The music service Bandcamp recently did a label profile of New World Records, discussing its history, and highlighting many of their favorites in the catalog.
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"Early maps of North America show some fascinating but confusing details, like the Mississippi River hemmed in by mountain ranges somewhere in present-day Missouri and California as an island. In between are large areas, empty except for provocative hints that certain animals are present here; a giant lake is located there. It took centuries of exploration to map the actual geography of the place.
Music in America is something like those maps, and the New World Record label is perhaps its most important cartographer..."