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Just got my Rolling Stone in the mail today (still got a little place left for “big music” in my heart). The subscription started from an anonymous benefactor in Christmas 2005. Thumbing through it I caught this on page 14. Check out the downloads counter (36,918 when I checked). They have a MySpace page with more band and tour information. Their tours are in the UK, so a concert is out. Their music is also a little too British whiny for me, but I bought the CD to give as a gift. Hey, infringement/DRM free music for people to enjoy. I wonder how many of the downloads will actually turn into sales …

Here is a review in the Wall Street Journal. Apparently, Warner dropped them last year because they “only” sold 35,000 albums. For some inexplicable reason, they are still interested in another major-label deal. These guys need some business classes …

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