Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hear the whole song: Building

How do you shop for new music? It used to be you could hear something on the radio (even progressive rock!), go to a store and get it.

But radio isn't what it used to be, and if your tastes - like ours - run way outside the mainstream, good luck finding one radio station with one show with your favorite genre. So people like us have all gone to the web and to apps like iTunes to find strange, experimentally new music. Sound about right to you?

Here's one problem: so many places just want to give you a 30 second clip (understandable given all the piracy, but a little frustrating when trying to figure out what the song is really like). Depending on where the store edits the song for the clip, that might not include the verse or the chorus or the main theme of the piece.

When we're able to control what clips get put up, Gravity Tree tries to feature the 'best' or most important part of the song. But we know a lot of you just want to hear the whole thing, for free, just like radio (well sort of).

You can now go to the Gravity Tree page on MySpace and ReverbNation to hear the full-length version of our latest song, "Building".

There are several helpful links to get you over the stores that carry "Building" on these pages, should you decide to own it for yourself (hint, hint), stick it on your iPod, or whatever you do with your downloads (?). Hopefully you'll like what you hear. We're working on making it available for listening on Facebook soon as well.

We're also working on something even better than just listening to the songs on these sites...but that news will have to wait ;-)

Coming soon: more news about new music and T-Shirts.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

iTunes, Amazon, Napster have latest prog song Building

Last week we announced our latest prog rock song "Building" on CDBaby. Now it's time to get your iPod ready: this week you can download "Building" from iTunes! Just follow this handy link:

If you are less of an iTunes person, and would rather shop at Amazon, we've got you covered:

Plus, "Building" can be found with all our music at CDBaby:

Building is also on the new Beta version of Napster:

So now you have more choices: CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Napster.

You can also inquire about licensing "Building" for film, TV and other media).

More at our Building page at the Gravity Tree website.

More news and new progressive music coming soon.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Download our Building

CDBaby is now carrying our latest song, BUILDING. It's offered as a standard MP3 that you can play on pretty much any player - no DRM!

Here's the link to BUILDING at alternate link is:

CDBaby has just started allowing artists to sell 'singles' as downloads - without having to post an entire EP or album to do it. So we got right to work to get it up there for you.

Here's the song description from the site:

"With a slice of introspective '80's vibe, analog synthesizers embrace dissonant chords and low bass, guitars crash in reverse, drums crack, the vocalist cries...the soloist saws against the bricks, stacked high on the downbeat."

What do you think? BUILDING, out now, at CDBaby.

Thanks for listening!

btw - If you already have Building - thanks for supporting our music, and please pass the new links around to friends who might like our song!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

No News, Good News?

Is no news good news?

That is how we sometimes feel while checking out local broadcast news (often filled with death and destruction). No thanks.

In our case, we have little to report this week. Two songs out of the five have made some small progress - less than we'd like. These 2 are 95% written and all the delays are in the musical arrangements, and the recording process.

Meanwhile Alan worked on some tech stuff in the studio, while trying to improve his drum sound (there's always room for improvement in just about any endeavor). And we got some UPC data worked out (because we don't do it much and so forget) for the next releases. And if we lost you on the last point, then you know how we felt doing it ;-)

And that's it; the week flew by...