The Joyful Noise guest curated "White Label Series" has a simple purpose: to save great music from obscurity.
In our content-saturated world, it's very easy for meaningful music to be overlooked. As a result, countless amazing albums are never properly released, and are doomed to languish in the remote regions of the internet. To combat this trend, each year we ask influential guests to curate our White Label Series and help shine a spotlight on their favorite undiscovered or under-appreciated artists.
Now in its sixth year, the White Label Series has produced a ton of amazing music, and even boosted some careers along the way. Starting in 2021, we moved to a 6-release, bimonthly schedule (from 12 releases in previous years). In these times of over-saturation, we want to provide more focus for each album, and offer the series at a more accessible price.
Each bimonthly release features a new full length album, hand-picked by one of our artist-curators, limited to just 500 copies.
Previous series curators include:
Hanif Abdurraqib, Heba Kadry, Shirley Manson, Will Oldham, Bob van Heur, Lillie West, Bob Bruno, Dale Crover, Liz Harris, Shabaka Hutchings. Ken Lane, Lydia Lunch, David Lynch, Kramer, Mary Lattimore, Stella Mozgawa, Liz Pelly, Son Lux, Chris Schlarb, Devendra Banhart, Doug Martsch, Greg Saunier, Janet Weiss, Kelley Deal, Lou Barlow, Mirah, Rob Crow, Tim Kinsella, Toshi Kasai, Yoni Wolf, Aesop Rock, Alex Somers, Blanck Mass, Dale Nixon, Kid Millions, Meredith Graves, Mike Watt, Satomi Matsuzaki, Serengeti, Teri Gender Bender, tUnE-yArDs, Astronautalis, Cate Le Bon, Circuit des Yeux, Julianna Barwick, Laura Gibson, Prince Rama, Sarah Register, Sondre Lerche, St. Vincent, Thor Harris, Thurston Moore, Yonatan Gat.