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The TRJ Merch Store Opens Tomorrow (10/15)

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Sneak peak above >> when clicked takes you to the TRJ Merch Store, which will be public tomorrow

Hey Everybody,
The TRJ merchandise store is about to open its digital doors to you!  The stock and designs have been selected after a looooooong process based on having maximum comfort, functionality, aesthetics, durability, sustainability, and size inclusivity.  Lots of words that mean I want to get you guys the best.

From October 15th until October 22nd, we’ll be taking pre-orders in the colors and sizes listed. After the 22nd, the merch store will reduce the stock selection to one or two colors per item.  Then Soundscape Imaging will lovingly and artfully screen-print these custom items and ship them out to you on November 4th. Soundscape Imaging is an independent company of talented, passionate, and hardworking people. You can connect with them on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/soundscapeimaging.

Final thing – the Bandcamp TRJ merch page has a lot of information on it.  Once it’s up, make sure to read if you are curious and triple check your orders before confirming them, as there are a lot of variables here to contend with.  I hope you have fun : D.

MC

All I Want (are some FAQs)

Hello,
Time to get some questions answered!

Q: Where can I get the album? 
A: Yes -the album is available on…
Bandcamp << click
iTunes << click

Q: Can I buy the album in a store?
A: If you can get your buns to western Massachusetts, then yes.  Right now, the only two stores that have the physical album are Turn It Up in Northampton, MA and Art Alive in Amherst, MA.

Q: What are these “studio demo” bonus tracks and who gets them?
A:  These are unmastered, uncut demos of 3 tracks – “Hangin On,” “Selfish,” and “Eyoh” – that you can hear before I got my computer chop chop on them and did musical arrangement reconstruction (note: these are not official music terms). The tracks are only available on Bandcamp and came with the Pre-Order edition of the album (to be true bonus tracks, they were super secret and remained invisible until September 10).

Q: Are you making merch available?  Will it be available outside the US too?
A: Been working on some comfy merch – it’s in the works at the moment.  I’ve been trying on all sorts of t-shirts and hoodies and water bottles.  It will be available internationally (as soon as I figure out logistics).

Q: Do you have vinyl available?
A: Not yet. Working on it.

Q: Do you wear a lot of plaid?
A: Sometimes : )

Q: So, tell me more about how you made this album.  Is it really just you? Even the man-like and squeaky voices? And how long did it take?
A: Yes – I did all the writing, recording, composing, performing, arranging, producing, and artwork.   The man-like and squeaky voices are me processed through a “formant shifter” and few other effects.

In album making – there’s traditionally a process called “mastering” that happens during the final stages. Mastering is as significant to the sound as an instagram filter is to your photo (though much more involved). For this – I recruited Ella Riot band-mate and talented friend, Tyler Duncan, who stem mixed and mastered each track, making them pop. To find out more about Tyler, visit: http://tylerduncanmakesmusic.com/.

Q: How can I get a physical copy of the album?
A: Right now, other than at the two local Massachusetts stores, you can order it through Bandcamp.

Q: What is Team TRJ?
A: That is the team of people helping get the music to you.  They are hardworking, dedicated, awesome, and I want to thank them for all the time, love, and care they put in.

Q: I have an issue with my order/Bandcamp (shopping-cart malfunction, shipping info, duplicate purchases, etc).  Who can I contact?
A: Ah yes! You click this link: BANDCAMP SUPPORT.  Then submit the form.

Q: What is your printer’s name?
A: Printy.

Q: My question hasn’t been answered yet.  Can I ask it somewhere else?
A: Shoot an email to thereverbjunkiemail [at] gmail [dot] com.  Team TRJ will answer as many Qs as possible.

Pre-order ‘All I Want’

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Hello ladies, gents, and everyone in between,
The time has come for the All I Want pre-order info to make its way from the confines of my studio to your computer screens!  It feel somewhat like I’m expecting a baby and this the shower invite or something?!  Before I go too far with that analogy – I’m going to tell you to click the photo above for transportation to Bandcamp.

Pre-orders of All I Want available as:
digital download
physical CD (comes with digital DL)

You are invited to check it out : ),
MC

All I Want album release: Sept. 10, 2013

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>>>>>> click for transport <<<<<<

 

Howdy Y’all,
It’s official : ).  The Reverb Junkie album, All I Want, is coming out September 10, 2013.  This album means a great deal to me – as it is my first entirely self-produced album (other than a very strange album I made in high school that had way too much reverb on everything).  For All I Want – I got to create the sounds, concepts, and artwork.  I recorded it, mix it, chopped it up, added layers, and cut away the extra – until it sounded just like I wanted.

Right now, the album is being specially mastered by a dear friend and musical influence of mine.

I am so excited to share what I made with you.