On August 23, Plexifilm will release Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek: The First 10 Years Of Saddle Creek Records. Like a study guide for indie label owners and want-to-be indie label owners everywhere, this film tells the story of one of the most popular and successful indie labels today, as told by the people who built it from the ground up. Saddle Creek Records, which got its unofficial start with the release of 100 copies of a cassette tape by then-13-year-old singer-songwriter Conor Oberst, has become a center for indie rock music and a worldwide phenomenon.
Shot by two of Omaha's musical stalwarts, Jason Kulbel and Rob Walters, the Spend And Evening With Saddle Creek DVD contains the 90-minute feature film, as well as 70 minutes of additional footage, extended scenes, live performances and behind-the-scenes home movies. The film itself also contains interviews with all of the bands on label's roster during filming in 2003/2004 and of course, interviews with label founders Justin Oberst, Robb Nansel and Moke Mogis.
Not only is this film a cool inside look at all of the Saddle Creek bands for fans, but it will undoubtedly provide some valuable insight to those with aspirations or starting their own indie label, or taking their current indie to the next level.