It appears that Topspin, Interpol, and Pixies know their audience very well.
This evening I got an email from Interpol. I first thought, “When the hell did I sign up for an Interpol email list?” remembering later that Interpol’s new single was acquired this way. But what was stranger still was that Interpol was telling me about Pixies!
Excited doesn’t even begin to describe our feelings about sharing the stage with PIXIES at Foro Sol in Mexico City.
There’s fond memories that accompany any song from any album of theirs…
PIXIES are kindly marking this occasion by giving some love back to Interpol fans.
You can download an EP of live tracks and a video here: http://pixiesmusic.com/interpol.html
If you don’t own this already, don’t miss out. Seriously.
I love the Pixies. One of those desert island bands for me, so of course I followed the offer. The EP’s songs are from a their Doolittle album tour and include a video and an additional mp3 of a recent performance in Mexico of La La Love You.
A taste of the band which will hopefully lead you to go see them on tour and buy one of the limited-edition live CDs that are made available immediately after their show ends.
But for me the most significant point of this sequence of events is the point of entry for this information. Using Interpol’s email list wasn’t wrong, in fact I probably didn’t unclick something when I downloaded the Interpol mp3, but still it’s interesting to see such a huge company like Topspin make that move.
UPDATED: Jason from Topspin let us know that “the Pixies and Interpol each emailed their own lists and offered free downloads of the other band’s tracks. No email lists were “shared” and no one’s privacy was violated. The two bands did not “trade” email lists, or anything of the sort. We at Topspin take our users’ privacy very seriously.”
So often we’ve been told to respect the email list that I forget that sharing email lists independently emailing your list about an awesome band is okay if everyone involved knows about it, and benefits from it.
Could you do this too?
Do you have an email list of people that you could share access to hype a friends band?
Of course there are laws that regulate spam, so make sure that you’re not blindly sending out emails, but sending out an email to your friends about another awesome band never hurt anyone. Think about your scene and try and stir up some new fans.
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