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Year Three, Whoa, Really?

Been awhile since we’ve had a bloggy post.  Since our January release stuff, in fact.  Part of that is that we’ve simply had a lot going on – we had an April release party, and then, in July, our 2nd Anniversary show at DG’s (more on that in a moment). […]

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Welcome to 2015:  Flanuary and Beyond

Welcome to 2015: Flanuary and Beyond

It’s a new year, and we’re coming out swinging.  2014 was great and all, we got to celebrate being a label for a solid year, and putting out lots of great stuff that we’re super proud of.  But we’re not going to rest on our laurels. We’re not entirely sure […]

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Novrember Goings-Ons

Our October Halloweiner release show is now in the rear view mirror, and it was a blast.  There were wieners, of course, and performances by Bleujack (who we sure hope to work with more in the future), Nate Logsdon, Pink Kodiak, 11 Clouds, and Instants.  Pink Kodiak and 11 Clouds […]

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October, Fest

So what’s new with you?  We’ve been keeping the bunsens burning down here in the Labs, and have some new experiments we’re sharing, and about to share, and some things which will unfortunately just remain hypotheses for the moment. We had a really great time during the Maximum Ames Music […]

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One Year of Nova Labs

It’s crazy how time flies, like some slow-moving bird with a wounded wing, skittering across the sky, and then, all of a sudden, it’s a year later… In our first year of existence, Nova Labs put out 36 releases.  Some of them were singles, but there were a couple of […]

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Shagstock, Maximum Ames Music Festival, and more

Last Friday night’s release party at DG’s was another success.  We’re super proud of the newest additions to our catalog: Loretta, Holly And The Night Owls, and Mighty Shady.  And thanks to everyone who made the show possible – if people don’t come out, we don’t get to keep making […]

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Anniversary. Part One.

This July, we’ll have been a label for a year.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?  To celebrate, we’ve planned two epic shows, July 25th and 26th, the first at our birthspawning grounds, DG’s Taphouse, the second at the most rockingest local band supporting venue in Des Moines, Vaudeville Mews. Check […]

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News From the Lab: June and Beyond

The April release show at DG’s was another rousing success, with the sellout of the Moonrabbit album, and the total consumption of all the sandwiches (shoutout again to West Street Deli, who worked with us there, and especially to Ryan, who sacrificed part of his thumb while slicing tomatoes for […]

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April Sandwiches and Releases

Our January release party at DG’s Taphouse was a rousing success, our biggest party yet!  A huge thank you to DG’s, and to everyone who came out to support it.  We sold out of all three of our CD releases, and had to hit the Labs to make more to […]

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Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators Video, January Preorders

-Congratulations to Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators – the single “I Can Control You” from the album “I Wrote It All Down” has had a video produced for it by the fine folks at DEFT, and the video debuted today on Huffington Post! You can watch the video here. […]

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