Our Blog

Max Ames 2016

Greetings. We’re very proud and thankful that the great people at Maximum Ames have asked us again this year to host two showcases during their festival. We did this last year, and they were both a lot of fun and we got to have a lot of eyeballs on our […]

Read More

Entropy in the Age of Donuts

Well, hello there. In the wake of our third year celebration, we scientists here at the Labs decided to take a break. Unfortunately, our curious brains don’t break very easily, and in the Fall we still squeaked in a few releases and experiments. We put out a disc of improvised […]

Read More

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). […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More