Various Artists, Summer 2012 Saddle Creek Sampler

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 08.29.12 in Reviews

Summer 2012 Saddle Creek Sampler

Various Artists - Saddle Creek

Saddle Creek, from Omaha, took the best of the burgeoning emo scene and cross-bred it with American roots music. They built a homegrown empire with unforgettable releases from Conor Oberst, Tim Kasher, and the Faint, and they fleshed and mapped out the contours of a still-inspiring scene with the dozens of smaller bands and artists they signed and championed. If you are a longtime fan, consider this sampler a free reason to remember why you love Saddle Creek; if you haven’t heard these bands before, well, we’re jealous.