Just in case you were absent from civilization over the past few months, you should know that The Damnwells have released their newest album "No One Listens to the Band Anymore"! It is excellent from start to finish and my favorite album release from these guys to date. If you are a Damnwells fan and follower then you already know how good it is. If you are not familiar with the band you can check it out and purchase it on iTunes: iTunes - No One Listens to the Band Anymore
And as another DYK, The Damnwells also used Pledge Music to raise funding for their album. Along the way, the band released tons of pictures, videos, and songs to pledgers of the album. Alex and Angela also invited pledgers into their home via UStream for 3 live acoustic concerts! They were so generous to all of the fans involved that I felt compelled to give a little back. I thought it would be pretty neat to compile some of the extras that they shared with the fans into one video to share with everyone! The video also features some of the fans and supporters of the album that shared their own videos and pictures for the band. Check out the video embedded below. Or visit the following YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WzNr0kcSY
It is pretty ironic that the band decided on "No One Listens to the Band Anymore" for the album title because I think they have a really strong fan base. I constantly consume all things Damnwells and I was curious to pay attention to my Twitter feed to see what everyone else was saying about the new album. Through the period of March 11th to March 16th, 302 tweets showed up on my feed referencing The Damnwells new album! The really crazy thing is, I only follow 60 people and those tweets did not come from any of the band members! That's a pretty telling statistic! I was also interested to see which songs people mentioned in their tweets to see what the fans were really digging. The graph below is the result from my small sample size. Click the graph to view the larger version.
If you haven't had the Damnwells experience yet, do yourself a favor and check them out. If you are a Damnwells fan and follower, leave me some comments below and let me know what you think!
YouTube: She goes around - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE3mUlPbB6c
Alex Dezen: UStream - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/alex-dezen-from-the-damnwells
The Damnwells: Pledge Music - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedamnwells
YouTube: Werewolves - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evy9Y7Bahfw
I have missed some of the Twitter handles for some of the fan pics. Let me know if I have left you out!