July 12th, 2007

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On Vox: Jawbox on Cello to be released on Pop-Up Records

Thanks to a bizarre series of coincidences, Jawbox on Cello will now be released by the independent Florida label Pop-Up Records

Recently, I found myself working several hundred feet away from Pop-Up co-founder Nick Dominguez, who not only has released recordings produced by J. Robbins, but has also designed web banners to help raise money for Cal.  Actually, first I found his music collection as an iTunes share on my work network -- when I saw that someone at my office had every Jawbox album shared, I flipped -- I even did a command-line netstat to try to figure out whose computer it was.  Eventually, he found my cello arrangements the same way, and one lunch meeting later, a release agreement was born.

Meanwhile, the sleeve reprints have arrived, so I can start selling copies!  The first few won't have the Pop-Up Records label on it, but that will change.  What I am most excited about, however, is that Nick will deal with the album's online distribution, getting it (hopefully) onto iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, etc. -- when it is available digitally, even more of the proceeds from each sale will go directly to Cal (no production and shipping costs!).  Also, I am hoping that this partnership will lead to a greater chance of the album getting reviewed (I can't recall seeing anything self-released ever reviewed on Pitchfork).

All in all, some excellent developments.  Speaking of Pitchfork -- I'll be at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago from Friday through Sunday, and will have a few copies of the CD on hand.  Drop me a line if you want to meet.

Once I figure out a simple Paypal ordering page, I will post the information.

Originally posted on trisloth.vox.com

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On Vox: Ordering information for Jawbox on Cello

Copies of Jawbox on Cello: A Benefit for Cal Robbins, can now be ordered via Paypal by either going here:

http://www.myspace.com/threetoedmusic and clicking "Add to Cart" in the "About" section, or by going here:

http://trisloth.livejournal.com/profile and clicking the "Add to Cart" button in the middle of the page.

Please let me know if you have any problems with ordering.  It should be configured so that you are required to enter a shipping address.  You should also be able to order multiple copies in one transaction.


- Gordon

Originally posted on trisloth.vox.com