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

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

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The Stories, Rumors, and Legends of Tooth and Nail Records


Beloved: Powerful and Fragile
Nov 29 • 58 min
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…
Beloved: One and Done
Nov 29 • 61 min
Chapter 23.1 Beloved’s 2003 debut, “Failure On,” is a legendary album in the Solid State Records catalog. They had so much in their favor: made a flawless debut record, had an incredibly promising trajectory, had all been friends since childhood,…
Emery’s “I’m Only a Man:” Certified Flop
Nov 22 • 83 min
Chapter 22 The guys in Emery grew up as far from punk and underground culture as you could get. Not until their twenties did they even find out about this whole scene. But they made up for lost time, and thanks to the foundations laid by the earlier…
Dead Poetic: Disappointed with Success
Nov 1 • 98 min
Chapter 21 Dead Poetic is one of the bands that was discovered at cornerstone, and due to their hard work and dedication as kids, stepped into just the right place at just the right time. The groundwork had been laid by the pioneers of the…
Disciple: Christian Metal with a Mission
Oct 17 • 68 min
Chapter 20 When it comes to Christian heavy metal music, the band Disciple is both an ancestor and a contemporary. Kevin Young has been contributing and participating in the larger scene that we cover, for over 25 years and counting, and now is a…
mewithoutYou From the View of Mike Weiss
Oct 3 • 51 min
Chapter 19 Mike Weiss is the guitarist from the legendary label darlings mewithoutYou. Mike’s point of view of the band is far from comprehensive, but give us some unique insight that most media coverage is not able capture, especially regarding his…
Cory Brandan: Band Dude for Life
Sep 19 • 50 min
Chapter 18 This isn’t a Norma Jean episode per se, because of Norma Jean’s legend and significance in the heavy music scene. SolidState and Tooth & Nail history is much too large to begin to cover in an episode, so we will cover it from a…
Raw Rock Kills
Sep 5 • 82 min
Chapter 17 Showbread is one of the bands that was able to follow in the footsteps of the bands who pioneered the music scene that we all love. There was a very special time when the market was not overcrowded with touring musical acts, but the scene…
KJ-52 and BEC Recordings
Aug 22 • 68 min
Chapter 16 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…
Anneka Winters’ Front Row Seat
Aug 8 • 37 min
Chapter 15 Today’s episode is intended to give you an inside and personal perspective on Tooth & Nail, Brandon Ebel, and the music scene as the label grew into its 2000’s dominance. Anneka Winters was an accountant at Tooth & Nail Records…
Labeled Special: Stephen Cobucci of Wolves at the Gate
Aug 1 • 75 min
Wolves at the Gate is band that very much continues the tradition and follows in the sonic footsteps of Solid State Records and the era of Underoath, Beloved, Dead Poetic, and As Cities Burn; none of whom are currently making this particular style of…
Labeled Special: Micah Kinard of Oh, Sleeper
Jul 18 • 68 min
Oh, Sleeper is a special band on the Solid State roster, and a truly unique metal band. They very much embody the DIY ethic and artistic zone of the Christian punk/hardcore scene, but the members didn’t come up as Tooth & Nail punk and hardcore…
Anberlin
Jul 12 • 47 min
Chapter 14 Today we continue on our early 2000’s journey with the very important and pivotal Anberlin (Stephen Christian). I refer to Anberlin as pivotal, because they began as a pop punk band in the vein of late 90’s Tooth & Nail, but…
The Early 2000’s Through the Eyes of Watashi Wa
Jun 27 • 65 min
Chapter 13 We now continue to move into the 2000’s era of Tooth & Nail Records. Brandon has sold half of the company to EMI and has purchased and absorbed Takehold Records, which brought its founder Chad Johnson on staff. Heavy music was…
The Demon Hunter Origin Story and More
Jun 13 • 44 min
Chapter 12 Demon Hunter’s origin story is shrouded in mystery and there are no shortage or rumors. Some that we will confirm today. Now that we have a good background knowledge or Ryan Clark Jon Dunn, Brandon, and the Tooth and Nail Culture at the…
August Burns Red: Constellations 10 Year Anniversary
Jun 7 • 54 min
August Burns Red is one of the Labeled listeners’ favorite Tooth and Nail/Solid State bands, and statistically, that’s not surprising. They have sold, get this, over 2 million records. It would be no understatement to say they are one of the most…
Tooth and Nail Kids
May 30 • 50 min
Chapter 11 Tooth and Nail had been sowing seeds and developing a culture of the better part of a decade when EMI acquired half of the company. Now, not only were they financially empowered, but their own culture was beginning to pay dividends. Kids…
A Time of Transition and the Rise of Solid State Records
May 16 • 51 min
Chapter 10 By the year 2000, EMI Records had been pursuing Tooth and Nail to buy half of the company and was already doing its distribution. New genres were emerging, Tooth and Nail was moving offices and the staff was beginning to undergo major…
Plankeye: Chasing the Dream
May 2 • 41 min
Chapter 9 Plankeye began as a raw, high energy power pop band in the 90’s, but made their way into the polished Christian scene after touring with larger CCM acts. They became a commercial success, but appearances are not always what they seem….
Favorite Three with Mike Mains
Apr 24 • 60 min
mewithoutYou and As Cities Burn are big influences on T&N’s new artist, Mike Mains & the Branches, so on this episode we discuss Mike’s three favorite tracks from the Tooth & Nail catalog, talk about his dumpster diving experience with…
Dominate ‘98
Apr 17 • 51 min
Chapter 8 By the time the 90’s were coming to a close, Tooth & Nail Records had accomplished some amazing things. They had sold millions of records and helped to create a movement and and establish a thriving music scene. In 1998 it seemed like…
Labeled Special: Ryan Clark on Demon Hunter’s War and Peace
Mar 6 • 62 min
Ryan Clark, front man of Demon Hunter joins the Labeled Podcast to discuss not only their new double album, but also his musical evolution from Focal Point and Training for Utopia and how that shaped Demon Hunter. We also showcase and discuss…
Saved by Ska
Feb 21 • 53 min
Chapter 7 With the departure of MxPx, the now commercially successful label was in need of another breakout success to sustain and continue to thrive. They found it in The O.C. Supertones, a true underdog story of a highly motivated, positive, and…
From Bremerton to the Wide World
Feb 6 • 47 min
Chapter 6 MXPX has a special place in the history of Tooth and Nail Records. They were the first band to break well beyond the Christian punk hardcore scene and into the mainstream. In 1992, they were 10th graders in Bremerton, trying to play at house…
Labeled Special: Aaron Marsh and the New Copeland Record
Jan 30 • 46 min
Matt and Aaron Marsh discuss the coming Copeland album “Blushing” and his musical and lyrical approach. We also feature some new music in this special bonus episode of Labeled. https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon …
The End of Cornerstone
Jan 23 • 49 min
Chapter 5 Cornerstone Festival grew to a massive level by the mid 2000’s with Tooth and Nail day being one of its main features. The cultures of Tooth and Nail and Cornerstone were a perfect fit. The environment that they created was both the…
The Rise of Cornerstone
Jan 9 • 47 min
Chapter 4 As it turns out, Cornerstone Festival had a lot more than a good lineup of bands; it has its own rich history and undergirding philosophy born out of The Jesus People USA and John Herrin, the festival’s director. Much of this philosophy…
The Stigma
Dec 12, 2018 • 51 min
Chapter 3: By the mid 90’s, Tooth and Nail Records had moved from Southern California to Seattle, where they were confronted with a scene that was not exactly welcoming to Christian rock, but the influence of that scene would play a role in…
Who is Brandon Ebel?
Nov 29, 2018 • 53 min
Chapter 2: Brandon Ebel’s ability to spot, harness, and highlight the talents of others (bands and staff) is his magic. The emerging scene and his unique personality were the right combination to turbo charge and launch a label that would go…
Permission Not Required
Nov 15, 2018 • 57 min
Chapter 1: By the late 80s, a massive void had formed between secular and Christian culture, and the secular side seemed to have all the best music. But, something new was beginning to emerge from Southern California and the Pacific Northwest: a…
We’re Back!
Oct 24, 2018 • 45 min
Labeled is on its way back with a new vision and increased opportunity for listener contribution. The Labeled team discusses why we took a hiatus and what’s in store for the future of the podcast. Come back November 14th, where we’ll take our…