Posted by Dessa on October 04, 2011
Today’s the big day! The official Castor, The Twin release date is upon us. Hyperbole! It’s like a secular Christmas for which you must buy your own gifts.
Preorders are arriving and the record is now available online and at record stores. And, as always, Doomtree has a master plan. But–as always–this plan is woefully simple. Here it is: Convince everyone who plans on buying the album to buy it today. Why? Because if we can consolidate the purchases, then we stand a chance of charting on iTunes and maybe even on some Billboard lists, effectively making us competitive with mainstream artists who have blogs made out of pure gold.
We are like David. And Goliath is the guy who holds the drinks for our competitors. It’s a pretty dramatically pitched field, but we’ve done it before and–dare I say?–I think we can do it again. So, if you’re thinking about buying a copy online, please consider doing so…nowish. The album is available from iTunes right cheer.
If you’re more a brick-and-mortar man, I’ll be at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis tonight from 7 to 8 pm, signing copies of the disc, eating candy (which I will share), and giving away a pair of tickets to the Good Time Zoo homecoming show at the Fine Line on October 15th.
To those who preordered my album, ah man, I hope you dig it. The first reviews have been good; Spinner posted a very generous article in which I explained a bit of the writing process for the new single, “The Beekeeper.” You can read it here if you like. On the advice of Ander Other, I’ve posted the lyrics to that tune at the very end of this communique. Thanks for the vote of confidence, my guy.
In other news: there are Doomtree shows everywhere all the time. The Good Time Zoo touring party is like a goddamn Hadron nuetrino; they’re arriving to the next show before they’ve packed up at the last one. You can find tickets here for their remaining dates.
10/4 – Washington , DC – DC9
10/5 – Philadelphia , PA – North Star Bar
10/6 – Brooklyn , NY – Knitting Factory
10/7 – Boston , MA – O’Brien’s
10/8 – Pittsburgh , PA – Smiling Moose
10/9 – Pontiac , MI – Pike Room at Crofoot
10/10 – Chicago , IL – Bottom Lounge (Upstairs)
10/15 – Minneapolis , MN – Fine Line Cafe
Meanwhile, I’ve got some shows of my own:
Okay. “The Beekeeper.”
By now the sentiment is probably too familiar. But: thank you.