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

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In the mid 80’s and 90’s, there was a growing gap between dirty punk rock, and clean cut christian music. Tooth and Nail Records founder, Brandon Ebel, felt the pain of that and did something to change it. This is the ongoing story of the tension between those two worlds and the cultural scene, from the bands, managers, label employees, and people whose lives were changed by the movement.

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From Bremerton to the Wide World
47:09

Chapter 6

MXPX has a special place in the history of Tooth and Nail Records. They were the first band to break well beyond the Christian punk hardcore scene and into the mainstream. In 1992, they were 10th graders in Bremerton, trying to play at house parties. By 1996, they were on MTV, KROQ, and part of the global pop punk culture. This was an incredibly rapid rise, full of new elements to navigate, not only for the band, but for Tooth and Nail, who now found themselves in a different world and at a totally new level, setting a new precedent for what was possible for an independent label.

 

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SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE:

MxPx "Secret Weapon"
MxPx "Walking Bye"
MxPx "Christalena (Demo Version)"
MxPx "Want Ad"
MxPx "Punk Rawk Show"
MxPx "Chick Magnet"
MxPx "Responsibility"

 

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Feb 07, 2019
Labeled Special: Aaron Marsh and the New Copeland Record
46:17

Matt and Aaron Marsh discuss the coming Copeland album “Blushing” and his musical and lyrical approach. We also feature some new music in this special bonus episode of Labeled.

 

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SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE:

Copeland "Pope"
Copeland "Lay Here"
Copeland "On Your Worst Day"
Copeland "Night Figures"
Copeland "Choose the One Who Loves You More"
Copeland "I Can Make You Feel Young Again"

 

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Jan 31, 2019
The End of Cornerstone
49:08

Chapter 5

Cornerstone Festival grew to a massive level by the mid 2000’s with Tooth and Nail day being one of its main features. The cultures of Tooth and Nail and Cornerstone were a perfect fit. The environment that they created was both the incubator and launching pad for countless careers and also a wonderful place of development for its attendees, staff, and volunteers. The festival did in fact come to an end, but it by no means did it fail.

 

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SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE:

Dogwood "Never Die"
Danielson "Did I Step on Your Trumpet"
Charlie Peacock "This is the Way of Love"
FM Static "Next Big Thing"
Hangnail "Aspire"
Mae "Last Call"
Mae "Light Years"
Two Thirty Eight "Modern Day Prayer"
Value Pac "Nothing"
Norma Jean "Leaderless and Self Enlisted"
Copeland "Pin Your Wings"

 

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Jan 24, 2019
The Rise of Cornerstone
47:57

Chapter 4

As it turns out, Cornerstone Festival had a lot more than a good lineup of bands; it has its own rich history and undergirding philosophy born out of The Jesus People USA and John Herrin, the festival’s director. Much of this philosophy and the festival’s audience was a direct inspiration to Tooth and Nail Records. Brandon Ebel traveled there in 1990 with a backpack and left with the clear notion that there needed to be more of what was going on at Cornerstone.

 

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SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE:

Resurrection Band:   "Irish Garden"
Zao "Free The Three"
Ghoti Hook "My Bike"
As Cities Burn "The Hoard"
The Drowned God "Catholic"
Jeremy Camp "Take My Life"
mewithoutYou "In a Sweater Poorly Knit"
Further Seems Forever "The Sound"
Morella’s Forest "Gentle Go The Hours"
Family Force Five "Dance Or Die"
Showbread "Mouth Like A Magazine"

 

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* Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store

Jan 10, 2019
The Stigma
51:33

Chapter 3:

By the mid 90’s, Tooth and Nail Records had moved from Southern California to Seattle, where they were confronted with a scene that was not exactly welcoming to Christian rock, but the influence of that scene would play a role in Brandon’s strategy to embrace and seek artists that could be credible in the mainstream world and place them alongside others that could have mass appeal in the Christian market.

This episode explores the difficulty navigating being an artist while having to wrestle with Christianity, credibility, commerce, and the conflicting expectations of fans, parents, record labels, and the non-Christian bands that you think of as peers.

 

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Songs You Heard in this Episode:

Stavesacre "Against the Silence"
Pedro the Lion "Almost There"
Roadside Monument "Sperm Ridden Burden"
The Blamed "Walkabout"
Focused "Hurts to Ask"
Azusa "Interstellar Island"
Focused "Dead Sky"
Luxury "Bitter Once Again"
The Blamed "Feeding the Ignorant"
Frodus "Revolution"
Demon Hunter "Through the Black"

Dec 13, 2018
Who is Brandon Ebel?
53:44

Chapter 2:

Brandon Ebel’s ability to spot, harness, and highlight the talents of others (bands and staff) is his magic.  The emerging scene and his unique personality were the right combination to turbo charge and launch a label that would go on to sell 26 million records.

 

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Songs You Heard in this Episode:

As Cities Burn "Bloodsucker Pt II"
Poor Old Lu "All Pretty For the TV"
Scattered Few "Beggar"
Norma Jean "A Small Spark Vs. A Great Forest"
mewithoutYou "January 1979"
MxPx "Punk Rawk Show"
Danielson "Headz in da Cloudz"
Demon Hunter "Infected"
Emery "Walls"
Starflyer 59 "Wake Up Early"

Nov 29, 2018
Permission Not Required
57:46

Chapter 1:

By the late 80s, a massive void had formed between secular and Christian culture, and the secular side seemed to have all the best music. But, something new was beginning to emerge from Southern California and the Pacific Northwest: a movement of Christian kids and leaders who not only embraced punk and DIY ethics, but saw it as consistent with their faith.

They began to form a scene and a community of inspiring and credible music – but with no internet, there was little-to-no support or infrastructure. Clearly, there was not only proven demand from would-be consumers, but a clear vision from the artists involved. So they built what they needed, gained support from fans, and sparked a culture-shifting creative explosion leading to to the founding of Tooth & Nail Records and much more.

 

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Nov 15, 2018
We're Back!
45:30

Labeled is on its way back with a new vision and increased opportunity for listener contribution. The Labeled team discusses why we took a hiatus and what’s in store for the future of the podcast. Come back November 14th, where we’ll take our first deep dive into the unlikely rise of the alternative Christian music scene!

 

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Oct 24, 2018