Free cd’s, T-shirt, too!
Last March, I interviewed an indie label owner for one of our most popular articles ever. I checked in with owner Joe Spadaro recently to find out how the ‘I Saved Latin!’ cd release, timed to coincide with ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ theatrical relase, had been going and what else was up at American Laundromat Records.
Alert! We have several copies of the two CD set to give away – FREE – and 1 (ONE) super secret, extra special, limited edition, Glow-In-The-Dark Repo-Man T-Shirt to give away as well! If you think you’re deserving, just leave a comment below. And please help us out: share, tweet, or like our articles. It truly helps build readership. Also, check out other posts for more free items. There’s still some How To Train your Dragon 2 passes and a poster, and Transformers passes.
It isn’t hard to guage the popularity of the I Saved Latin! album. Since its release, articles and reviews have popped up in every major music magazine, as well as some mainstream news journals. NME (in the UK), Paste, Allmusic, Pitchfork, Spin, Hitfix, RipItup (in Australia!), CMJ and even USA Today have covered the release. ALR music is available at amazon.com, on iTunes, and at ALR’s own website.
After the rush and bussle of releasing a new album has settled down, I asked Joe to comment on how the release went, and what else is going on at ALR. Here’s what he said:
- I Saved Latin! has been our most successful project ever. Due to the overwhelming number of emails we’ve received to put it out on vinyl, we’re now starting to work on a special double-LP edition which will include a brand new cover. It’s being recorded this month as a matter of fact. We’re keeping the track and artist a secret for the time-being but hope to announce in the fall. We’ll be doing a new bundle once the LP is available featuring bonus items not previously offered, [and] really looking forward to it.
Here’s Juliana Hatfield’s Needle in the Hay from the album – which you could receive for free if you leave a comment below!
That’s not all ALR’s been up to though. Joe’s been involved with the release of cult classic film Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me on DVD, which, even if it wasn’t a cool film, deserves tremendous respect for a soundtrack that includes The Pixies and Violent Femmes. Check it out to see Sean Young in something other than Blade Runner. Actually, did you know she’s been in film or on TV every year since Blade Runner, except 1983? That includes 45 episodes of The Young and the Restless, and at least 5 projects this year!
Speaking of cult classics, ALR has re-released their infamous Repo Man T-shirt! You can find the new version right over at ALR’s website, where it’s been re-issued with a solid green graphic. They’ve also released an Eraserhead T!
And, if you leave a comment below, and you’re very, very lucky, and super special, you might receive a brand new, classic version of the Repo T, with glow-in-the-dark graphic – for free. Why? Because I have one, and I’ll give it away to a commenter by the end of the summer.
If you’d like to read the extensive interview with Joe, giving us lots of details about the I Saved Latin! album and ALR’s history, check out the original article here.