October 21, 2009

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel wow at CMJ, sign to Rounder Records

wheel bon iver

I just heard from the fine Rounder Records label (Delta Spirit, Sondre Lerche, Son Volt) that they have signed Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel, one of my other favorite Colorado bands! Today is a good day for Colorado music; they absolutely deserve it.

Early Spring Till – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel

The Wheel just played a stunning set at Brooklyn Vegan’s CMJ showcase last night, and are opening for Mason Jennings in a few weeks.

When I saw Rateliff and The Wheel open for Bon Iver this summer, they captured the attention of the crowd and held us all riveted in place for the entire set, enchanted. I wrote that “their intricate, melancholy songs are steeped in goodness and ready for a larger stage.” Looks like they’re on their way to getting it.

[my pic above from the Bon Iver show set]

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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