I hope by now you have received your copy of the CD. I've spent the last few months building a dedicated website for It Takes A Village To Make Records, which we will be launching at the end of this month. Right now, there is a newsfeed in place at http://itavrecords.blogspot.com that I started about two weeks ago. It contains links to all kinds of music and music-related art and design that I've been staying very, very busy with!
One exciting development that is happening is we are launching a digital singles club, like those "single of the month" clubs where you'd get a 45 RPM 7-inch in the mail every month, only digital instead! The unique feature of this is that each single will be 3 songs from 3 different artists: a triple A-side. I already have the first few installments lined up, the fun will begin in May with a 3-song mini-tribute to slow-core band extraordinaire Low, containing 3 brand new interpretations of Low songs (none of which will appear on the full-length Low tribute we're releasing this summer) by Double Saginaw Familiarity, Joshua & Mary Jane, and Stargrazer.
"In The Orchard Of Osiris" has been very well received. It is now for sale at all Schuler Books locations in Michigan, as well as via credit card at http://intheorchardofosiris.bandcamp.com
Also, if you are near Kalamazoo, MI, you can request songs from ITOoO on WIDR 89.1 FM. If you are in the Traverse City area, you can request songs on WNMC 90.7 FM. In the Lansing/East Lansing area, you can request songs on WDBM 88.9 FM. I'm working on getting copies out to other radio stations, especially freeform and college stations -- if you have any suggestions please let me know their call letters (and address if possible) and we'll get a copy out to them.
Thanks again! Now that the CD is manufactured and the money spent, it's that hard part where there's lots of waiting and promoting as steam builds up behind In The Orchard Of Osiris. None of this could have happened without all of you, and the mystical powers of the internet. Somehow, word got out in the Netherlands -- I've sold a couple copies to people in Holland over the last month!
If you have a moment, check out the links -- I'd love to hear your thoughts on the blog!
From snowy Michigan,