HIBTB- new local release

November 2, 2008

First of all, thanks for the compliments, both here and in real life! Keep the feedback coming (both positive and negative), so that I know if what I’m doing here sucks or rules.

In some local music news, How I Became the Bomb is following the footsteps of both Glossary and Radiohead in that they’re shattering the traditions of how a band releases its music to its fans. They will be releasing their new material digitally in a series of 3 song chunks over the remainder of the year. The first of which, “Who Dares Wins,” will be available Nov. 5th for free download at www.howibecamethebomb.com. I had the pleasure of previewing the first track “Salvage Mission” last week when they released a special download code to the attendees of their free show at the rooftop venue/bar Aerial. (I wasn’t actually there but thanks to Lance Conzett for the code.) I must say I’m impressed by the production and look forward to hearing what the masterful John Baldwin at Lake Fever has done with them production-wise. They will also be releasing a video for the above track on Nov. 5th, and I from the still images I’ve seen from the shoot, it will be full of pure awesome. The artwork and web design are top-notch, though I would expect nothing less than that from Michael Eades of Yewknee.com, who assisted in both the release artwork and the website. The futuristic sci-fi/spacey theme is perfectly fitting of the new material and the overall vibe of the band in general, and I think these guys are creating a great marriage between sound and image that fits them perfectly.

In other not-quite-as-recent news, The Features have released their newest full-length “Some Kind of Salvation” on dual vinyl and it’s a masterpiece. I highly suggest you head over to Grimey’s and pick up a copy right now, or order it directly from the band online at www.thefeatures.com. The artwork and quality of the recording make it well worth the 20ish bones it’ll set you back. Not to mention that it comes with a digital download card that gives you access to the full album in DRM-free mp3 format. My interest in them had slightly waned over the past couple of years, but it has been fully renewed with this new album, and their awesome recent live shows. (Though they played a surprisingly short set at their album release show last week.)

One minor tidbit from the science world- Space Shuttle Endeavour has been approved for a Nov. 14th launch of mission STS-126 to the International Space Station. From nasa.gov:

“Endeavour’s main payload is a space-age moving van called Leonardo that is stuffed with new crew quarters and the other equipment needed to enlarge the station’s resident crew to six members. The equipment includes a filtering system designed to filter wastewater to make it potable.”

One Response to “HIBTB- new local release”

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