We're feeling pretty vindicated! Another artist named in Metro Times' 2017 "bands to watch" feature has scored a record deal. Today, we can report Stef Chura will join Saddle Creek (Bright Eyes, Big Thief, the Faint, the Thermals) for a reissue of her debut record, Messes, originally released earlier this year on local indie label Urinal Cake Records and already out of print. (Last month singer-songwriter Anna Burch, also named on our list list, announced a deal with Polyvinyl.)
Saddle Creek will reissue Messes on CD, LP, and even cassette, and the record will be available on color vinyl as a limited edition of 150 on Feb. 2, 2018. The label says it was also release "new material from Chura in the near future." It is currently available on streaming services.