Category Archives: Saddle Creek

The Good Life to launch first tour since 2010

The Good Life — the Omaha indie rock quartet featuring Tim Kasher, Stefanie Drootin-Senseney, Ryan Fox and Roger Lewis — will hit the road for the first time since 2010. A batch of four California dates (see the full schedule below) will see … Continue reading

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SXSW: PUJOL debuts new songs from upcoming album

Daniel Pujol packed them in Friday night at The Parish Underground for a look at “KLUDGE,” his new album that’s out soon with Saddle Creek Records. The leader of his eponymous band, PUJOL, pushed his four-piece through “Manufactured Crisis Control,” … Continue reading

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SXSW: Tokyo Police Club closes night out with new songs

A long line into the Hype Hotel made me think I was going to have to call it early and see Tokyo Police Club later this week. But lucky me, I was able to get in and see the Canadian … Continue reading

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Listen: PUJOL’s new single, ‘Pitch Black;’ New album out in May with Saddle Creek

Daniel Pujol sings about living in a public world and being down in the pitch black on his new single, “Pitch Black.” Listen to “Pitch Black” below. It’s the first single from PUJOL’s upcoming 11-song album, “KLUDGE,” which will be … Continue reading

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Column: Twinsmith is hitting the road

A little more than a year ago, Twinsmith didn’t even exist. Now the fuzzy, beachy Omaha rock group is a local buzz band. Since playing its first show last year, Twinsmith has released a self-titled album full of surf rock … Continue reading

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List: The 25 best albums of 2013

The past 12 months have been exciting times for music. At the very beginning of the year, I already heard albums that I thought would make my year-end list. And so, whittling down a long list of great albums from … Continue reading

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Under Review: Bright Eyes, ‘A Christmas Album’ (reissue)

More than a decade ago, Bright Eyes put out its 11-song album of Christmas classics somewhat quietly. Until this week, the album was only ever available from the Saddle Creek Records online store. “A Christmas Album” has been a holiday … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim James says Monsters of Folk started a new album, talks solo tour

Jim James plays a solo show tonight at Slowdown, and when I called him last week, we got to talking about all kinds of stuff including Monsters of Folk, which recorded its first (and so far only) album here in … Continue reading

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Maha: The Thermals bring much-needed energy to the afternoon

The day started with some folk and quiet rock (for the most part), but I thought people would be ready for some punk rock energy when The Thermals came on midway through Maha Music Festival. The Thermals brought it for … Continue reading

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Column: Jake Bellows’ ‘New Ocean’ and its frequency’s effect on the world

At one point, Jake Bellows gave up on music. Bellows did one last tour with Neva Dinova and, though he performed somewhat regularly at the Barley Street Tavern open mic, he wasn’t sure why he was still making music. Since … Continue reading

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