I continue to lament the cruel actuality that album jackets, cassette covers and CD jackets have been lost to cover flow. It isn’t the storage o the media that I miss so much as the exploration of all the players, producers, engineers, locations, liner notes, lyrics and inner sleeve art that will never be seen, known or considered.
So when an artist is about to release a new CD in this day and age, it is an incentive to invest in the hard copy and check out what was involved in its creation. Rip it, sell it back to Amoeba if you must, but considering that its still gonna cost you $9.99, you may as well have that moment of unwrapping your new little prize and participating in the experience the artist would have liked for you to enjoy.
And if you agree with the above, then Humboldt Lagoon is a great indie artist to do it with – a fantastic and vibrant artist with cutting, exploratory tracks that encompass amazing musicianship, production, lyrics and sense of adventure that really recalls the heyday of the indie music revolution.
We talked a lot more about Erik LaVergne’s project in our Artist of the Month profile, so for now, I close by urging you to check out Humboldt Lagoon’s debut album – available May 11th, 2010.
And hey, if you think cover sleeves are bullshit, then you can always still download the digital version.
Humboldt Lagoon’s debut album available from CDBaby, iTunes and other usual suspects May 11th, 2010.
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As an added bonus, we are offering an exclusive mp3 download from the album.