The Crimea Give Away Their Next Record
Wed, 02 May 2007 17:01:58
Without a current label to release their music, London-based rockers the Crimea have decided to release their new self-financed album Secrets of the Witching Hour for free on their official website. Then, on June 4th, the band will offer a CD version for sale via mail order.
"It`s a one-off for us," the band's manager Stephen Taverner told Billboard. "They knew they couldn`t compete in the traditional way, so why not give it away, and try to gain more exposure that way? Its not a two-fingers up to the music industry at all—far from it."
Warner Bros. Records released the Crimea's debut Tragedy Rocks, but later dropped the band when the record sold only 35,000 copies worldwide. "We all recognize the fact that we needed a record company involved on a global level," Taverner continued. "If we can get the fanbase up significantly, maybe someone would be interested in doing a partnership with the band."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff