As of last night, Monday October 1st 2012, the Chiptunes = WIN Expansion Pack is OFFICIALLY RELEASED!!!
A direct sequel to the first mega-compilation, this one expands upon it with 22 brand new, unreleased tracks from 24 completely different artists!! All found on Bandcamp at chiptuneswin.com, pay what you want with a base price of FREE, same as the first! And, of course, once again mastered excellently by the ALWAYS awesome Dj CUTMAN! Nothing else for me to say (although CLICK HERE to read what Destructoid thinks about it ;), except…
Except for one time in the beginning of my writing gig here, I typically just delightedly write-up other people’s awesome nerdy projects in these Friday blurbs.Today, however, is another one of those rare times where I get to over-exuberantly tell you about something I’m personally involved in. ;) SO HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS, ‘CUZ HERE IT COMES!!!:
THIS FRIGGIN’ FRAGGIN’ MONDAY NIGHT to be specific!! =D
22 *BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW, UNRELEASED* chiptracks from 24 completely different chipartists! Yet again mastered by Dj CUTMAN, yet again artified by Foxdragon, & yet again merchified by Maddie the Merch Fairy (details still forthcoming, but we’re ALMOST there! AND YESIT’S A BRAND NEW SHIRT BUNDLE~ ^_^ Also, click this link about shirt sizing!). And also just like before, join us for a completely ridicuWIN time at 8pm EST on the 8 Bit Power Hour on Areciboradio as we listen through the entire album before releasing it immediately afterward at www.chiptuneswin.com! Fb Event for that HERE.
IT’S NOT CALLED AN EXPANSION PACK FOR NOTHIN’ FOLKS!!! 8)
For all of this information really quickly & *EXTRA* ridiculously, PROMO VIDEO HERE:
And I think it goes without saying at this point (BUT IMA STILL SAY IT~), RESHARE, RETWEET, INVITE, and pretty much just SPAM THE LIVING HELL outta anyone and anything that moves!!! The more folk tuning in, the more folk get the new chipmusic! And *ABSOLUTELY* the more, the merrier as far as that’s concerned!! =D
AND FOR THE FURKIN’ ZOMBOCON OF IT, HERE’S THE COMPLETE ARTIST LIST FOR THIS BAD BOY~!!!
(not in album sequence)
Beta to the Max
Disasterpeace featuring Stemage
Marshall Art (jmr + streifig)
Stern Fucking Zeit
The J. Arthur Keenes Band
Zio and TEH LOLZ
MONDAY NIGHT. BE THERE. IT’S GONNA BE LIKE F*CKIN ON A RAINBOW. 8)
Oh the joy of the pleasant surprise. Honestly, one of my favorite things about Chiptune is how a brand new artist that you’ve never heard of before can just come blasting onto the scene with a killer album out of fuggin’ nowhere. Case in point:
Seriously, I was just chilling in Areciboradio.com‘s chatroom during Obtuse’s 8 Bit Power Hour chiptune show (Man, did we throw an awesome listening party for the Chiptunes = WIN compilation there or what?!? \m|♥|m/ ;D ) when he up and decided to play a few Slime Girls tracks and completely blow my mind. Nothing I had ever heard or heard of before. So I did what any self respecting nerd would do: I googled ’em. And was very happy with what I found. To borrow a few words from Pterodactyl Squad, the netlabel that released their EP a few days ago:
“Bright blue pixellated waves lap against the pink sand as you quench your thirst on an ice cold cocktail. Over the gentle lull of the tide, you can hear the warm sounds of surf, ska, reggae and chip. You watch the musical notes float by. Slime Girls are playing in the distance and their debut EP is the chiptune soundtrack to your summer.”
Yeah, that pretty much sums ’em up. hahaha Sound somewhat like Anamanguchi and The Revengineers (soaring electric guitars, crashing drums, LSDJ leads & bass), but definitely have enough of their own sound to stand out; more of a surf rock/guitar sound than the aforementioned bands, which is something I could enjoy hearing a lot more of (well, that and Chipblues! GOD I LOVE CHIPBLUES~~ ).
So yeah, check ’em out when you get a chance. =) SAY FOR INSTANCE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AT THEIR LISTENING PARTY DURING THE NERDYJUNKFOOD SHOW ON ARECIBORADIO aka Listening Party Radio!! Will be good times for sure, as it always is; and the more, the merrier, so come! And bring friends!! =D