One of Shacker’s records (either Knowing Her Best… or The Dimly Lit Room or (though unlikely) Pardon My Pretension…) has received an Honorable Mention on Transit Librarian‘s end-of-year best music of 2004 list. Congratulations, fellows!
Full disclosure: the Transit Librarian is a friend of howie’s. But we still think Shacker earned their spot among artists as diverse as Franz Ferdinand, Air, Wilco, and A.C. Newman.
The album How Is That Possible by new Mr. Furious Records artist Bike was released this morning. Ten songs of guitars, robot beats, and texture are available on the M U S I C page.
mrfuriousrecords.com has seen a spike in downloads over the past three days. !!! Thanks for downloading and sharing our music. We hope that everyone who wanted Shacker’s The Dimly Lit Room downloaded all of the songs last night, before most were taken down to make room for Bike. IF YOU MISSED THE DIMLY LIT ROOM OR KNOWING HER BEST… make sure you sign up for the mailing list (to your left); these albums will be available again in FULL sometime in the future. The FuriousMail list and this very page will keep you informed.
Beach-Puppy’s Creepy Eepy will likely manifest itself here at mrfuriousrecords.com in late January or early February. Stickers and buttons are IN; see howie, Cory, or Nate. More minor updates to the site include bigger album and artist thumbnail images, and adding Bike to the artist page.
Shacker’s The Dimly Lit Room has been released this morning by Mr. Furious Records. 13 songs are up for downloading on the M U S I C page, and you can read all about The Dimly Lit Room on its album page and in the Mr. Furious [blog].
Mr. Furious Records continues to evolve. We’re proud to add Beach-Puppy to our roster of artists, and Beach-Puppy’s first release – the five-song Creepy Eepy – is up for release in December.
The mrfuriousrecords.com site has been through a minor, but significant, redesign. We think the new look is a little slicker, a little deeper, and better accomodates the content on the longer pages. One new page is up; the audio mastering page, with a call for like-minded DIY indie musicians looking for quality mastering at a punk-rock price. Interested parties; contact howie ( mastering (at) mrfuriousrecords.com ).
We are working on: stickers & buttons, album art & lyrics, shows, the MFR store – plus Sally Ride, Bike, and more new music.
Every day we are sending out more and more music, which is the best news of all. THANKS to all who are downloading and sharing Mr. Furious with others through links, burning, file sharing, and the best thing of all – sitting your friends down and saying “You’ve got to listen to this!” (and proceeding to play echoes and Shacker… Hilary Duff doesn’t count).
Bits of news include adding Cory Kibler (Shacker) as a contributor to the Mr. Furious [blog], and a significant update to the tech support page. Listed are some potential alternatives to iTunes for m4a-rocking; if you are using one of these programs, or want to test one (or all) for MFR, let us know; mr (at) mrfuriousrecords.com
Today the Mr. Furious [blog] joins the ranks of millions of completely unread weblogs that populate the web. In the blog you can read about music – I imagine quite a bit of behind-the-scenes MFR stuff, things about the songs, and the occasional outside reference or review of something we’ve heard.
If you don’t like reading the blog inside the MFR page, the full link is http://mrfuriousrecords.blogspot.com. -h
At 1:09 pm CST today, mrfuriousrecords.com is live, with two releases: Shacker’s Knowing Her Best and echoes’ nickel EP. What counts is the music, and the music is here, now.
Other features of the site that will arrive in the next week or two include the email list, album art & lyrics, and MFR blog. The store, and echoes shows, are coming as well.
Listen, enjoy, rock, and supply your feedback. I will be checking today & tomorrow to make sure the music is working before going to Nebraska for a short weekend – so if there is trouble, I’ll find out Sunday. SEE YOU -h
Mr. Furious Records does not exist quite yet, but there are just a few things left to do before we can launch. Finish the site, finish mastering echoes’ nickel EP and Shacker’s Knowing Her Best…, register the domain… and later, get the blog running and get the store ready for the older CDs and, eventually, the Catalog. I’ve been aiming to be live by the end of August for a few months now, and it looks like it might happen. See you… -h