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    Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:43:32

    Slacker Radio Announces Swami Sound System - The station is programmed by John Reis

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    Slacker, Inc. launched SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio, a station programmed and hosted by the Swami himself, John Reis AKA the singer of Rocket From the Crypt. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM is now available for free on all major smartphones, connected home devices and on the web here.

    Based on his long-running San Diego radio program recognized across the nation, SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio features obscure tracks hand-selected by the Swami along with the zany monologues that John is known for. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM gives attention to unheard songs with big impact from a range of genres including punk, reggae, psychedelic, blues and soul.

    "I am charged by this opportunity to unchain neglected and primitive hits and unleash them on earholes around the world," said John Reis. "I still love radio in a traditional sense. But with a few exceptions, the vast majority of radio stations have really let the music fan down. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker is the perfect place for me to create our very own universe that celebrates savage sound and praises the unsung mavericks, rebels and weirdos. Now there is an entire station, always on air, that is purely dedicated to the high water mark of lowbrow music."

    Best known as the singer and guitarist from the band Rocket from the Crypt, John Reis is a musician who has played with a collection of bands throughout his career including Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and The Night Marchers. John also works as a producer and owner of his record label, Swami Records.

    "As a service based in San Diego, we are truly thrilled to offer SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio," said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. "With an incredible ear for music and his recognizable personality, the Swami is a particularly entertaining way to discover new music."

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