A: We are a record label located in Omaha, NE. We release music by bands we like and that we believe in. We are essentially involved in the promotion and marketing of the records we release. We are not a recording studio nor do we have a recording studio. Our friend Mike Mogis has a recording studio called ARC, but that's a different story.
A: Visit our contact page and send us an email. If you're old school, you can send a letter to Saddle Creek / PO Box 8554 / Omaha NE 68108.
A: Saddle Creek is distributed by ADA. Give them a call at 1-800-239-3232. If you don't have an account with ADA, contact us directly via our contact page
A: It's a combination of factors that cause LP releases to be expensive. Vinyl has high origination costs (i.e. usually a separate master, lacquers, metal plating, test pressings), more substantial packaging, and weighs more than a CD (thus, costs more to ship). And while vinyl sales have been on the upswing, they're still a low percentage of overall sales so the origination costs are defrayed over fewer records. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. And let us know if you have opinions on some of the things that can contribute to higher costs (180 gram vs. standard weight, nice packaging vs. bare bones, mp3 download card vs. CD in the LP jacket, etc.).
A: Unfortunately, no. Trust us, it's not that interesting. Imagine a room with a bunch of people sitting in front of computers. That's really about it.
We are also located in the same building as Slowdown. Slowdown frequently has some great shows and some great drink specials, if you're visiting Omaha, be sure to check them out.
A: Sorry, we really don't have any copies, seriously. Anything we have available to purchase is on our online store. We really don't have anything else.
A: Send a message to the radio department on our contact page. Our radio guy will be in touch.
A: No, but we do have some other pretty sweet people. Check out the about page.
A: Send licensing a message on our contact page.
A: Visit our contact page. Our street team leader will be in touch!
A: No, we are not currently hiring. We rarely do.
A: Yes, we do. Before you send a demo though, ask yourself, "Is Saddle Creek the label for me? Does my band sound like something Saddle Creek would be interested in or am I just sending a demo because they release music." We don't listen to demos everyday, but check them out periodically. Please do not follow up on what we think of what you sent. If we're interested, we'll get back to you. Please note though, we have never signed a band based on a demo. The best way to get us to notice is to get out and play shows, get press, get fans, etc.