Mad exciting stuff, y'all.
We just released a new live EP, the performances culled from our sold-out Arlene's Residency in October of this past year with our band. It's five songs deep, and we think it sounds great. We also made a video way back then in anticipation of this release. It was shot and edited by our good friend Tim Young, who also did our Funk Terrorist video, and a bunch of other great stuff for us.
It looks like this:
You can download the EP at music.metermaidsnyc.com
We are offering this new EP on a site called Band Camp, which rules. Why does it rule? Let me tell you why!
You'll notice, when you get there, that all of our previous releases are there as well -- our self titled EP, and NIGHTLIFE. We had released both of these albums in the traditional way. No more though! Now, just like everything we will release, we are offering them for whatever you want to pay. That includes not wanting to pay anything. We leave it up to you. If you want to pay nothing, that's cool! Want to pay a dollar? Cool! Want to pay more? Even cooler!
It's up to you.
All of these releases will operate from now on with a Creative Commons License. I will try to explain what that means. On our future releases, we will be giving away all of the instrumentals and the acapellas -- and anyone who wants to remix beats, mash-up vocals, whatever, it is encouraged and completely legal. Take it! Spit your own verse over one of our beats! Put our acapellas over one of your beats! It's all good and legal.
This music industry is a changed animal. And, as musicians, we are much more interested in sharing with you than we are with making a couple of bucks of CD sales. If you hear something you like, please pass it along to your friends. And if you and your friends are digging on what we are doing, and we come through to your town, come out! We put on a great show (as the live EP hopefully proves).
We are going to be offering an EP for every month of this summer the same way, and hopefully, by the end of it all, will have succesfully shared some wonderful musical experiences with people all over the globe. Because, in the end, isn't that what it's really about? If you dig what we do, and want to kick us some dough for an album, or a t-shirt, then we appreciate it. If not, we just hope that you dig the music.
We're all in this together!