Today's new artist releases add a diverse line up of acts from acoustic folk and surf rock to alternative and punk rock.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2008
It's Wednesday and that means new trueWidgets will be released today at trueAnthem.com. This week, Bag of Toys, Brian Chartrand, The Distance, Matt Hartke, Killola, and This World Fair will release exclusive new music with trueAnthem, the breakthrough modern music label that is monetizing the social networking music scene.
The company's band and brand-sponsored trueWidgets allow fans to play, download and easily pass along music from their favorite bands to their friends. The fan gets free music and the band gets paid. Early metrics continue to demonstrate the viral power of the trueWidgets with current artists experiencing as much as 900+ percent increase in fan exposure with more than 10,000 active widgets in circulation - validating the opportunity to monetize a social, online music scene.
"Bands have long believed in the power of their fans. trueWidgets are spreading like wildfire - proof of the fan's power to pass it on and on and on. The result: brands and artists are benefiting from the increased fan exposure. But, the best news is that fans are getting the music they want for free while the artist gets paid," said trueAnthem CEO Brad Barnes. "Today's new artist releases add a diverse line up of acts from acoustic folk and surf rock to alternative and punk rock."
Sponsoring today's new artist releases are DW Drums, Initium Eyewear, Ivar Pack, and Jetset Energy Drink. The artists' free downloads contain an 8-second trueAd jingle recorded by the artist at the front of each song.
About Bag of Toys
Bag of Toys, an acoustic surf-rock band from Northern California, has emerged on the music scene with a completely original, infectious sound that is drenched in the sun and sand. Formed in 2004, the quartet began by crafting original songs written by frontman Robert Tait into their 2006 debut full-length album entitled "Nooner." Their signature sound quickly propelled them up the acoustic artist rankings on Myspace.com as well as the Bay Area live venue circuit. Bag of Toys released their second full-length album entitled "Afternooner" in July 2008. Since the release of both albums, their songs have been featured on a national television commercial for the Microsoft Zune media player, Reelcomp.com, the upcoming Universal film "Beethoven: The Reel Story," and upcoming episodes of the hit television shows "Gossip Girl" on CW and "Bones" on FOX. Featuring two acoustic guitars, the music offers a relaxed vibe supported by a catchy groove and rock-oriented rhythm section. The Bag of Toys trueWidget includes tracks from both of their official releases, Nooner and Afternooner, which can be grabbed at http://www.trueAnthem.com/bagoftoys.
About Brian Chartrand
Phoenix, Arizona-based artist Brian Chartrand has been busy! This prolific singer/songwriter has released three albums in 2008: his latest solo-acoustic effort, "Sleeping With Giants,"
"the Show Low sessions" by his rootsy trio Ten Dollar Outfit, and "Laurel & Sunset" by The Sweet Remains, the trans-continental, harmony-driven collaboration between Brian, Rich Price, and Greg Naughton. Brian's trueWidget can be grabbed at http://www.trueAnthem.com/brianchartrand.
About The Distance
Jay Reason has grown up in the punk scene. He is now a man in his 20's with a voice to match as what he has to say has matured quite a bit. The Distance, which Reason fronts, has also matured. Their upcoming full-length "The Rise, The Fall And Everything In Between" is a mesh of melodic driving pop hooks, fully fleshed out arrangements and is built upon a foundation of speedy punk energy. The punk rock band releases three songs on their trueWidget available at http://www.trueAnthem.com/thedistance.
About Matt Hartke
Matt Hartke has been dubbed "The Pick of Destiny" by Rolling Stone writer Bob Gulla, and has been the number-one unsigned MySpace act in the Surf, Healing & Easy Listening and Folk category and reigns as the number-five unsigned acoustic act. His melody-driven, acoustic surf sound is smooth and catchy. The Matt Hartke trueWidget can be grabbed today at http://www.trueAnthem.com/matthartke.
Killola has been touted as "one of America's hottest rising bands." Formed around singer Lisa Rieffel, their energetic live shows and instantly likeable form of pop/punk/rock have earned them legions of fans both at home in Los Angeles and around the world via their website and UK tour. Their album "I Am The Messer " is up for grabs at http://www.trueAnthem.com/killola with 2 additional songs available exclusively for fans only at trueAnthem.com.
About This World Fair
This World Fair? The name fits the music, epic pop with brit-rock influence and lyrics which raise questions about young love, loss and the future. The melancholy melodies in vocalist Chris Kalgren's high timbre work their way under your skin while you journey through many well-crafted songs. Songs from This World Fair's current self-titled release are now up for grabs at http://www.trueAnthem.com/thisworldfair.
Based in San Francisco, Calif., trueAnthem is a unique, advertising supported, online music distribution, promotion and marketing company. As a music label for the modern ages, trueAnthem provides online and offline services to promote both independent and signed talent. The company's success strategy leverages the viral nature of information distribution on the Internet, making trueAnthem a leader in the new world of music.
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