Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Metroschifter show and upcoming record release!

From Noise Pollution:

Metroschifter to Release First New Music in Eight Years
Recording will be personalized for buyers and home-delivered

Pat McClimans, Chris Reinstatler, and Scott Ritcher have teamed up again as The Metroschifter to record their sixth long-playing release and the group's first since 2000. Louisville label Noise Pollution will be issuing the recording.

Like the group's first album in 1994, the band will accept reservations for the new recording several months prior to its release date so that each copy of the record can be personalized with the buyer's name. "Carbonistas" will be available in compact disc format or as a set of high-quality digital files.

Unique Compact Disc Packaging
The innovative eco-friendly design of the compact disc package allows the discs to be postmarked for home delivery directly on the front cover. As a result, in addition to being personalized, each CD will have unique, stamped and dated artwork.

Digital Audio Files
Buyers also have the option of ordering a near-zero carbon footprint version of the record, delivered electronically as a set of high-quality digital audio files. These DRM-free files will display the buyer's name in personalized artwork when played on an iPod, iPhone, or other compatible device.

Inside "Carbonistas"
Metroschifter will be finalizing the recording in early February. "Carbonistas" contains over 30 minutes of new music. Track titles include "Murder," "It's All Fucked Up In Dixie," "America Is a Prison" and "Goodbye Narragansett." The new material should please Metroschifter fans who have enjoyed the group's distorted, thunderous, sometimes mathematical music, laden with personal and emotional lyrics.

Reservation Process
Beginning Thursday, January 22 at noon Eastern Time, on the group's website, fans will be able to reserve their own personalized copies of the release which will be home-delivered in May 2009.

Cost for the CD is $8.00 including delivery in the US, $12.00 elsewhere. Downloadable files are $8.00 regardless of location and will be delivered via the internet several weeks earlier than the CD.

Special discounted pricing is available when multiple copies are reserved bearing the same name. Retail stores, music distributors, groups of friends, street gangs, couples, baseball teams, et cetera, are encouraged to order copies personalized with their group name.

The reservation period for the personalized editions will run until April 9 at noon Eastern or until an undisclosed but predetermined limited number of units have been sold, whichever comes first. Because of this, fans are encouraged to reserve their copies as early as possible.

Metroschifter will also be playing their first local show of 2009 at The 6th and Oak Gallery with Minnow and the Straight A's. Show starts at 10pm.

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