Liner Notes (January 16th, 2021)

This week’s newsletter has some thoughts on The Starting Line’s streaming performances and the usual commentary on music, movies, and TV shows I’ve been enjoying recently. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I liked this week, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Sponsor: My Thanks to American Thrills

American Thrills

American Thrills are a punk rock band from Connecticut featuring members of The Tired and True (Eulogy Records) and Shut up and Deal. Founded in early 2020, during a pandemic the band came together to write their debut self-titled EP. The EP was engineered by Nick Bellmore (Make Do and Mend, Hatebreed) and mixed and mastered by John Naclerio (Brand New, Bayside). The band’s unique blend of upbeat punk rock with hooks for days, and a sprinkle of Midwest emo, caught the attention of New School Records (No Trigger, Twenty2), and the new EP is out now.

Also, the band have now released the album on vinyl.

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Bandcamp Expands Vinyl Pressing Service

Bandcamp

Bandcamp:

In 2019, we began rolling out the Bandcamp Vinyl Pressing Service to a small group of pilot artists. The service eliminates risk, since your fans’ orders—not you—finance the pressing. It eliminates hassle, since we coordinate production, ship the records to fans, fulfill digital, and handle customer support. It offers complete control, with the design and pricing up to you, and Bandcamp taking no ownership of the record. It maximizes your odds of success since we automatically notify your followers when you launch a campaign and they can easily use their saved credit card and shipping info. And most importantly, it works: Over the course of 50 successful pilot projects, we fine-tuned both the product and our production and fulfillment operations, and shipped 13,000 records to happy fans in 65 countries.

We’re now ready to offer vinyl pressing to the wider Bandcamp community and have just enabled and sent invites to 10,000 of you.