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who likes it?
I think it's fucking awesome.
anyone else heard this yet?
Under £5 on iTunes. you need it!
Because the band and their management had been promoting it as a triumph of raw unsigned talent over TEH EVILE INDUSTRY and - actual quote - "I think the music’s just spoken for itself. That’s why it’s selling." If it was being heavily promoted by iTunes, who made a track freely downloadable, and virtually given away I might have been able to understand how people had suddenly developed an interest in them several years after their Poptones hype.
i must've missed all that.... i remember a tour of small venues with the raveonettes.. and very little else... is that what constitutes hype these days?
in reality, they received no hype at all as they were dropped a week after their debut album came out.
good band, good record. it's great to see these things amounting to some kind of success for once.
free downloads, cut-price products and promotion are all cornerstones of record marketing which, these days, are used pretty much every time a record is released. to dismiss this as an guaranteed easy route to hype and, in turn, success is cynical at best. at worst, it smacks of petty jealousy.
but then, we are on the DiS music board, aren't we.
the first thing i've actually bought on itunes. nice to see them do well out of it.
obviously having fans within itunes hasn't hurt them, but it's still pretty good for a totally unsigned band to do what they've done. and if they were total dogshit no-one would buy it, cheep or not.
it'll be interesting to see what they do off the back of it.