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 […]

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Interview: Tennis

Tennis are kicking off 2018 with a month-long, cross-country tour that begins with a hometown show in Denver. I ask Alaina Moore, the group’s lead singer, if being at home makes performing easier. “It’s weird cause I know a lot of these people and I’ve waited tables for a lot them too,” she […]

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