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Backbeat for August

In the past few months, it’s become almost customary to start this column with news from the Saddle Creek Records camp, whether to commend the new Sam Evian and Hop Along albums, or to discuss the signing of a new artist like Tomberlin or Stef Chura. The trend won’t end this month, either, as Saddle […]

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July Backbeat

The wheels at Nebraska’s largest record label, Saddle Creek, and its first cousin, Cursive’s 15 Passenger, spun swiftly in June, with both signing new artists within the past month, and the former releasing a new record. Saddle Creek welcomed Kentucky-based singer-songwriter Sarah Beth Tomberlin, or Tomberlin for short, to the ever-growing Omaha label’s roster. With […]

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Backbeat for January 2018

Happy 2018! We’ll cut the New Year’s Resolutions and get straight to the news, as a few local artists dropped new LPs and EPs just before the year-end lists hit. Omaha emcee and beatmaker Marcey Yates delivered his second release of 2017, following up his collective The Dilla Kids’ October EP Like this month with […]