Yaaaawwwwn I am so tired. I don’t know about this whole time change thing, it’s too confusing. Anyway, the new podcast is up. It’s 10:10, oddly enough. We started a little contest, so go take a listen on the podcast page, if you haven’t already subscribed!
Man, finally someone with some sense responded to my email at Amazon! After several weeks of frustration, we’ve gotten through to their customer service the fact that we do, in fact, have an account with them, and we do, in fact, have an active title listed on their site, and they have not, in fact, placed an order for copies. The release date is next week, so it would be nice if they actually had some stock on hand to fulfill orders. Other sites are already linking to the Amazon.com page for Free and Easy, like Live365 and AMG, I think, so it would be great if folks could actually place the order, rather than just read about the CD. Ugh. I guess this is the really fun part of starting a label, huh?
Adam Curry played our “Walk Away (Bitstream Dream Remix)” on his Daily Source Code #261, which was just yesterday (Monday). The track was culled from our selection of tracks on Podshow’s new Podsafe Music Network site. I was kinda hoping Adam might dig our stuff when we joined the network…
Just wanted to say thank you to all the folks who have already ordered our new CD over the past week. It’s so cool to actually see who is buying it, and to recognize so many of the names from past experiences with people, whether it be from our shows, buddy lists, customer reviews, or wherever! It feels nice to show personal attention to everyone by autographing the CDs and packaging them up ourselves, too. Of course, it’s always nice to sell CDs in stores and through Amazon or iTunes, but this one on one sale is kinda special. So thanks to all your early birds!
Ryan and Anji discuss the creation of Lovespirals’ new CD, Free & Easy, detailing specific tracks, and comparing this 2005 release to their 2002 release, Windblown Kiss. Audio clips from every track on the album accompany this 15 minute interview feature. Stream or download this 96 kbps mp3 file below.
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I didn’t want to change our main news article, so I figured I’d just announce this on the Blog… We just uploaded a special 15 minute interview feature about the creation of “Free & Easy,” including audio clips from every song on the album. It’s available on our Podcast page, in case you haven’t already subscribed to the Chillin’ with Lovespirals podcast feed. We originally recorded it for use by media types but figured that our fans would probably enjoy it as well, if not more than, them, so here it is!
Lovespirals’ brand new album, Free & Easy, has an official
release date of November 1st, but you can buy it online right now. The band will personally autograph all copies sold through their own webstore, and are offering a free promo copy of previous album, Windblown Kiss, with the purchase of 2 or more copies of Free & Easy. The CD is also on sale at Projekt’s Darkwave distribution, CD Baby, and will soon be available through Amazon.
Other online sources will offer it in the near future. Metropolis will be distributing the album in the US, so be sure to ask for the album in your local record stores!
OK, for those of you who have listened to the newest podcast (v.7), this is one of the photos of that guy I was talking about. For those that haven’t, check out the podcast and then you’ll know why I posted this!
Got an email from DJ Rafe Gomez today saying he’s diggin’ the album and will be adding “Free & Easy” and “Hand in Hand” into the mix on his show soon. Cool! Actually, his words were “Thx for hipping me to your ultra kewl sounds.” Positive feedback rocks. Makes all the sweat and tears worth it.
It’s been a busy week, and we’ve got a lot of cool stuff in the works. Next week we’ll be launching more site updates. We’re going to start doing the podcast weekly, too, unless things get too crazy. But right now there’s plenty to talk about, so why wait 2 weeks? We’ll be sending out the first email newsletter since our random Santa Monica show. I just don’t think about sending out emails what with the blog, news feed, and podcast, but I guess folks are expecting to get emails when the sign the list, and they do sign the list often…