For the tenth anniversary of the great London indie label Full Time Hobby a lavish compilation with songs of the bands that have released there in the last decade will be released. If you look at the tracklist, you only notice how many familiar acts come from the stable of Full Time Hobby. The Hold Steady, for example, released one of their best albums there in the course of their label shopping with "Boys And Girls In America", as did the Brits from Tungg their hypnotic 2007 album. Emotional indie pop bands like The Leisure Society meet the Scottish emo-bard Malcolm Middleton or the psychedelic sounds of Erland & The Carnival. Also represented: highly acclaimed songwriters like Micah P Hinson or Samantha Crain as well as (in a positive sense) hype bands like Timber Timbre or White Denim. So, unlike labels like Secretely Canadian, which have a similar reputation, there is no necessarily uniform sound, rather a large panopticon of artists and a variety of pop music sounds. And what could be better than a label sampler to get to know them?
Top track: Massive Nights (The Hold Steady)