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Absolutely Kosher

Bay Area Record Labels: Absolutely Kosher

The Bay Area's got world-class music and killer indie record labels to match. But what does it take to run a tastemaking label? In this new series, we look at the movers & shakers who've been changing the music game here in the past decade.

Absolutely Kosher started in the beginning of 1998 in founder Cory Brown's living room. He took the ethos of torch-holding East Coast biggies like Merge and Matador and forged Absolutely Kosher as a freewheeling group of artists united by their risk-taking, experimental mindsets. Here, Brown sheds light on the flipside of working with seminal indie bands like Pinback, The Wrens, The Mountain Goats, Sunset Rubdown, Little Teeth and many more:

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