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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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Winter Releases and Shows

We’re super excited to announce some more epic releases, and some new additions to the Nova Labs family. This New Year’s Eve we’re proud to release the all-new Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators full length disc, “I Wrote It All Down.”  Jordan worked hard on this eclectic album, recorded […]

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Flavor Basket Anthology, Des Moines Showcase, Tapes, Next Wave

-On November 14th we’ll be releasing our first triple-disc set, the complete recordings of Flavor Basket, in a beautiful digipak jam-packed full of glorious songs encompassing the entire recorded career of this Ames artist.  Preorders are available in the store right now, and will be at the release show at […]

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Wave Two Launch Party, New Store Items, More to Come!

On Saturday, Oct. 5th, we had our second release party, putting out albums by Obsidian’s Dream, Neon Lushell, Matthew As More, and a remaster of the classic Yet On A Budget album, as well as the Jordan Mayland And The Thermal Detonators EP and single. It was a night to […]

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Press, Wave Two Announced

With our launch in the rearview mirror, we’ve had some really great people say some nice things about what we’re doing.  Check out Dave Murphy’s review of the Liana disc here. For some great pics from the launch by Michael Watson of Des Moines Juice, clickety click here. And our […]

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