I recently a
rant about not being able to buy an album for a band I'd stumbled
upon.. Lucy from the band has evidently been vanity googling, as
she found my post and dropped me a note.
Just did a random google and found that you like our
tunes. That's nice to know! Understand your frustration at not being
able to purchase said tunage... but have patience, our debut album is
being released on Stereo Test Kit Records later this year and then you
can buy it as many times as you like!
So that's nice to hear, though August seems a long way away. The
annoying part, though, is that the album they released last year isn't
going to be made more widely available.
We recorded 'six feet above the ground' early last year
and it was more of a demo really, we just sold it at a few gigs and
stuff. Anyway. A real album is on its way. And we promise there will
be a million easy ways to buy it online. All you have to do is wait
This I find annoying. If it's only demo quality, stick it online
and label it a demo. Charge money if you like, whatever, but it'll
only help. But hey, it's their musical output! I'll just have to
wait until August.
Regardless, I'd recommend checking out The Social Services and
the tracks they have released. I've really been enjoying it.
BTW, I've recently subscribed to Metacritic's music feed
and it's brilliant. The idea is quite simple: they aggregate the best
snippets of reviews from all over the place, and score them, so you
can see what the rough consensus is. The best part is that they
always pull out the snarkiest quotes from the reviews.
The only annoying part about it is their insistence on using
American college language when describing album. Nobody puts out a
second album, it's always their "sophomore" album. WTF?