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Out Of Our Minds: The Melissa Auf der Maur Multimedia Concept Album. Its that new level of Nerdery.

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I wanna play like you.

It seems as if Musicians are catching on. If you make your album interactive and interesting, they will come. Give the fans extras, and they will follow. Keep the Nerds Geeked, and we will spend our Nerd Money. Perfect example of this? The recent Jake One/Freeway effort. It’s the perfect example of stimulating  your fan base and keeping them interested. And it looks like Ms. Auf der Mar is catching on as well.

Melissa, the true definition of the “Independent Music Artist,” has made her return to music since 2004’s stunning solo début “Auf der Maur” with a stunning new Concept/Multimedia Album, “Out Of Our Minds.” Overwhelmingly original with ideals and music, Melissa takes you on a musical and mental journey through the depths of her mind and music. She’s put in WORK; OOOM (you like that acronym) includes a Short Film that tells the visual story of the music you are hearing, along with its own full Original Score (made with the help of The Entrance Band) and full Graphic Novel Comic. Now if this doesn’t appeal to every one of your nerdery senses, I don’t know what does.

While Melissa has been kind enough to preview her work via this awesome wigdet (electronic press kit, click on this for a listening), I was blessed enough to get a 5 song preview of the new album. Now I didn’t know what to expect… I was thinking this might be a bit too Artsy/Indie for my tastes… but LORD was I wrong. This album is filled with stunning, powerful rock songs that lightly channel that 90’s rock sound I miss so much, with great lyrical contest and some of the best Musicianship I’ve heard since Kaki King’s Mexican Teenagers EP/Junior Release. But what did you expect. Its Melissa Auf der Mar. Shes Legendary in the streets, fams.

When you have a Multi-Instrumental/Multidisciplinary Musician who pulls guest appearances by Glenn Danzig, members of NIN, Helmet/Battles and Priestess…. she might have outdone herself this time around. Giving you tracks like “Lead Horse” and the powerful “The Key…” which has SOMEBODY doing some EPIC syncopated drumwork towards the end of this astonishing song of hers… she’s going EXTRA hard musically, and you can hear the hard work, focus and skill dripping from every guitar riff.

And if this is just the PREVIEW… you know she’s holding out the good stuff for her actual release. Seriously, if you’re liking ANYTHING within the Indie Rock genre, you should really give this LP a listen and let Melissa show you what it’s supposed to sound like. And I’m not saying it for my health. The sh*t is good, and I’m genuinely geeked to see the project in full.

Now you still have time to pre-order… her release was originally set for 3.23, but was pushed back to 4.06 (dangit). Meanwhile, you can go ahead and check the press widget I linked you to up there, and the chilling Dark Noir Video for  “Out Of Our Minds.”

If you don’t give this a chance, then get off my blog.
LOL. Joking. But definitely. Check it out. And Enjoy.

So the Music Nerdery continues with Freeway and Jake One. Check Out My New "Stimulus Check."

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Check this awesomeness.
So I preordered my copy of the Amazing album, “The Stimulus Package,” about 2 weeks before it dropped. If I can give my money directly to the source, I’ll always take that route… I wanna make sure my money gets to the right place. Especially in this economy.

So in return for making a direct order from The Fifth Element Online, you got an AWESOME package of stuff included with your CD, which already had some of the best packaging and liner notes of the last 12 months. All of this for $14.50 including the shipping, which frankly is  a steal.

look at all this free awesome.

Now, if that wasn’t enough to activate the Music Nerd in you, wait until you see what I got in the mail on saturday from Jake One, Freeway and The Fifth Element… My Official Stimulus Package Check. Just when I thought it was over, Jake and Freeway take music marketing, packaging and over all coolness to a whole other level with this one…

Taking that Music Nerdery to a WHOLE new level. And yes, in the upper right hand corner...

YES. The Jake One/Freeway STAMP, family. They are THOROUGH. but wait... it gets better....

Inside is a HAND SIGNED Stimulus "Check" from Jake (Secretary of Beats) and Freeway (Chief of Rhymes) for %15 of my next purchase at the Fifth Element Store. Seriously. How much cooler can this shit get? My musical journey is complete. LoL.

Musicians and those in the music business trying to figure out how to move units in this day of the digital download…. Take note.
THIS is how you do an album release. Giving the fans not only the great packaging and liner notes and a great album of music… but paying attention to and showing appreciation for the fans out there, with little things like this. These are the things that keep your fans dedicated, and waiting for more. In my case, its got me up and blogging (even tho I’m not really feeling it) because if you guys can take the time to sit down and sign I don’t know HOW many of these things… the least I can do is blog about how AMAZING it is, along with a full album review (coming shortly).

Seriously, I havent seen anything THIS thorough since Tanya Morgan came through with the Brooklynatti Survival Kit last year. That was pretty amazing.

Anyways, enjoy the photos, and spread the word. If  you havent purchased that Jake One/Freeway album, direct order that through their distributor, Fifth Element. You Cant Lose.

Also, a lot of you noticed that yesterday was one of the first days in history of this newbie blog where I didnt post anything. Just to let you know, I will be taking a day or two off for a minute to attend to some family business (drama), reup my blog supply and get back to you with more good music. If anything major happens, including news with VH1Soul, I will have someone update and get you informed quickly.

Thanks for reading.
Enjoy.

So the Music Nerdery continues with Freeway and Jake One. Check Out My New “Stimulus Check.”

leave a comment »

Check this awesomeness.
So I preordered my copy of the Amazing album, “The Stimulus Package,” about 2 weeks before it dropped. If I can give my money directly to the source, I’ll always take that route… I wanna make sure my money gets to the right place. Especially in this economy.

So in return for making a direct order from The Fifth Element Online, you got an AWESOME package of stuff included with your CD, which already had some of the best packaging and liner notes of the last 12 months. All of this for $14.50 including the shipping, which frankly is  a steal.

look at all this free awesome.

Now, if that wasn’t enough to activate the Music Nerd in you, wait until you see what I got in the mail on saturday from Jake One, Freeway and The Fifth Element… My Official Stimulus Package Check. Just when I thought it was over, Jake and Freeway take music marketing, packaging and over all coolness to a whole other level with this one…

Taking that Music Nerdery to a WHOLE new level. And yes, in the upper right hand corner...

YES. The Jake One/Freeway STAMP, family. They are THOROUGH. but wait... it gets better....

Inside is a HAND SIGNED Stimulus "Check" from Jake (Secretary of Beats) and Freeway (Chief of Rhymes) for %15 of my next purchase at the Fifth Element Store. Seriously. How much cooler can this shit get? My musical journey is complete. LoL.

Musicians and those in the music business trying to figure out how to move units in this day of the digital download…. Take note.
THIS is how you do an album release. Giving the fans not only the great packaging and liner notes and a great album of music… but paying attention to and showing appreciation for the fans out there, with little things like this. These are the things that keep your fans dedicated, and waiting for more. In my case, its got me up and blogging (even tho I’m not really feeling it) because if you guys can take the time to sit down and sign I don’t know HOW many of these things… the least I can do is blog about how AMAZING it is, along with a full album review (coming shortly).

Seriously, I havent seen anything THIS thorough since Tanya Morgan came through with the Brooklynatti Survival Kit last year. That was pretty amazing.

Anyways, enjoy the photos, and spread the word. If  you havent purchased that Jake One/Freeway album, direct order that through their distributor, Fifth Element. You Cant Lose.

Also, a lot of you noticed that yesterday was one of the first days in history of this newbie blog where I didnt post anything. Just to let you know, I will be taking a day or two off for a minute to attend to some family business (drama), reup my blog supply and get back to you with more good music. If anything major happens, including news with VH1Soul, I will have someone update and get you informed quickly.

Thanks for reading.
Enjoy.

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