July 11, 2012

Mails...

Got a whopping 15,420 emails in my inbox...seriously suck at checking/reading/deleting emails these days...perhaps because the gems found that way are becoming more and more rare, so lots of work and very little reward...but will try to spend a little time today reducing the clutter!

Still far too many mails promoting remixes, hip-hop, rap, metal etc....or to put it quite simply; shit I don't give a damn about! And of course I'm sure that your festival is the best and most interesting ever, but unless you offer plane ticket and accommodation (or it's within 1 hours travel from where I live), I really don't care. And of course it's great that this or that band is touring North America, but...here we go, right back to that plane ticket and accommodation stuff I mentioned two seconds ago! And then of course there's the downright horrible stuff that (for the 1,000th time at least) has me wondering, why someone thinks it's worth promoting and who seriously is paying for it! Note to self: you need to use the "spam" button more often!

Always a balance act...a press release informing that some band is releasing their debut album without a single music link (not even a Youtube one) being included stands very little chance of being read...but including the entire album probably isn't a great idea either (I mean - if each and every one of the 15,000 mails included 45 minutes of music and I wanted to give it all a listen, it would take 11,250 hours or 468 days getting the job done)...so a small appetizer making me hungry for more has to be the answer...?

Just found one that looked intriguing...short message and a download link for a new track...and then the download link isn't working...bummer...hmmm...there's a link for their bandcamp site as well...not bad, but not overly exiting either...

Finally...here's a pretty nice one. Mad Planet (pretty stupid band name) from LA shares Pieces of You from their forthcoming album Ghost Notes. Described as an "electro-pop outfit", though I would probably have included "rock" somewhere as the promo track features some pretty cool, haunting and fairly noisy guitars. As mentioned above...this was the perfect appetizer, so I've just downloaded a copy of the album!
+ Pieces of You

Think I'll give that Mad Planet album a listen, so no more ramblings for now...

3 comments:

Michael Senchuk said...

Ugh, my inbox is the bane of my existence too. And if there's no link to a track, it pretty gets much filed instantly too. Or, just about as bad, a track that's exclusive to one of the giant blogs/outlets.

stytzer said...

Forgot about those, but sure agree. Not overly interested (though it does happen) in posting something that was premiered by Pitchfork, Spinner etc...

Kevin said...

Hee hee...