My Throwback Thursday for this week is the Saddle Creek 50 compilation. Put together to celebrate the label’s 50th release, the effort has two songs (an album cut and one exclusively for the compilation) from each band that was on the roster in 2003.
Saddle Creek 50 helped jump start my still-strong love for the label. At the time I was only aware of Cursive and Bright Eyes, so it was fun to discover both of their side projects - The Good Life and Desaparecidos – along with other stellar acts like Rilo Kiley, The Faint, and Azure Ray. And they were all signed to the same roster! Definitely an exciting time for the “just figuring out indie music” version of me.