Pitchfork highlights the “(In)essential Jade Tree Records”

Pitchfork’s Ian Cohen and Patrick Fallon of  have put together a list of their less obvious favorites from Jade Tree’s catalog. It’s a nice list that manages to include a few of the unsung heroes from the label’s catalog.


‘Adapt or Die’: Jade Tree’s Darren Walters on Running a Major Indie for 15 Years

Billboard article on Jade Tree

‘Adapt or Die’: Jade Tree’s Darren Walters on Running a Major Indie for 15 Years 

As a high schooler in the late ’90s, the punk-aligned but never pigeonholed label Jade Tree loomed large in my world. So imagine my excitement last week when a report said the label had returned from a hiatus I wasn’t aware of. After reaching out to the label’s heads, however, I found out that that wasn’t the case. At all. Here, Darren Walters explains how his artful label has weathered the beating that the new music industry paradigm gave his label.

[Continue reading at Billboard]

An Oral History of The Promise Ring Published by The A.V. Club

In advance of The Promise Ring’s first reunion show, The Onion’s has posted “An Oral History of The Promise Ring” by featuring commentary by the band members, Jade Tree’s , Texas Is The Reason’s and among others.

Read: [The AV Club]

The interviews make for a nice read in anticipation of revisiting the live experience, which begins tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

The Promise Ring currently has five reunion shows scheduled in 2012. While most of these are sold out, there are sure to be a few more opportunities to see the band live, so be vigilant!

02/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom SOLD OUT
02/25 Chicago, IL @ Metro SOLD OUT
05/19 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Bamboozle Festival [URL]http://2012.thebamboozle.com/home|Tickets|EXTERNAL[/URL]
05/20 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza SOLD OUT
09/01 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore [URL]http://www.livenation.com/event/1C0048517A4B5E2A|Tickets|EXTERNAL[/URL]