Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

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Go behind the scenes of one of the generation-defining indie record labels in this tell-all podcast. Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of Emery, along with help from Aaron Lunsford from As Cities Burn take on the task of setting the record straight through story telling and reporting on what really happens behind the scenes in the music industry. Exclusive interviews with bands, managers, touring crew, producers, record label employees, and the man who started it all - President and Founder of Tooth and Nail Records, Brandon Ebel. Subscribe to “Labeled: The Stories, Rumors, and Legends of Tooth and Nail Records” today.

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Twists and Turns: Squad Five-O (Ep 27)
43:08

Matt sits down with Squad Five-O frontman Jeff Fortson, and gets a behind the scenes look at the history and the controversy of this legendary Tooth & Nail band.

 

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Jun 07, 2018
Freefall: Stavesacre's Masterpiece & Its Aftermath Pt 2 (Ep 26)
35:32

In 1999, at the height of their creative powers, Stavesacre released their third album,"Speakeasy," a potent mix of hard hitting rock, emotional melodic hooks, and insightful lyrics. This episode explores how such a promising band could crash and burn so quickly after releasing such a powerful album.

 

 

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May 24, 2018
Freefall: Stavesacre's Masterpiece & Its Aftermath (Ep 25)
41:14

In 1999, at the height of their creative powers, Stavesacre released their third album,"Speakeasy," a potent mix of hard hitting rock, emotional melodic hooks, and insightful lyrics.  This episode takes a deep dive into this classic record, focusing on the stories surrounding it, the sonic and lyrical influences, and the writing process.  Next week: how such a promising band could crash and burn so quickly after releasing such a powerful album.

 

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May 09, 2018
Destination: Mae Pt 2 (Ep 24)
43:28

Matt's conversation with Mae front man Dave Elkins continues in this two part series to discover the amazing behind- the-scenes story of the founding of Mae and the inspiration that helped Dave write Destination: Beautiful. This episode dives into the lyrics, meaning, and recording of some of the most loved songs on the album.

 

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Apr 26, 2018
Destination: Mae (Ep 23)
39:35

Matt sits down with Mae front man Dave Elkins in this two part series to discover the amazing behind- the-scenes story of the founding of Mae and the inspiration that helped Dave write Destination: Beautiful. 

 

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Apr 11, 2018
Roadkill: Turkeys, Tattoos, & Train Stations (Ep 22)
35:14
Anberlin, Stavesacre, Silent Planet, The Classic Crime, and more all share their favorite tour stories, mishaps, and the mayhem of life on the road.
 
Mar 28, 2018
Joy Electric: More Punk Than Punk (Ep 21)
44:44

Find out what it took for Ronnie Martin to stand out from the Tooth and Nail crowd.

 

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Mar 13, 2018
Ethan Luck: A Man Of Many Bands (Ep 20)
48:29

What do The Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K, Kings Of Leon, and The Dingees all have in common? Ethan Luck, a touring musician who’s played in all of them. Hear the story of an amazing career traveling the world in starkly different genres. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a working musician, this episode is for you.

 

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Feb 27, 2018
Plankeye: Chasing the Dream (Ep 19)
47:55
Plankeye began as a raw, high energy power pop band in the 90’s, but made their way into the polished Christian scene after touring with larger CCM acts. They became a commercial success, but appearances are not always what they seem. Guitarist Eric Balmer and others shed light on the music industry, touring debt, and all your unanswered questions about Plankeye.

 

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Feb 14, 2018
The Real Zao: Pt 2 (Ep 18)
57:13

In this episode, Dan talks in depth about the inspiration for his lyrics. His vulnerable style was ahead of its time, connecting with fans, amassing naysayers in the hardcore scene, and bringing trouble in the Christian music industry.

 

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Jan 31, 2018
The Real Zao: Pt 1 (Ep 17)
40:20

Legendary Solid State band Zao has generated more rumors than almost any other band in the Tooth & Nail universe. There are many stories to tell and we will cover several, but in this first of two parts we will introduce the core members and focus on the sound of Zao and what is special about it.

 

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Jan 18, 2018
Season Finale: Stories and Stories of Stories (S1 Ep 16)
01:04:17

The team looks back at what it took to make Season One of the Labeled podcast, they share their process, insider stories and what to expect in 2018.

 

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Dec 06, 2017
Copeland: Uprooting Beneath Medicine Tree (S1 Ep15)
48:58

Copeland's first album, Beneath Medicine Tree, was an instant classic in the 2000's emo/indie scene.  The album's lyrics are rumored to be thematic, centering around a failed romance, sickness, and death. In this episode Aaron Marsh reveals some of the specifics of what happened and what he was going through during the time period.

 

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Nov 22, 2017
Anberlin vs mewithoutYou: The Worst Tour Prank Ever (S1 Ep14)
38:06

Dead fish, live mice, and 500 crickets; what could possibly go wrong? Find out what happened back in 2004 when rookie touring musicians in Anberlin tried their hand at a major end of tour prank. Spoiler alert, it didn't turn out so well.

 

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Nov 08, 2017
Milwaukee Madness: The Rave in Milwaukee is the Scariest Club in America (S1 Ep13)
34:07

Tooth and Nail is celebrating Halloween by exploring the Rave in Milwaukee Wisconsin, widely considered to be one of the most haunted venues in all of America.

 

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Oct 24, 2017
Shane Blay: Oh Sleeper, Wovenwar, As I Lay Dying, & More (S1 Ep12)
48:20

Shane Blay talks about his journey with music in Evelyn, Wovenwar, and Oh, Sleeper, his fight with faith, and taking over for Tim Lambesis.

 

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Oct 10, 2017
August Burns Red: Hard Farming, Hard Work, and Hardcore (S1 Ep11)
48:42

August Burns Red is one of the best selling Solid State bands of all time. They’ve had a phenomenal career, but they’ve also weathered some storms. In this week’s episode you’ll hear the stories that prove it.

 

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Sep 26, 2017
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Beloved, Dead Poetic, Terminal, Poor Old Lu (S1 Ep10)
01:02:32

It’s easy to find information about a band's origin story, but what about their break up? Coverage of a band's unfolding is rare, and that’s usually because they’re either too exhausted to deal with the attention, or there's heightened sensitivity around why they broke up in the first place. In this episode we answer your questions about some of Tooth & Nail's favorites who ultimately called it quits. Listen with us as we talk to Beloved, Dead Poetic, Terminal, and Poor Old Lu.

 

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Sep 13, 2017
The Near Collapse of Underoath: Warped Tour 2006 (S1 Ep9)
58:56

In 2006, Underoath was on top of the world: they were headlining Warped Tour, their album was #2 in the country, and they were on their way to earning their first gold record. And then, on July 27th in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA, they abruptly dropped off one of the biggest festival tours in the nation. Frontman Spencer Chamberlain's drug problem was the culprit… or was it?

 

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Aug 29, 2017
Love, That's Enough to Keep Our Friends Alive: Music and Mental Health (S1 Ep8)
49:17

This episode explores a topic difficult to discuss: depression and suicide. Mental illness is common amongst musicians, and members of Tooth and Nail's bands and staff are among the many who have experienced it. We discuss the suicide of Tim Jordan from Jonezetta, and Rob from MAE opens up about his suicide attempt in 2013.

 

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Aug 16, 2017
Emery: A Southern Story of Unlikely Success (S1 Ep7)
58:04

How do a bunch of rednecks from a nowhere town in the Deep South end up becoming one of the best selling bands on Tooth and Nail Records? We still aren't sure actually. But it happened. Aaron sits down with Matt, Toby, and Devin from Emery to try and get to the bottom of the story born out of the foothills of South Carolina.

 

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Aug 02, 2017
Stink or Swim: Touring Life in the 90's (S1 Ep6)
41:57

Members of the legendary bands, The Crucified, Stavesacre, Juliana Theory, Zao, Roadside Monument, Living Sacrifice, 90 Pound Wuss, and Puller recount the dirty details of what touring was like in the 90's for bands on Tooth and Nail and in the emerging Christian Indie and Hardcore scenes.  Their pioneering of the scene laid the important groundwork for the bands that followed and went on to greater commercial success in the 2000's.

 

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Jul 18, 2017
As Cities Burn: Halfway to the Top (S1 Ep5)
53:27

As Cities Burn entered into the music scene with an unmatched amount of momentum and potential. Poised to be one of the most successful bands of their genre, all they had to do was release a follow-up to their fist album, Son I Loved You At Your Darkest. Instead, lead by communication breakdowns and the loss of their lead vocalist, the band was overthrown by their own dysfunction—a dysfunction so unworkable that it continues to this day. Now, a decade later, can the bridges be rebuilt?

 

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Jul 05, 2017
Aaron Sprinkle: The Source of the Sound (S1 Ep4)
59:10

Aaron Sprinkle has produced more records for Tooth and Nail than any other producer and may be the single biggest influence on the sound of the label. In this episode we explore his personality, his path to becoming a legendary producer, and the personal struggles he’s never discussed publicly.

 

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Jun 20, 2017
mewithoutYou: Characters with Character (S1 Ep3)
01:05:19

Dumpster diving, hitchhiking, touring on a bus that runs off grease from Chinese restaurants: this is a look into the wild world of mewithoutYou. Often heralded by their peers as the best band on Tooth & Nail Records, mewithoutYou's antics have provided label employees and other bands with treasure troves of stories that will be passed down for generations to come. Listen in as we try and find out what makes the band's eccentric singer, Aaron Weiss, tick. 

 

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Jun 06, 2017
Signing Bands, Smoking Weed, and Star Wars: A&R Legend Chad Johnson (S1 Ep2)
44:17

In this episode we dive deep into the mind and life of a man that was instrumental in the success of Tooth and Nail Records in the 2000’s: Chad Johnson. Chad was responsible for discovering bands such as Underoath, mewithoutYou, As Cities Burn, TwoThirtyEight, and more. We learn about about his influence, his personality, his passion for music and ministry, and even some of his darkest secrets.

 

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May 23, 2017
Further Seems Forever: A Tale of Three Singers (S1 Ep1)
53:39

Further Seems Forever was one of the most influential bands in Tooth and Nail history, but they couldn’t keep a singer. Why did Chris Carrabba leave to start Dashboard Confessional? Are the rumors surrounding Jason Gleason’s departure true? What was the source of the internal problems that kept the band's career from truly soaring? Matt, Toby, and Aaron get to the bottom of all these questions in this debut episode of “Labeled."

 

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May 09, 2017
Preview of Season 1: “The Golden Era”
02:04

This season we will be covering an era of Tooth and Nail Records history that many have referred to as “The Golden Era”. Unprecedented growth and commercial success led to a decade worth of groundbreaking artists and label popularity. From the rise of Further Seems Forever to demise of Underoath, we cover it all.

 

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Apr 04, 2017