Concord Music Group Buys Rounder Records

Yesterday, Concord Music Group made the surprise announcement that they had purchased Rounder Records, the Massachusetts-based folk and roots label now in its fortieth year. The two labels will combine to create the “the world’s preeminent independent music company” (see press release below). Both labels have historically focused on adult listeners. Jazz/r&b and classic rock […]

Natalie Merchant Returns with "Leave Your Sleep" on 4/13

"Leave Your Sleep" (Nonesuch Records)

“This new collection of songs, Leave Your Sleep, is my first studio album since 2003. It is the most elaborate project I have ever completed or imagined” – Natalie Merchant

Amazingly, one of the first bios for her old band 10,000 Maniacs includes dub and reggae as influences. Reggae […]