I just launched a Teespring campaign for a Robby Suavé t-shirt you can all buy. Do you like this? This marks the first time anyone has been able to buy a physical Robby Suavé product. I’ve been buying and wearing my own branded apparel for almost 10 years now. There’s been 2 hooded sweatshirts and 5 or 6 t-shirt designs that I made purely for myself. I haven’t had any made in years. I think the last one was this one, which I may make available for sale if this shirt garners enough interest:
Did you notice that this site was down for a while? Yeah, that was unfortunate…I’m not completely sure what the root cause of it was, but my server got infected, and I had to clean what was probably thousands of files. That may sound like a huge undertaking, but it was mostly just deleting a bunch of files I didn’t even need anymore. The biggest problem was finding out why the site was taken down and working with the host to get it taken care of. That took, what, 2 weeks to fix? Geez.
It’s always bad to have your site die unexpectedly, but it happened right as I launched Punk Rebel Renegade. It’s a collection of songs unheard by pretty much anyone that I recorded 4 years ago. Even though it’s old to me, it’s just as new to you as Heat Stroke was to anybody. But since it is technically a 2011 album, I didn’t want to start a huge hype train for it anyway.
I’m going to talk more about Punk Rebel Renegade in a future post, but I just wanted to announce that robbysuave.com is back, and I’ll be working on overhauling the Music page and adding Punk Rebel Renegade to it. I need to figure out how I’m going to organize this site now that there’s some content to actually organize. I think I’ll have lyrics, download purchase links, etc. all on the Music page instead of having a separate Lyrics page. Maybe I’ll add tabs too. Ha.
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, my new album Heat Stroke is now available! This is essentially my first time releasing an album, even though I’ve recorded a handful before. I don’t know when exactly it will be available for streaming on Spotify or go live on iTunes and all that, but today is the day. I will update this post with links as I become aware of them. Buy it, stream it, steal it, or even ignore it!
If you have any feedback, leave it below in the comments or wherever else. I’m definitely curious to see what people think about these songs. Enjoy!
Update: So there are now working links to the above services. Earlier in the day, the YouTube playlist only had 2 or 3 viewable videos; they were set as private still. Oops. Another thing of note is that there’s a typo for track 3 on iTunes. I hope it isn’t a big deal to get that fixed, but I’ve alerted the people who need to know.
Can you believe it? My new album, Heat Stroke, will hit the Internet for anyone and everyone to buy, stream, steal, or ignore in just four days! You can read my past posts about the recording of the album here. I’m still working on what I hope to be an elaborate, yet concise, retrospective about the album. I want to explain each song a little bit and how it fits into what I wanted Heat Stroke to be. I realize it’s probably futile to do that without sounding pretentious, but I’m doing my best with it. As for when I’ll be done with it and post it here, I’m not sure. Originally, I wanted to post it before Heat Stroke was released, but then I realized that would be weird. Then I thought maybe the release date would be good. That’s certainly a better option, but I think I’ll wait a week or so after release. That’s January 27th, if you forgot. Continue reading “Heat Stroke Incoming in Four Days!”
Here’s the announcement you’ve been waiting for. My new album, Heat Stroke, will be available everywhere January 27th! Really, everywhere. Buy the whole album. Buy a song or two. Stream all the songs to your heart’s content. However you want to listen to it, it’s going to be available. Well, it won’t be available on vinyl. It’s kind of risky to get those made unless you know you’re going to be able to sell a lot.
So I can’t do vinyl, but I want to do CDs, if all goes as planned. I would love to do a small run of CDs for anyone who would want one, as well as myself. But I don’t want to hang on to a bunch of my own CDs forever. The trick is that the more I get made, the cheaper they will be, technically. If I order 50, I’ll get a pretty nice deal. But yeah, can I sell 50 CDs? Would anyone interested in one? I would sell them for as little as possible. For US shipments, I could probably ship one for $10 including shipping costs.
Another plan I have is to throw out some codes to download Heat Stroke for free and/or a discount through Bandcamp. But I have to say I’m curious to see if I could make any sales, so I don’t want to give out free codes all over the place. Especially if I get CDs made, this whole Heat Stroke master/distribution project is going to cost me a somewhat large sum of money. I have absolutely no chance of even making my money back, but I wouldn’t mind getting a little back. I’m not looking to make a profit, in other words.
By the way, I have also created a digital press kit for Heat Stroke. It’s a password protected page with a streaming version of the album, some information about it, hi-res version of the album cover, etc. So if you’re in the biz of reviewing albums, let’s talk.
So yeah, just over 2 weeks until Heat Stroke comes out. I’m pretty excited. It’s officially in the pipeline to go to iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Beats, etc. as of today, January 12th. So at this point, I’m probably more nervious than excited. There’s no going back from here.
Stay tuned for a cool retrospective on recording the album. I’m not sure what it’s going to contain, but I want it to be as thorough as possible. Maybe some outtakes, alternate versions of the album cover, live “rehearsals,” and whatever else. I’ve never done anything like that before, so I don’t know how successful a semi-elaborate retrospective would be. But, I guess we’ll see…