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The Minus 5: DOWN WITH WILCO

Yep Roc Records is another great label releasing tracks for free download with purchase of the artist’s LP as part of their Digital Now promotion.

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Down With Wilco


I went to club Spaceland in Silverlake on the 25th for a benefit concert to support the Circle X Theatre Company. On the walls of the entrance, I saw flyers for an upcoming show by the Minus 5 the very next Saturday. I hadn’t kept up with their music, but I’d owned and enjoyed the bands eponymous debut EP as part of the Hello CD of the Month club, of which I was a subscriber back in ’93.
The Gun Album
I immediately went to the Yep Rock Records website, and found “Down with Wilco” on vinyl plus 3 other albums available for digital download. Additionally, DWW is a 180 gram audiophile pressing, and Yep has a great feature called “My Stash”.

How can you resist a promotion like this:

Digital Now

Buy the CD or LP and get the digital album in your Stash right away as DRM-free MP3s!

This is a limited edition LP, there will only be one press of Down With Wilco on vinyl. Be sure to get yours now! All orders of this album come with a free digital version which you can download from your Stash right away!

After checking out, having purchased both “The Gun Album” on digital download and the “Down with Wilco” LP, I received confirmation LP would be shipped the next day. I logged back into the Yep Roc site, clicked on the moustached guy peering behind a door to find My Stash: 26 tracks of instant gratification.

Within My Stash minutes I downloaded the albums, and the next day I saw the band live at Spaceland. Four days later, a newly converted fan, I recieved the vinyl in the mail and spun it at home. Yep Roc Records has the dual format delivery feature down, and I’m tempted to buy their whole catalog. Browsing their site, I see the following artists all have a similar promotion. Again it’s such a deal, considering the price difference (Down with Wilco CD = $15.99, Vinyl = $17.99).

Sloan: Never Hear The End Of It
Los Straitjackets: Rock En Espanol Vol. 1
The Apples in stereo: New Magnetic Wonder
Dolorean: You Can’t Win
Robyn Hitchcock: Ole! Tarantula

Jack said,

November 5, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

And the answers to kommety be?

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