Do you follow me on Twitter (twitter.com/askthemd)? If you are a Carbon Leaf fan, you’re gonna wish you had yesterday. I sent out a tweet with news that I had posted some Leaf details on my blog, complete with a link to said blog. The blog post had a letter from Terry addressed to ‘Friends and Family’ that contained a link to download the band’s entire new EP. For some reason, I got it in my head that the e-mail was addressed to ‘Fans and Family’ or ‘Friends and Fanlies’ and that the link was just back to the band’s website for details. Oooops!
Shortly there after I received a text and e-mail from Barry, politely asking me to remove the link for obvious reasons. The band is selling the EP at shows and so forth, and as they are a newly-minted indie band, my giving the music away cuts into their bottom line. Nobody wants to do that!! Leaf leakage must be prevented! So I removed the post immediately.
Barry did say I could let you hear a song and you should, because it’s great.
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Carbon Leaf – Native America
So here’s the original post, minus the link from Terry, followed by a brand new Leaf song called “Native America”. Don’t worry, we’re all still smizing.
It’s YOUR week, Carbon Leaf fans! Zoo show, live webcast of a Music Lounge at 11am on Wednesday right from The Mountain’s homepage and now this… new music. This is the note from Terry:
Dear Friends and Family,
Carbon Leaf has recently completed a new seven song EP called How The West Was One that will be available officially in a few days.
This release marks the first on our new record label and is the beginning of what we hope will be a “continuous stream of music”…. Needless to say we are really excited and we wanted to share it with our close friends and family.
Click the link for a free download of all the songs: [LINK REMOVED]
Terry / Carbon Leaf
The album art:
And a photo of me and the band taken at the height of the America’s Next Top Model craze. We were trying to “smize”:
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