In celebration of its 15th anniversary, SCI Fidelity Records has compiled a 30-track retrospective label compilation, available now for free stream via SoundCloud and for free download only at the SCI Fidelity online store.
Formed by The String Cheese Incident in 1998, SCI Fidelity has delivered on its mission to support independent musicians everywhere â€“ releasing over 100 albums from SCI and their side projects, along with artists like Keller Williams, Umphreyâ€™s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Steve Winwood, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Greyboy Allstars, Tea Leaf Green and many more.
As one of the first record labels to identify and embrace the music industryâ€™s then-changing paradigm, SCI Fidelity quickly garnered the well-deserved reputation for understanding how to use an artistâ€™s music to connect bands with loyal fans.Â The label was able to view the business of music holistically, and SCI Fidelityâ€™s creative, out-of-the-box approach to selling records aligned perfectly with the changing times.
â€œAt the time, after talking to some major labels and other touring bands, we decided it was important to maintain control of our own destiny and started our own label,â€ explains SCI bassist Keith Moseley.Â â€œWe just felt is was the best way to ensure our creative freedom, and to not be bound to an album release or touring schedule dictated by a recording contract.â€
Indeed, The String Cheese Incident went on to help redefine the business of music. In the process, SCI forged a path for fellow independent artists to follow – and SCI Fidelity became a home for many of these bands. â€œWe feel incredibly fortunate to be able to support music we believe in, and to sustain the record label in todayâ€™s ever-evolving music industry landscape,â€ says Moseley.
SCI Fidelityâ€™s 15th Anniversary Compilation contains thirty of the best songs from some of the labelâ€™s most acclaimed albums over the years, and the tracks are listed in chronological order, taking the listener on a journey from the labelâ€™s first official release, The String Cheese Incidentâ€™s â€˜Round The Wheel, through their latest batch of releases from The Infamous Stringdusters and Lotus.
In conjunction with the labelâ€™s 15th anniversary, look for The String Cheese Incident â€“ who are also commemorating their 20th year as a band — to release a new studio album produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) in Spring 2014.
SCI Fidelity Records 15th Anniversary Compilation Album Track Listing:
- The String Cheese Incident â€“ â€œOn The Roadâ€ from Round The Wheel
- Keller Williams w/The String Cheese Incident – â€œBest Feelingâ€ from Breathe
- The String Cheese Incident – â€œMouna Bowaâ€ from Carnival â€˜99
- Keller Williams – â€œMore Than A Littleâ€ from Loop
- Steve Winwood â€“ â€œDifferent Lightâ€ from About Time
- Keller Williams â€“ â€œFreeker by the Speakerâ€ from Laugh
- The String Cheese Incident – â€œValley of the Jigâ€ from Untying the Not
- Umphreyâ€™s McGee – â€œIn The Kitchenâ€ from Anchor Drops
- DJ Harry – â€œAll My Lifeâ€ from Collision
- Steve Kimock Band – â€œEudemonâ€ from Eudemonic
- Brothers Past – â€œSimple Gift of Manâ€ from This Feelingâ€™s Called Goodbye
- Railroad Earth – â€œMighty Riverâ€ from Elko
- Umphreyâ€™s McGee â€“ â€œNemoâ€ from Safety In Numbers
- The Disco Biscuits – â€œWorld Is Spinningâ€ from The Wind at Four to Fly
- The Radiators â€“ â€œAce In The Holeâ€ from Dreaming Out Loud
- Tea Leaf Green – â€œThese Two Chairsâ€ from Rock â€™nâ€™ Roll Band
- Greyboy Allstars – â€œV Neck Sweaterâ€ from What Happened to Television?
- Railroad Earth – â€œHard Livinâ€ from Amen Corner
- Umphreyâ€™s McGee â€“ â€œMade to Measureâ€ from Mantis
- Kyle Hollingsworth – â€œWay That it Goesâ€ from Then Thereâ€™s Now
- Emmitt-Nershi Band â€“ â€œNew Country Bluesâ€ from New Country Blues
- Lotus â€“ â€œBellwetherâ€ from Hammerstrike
- 30db â€“ â€œSusanahâ€ from One Man Show
- The String Cheese Incident â€“ â€œBarstoolâ€ from Rhythm of the Road: Volume One, Incident In Atlanta â€“ 11.17.00
- Younger Brother â€“ â€œShineâ€ from Vaccine
- Conspirator â€“ â€œFeed The Wolfâ€ from Unlocked â€“ Live at the Georgia Theatre
- Keller Williams w/The Travelinâ€™ McCourys â€“ â€œSomething Elseâ€ from Pick
- The Infamous Stringdusters â€“ â€œThe Place That I Call Homeâ€ from Silver Sky â€“ Deluxe Edition
- Lotus â€“ â€œBreak Build Burnâ€ from Build
- The String Cheese Incident â€“ â€œCanâ€™t Wait Another Dayâ€ single