Carrie Brownstein talks to indie label owners
Chris Swanson (Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans): I’m not sure that people don’t know labels now. I still think the music geeks know labels.
Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars): I think labels are caught in a cultural bind: No one really wants to know what a label does; it’s like the sausage factory. Even long-established bands have a hard time talking about what labels do.
Gerard Cosloy (Matador): I mean, HoZac couldn’t have a singles club otherwise.
Mac McCaughan (Merge): I’m one of those people that doesn’t pay attention, either, I guess; I don’t know what HoZac is!
Carrie Brownstein: I don’t know HoZac, either.
Gerard Cosloy: GOOGLE THAT S—.
Mac McCaughan: GTS!
Maggie Vail (Kill Rock Stars): http://www.hozacrecords.com/
Check out the whole thing at Carrie’s NPR blog.