Various Artists, Yep Roc Records 15th Anniversary Sampler

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 10.12.12 in Reviews

Some indie labels are started by naive upstarts with wide eyes and big dreams, anxious to either make their mark or flame out trying. The North Carolina label Yep Roc, which celebrates its 15th birthday this year, was different. Founders Glenn Dicker and Tor Hansen were more or less industry vets by the time Yep Roc released its first record. In a way, though, that almost makes their effort that more admirable – though they were already established, both of them felt they could be doing more. Their efforts launched the careers of countless young artists and provided support for legends like Nick Lowe and Robyn Hitchcock. Now, you can listen to the label’s legacy with this free sampler.