Blood Sister‘s raging self-titled EP is out today. Pick up a limited cassette from our store or you can grip it digitally on iTunes or Amazon. Wondering Sound is offering up a stream of the entire EP, which they say “feels like a Pixies album played through a wall at top volume.
Following their US tour with This Will Destroy You, Future Death is hitting up Texas this week with Dope Body and Roomrunner. Dates below:
11/12 Houston, TX @ Mango’s
11/13 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (inside)
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
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Just before we unveil Jackson Scott‘s new album Sunshine Redux to the world on April 28th, you can check out the third and final single “Ripe for Love” over at Brooklyn Vegan!
Ripe for Love” is one of the dreamier songs on the album that also shows off Jackson’s clever/quirky production techniques.
All pre-orders will arrive a week before the release date! Grab the CD/LP here or pre-order the digital version on iTunes to download all of the singles instantly.
Jackson is playing in Charlotte at Neighborhood Theatre on May 16th with Beach Fossils, Elvis Depressedly, and more! Tickets and info here.
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Sing & Play Karaoke With One Of The Best Products Out There
How many parties have you been to that have seemed to fizzle out too quickly? If there is alcohol being served, the party might seem rather lively for most people. However, there are always going to be people that aren’t drinking, too. They need entertainment, and the people drinking need entertainment as well. People will socialize, but if the only real form of entertainment is booze, then you need something to liven things up. You can always play live music, but why don’t you have a karaoke setup instead?
Your party patrons can make their own live music. Karaoke gets everyone participating in the fun, and that means everyone loosens up a little. It’s great when guests start interacting more with one another. Karaoke will open up the shy people a little more, and it’s going to not only get people interacting but just create a buzz in the party atmosphere that can go on for hours. Each song will take several minutes, and you will have people wanting to get up there and sing.
If for some reason the karaoke doesn’t quite take off right from the get go, you might want to coax them by getting up there yourself. Or, you can ask some of your go-to karaoke singers to do a little extra to liven up the party. Sometimes all it takes is one good song, and then everyone is up and going. Speaking of songs, you’re going to want to be sure you have a great selection of songs available. You also need to make sure a professional setup is in place.
Do you remember the cheap home karaoke machines that were available years ago? Well, there are still cheap versions available, but they have gotten better. Plus, you can tell now that you might not want to get the cheapest machine out there. There are all kinds of setups, and what can you afford on your budget? Pay attention to the microphone that you get because you want your guests to be able to impress.
There are karaoke apps and all kinds of online resources to help you as well. If you haven’t had a karaoke machine for quite some time or haven’t used one recently, then you might not know what’s out there. Certainly, you can spend thousands, so be prepared mentally with budget as you go looking around. Look at the features of each machine as well. How easily are you able to add music? What features are missing for some machines in comparison to others?
It might take you a minute to decide what you need for your home or business. You want to be sure you’re going to get a karaoke machine that will stay relevant for years to come. No one wants to invest money in something that technology is just going to push to the wayside soon. What apps can be used for your new karaoke machine? What else do you need to know before you start cranking out the tunes?