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KJ-52 and BEC Recordings

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

Release Date: 08/22/2019

Josh Scogin: Do You Hear Something Beautiful? show art Josh Scogin: Do You Hear Something Beautiful?

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

If there is are legends in this scene, Josh Scogin is one of them: frontman of Luti-Kriss, Norma Jean, The Chariot, and ‘68. Josh has played thousands of show, and from what we can all gather from our shared experiences of seeing them, and from scouring the internet, there appears to be not even a single moment in any of those thousands of shows where Josh is ever giving anything less than his whole self.    While the word “passion” can be overused and misunderstood, what people are talking about when they use the word, is what Josh Scogin performing ...

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Back to Indie show art Back to Indie

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

Chapter 29   We have reached the final chapter of our series! We’ve seen both Tooth & Nail and the scene grow from being independent, in basements and obscurity, and grow until they were partnered with a giant corporation and had artists all over MTV and mainstream radio. Today we see how Tooth & Nail came full circle from all the mayhem and tied hands that came along with that, to once again become a true indie label.       SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: MxPx "Chick Magnet" Starflyer 59 “Fell In Love at 22” Underoath “A Boy Brushed Red Living...

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The Classic Crime: Getting In at the Top of the Market show art The Classic Crime: Getting In at the Top of the Market

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

Chapter 28   Matt MacDonald from The Classic Crime was not a first or second generation Tooth & Nail kid;  he and his band just happened to intersect with the label and the scene right near its peak. With their polished commercial sound, aspirations of mainstream success, a hotshot management team, and Tooth & Nail's partnership with EMI, upstreaming them into the big leagues seemed like a solid bet. The expectations were understandably high all around. Many special opportunities would come their way, but ultimately, the music industry and the indie scene had a few...

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Labeled Special: Vinyl and Physical Media show art Labeled Special: Vinyl and Physical Media

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

Creator of Unoriginal Vinyl, Jason Zeimet, is an original Tooth & Nail kid and top-tier fan. Most top fans are also collectors of physical media, which Jason took to even higher level by re-creating vinyl of his favorite albums for Tooth & Nail Records. This episode is an introduction to Jason and the type of deep dive bonus content we’ll be doing in the Labeled Members group during the next phase of the Labeled Podcast!        MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast:  * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records:  * This Is...

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The Motivation of an Intern with the Responsibility of an Executive show art The Motivation of an Intern with the Responsibility of an Executive

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

Chapter 27   Former Tooth & Nail employee, Derek Tenbusch, in many ways is a similar to Brandon Ebel.  Both got their start as low level employees of a record label in southern California, because of their love for music, and thought it would be satisfying to help good art thrive. Eventually both became dissatisfied with the limited scope of those around them and sought to do more. Only Derek didn’t come from the indie-punk Christian scene, he worked for the corporate giant that controlled Tooth & Nail and with whom Brandon was having conflict....

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The Big Pinch show art The Big Pinch

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

Chapter 26   We have completed the ride to the top for the underground Christian punk and hardcore scene! Brandon, the label, and the artists, all had continued to grow and succeed for ten years, so now all we need to do is for everything to stay JUST as it is. Sounds easy - just don’t change anything. But we are all well acquainted with how the world works, and we  know the bad news in life is that nothing stays the same.   But perhaps that’s also the good news? It’s much easier for everyone to get along when the pie is growing, but as we move into the...

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Underoath: Don’t Fix It If It Ain’t Broke show art Underoath: Don’t Fix It If It Ain’t Broke

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

Chapter 25   It was just over one year ago when we began this series and covered the formation of Tooth & Nail at the tiniest little trickle of house shows, Calvary Chapels, and community centers organized by people like Billy Power followed by the rise of Cornerstone with John Herrin as the scene began to emerge. We've traveled quite a long way to get here, and today we reach the high watermark. It's a couple of decades of community building, talent compiling, large technological leaps, an exploding genre, a sharp and well oiled indie label, the perfect band (Underoath), at the...

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Underoath: Kids From Florida show art Underoath: Kids From Florida

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

Chapter 24 There is no question that Underoath is the biggest Christian heavy band of our scene. They completely broke the ceiling of what was assumed was possible beyond our scene, but what are all the factors that go into a landmark success story like that of Underoath? In a sense, this podcast so far is a list and account of many of those factors, or maybe it's just "They’re Only Chasing Safety" was directly born out of the Tooth & Nail culture. It was a perfect wave that had been built by thousands of people collaborating and supporting one another and as they grew and gained...

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Labeled Special: Mike Hranica and Jeremy DePoyster of The Devil Wears Prada show art Labeled Special: Mike Hranica and Jeremy DePoyster of The Devil Wears Prada

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

The Devil Wears Prada is the type of band that if you didn’t know any better, you might confuse them for a career-long Solid State artist, with good reason. They grew up as fans of the label, started a terrific band, did the  first decade and a half of their career on other labels, and now, at last, they are in fact a Solid State band. So there is plenty to discuss and listen to including their new and debut release on Solid State, "The Act" which came out in October.       SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: The Devil Wears Prada "Dez Moines" Norma Jean "Memphis Will...

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Beloved: Powerful and Fragile show art Beloved: Powerful and Fragile

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

Chapter 23.2 Not only was Josh Moore focused on his goal of becoming a musician from a very early age, but he was also recognizably good as an early teenager who eventually was noticed by older kids at his school who picked him up and made him their lead singer. Finishing high school by an alternative program, Josh is touring as Beloved's frontman at 18 years old, and by 21 that journey would be over and Josh would move in a different direction musically and personally.       SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Beloved "Aimless Endeavor" Strongarm “These Times That Try Men’s...

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KJ-52 is a Christian rapper who struggled to get his career off the ground in the 90’s after being rejected by his dream label and dropped early on by a major label and then found his home among the rest of us punk, DIY and hardcore folks.  KJ embodies many of the same values that we often discuss here but his music fit much better in the BEC and CCM worlds so he is a terrific individual to help us understand the similarities and differences in that world and the one we spend most of our time in.

BEC recordings is the CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) leaning imprint of Tooth & Nail Records and plays a very important role in expanding the company, generating revenue, and enabling Tooth & Nail/Solid State to have a larger and more competent staff.  Admittedly CCM music has a reputation for being cheesy or unoriginal, but like most things, if you look closer you will find that there is much more nuance than you’d expect.

 

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SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE:

KJ-52 "KJ-52"
Strongarm "Supplication"
John Ruben "Devine Inspiration"
KJ-52 "Are You Real"
Anberlin "Love Song"
Thousand Foot Krutch "Wish You Well"
Jeremy Camp "Understand"
Demon Hunter "Summer of Darkness"
KJ-52 "Right Here'
KJ-52 "Wake Up"
KJ-52 "Dear Slim"
KJ-52 "1230"

  

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