Monthly Archives: March 2007

Thank you, Waxfruit

Waxfruit takes the Open Book challenge and comes away in one piece.

Considering the quantity of the songs on this release, the quality is fantastic, I was really impressed with how good the songs are…This is the kind of band that the Indie scene is all about, a great band giving it all back to the listeners. This band deserves your love!

TOTALLY.

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How to lose friends and be a bad influence

We had 411 friends the other day. Now we have 409. Maybe those two people got offended by what I said about snocap. Stupid snocap!!

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The Twin Atlas is awesome

Listening to Magic Car Wash by the Twin Atlas right now. It’s a collection of outtakes and it still rules. These guys are just superb. Bring Along the Weather is a modern masterpiece, and Sun Township is pretty great also. Everyone should go to their site or their myspace/FOX page immediately and buy things and shower them with praise. Now go! Go now!

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I’m sorry, snocap

It was terrible of me to say such mean things about you. Because the CDs aren’t exactly flying out the door, I will try to sell the This Week album through you. Also its special follow-up, Secret Songs.

The question to the readers is, how much should we charge per song? Remember snocap takes 39 cents per.

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Remind me how this is indie?

From the “Featured Artist” section of the MySpace Music page:

Modest Mouse took indie rock to a new level this time by recruiting a famous guitar player from one of the most famous bands in indie rock history. “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank” brings fans quite an epic collaboration between Isaac Brock and Johnny Marr of The Smiths. Listen to the album in its entirety exclusively here on MySpace before it hits stores.

Modest Mouse is on Epic/Sony and the Smiths were on Sire/Reprise/Time-Warner. Boy, MySpace/Fox sure has an eagle eye for the bands battling away in those indie trenches!

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To clarify re: SNOCAP

Above the SNOCAP stores that you see on various myspace pages it says, “Buy Music Directly from This Artist.” This is not entirely accurate. If it were a direct purchase, there wouldn’t be a second entity skimming off 39 cents per track. The problem with SNOCAP is that it forces bands into an inflated and outdated pricing arrangement. If a band wants to split profits with a distributor 50/50 (which is a shitty deal), that would make songs 78 cents apiece. That might be cheaper than iTunes or Best Buy, but it’s still too much.

Now, if I could charge 49 cents and keep 39 of it, then we’d be moving in the right direction. Until then, all of this stuff should just be free.

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To further clarify re: SNOCAP

SNOCAP sucks!

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Free music

For a little while here, we had some songs for sale through the ballyhooed MySpace/SNOCAP music store. But selling those tracks, even for 69 cents (SNOCAP takes 39 cents per cut), never quite sat right with us. So we’ve taken the store down for now. If you want Thunderegg tunes, there are a bunch here for free. Go get ’em, and tell your friends.

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LIVE EGG

Catch Thunderegg in an increasingly rare live appearance this Saturday, March 10, at Massimo’s, 15 N Liberty Street, Southington, CT. 8 p.m. or so. Thanks to Hit Room 9 for bringing us onboard.

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BFFs

Thunderegg’s friend list has always been an organic, non-steroidal affair–and its magnitude, forever in the 200-300 level, reflected this. Recently, however, we decided we wanted to get the word out to the myspace community a little better. So what we’re doing is, we’re going to the sites of bands we really like*, skimming around on their friend pages, and singling out people who a) look nice and b) seem like they might enjoy some Egg.

If lately you’ve received a “Thunderegg Wants to Be Your Friend!” message, be advised that this is 100 percent the truth. We’re not spammers, just Eggers. (But not Eggerts, or Nicole Eggert, unfortunately…hmm… wonder if she has a myspace page.**) We hope you’ll want to stick around and be friends.

* round 1: David Kilgour, John Prine, Sparklehorse, Twin Atlas

** Yes!

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