I don't chase brands, but there are exceptions.
If a book is printed by Penguin paperback, I take a look.
And if Don Was produced it, I take a listen.
Was will tell you he doesn't do much -- he simply finds these terrific artists and then sets the recording equipment to the factory default and lets the musicians be who they are. He calls it zen-gineering.
This artist here is Mark Erelli. Don Was writes:
Mark Erelli is a great singer/songwriter/guitarist from Massachusetts with a masters degree in Molecular Biology. He regularly tours with Iris DeMent, Catie Curtis and Lori McKenna. Music critics have lauded his latest album, Hope and Other Casualties.
Regardless of where you fall in the political spectrum, his brand new song, Volunteer, will provoke some consideration.
I dare you to listen.