now you don’t have to like… actually check this site anymore. It can just show up in your media consciousness. Although, come on. You like our fancy pictures, right?
Hey pals, here’s a couple of handy hints for sending labels demos.
1. Don’t spend $40 to send a typewriter so we know you’re “original and authentic.” Now we just have to get rid of a fucking typewriter, and you’re out $40.
2. When you include a letter (which you should) don’t note that you have “120 songs written and ready to be recorded.” You want us to sign you to a 10 record deal then? Or do you just write a bunch of really lackluster songs?
3. Write your band’s contact info ON the cd face. Those letters you send? Yeah, they get thrown away pretty fast, and we might not get to the demo for weeks (read: years).
4. If you include press quotes or clips, make sure they’re not from, like, “stevelikesmusic.blogspot.tumblr.twitter.com” - real reputable source, dudes…esp. when the quotes aren’t even that good. Who cares if “this record was a mildly pleasant listening experience.” If that’s your best foot being put forward, I’d hate to see how you’d actually deliver if we asked you to do anything.
Tons more label whining to come, I’m sure. That’s just what’s on the top of my head at this second.
Oh, and don’t call us. We’ll call you.
Yeah, that one. The “techno” one.
Well. That record was one of those that it was really hard to decide what tracks to include on the blog too, and it was also a total “complete album,” in that if you listened to the whole thing, with the last track being the cover, it really built to a “OMG HOLY SHIT” climax.
Thus, we now bring you the full record. Again, names hidden to protect the “innocent.”
Autotune Twins - Twinning Out
For the most part, when we check out demos, there’s one standout HORRIBLE track, but sometimes, a special little demo friend comes along.
Listening to this demo in the office, we were riddled with giggles and rife with “weeeeahhhhhhhhhh!” impressions of the singer. Thus, with as much identity hiding as we could do on imeem, we bring you our first full album stream.
Bathe in it. Breathe it in. This is horrible in its purest form.
WowDemoBand - WowDemoAlbum