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