Featured Label: Dualtone

Founded in 2001, Dualtone Music Group, Inc. is an independent entertainment company based in Nashville, TN. The staunchly independent label has been nominated for sixteen GRAMMY awards, garnering four wins. Key releases include albums from Shovels & Rope, Guy Clark, Ivan & Alyosha, Brett Dennen, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, June Carter Cash, Bobby Bare, Charlie Robison and a stellar line of vintage re-issues by Daniel Johnston, The Silos, The Reivers and Townes Van Zandt. Also in the catalog are tributes to Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and The Carter Family, which feature new recordings from artists such as Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Henry Rollins and Johnny Cash.

Recent releases include breakout records from The Felice Brothers, Guy Clark’s first GRAMMY Award Winning Album, My Favorite Picture of You, and the upcoming album from Shovels & Rope.

There’s no backing off or backing down on ‘Swimmin’ Time’ (25 August), the duo’s highly anticipated sophomore set as Shovels & Rope, an album that brims with the confidence, energy and sinew of a band that’s accustomed to treating their career as a marathon, rather than a sprint. The album, recorded at the studio Michael Trent constructed in the couple’s home, finds them cutting a new path through the sonic thickets they navigated so nimbly on their breakthrough bow, ‘O’ Be Joyful’ – a disc that won rave reviews from outlets like Mojo (which called it “thrilling”) and Filter, which said “[they] were solid singer-songwriters on their own, but this is truly a thing of magic.”