From the early '60s to late '80s, A&M was one of the most eclectic and powerful independent record labels in the world, putting out huge records by The Carpenters, Peter Frampton, The Police and Janet Jackson. This year marks the 50th anniversary of A&M's founding.
A longtime darling of the Israeli pop world, the singer accomplished something rare: Her newest album, My Joys, has crossed borders to her homeland of Iran, where it has been embraced despite the fact that it is also banned.
The band recently released its self-titled debut album — the result of years of work by frontman and founder Chris Porterfield following the breakup of his old band with Justin Vernon, DeYarmond Edison.
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