Pinholes, Romanian alternative rock band, released their new album – “Era Pietrelor Neșlefuite” (en. The Age of The Unsmoothed Stones) two months ago (on February, 19, to be specific). Recently, they also launched the official music video for the first album single: “Porcul Spinos” (en. Spiny Pig). The video was realized in collaboration with LUNO (the same guys who produced the latest video of Robin and The Backstabbers. You can watch it here.) and it vaguely reminded me of the “Cashback”(2006). You’ll see why.
Pinholes announced today on their Facebook page that the album can be listened and downloaded for free or in exchange for donations. “The new album can be listened, downloaded for free or purchased via name your price mode, from Bandcamp or accessing the Music tab on our page. Enjoy and share with others”, the members stated.
Some album details: Artwork by Radu Carnariu. Includes 10 page booklet, designed by Valentin Vârtosu. Recorded at Studioul de Bază, Iași (Romania).
Pinholes’ decision to spread their music this way and allowing people to pay how much they think the album deserves, is good for both the band and the fans. The band increases its popularity and the music is accessible to more people. More and more musicians (and not only!) adopt this kind of payment system everyday. There are musicians out there who release their albums directly on torrents trackers for example (see the latest album of Thom Yorke!).[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=4219430957 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Anyway. I listened the album and I give it 5 stars out of 5. It goes straight to my reading-on-the-shore-to-attract-chicks playlist.
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