Saturday, April 10, 2010

United Nations of Sound update


As some may have guessed, Richard Ashcroft's upcoming album has been pushed back. Originally listed for release at the tail end of March, the date is now "to be confirmed." More information as it becomes available.

In spite of this, the wheels are still turning. This week, Parlophone announced the creation of the RPA Club. Some of the perks include:
  • exclusive access to Richard Ashcroft & United Nations of Sound content
  • limited edition RPA t-shirt only available to fan club members
  • access to exclusive pre-sales on gig tickets (subject to availability)
  • exclusive fan club only shows
  • access to exclusive track titled "Third Eye (Columbus Circle)" upon sign up
  • a further 3 tracks throughout the 12 months of membership
Overall, I don't think its a bad deal. T-shirts at gigs normally go for $20 so that's nearly half the price right there.

Crowned Producer of the Year for 2009 by Hip Hop DX, Chicago-born No I.D. has basically circumnavigated the Hip Hop ocean with his unique musical interpretations and soundscapes. "Third Eye," the second tune released from this collaboration, is a departure from Richard Ashcroft's previous work. The vibe and vocal style of "Third Eye" are unlike anything we've heard from Richard before and gets major praise in my book.

More information on the fan club at Richard Ashcroft's website.