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Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks

The corner of West and Noble is a quiet, industrial area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

By LIZ PELLY  |  December 21, 2012
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What's F'N Next: Naomi Punk (Olympia, Washington)

In the Pacific Northwest, Naomi Punk started playing in various underground projects as teenagers about 10 years ago, self-releasing online EPs and CD-Rs to the locals, unconcerned with ever being part of the greater "music world."

By LIZ PELLY @LIZPELLY  |  November 09, 2012
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Holograms | Holograms

Remember back in the day when Hot Fuss came out and everyone thought the Killers had built the definitive aural bridge between Joy Division and New Order?
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By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  July 06, 2012
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Craft Spells | Gallery

Craft Spells certainly live up to their name on this six-song EP, with the charm of its effortless, pixie-light production and the warm, plangent harp sounds of their major-key melodies.
Captured Tracks (2012)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 18, 2012
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Lost in the ethereal sound of Blouse

Music is often meant to soothe, to relax the mind, and — at times of greatest need — to provide an escape from our drab daily grind.
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By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 04, 2012
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Photos: Beach Fossils + Blouse + Soft Metals + Widowspeak + Craft Spells at SXSW 2012

Beach Fossils, Blouse, Soft Metals, Widowspeak, and Craft Spells at Captured Tracks perform live at various venues at SXSW 2012 on March 17, 2012.
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By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 23, 2012


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Lessons from Captured Tracks at SXSW

For those going to SXSW to discover young artists at the beginnings of their careers, the epicenter of the megafest has moved.
On and off Sixth Street
By LIZ PELLY  |  March 23, 2012
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Indie labels fill the majors' void in 2011

During a year when political conversations are increasingly focused on the widening gap between the rich and poor, the corporate elite versus the rest of the world, it makes sense that arts criticism follow.
DIY or die
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 23, 2011
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From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells

There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
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By REYAN ALI  |  July 29, 2011
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Blank Dogs | Collected By Itself 2006-2009

Mystique is a powerful tool, as Mike Sniper knows well, since it helped get Blank Dogs, his bedroom-project-turned-band, a healthy amount of press.
Captured Tracks (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  May 20, 2011
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Beach Fossils | Beach Fossils

There are currently no functioning synonyms (ask Thesaurus) for the term “lo-fi,” so I’ll spare us all the agony of trying to find a more nuanced way to pigeonhole this band.
Captured Tracks (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  May 21, 2010