Whether you're happily married or told Cupid to shove it a long time ago, we can all agree on one thing: to quote the one-and-only Nazareth, "Love hurts/ Love scars/ Love wounds/ And mars." Or something.
That's why we went ahead and compiled a list of 36 Songs To Soothe the Pain, from the bloodletting confessionals of Neko Case, Bright Eyes and Sunny Day Real Estate to the melancholic melodies of Sigur RÃ³s, the Shangri-Las… more »
File under: Revitalized funk, folk and rock records from the States and around the world
Flagship acts: Wayne McGhie & The Sounds of Joy, Karen Dalton, Rodriguez, Jim Sullivan, Shin Joong Hyun
Based in: Seattle, Washington
Light in the Attic founder Matt Sullivan once interned for Sub Pop, but he didn't know what he wanted to do until he studied abroad in Madrid and interned for Spanish label Munster, which alternated reissues of Suicide, Stooges and New York… more »
The new film Searching for Sugar Man tells the story of Rodriguez, a shoulda-been '60s folk singer who slipped quickly into obscurity only to find an unlikely path to resurrection decades later. The story is both fascinating and moving, but it's not the first time it's been told. In 2008, the label Light in the Attic reissued Rodriguez's first record, Cold Fact, setting the stage for the documentary to come. We had Alex Naidus interview… more »