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Ladies and gentlemen! I am very please to announce that my new album Gnome Sane will be released on April 1, 2011. The album will contain 18-20 tracks of funny rap songs and parodies, with guest appearances by Worm Quartet, the great Luke Ski, Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad, Insane Ian, Mur Lafferty, and hopefully more.
There will also be a bonus CD containing 13 additional songs, another 45 minutes of music, including 7 songs by me and 6 songs by other artists featuring me as a guest vocalist. This CD will ONLY be available to people who buy my album on the day it comes out from iTunes.
Many of my author friends have had what they call Amazon rushes. They tell all their fans to buy their book on amazon.com the day it comes out. The result is that book gets pushed up the charts, which gets it more visibility and therefore more sales. I want to see if the same thing works on iTunes. So I'm asking everyone who plans to buy my album to buy it from iTunes on April 1st. Then just forward your receipt from Apple to email@example.com along with your mailing address and I will send you the physical CD and the bonus CD for free!
All the details on this special offer are available on my new album announcement page on my web site here.
Additionally I will be podcasting my album on The Insider. Beginning Wednesday, February 16th I will post new episodes of The Insider 3 times a week. Each show will feature one song from the album along with some behind the scenes commentary on that song. Spice Rack subscribers will also get a song from the bonus CD in each episode. If you don't yet subscribe to The Insider you can subscribe here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/dsinsider
On the February episode of The Insider I discuss the album's release in great detail, so be sure to give that episode a listen when it becomes available.
If you are a podcast or DJ who is interested in interviewing me or running my podcast promo for the album please contact me. And be sure to tell all your friends! I need all the help I can get promoting this thing.