XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

Various Sonic Rec Room

New York’s underground zine Repellent is an active purveyor of exploratory artistic expression, so it makes sense that the 16-track compilation Sonic Rec Room contains such a wide variety of lar…

Bingo Palace Whistle Me Higher

Fa Ventilato and Frank Heer may currently hail from Brooklyn, but the sound they make as Bingo Palace is a far cry from the thrift-store self-consciousness of the Williamsburg set. Sounding as if Cale…

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