I was raised on punk rock. A genre that took DIY to another level. One of the more popular ways of gaining new fans was/is to release a split disc with your friends band. Cross pollinate fanbases, create new fans, make some money, and typically have an awesome time and a huge split launch gig.
Cee Lo and Band of Horses have just released covers of each others’ tracks on a split 7″ record. BOH (feat. the University of Georgia’s Redcoat Marching Band) offers a rocking interpretation of Cee Lo’s “Georgia” from his upcoming album The Ladykiller, while the inimitable Mr. Green gives his soulful treatment to “No One’s Gonna Love You” from BOH’s 2007 breakthrough record Cease To Begin.
Click here to order. The BOH song is available digitally, but you’ve gotta get the vinyl if you wanna hear Cee Lo’s track. You can also snag a t-shirt and a ticket to BOH’s 10/30 show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta GA.
“Georgia” (the BOH version) just started spinning on Atlanta radio stations yesterday. Word about the split-7″ is beginning to spread, so snag yourself a copy before they’re all gone. And seriously, try that french-fry-and-ice-cream trick. You’ll thank me later.
The modern music buying public is in love with good music. Both of these bands have good music in spades. An unlikely split this is for sure, but will it find an audience? Will it grow a fanbase? Will it keep both bands relevant, and on the minds of their audiences? Of course it will.
You can do this too! You have friends in bands right? You have a few recorded tracks that are floating around right? CALL YOUR BUDDIES. It can be a digital release only if you’re out of cash. So get a case of beer, or a box of wine, or a bag of whatever, invite your band playing friends over and plan this baby out this weekend! It can really be that easy.
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