Jun 022010
 

Hello, this is Todd at A Different Drum coming at you with a fresh update!  Welcome to the last day of May!  Wow, this year is flying by so far!   There are a couple exciting things to talk about for this update.

First of all, for those of you who are Daybehavior fans, you’ll be happy to know that the band is back in action.  They have a new song called “City Lights” which you can download from their website here :
http://www.daybehavior.com/

If you want to get your hands on more of my own, strange Saudade tracks, there is a new album available for download from iTunes or from Amazon.com and other stores.   Will there be a physical CD?  Maybe…some day, if finances allow.   You can see it on Amazon.com here :
http://www.amazon.com/Restricted/dp/B003N580PQ
Or here is where you can both listen or download tracks from all Saudade releases so far:
http://www.saudadesongs.com/listen.html

Oh, and my son and I made a new video for another Saudade track here , which is maybe a bit on the strange, melancholy side of the spectrum, but trust me, we had fun making it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b900h_8QJM

CHEAP BOX OF CD’S!  TAKE ADVANTAGE ON EBAY!

I haven’t done this for a while, so I thought I’d give it another go…  If you go to EBay.com you’ll find three identical boxes full of CD’s.  There are more than 60 CD’s in the box, including some older titles and some new CD releases as well.   The bidding starts at only $49.00 for the whole pile!  It’s a killer deal even if the bidding goes up!  So, if you want a lot of new music in your coll ection, or even if you have a desire to sell the CD’s one at a time, go for it!  Get a bunch for friends, or to give away at your local dance club!  I don’t care what you do with them– just thought I’d give you a shot at another cool deal 🙂   See the CD boxes here :
http://shop.ebay.com/adiffe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

NEW ARRIVALS:

Leiahdorus “Ode to the Builders” $14 — OK, I don’t actually have this CD here yet, but it should arrive in the next day or two.  I’m excited!   This third album from Leaihdorus has been a long time in the making, and the band has been taking a new direction in their live performances and their sound, impressing the vibrant indie pop / rock crowd in recent shows and even winning a “best new song” award in the New Mexico indie music awards.   The new wave tinge is still alive and existing fans should be just as happy as their new fans!   I’ll ship any orders the moment the CD’s arrive from the band!   You can order here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/LEIAD1/Leiahdorus-Ode-to-the-Builders

Dust is Noise “Fractured Forms” $14 — This is a cool new melodic futurepop release from Vendetta Records in Colorado.   The songs are mostly uptempo and intense with cool, melodic male vocal leads.   You can listen to audio samples and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/VM0020/Dust-is-Noise-Fractured-Forms

Various Artists “Spacesynth Revolutions Episode One” $20 — For fans of the retro-yet-fu turistic sounds of the “spacesynth” movement, here is a new collection featuring melodic synth tracks from several underground artists including Cyreon, Galaxion, Resource X, and others.   Once again, the “spacesynth” sound is generally uptempo, instrumental synthpop with sci-fi themes and catchy synth melodies, pioneered by bands like Laserdance and Koto in the 80’s.   You can order this new compilation here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/AC0009CD/Various-Artists-Spacesynth-Revolutions-Episode-One

Well, that’s all for this update.   Fortunately, there is another import shipment coming soon and I should have some other new items from Europe to talk about.   Thanks for your support!
-Todd