Hear Nebraska: Vol. 2

by Hear Nebraska

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Our second compilation album features 10 outstanding songs from Nebraska’s finest contemporary bands.

    It’s an excellent way to directly support Hear Nebraska, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization that cultivates the state's vibrant, fertile music and arts community.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hear Nebraska: Vol. 2 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    Download also includes a copy of the compilation's liner notes.

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Imagine a tiny bar in Omaha whose walls are plastered with dusty record jackets from old blues crooners to rockers to country western stars to R&B legends. Hundreds of them. Floor to ceiling. It feels like the bedroom of every teen character in every John Hughes film, but with booze on tap.

What makes this club special are the bands that play there. Every musician on this record has stomped around its carpeted, floor-level stage, belting it out toward a back wall close enough to hit with a swung microphone.

They cram into this place every night, shoulder to shoulder, peering over and around each other to catch a view — the scuzzy rockers, the hipsters, the music vets, the city folk, the small-towners, the huddled masses. It’s a hot, sweaty, cultural melting pot, a good place to meet someone new and hear a band that will challenge your musical taste.

This record is the soundtrack to that mystical miracle of a bar. Each artist was carefully chosen to represent a patch of Nebraska’s limitless prairie of sound. Get comfortable. Pour yourself something cold. Drop the needle.


Andrew Norman
Hear Nebraska


released December 27, 2013

Thank you:

To all the musicians in the 10 bands who donated these songs. To Doug Van Sloun for donating his time to make it sound perfect. To Eric Nyffeler for donating his time to making every piece of the project look so fancy. To Saddle Creek Records and Make Believe Records for their collaboration. To Tim McMahan for help with the liner notes. And to all the musicians, artists, journalists, bar and venue owners and staff, labels, service workers and supporters across Nebraska for continuing to do their part to make the state what they want it to be.



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Hear Nebraska is a nonprofit cultural organization that cultivates the state's vibrant, fertile music and arts community. By providing resources and a voice for bands, artists and members of Nebraska’s creative class — as well as the businesses that support them — Hear Nebraska strives to make the state a globally recognized cultural destination. ... more

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