Oh, technology. It appears you have crept up and surprised me yet again. Because of you, a lot of my favourite bands never even have to break up anymore! Take Jones Street Station for example. After recording two great records in Brooklyn, their members decided to scatter around these United States and take up residence in cities ranging from Chicago to Boston. But is this any reason to break up? No way.Thanks to filesharing sites like dropbox and Evernote, the band has not only decided to make a long-distance writing relationship work, but have made up their minds to actually increase their output.
They now have a new mission: to release a song a week for the next year. That’s right. 52 tracks in so many weeks, and they’re hoping to take all the proceeds this hype generates, and donate them to 12 different charities. An ambitious project, that's for sure… I’ll be watching/listening/downloading throughout the year to see what happens. Keep your browser pointed to their site to find out more and listen as the band starts releasing material. Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)