New News: Phoebe Bridgers announces her new position as CEO of her brand new record label Saddest Factory

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New News: Phoebe Bridgers announces her new position as CEO of her brand new record label Saddest Factory

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From her hilarious Twitter presence to the multiple projects she’s a part of in addition to her solo career, 26-year-old Phoebe Bridgers is quickly winning over all the emo hearts. Of course, mine included in that, and her words and voice speak miles. Be it her supergroup with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker with Boygenius or Better Oblivion Community Center with long time frontman of Bright Eyes, Connor Oberst, it’s a constant hit parade. Her wide range of work and experience under her belt at such a young age still is incredible and shows her expansive knowledge of music and many of the genres that fall within it. 

So the news shouldn’t shock anyone that Bridgers just announced that she will be curating her very own record label, Saddest Factory, in partnership with Dead Oceans. Which is home to longtime indie labels like Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar. Saddest Factory’s roster will consist of bands that Bridgers will sign personally and is sure to be a soon incredibly sought out label home with Bridgers putting her stamp on it. Bridgers’ words when talking about the newly announced label, short and sweet style, said, “The vision of the label is simple: good songs, regardless of genre.” Artists interested in potentially working with the label are encouraged to submit on the website and for the general public, the website is exactly what you would hope would come out of a label that someone like Bridgers would be in control of. 

For now, artists have been signed but not announced yet and I’m sure they will be quick favorites of mine. Merch is already available and this couldn’t be a better way to kick off my week!

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Colleen has been writing about music since 2009. Interviewing bands since the glory days of Warped and has continued to do so for now over fourteen years. As well as doing freelance for other publications, the love for everything rock continues today.