News — January 3rd, 2006

Shashbo on XLR8R.com

Our USA partner, Caroline Distribution, and the twin towers of coolness, XLR8R and VICE magazine, have teamed up to offer an exclusive Virtual Listening Station on their websites – viceland.com and xlr8r.com, respectively. And we think that this is just so very very good that we wanted to tell you all about it.

Every month, Caroline will have 8 albums per month from their labels. These albums will be streamable (is that a word? No, probably not) on viceland.com from start to finish and on xlr8r.com. You’re looking at about 5 tracks.

Viewers will be able to click to the virtual listening station right from the publication homepage where there will be a Caroline Distribution logo. Once viewers click on this, they will be taken to a page that will host 8 titles in their own virtual listening stations. If you like what you hear, you can even click on “Click To Buy” which will take you to the mighty NewburyComics.com. Super handy for our American friends but for you Canadians and overseas folks, might be better to buy them from your friendly neighborhood record store. Or the Boompa Booteek online store, naturally.

And here’s the best part – the Run Chico Run album Shashbo is one of the first titles available on xlr8r.com! Check it out: www.xlr8r.com and click on the Caroline Distribution Listening Station link (on the right side of the homepage).