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 double-disc sets, a 3-disc anthology, a 7 inch, and a full-length vinyl, too, so just quit it with the nit-pickery already, okay?

This last weekend, we had a huge Friday blow-out show at DG’s Taphouse in Ames, with 7 acts playing, 10 releases, and a taco-shaped cake:

taco cake“Muchas gracias, senors y senoritas.”

Then on Saturday we had another huge show at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines.  Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, and discs were picked up and drinks were spilled and Secret Freedom fired their bass player onstage.

So, what can you expect from Year Two of Nova Labs?  Probably more of the same.  Here it is, not even a week later, and we’re already releasing the single from Des Moines band SP3, to tease their Nova Labs debut album coming out in the next month or two.

Mighty Shady is planning another album release show at the Gas Lamp in Des Moines, with Tires and Dylan Sires and The Neighbors along for support (that’s a helluva line-up, for the home audience).

For more on Mighty Shady, check out their brand-smackin new video HERE.

And, speaking of videos, Secret Freedom made one as well, check that out HERE.

So, yeah, way more stuff to come.  The Iowa Music Store launches in September, so we’ll have a store presence with our friends at Maximum Ames Records, we’ll be curating a night of the Max Ames Music Festival, and we’ll be back for another showcase in October.

Hope to see you around.



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