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Forged Artifacts

This emerging Minneapolis record label has made some welcome waves since its founding in 2012. Essentially a one-man operation started by Matt Linden, Forged Artifacts' small-batch releases have a distinctive, hands-on charm that is a trademark of the best boutique labels. The slowly growing roster is heavy on rock bands and electronic musicians, including the likes of Prissy Clerks, Observer Drift, and Nice Purse. The limited-edition LP releases are typically presented on stylish colored vinyl -- each a labor of love tailor-made to suit the music embedded in grooves.