A wonderful thing happened this week: The Luxuriant Sedans' debut album, "Born Certified" is available for pre-order on iTunes! Let the champagne corks commence to poppin'! OK, OK ... not a total surprise. A couple of weeks ago we had to fill out the canyon's worth of forms needed for international digital distribution. The album was to go on sale Sept. 8 - that is NEXT TUESDAY for those counting down - and it seemed every sales outlet had an endless parade of questions, choices, rules and regulations to be addressed before our dream could become a fiscal reality. Remember, avoiding rules and regulations is the reason all budding rockers become musicians in the first place. And it required math. But the machine had to be fed. Within this morass of corporate madness was the question of whether or not we wanted to put the album up for pre-sale on iTunes. All the most groovy groups were doing it, so we said yes, and chose Sept. 1 as our pre-sale date. But iTunes, would not guarantee the album would make it up on the assigned pre-sale date. Monday night, we looked at the advance list of albums available for pre-sale. No Luxuriant Sedans. No "Born Certified." Nada. The next day, while checking out the week's new releases, we typed in "Luxuriant Sedans" in the search function, just for grins. VOILA! There sat "Born Certified,' available for pre-order. It was just like Christmas morning, except it wasn't Christmas and it wasn't morning - but you get the drift. So there you go. It was an emotional moment, seeing the fruits of our creative labors, the realization of our hopes and dreams, sitting there in front of us on the leading digital-music site in the FREAKIN' WORLD. It was kinda overwhelming. And we don't mind telling you, we got a little misty. So, if you are inclined, or, just like us, you can't wait a week to get a taste of the album, we invite you to go ahead and pre-order "Born Certified." When you do, you get one song - our dark and dirty, sledgehammer reimagining of "Cold Turkey" - John Lennon's ode to heroin withdrawal - that you can play in its entirety, to your heart's content. Go ahead and amaze your friends! Be the first one on your block to own a chunk of the Sedans' debut album, "Born Certified." We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it for you. And please write a review on our iTunes page once you have the whole album in hand, which will be Tuesday, Sept. 8. (It will magically appear while you are sleeping.) The reviews help us move up in importance to iTunes. And we hope to see all of you on Sept. 18 as the Luxuriant Sedans throw a CD RELEASE PARTY at Second & Green Tavern in Winston-Salem. Men In Black will open the show. We will have T-shirts and physical copies of our CD for sale. Buy a CD at the show, get it for $2 off retail - and get a stylish Luxuriant Sedans sticker FOR FREE.
See you there!