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Declarations of Independence: Interview with Bob Andrews of Undertow Records

Undertow Records is an independent label based in Chicago. In April, they are going to release Jay Bennett’s first solo album (with Edward Burch). They do a lot of other great stuff too, and I was lucky enough to interview Bob Andrews, the guy who runs the show. He had a lot of interesting things to say about working on the more human side of the Music Industry over the past decade or so. Check it out!

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Happy Birthday to Glorious Noise!

It was one year ago today that we started this thing. How do you like the new look? Expect more changes over the next several weeks as we work out some new features.

One thing you’ll notice is the ad. It took us a year to burn through our initial round of venture capital, and now we’re going to have to get some money. We hope you don’t think it’s too obtrusive. At the same time, we really do hope you support anyone who buys an ad on Glorious Noise. Once we get things rolling, you can expect one ad per month. That’s it. If you know of anybody who might be interested in an ad, send them here.

This new layout relies pretty heavily on some newer web features, so you may need to upgrade for the full effect. If you can’t do that, you can always use the mobile version which works on Palms, cell phones and other personal devices with web browsers.

Anyway, that’s what’s new. Feel free to let us know what you think about the new look.

Interview with Jay Bennett

Interview with Jay Bennett – “I left the band when Jeff said, ‘A circle can only have one center,’ and I surmised from that it wasn’t going to be me. My thinking was, if the band is an ellipsis and I can stay or it can be circle and I’m out. So I left.”

Look at Us!

The Chicago contingent of the Glorious Noise posse. Update: a few more photos, this time from the Blue Ribbon Brothers show at the Edgewater Lounge. [Full disclosure: Derek Phillips (a.k.a. Phil) is both a contributor to Glorious Noise as well as a member of the BRB, and by the way, they’re playing Saturday, the 26th, at the Beat Kitchen – ed.]