Hunter "Not Ready to Die" Demon Hunter "Turn Your Back and Run" Demon Hunter "Artificial Light" Demon Hunter "My Heartstrings Come Undone" Dead Poetic "New Medicines"   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
August Burns Red is one of the Labeled listeners' favorite Tooth and Nail/Solid State bands, and statistically, that's not surprising. They have sold, get this, over 2 million records. It would be no understatement to say they are one of the most successful acts that ever came out of this scene. So to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the landmark album Constellations, I thought it would be great to see how they got into the Tooth and Nail culture in the first place, and connect the dots from the tiny house shows and basements that laid the groundwork and infrastructure that August Burns Red would step into and take to a whole new level.  I got to chat with guitarist JB Brubaker and drummer Matt Greiner the other day and had a great time. I think you’ll enjoy it too.   Hear Oh, Sleeper’s latest song ‘Fissure’ and pre-order their upcoming album BLOODIED / UNBOWED: http://solidstate.lnk.to/fissure   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Embodyment "One Less Addiction" August Burns Red "Your Little Suburbia in Ruins" mewithoutYou "Bullet to Binary" August Burns Red "White Washed" August Burns Red "Thirty and Seven" August Burns Red "Indonesia" August Burns Red "Crusades" August Burns Red "Mariana's Trench"   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Tooth and Nail Kids

Tooth and Nail Kids

2019-05-3000:50:583

Chapter 11 Tooth and Nail had been sowing seeds and developing a culture of the better part of a decade when EMI acquired half of the company. Now, not only were they financially empowered, but their own culture was beginning to pay dividends. Kids that had been fans and following the label closely, now began to feed back into the system. This episode is a look at what it means to have been a first generation Tooth and Nail Kid, aspiring to participate in the culture you loved.   SPONSOR LINK: Zip Recruiter: ziprecruiter.com/LABELED   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Training for Utopia "Two Hands" Zao "Angel Without Wings" Thousand Foot Krutch "Puppet" Demon Hunter "Screans of the Undead" Focused "Forward" Training for Utopia "A Good Feeling" Living Sacrifice "Threatened" Vengeance Rising "Human Sacrifice" Living Sacrifice "No Longer" Demon Hunter "The Last One Alive"   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Chapter 10 By the year 2000, EMI Records had been pursuing Tooth and Nail to buy half of the company and was already doing its distribution. New genres were emerging, Tooth and Nail was moving offices and the staff was beginning to undergo major changes as well. Solid State Records was gaining momentum with acts like Living Sacrifice and Zao as heavy music was becoming more widely accepted. Roy Culver, who worked for EMI was hired and moved to Seattle to be the first Solid State employee and its A&R.  Roy explains what the time of transition was like from his view and recounts stories of Solid State's successes and difficulties.   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   Watch Strange Her "The Scarlet Cord" at strangehermusic.com  Roy Culver's Solid State Records Playlist on Spotify   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Living Sacrifice "Reborn Empowered" Living Sacrifice "Rejected" Zao "Kathleen Barbra" Norma Jean "Face" The Agony Scene "We Bury Our Dead at Dawn" Living Sacrifice "Imminent War" Stretch Arm Strong "For the Record" Eso-Charis "Born with a Future" Extol "Undeceived" Darkthrone "As Flittermice as Satans Spys" Selfmindead "Always" Norma Jean "Created Something out of Nothing, Only to Destroy"   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Plankeye: Chasing the Dream

Plankeye: Chasing the Dream

2019-05-0200:43:53

Chapter 9 Plankeye began as a raw, high energy power pop band in the 90's, but made their way into the polished Christian scene after touring with larger CCM acts. They became a commercial success, but appearances are not always what they seem. Guitarist Eric Balmer and others shed light on the complications and forces at play to make their breakout happen. This episode is an edited rebroadcast of one from before we began this series.    https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
mewithoutYou and As Cities Burn are big influences on T&N's new artist, Mike Mains & the Branches, so on this episode we discuss Mike's three favorite tracks from the Tooth & Nail catalog, talk about his dumpster diving experience with Aaron Weiss, and dissect the thematic elements of As Cities Burn's second album. We also highlight Mike Mains & the Branches new album "When We Were in Love" and how it fits into the T&N catalog.   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Mike Mains & the Branches "Breathing Underwater" mewithoutYou "Song of a Widow" mewithoutYou "Messes of Men" Mike Mains & the Branches "Swamp" As Cities Burn "Clouds" Mike Mains & the Branches "Around the Corner"   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Dominate '98

Dominate '98

2019-04-1700:51:07

Chapter 8 By the time the 90's were coming to a close, Tooth & Nail Records had accomplished some amazing things. They had sold millions of records and helped to create a movement and and establish a thriving music scene. In 1998 it seemed like Like the label was really on top and had it all figured out, but changes were brewing in the larger climate and music scene. The punk sound was at its pinnacle, but new sounds were emerging as well and the music industry and major labels were beginning to catch up with what the indies were doing and looking to get in on the action. This episode give us a chance to see from the view of a rival and competitor. Brad Most of Goatee Records explains what that time period felt like and Brandon reflects on his decisions making and thinking in that period.   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
Ryan Clark, front man of Demon Hunter joins the Labeled Podcast to discuss not only their new double album, but also his musical evolution from Focal Point and Training for Utopia and how that shaped Demon Hunter.  We also showcase and discuss lyrics and music on several tracks from the new albums.   https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon   Join Labeled on Facebook   SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Focal Point "Neglected" Demon Hunter "On My Side" Training for Utopia "A Good Feeling" Training for Utopia "White Boys Burden" Demon Hunter "The Negative" Demon Hunter "No Place For You Here" Demon Hunter "I Don't Believe You" Demon Hunter "Rescue Myself"   MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH    * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
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Cindy Osborne

This has become one of my favorite Podcasts! What's the deal? All my favorite Podcasts are hosted/co-hosted by current or former members of Emery. Whatever. I can dig it.

Sep 19th
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Nick Sparrow

I love this podcast so much, it's amazing listening to the stories of tooth and nail and hearing updates and even stories behind these bands. Can't wait for the early days stories.

Feb 1st
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