Two of Washington DC’s hottest labels right now are Blight Records and Babe City Records, and we were somehow able to wrangle the men behind both of them – Ben Schurr and Jon Weiss, respectively – to Songbyrd Record Cafe so that Alex and I could pick their music-loving brains for another episode of Hard Love, Tough Feelings.

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes, or even means, to run your own independent label these days, you’re in for an absolute treat.

On a related note, if you’re a cassette tape fan, you’re probably going to dislike me after this one.

Make sure to Like Blight Records and Babe City on Facebook so that you stay hip to their grooves.

Also, if you live in DC, go see one of their bands live.