The Best In Men’s Clothing

Hello from LAX…

Last night we helped bring the reissue of Beastie Boys classic Paul’s Boutique to BeastieBoys.com. Lossless remastered digital, vinyl, CD, 8 foot long poster, interactive album art, limited edition t-shirt — pretty awesome package for a seminal record.

Prod4Ever made the cool site, including the place where you can upload your own Paul’s Boutique stories. Here’s mine:

http://beta.paulsboutique.beastieboys.com/sites/all/themes/bb/swf/tradingcard_portrait.swf

I wrote a version of my story on the Topspin blog, too.

Finally, here’s an interview I did with Beastie Boys via Skype yesterday morning:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3064569&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Enjoy,
ian

The Best In Men’s Clothing

Hello from LAX…

Last night we helped bring the reissue of Beastie Boys classic Paul’s Boutique to BeastieBoys.com. Lossless remastered digital, vinyl, CD, 8 foot long poster, interactive album art, limited edition t-shirt — pretty awesome package for a seminal record.

Prod4Ever made the cool site, including the place where you can upload your own Paul’s Boutique stories. Here’s mine:

http://beta.paulsboutique.beastieboys.com/sites/all/themes/bb/swf/tradingcard_portrait.swf

I wrote a version of my story on the Topspin blog, too.

Finally, here’s an interview I did with Beastie Boys via Skype yesterday morning:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3064569&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Enjoy,
ian

Neal Casal’s Roots and Wings

Click play above to hear a few songs from Neal Casal’s new solo record, Roots and Wings. You may know Neal as a long-standing member of Ryan Adams’ band, The Cardinals, or from one of the ten other solo albums he’s made over the years. If you’re a fan of roots music you’re going to dig it, great songwriting, varied styles, beautifully recorded. It’s a great record.

Then click “Buy The Album” to head over to Neal’s site to pick up the album in MP3, FLAC, and (if you’d like) CD format. Neal’s down in Australia with Ryan right now and I’m sure it’d be great to come home to a few sales of his solo album. Do your part. Oh and feel free to grab the widget above (click the little at the bottom) and throw it on your site or blog.

I like Neal’s site as a clean, simple example of Topspin’s technology. Quick access to the music for free (it just starts loading when you visit NealCasal.com), a free download delivered to your inbox, and then a choice of purchase offerings, either digital only or a great signed/numbered physical package. I’m very biased but my question is sincere: why would you release your album any other way? Just feels right to me as a music fan. You?

Congrats, Neal. Glad to see this finally come out, and honored to have it be Topspin-powered.

ian

Neal Casal’s Roots and Wings

Click play above to hear a few songs from Neal Casal’s new solo record, Roots and Wings. You may know Neal as a long-standing member of Ryan Adams’ band, The Cardinals, or from one of the ten other solo albums he’s made over the years. If you’re a fan of roots music you’re going to dig it, great songwriting, varied styles, beautifully recorded. It’s a great record.

Then click “Buy The Album” to head over to Neal’s site to pick up the album in MP3, FLAC, and (if you’d like) CD format. Neal’s down in Australia with Ryan right now and I’m sure it’d be great to come home to a few sales of his solo album. Do your part. Oh and feel free to grab the widget above (click the little at the bottom) and throw it on your site or blog.

I like Neal’s site as a clean, simple example of Topspin’s technology. Quick access to the music for free (it just starts loading when you visit NealCasal.com), a free download delivered to your inbox, and then a choice of purchase offerings, either digital only or a great signed/numbered physical package. I’m very biased but my question is sincere: why would you release your album any other way? Just feels right to me as a music fan. You?

Congrats, Neal. Glad to see this finally come out, and honored to have it be Topspin-powered.

ian