Monday, May 19, 2008

New Dandy Warhols Album Available Today...Sort Of.

The new Dandy Warhols album, ...Earth To The Dandy Warhols..., is released today, but you're gonna have to pony up $35 to get it.

Here are the details, in their words:

We like to think that this is something pretty major. For us, the biggest advantage of declaring independence from major labels is being able to call the shots on how our music gets into your hands. So we're here to introduce our new Dandy Warhols ...EARTH TO THE DANDY WARHOLS...subscription service. First off, you get the new record, ...Earth To The Dandy Warhols... ,as a high quality digital download. That's today. Right now. But we feel that a record just isn't a record unless you can hold it right in your hands. So we're going to mail you a copy of the compact disc before it hits the stores along with a limited edition silkscreen poster created just for us by our friends, The Christopher Twins - two of the most visually talented cats we know. Click Here to view the poster. What else? We are throwing in ten percent off of all our merchandise at our webstore plus, you're going to have access to pre-sale concert tickets (US Only) - buy 'em before they go on sale to the general public. Now here's the real big idea. To get an ...Earth To the Dandy Warhols... B-side, you don't have to fly to London, bid against other fans on eBay, or slog through the internet just to hear a new Dandys tune. B-sides, Live tracks and videos from ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... will be posted throughout the year for you to download and keep. Listen to them on your computer, your iPod, burn them to a disc, throw it in the garbage - whatever you want. ADDED TO ALL THIS, one member will win a custom, one of a kind guitar pedal built just for one of the songs on the album. Check it out here How much bread is this going to set you back? Just $34.99 FOR A YEAR.

I streamed much of the album this morning, and I like it a LOT better than their last, 2005's Odditorium or Warlords of Mars...but is it $35 good? You be the judge. Stream it here.

The Dandy Warhols - "The World The People Together (Come On)" mp3
(courtesy Stereogum)

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