Keeping it simple this week, here is a recap of everything that has gone up on Free Music Archive since we started working with them a few months ago. The list is fascinating to look at, and gave me a chance to reflect on The Snake Records as an entity, what it is, and what it could be. I have talked a lot about technology and how it has changed the rules of the industry forever, as have we all, but every time a new post goes up on FMA, the validation in reality of the matter is proven. Time and time again now, I have seen artists get staggering responses to their singles, responses I know my appreciation would not have been lost for back when I was performing in bands, check out the numbers…
Looking at the statistics from FMA, I am proud to say that no track posted has received less then 850 listens, and the most played track has received a whopping 7,506 listens, since it was posted on August 22nd, only 2 months ago (that’s over 100 a day for those of you who are counting, and you know I am). Only 9 of the 46 artists from The Snake have been posted thus far, and I would be surprised to find out that you aren’t as excited as I am, to see the future response to our FMA presence. Now I have to take a moment to thank Jason, the FMA administrator whom invited me to this highly regarded group of music industry pioneers, the reason I am writing this today, it truly is an honor to walk among this crowd, you have my eternal gratitude. On that note, without further ado, the snake presents ‘the FMA list‘. @TheSnakeRecords
ps. all the tracks are free
Posted in A: Spinrad, C: Free Music, T: Single, WC: The Snake Presents
Tagged Avidd, Basic Printer, Free Music Archive, Kingslave, Mallory Sanger, Puh, Republic of Lights, Seabiscuit, The Canoes, the snake records, Tours
Soulbound Volume Ten by Various Artists (New York, New York) *
I am very pleased and honored to have the opportunity to introduce Soulbound Volume 10. It’s my personal first time putting up a post about Soulbound and I feel it’s one of our best yet. All of the artists we feature on Volume 10 are some of my personal favorites and as always, Soulbound is up for free download. Enjoy and many thanks once again to our featured musicians. [Free Download] Lovecat
Posted in A: Lovecat, C: Free Music, C: Staff Favorites
Tagged Brother Hawk, emiliano ortiz, free download, high diner, La Niña Hilo, Night Manager, Rhysical Pheck, S'natra, SOULBOUND, Teen Mom, The Canoes, the narrows, transphat, WaMoo Papez, Woodz
Come one and all to the first Meme Movement event curated exclusively by digital singles label, The Snake. The Snake has recently been taking some giant leaps by closing a deal and becoming one of the elite curators of the Free Music Archive headed by WFMU- this show will be the organizations live event debut. Admission is free, free, free all night long. Unfortunately the venue is 21+, so bring those fakes to 905 Atlantic Ave and let’s get rowdy. We’ve got the doors set to open at 9pm and the first bands to go on at 945pm. Come on out to support local acts Shapes and Il Abanico as well as Atlanta’s Bosco and Chicago’s The Canoes. Check out more details at the facebook event. Dingus
Posted in A: Dingus, T: News
Tagged Bosco, Brittany, Brooklyn, DIY showcase, freecandy, Il abanico, Medication, Meme Movement, Shapes, The Canoes, the Snake
As many of you know, I work with another group named the Meme Movement to host underground DIY showcases around the city. Our May event, Medication is fast approaching and I’d like to take the time to thank, personally, the bands involved. The show, is actually the first to be curated by the digital music museum (as I like to call it), The Snake. With Bosco (traveling from Atlanta), The Canoes (traveling from Chicago) and New York City diy heroes Shapes and Il Abanico, the night promises pure pleasure. Join us at Freecandy (905 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn) on May 18 and RSVP to our Facebook event. Dingus
Posted in A: Dingus, T: News
Tagged Bosco, Brittany, freecandy, Il abanico, May, Medication, Meme Movement, Shapes, Show, The Canoes, the Snake
And now, another sneak peek at one of our upcoming showcases. This time we’ll be featuring headlining act, Bosco along side an excellent cast and crew. Right now, this show poster is the only set of details I’m at liberty to divulge, but rest assured, there is a facebook listing coming. Medication will be our first event hosted with the arts collective known as Free Candy and let me tell you, we’re ultra-excited. The space boasts a retro-galaxy theme, perfect for any Meme Movement showcase, a nice long bar, so your alcohol consumption is as smooth as possible, and stage so we can all pretend like we’re famous. Come pretend with us.
‘American English’ by The Canoes (January 20, 2011) *
Leading off the Snake‘s February release schedule, is a track from Chicago based band, The Canoes belting “We speak American English, fuck it if you don’t understand us, I can barely understand us“. Possibly, the most powerful rock track released by the netlabel so far, ‘American English’ was re-polished in the studio for publication. Having already been one of the most seductive songs on their full length, the band went the extra mile, shooting the tune full of steroids and letting it burst into action. In the end, you have a largely fun, and undeniably catchy hook surrounded by pure wit.
Roger by The Canoes *
It’s been a good long time since an album made me feel the way Roger does. The entire duration is completely wholesome yet intellectually ambitious. It feels damn good, like a cold beer on a hot summer day and that’s all that really matters. “We speak American English/Fuck it if you don’t understand us, I can barely understand us.” Props to our good friend over at Music Defined for dropping this into our inbox.