Best New Record Label

Audio Eagle Records

In the summer of 2005, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney had an epiphany: "If my little Ohio band did it, so can the rest." With that, Audio Eagle Records was hatched. Carney scoped out the local scene in search of Ohio's most promising acts, and less than a year later, Audio Eagle put out its first record, Bloodsongs, by Gil Mantera's Party Dream. The Youngstown duo went on to earn rave reviews at this year's South by Southwest festival and now has its own national tour. Watch for Audio Eagle's next releases, by Kent's Beaten Awake and Akron's Houseguest.