Fat Possum Records' New Class
by Stephanie Benson | September 21, 2011
Oxford, Miss.'s Fat Possum Records was founded in 1992 with an initial mission to discover and endorse local blues musicians like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Mississippi Fred McDowell. It was an honorable ambition, but one that certainly didn't have the label rolling in dough. Since the mid-'00s, however, Fat Possum has experienced a resurgence of sorts, gradually branching out beyond its Southern roots to embrace artists like The Black Keys, Andrew Bird and Heartless Bastards. Most recently, the label has stretched its limbs even further, cultivating talent from lo-fi indie rockers to soulful singer-songwriters. Their current roster boasts musicians like Wavves, Yuck, Smith Westerns, A.A. Bondy, Lissie and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Hear these artists and discover more of Fat Possum's newest class with our Fat Possum Records' New Class playlist.