Best Indie Label (2002)
Run by Andrew Murphy, a spry and indefatigable supporter of homegrown music, Boulder-based Smooch Records has done more than just put out records: The label has helped cultivate an identity for the grassroots network of independent artists who make and record music in the Front Range. The sporadic Smooch live showcases are sampler-platter style concerts that give listeners a chance to taste a little of what's going on underground. Recently, the Smooch logo has appeared alongside some of the area's finest musical exports, from Maraca 5-0 to Jay Munly. Pucker up.
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