Friday, August 8, 2008

The Kick Me's album strategy on MySpaceMusic

Probably, in the midst of online music marketing for some clients, one of my greatest discoveries has been The Kick Me's aka Magical Forest. The Kick Me's is Dave Zwick of "real band" Farcial Hoodwink and Magical Forest includes his friend Russell.

I sent You Need Records a check for $10 (made out to Dave Zwick), and received the Magical Forest "The Ghost of Onyx Blackman" and "Comings and Goings" CDs, plus The Kick Me's "The More Durable Spires" CD.

Later, I mail ordered The Kick Me's "Wrist for the Weary", "Survey Says", "How Little Things Are Made", and "I Can't Believe It's Not Bitter" CDs.

Wonderful quirky dreamy works of DIY art.

The Kick Me's "The Restless Surge of the Liquid State" (2010) and "Spirits" (2010) CDs -- FREE mp3s on SoundCloud:

The Kick Me's

Magical Forest

Explanation of their sound with words? Music concrete mixed with noise electronics and rock guitars jangling up around by the outclouds.

Similar artists: Sonic Youth, Halo Benders, Syd Barrett, Jad Fair, Silver Jews, Animal Collective, The Residents, Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples in Stereo, Guided By Voices, Caroliner Rainbow, Mouldy Peaches, The Swirlies, Robert Fripp, Gong, Felt, Wild Man Fischer, The Fugs, MEV, Alvin Curran, Merzbow.

They created a separate MySpaceMusic page for each album:

[UPDATE: Some links are no longer working.]

"The More Durable Spires"

"Hey, This is the Day!"

"I Can't Believe It's Not Bitter"

"Survey Says..."

"Wrist for the Weary"

"How Little Things are Made"

"Still Thinking"

The Kick Me's friends and offshoots include:

The Low Budgets

Naughty Naughty Nurses

Daughters of the New Summer Morning

Farcial Hoodwink


Sailboat "Sharks & Monsters" LP

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