Jagjaguwar: the indie label roaring to success

Ben Homewood

January 1996. Charlottesville, Virginia is blanketed in snow, in the midst of what’s now known as the North American Blizzard of ‘96.

Somewhere downtown, Darius Van Arman is stranded in the assisted living centre where he works night shift as one of four odd jobs. He’s stranded for a few days, but the resulting overtime pay would change his life.

“My friend Adam Busch was in a band called The Curious Digit and he couldn’t find a label,” he says, ...

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