Monday
May102010

The Fandom Menace

We'll be releasing The Fandom Menace at the end of this month.  We're playing at the Blue Moon (we've updated the Shows section of the site) along with our DJ Bill Beats.  UltraKlystron will be there, keeping it real on the Anime tip and the, "been doing this for more than a couple years," tip as well.  This post, however, is more about the suffering that is this album.

Death*Star has put a lot of time and energy in this album.  More than will be apparent when people listen to the music.  Bill Beats, now the 3rd member of the band, is pretty much sacraficing hours upon hours of his valuable time being unemployed for this artistic project.  The Fandom Menace will certainly be better than the movie by the same name but that is no great feat.  That is like stating on your resume that you "ate the most french fries in one day at the Carl's Jr."  

 

In reality, a lot of things are coming together pretty well but we want to make you all aware of the pain and struggle this album has been.  In total we've probably spent over 40 hours on this album.  60 hours of recording, at least 20 hours of transportation and I don't even want to think about what amount of time DoubleB has spent on this project.  

Then there's the artwork.  T0mm0d0r3 64, the Death*Startist, has been working his creative juices to the bone.  Doing the panel work, the banner, and still needing to work on other aspects like backgrounds for this site, Death*Star patches, posters, and body-painting a nude rendition of C0splay onto MC-3PO's stomach.  The work doesn't stop at the writing, performing, recording, or mixing the album.  The art, promotion, pressing, and basically everything else that bands love to have labels for really makes this process much more tedious than it should be. 

So here's the deal Death*Starmy, come May 29th we're pressing 100 copies of this album and we need you to buy them all.  All of the copies on May 29th.  Please help Death*Star survive.  We need your money.  We need your charity.  We even got a dude to pay for our shirts.  

In other news, we're improving songs we've thought finalized for some time, we're adding backing vocals to improve songs that have needed improvement, and we're watching random clips from "The Karate Kid."  We are making sure to deliver the finest product from a dude's basement as we possibly can.  We're also setting up shows at retail stores, like Play 'N Trade, so keep an eye out for those.

I have been C0splay, and you have been wasting your time.

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