Sunday, January 20, 2013

Randy Interviewed on The Intrepid Songwriter Show

Randy, our band's sax player, recently got interviewed by The Intrepid Songwriter Show and in part two talks about our band's songwriting approach, project, and more.

In the first part he plugs his and Jason's newest book, the second edition to The Indie Band Survival Guide: Remixed & Remastered (St. Martin's Press). You know, he's an author and "the band writes books" so he's gotta plug it! :-)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Album Out! "When I Was Your Age"

We're proud to say our latest album, "When I Was Your Age" is officially out in finer digital stores near you (iTunes, CDBaby, and more).

"When I Was Your Age" is an entire album of upbeat Beatnik Turtle geek-rock that looks back to when we were kids -- back when phones were attached to walls and video games were nothing but dots and lines. You know, songs about eating cereal, going to school, getting bullied, and wondering "are we there yet?".

Definitely one of the best Beatnik Turtle albums to date and worth getting for the kid in all of us!

Beatnik Turtle: When I Was Your Age

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"When I Was Your Age" Album Off To The Printers

We're proud to say "When I Was Your Age" will be made available for digital distribution ASAP. 

ASAP? What does that mean?

Well, it means we found the time to finally roll up our sleeves and finish all the detailed work up. Our fine album about looking back to when we were kids is now in the hands of "the iTunes" and other fine digital distributors. 

Yep, given some cool turn of events -- most notably two of the band members temporarily moving to Ireland and the writing of the second edition of The Indie Band Survival Guide (hitting book stores Sept 4, 2012!) -- it's taken longer than we thought to get some of our backlog of albums out. 

But that's past us now. 

"When I Was Your Age" will be available soon. It's an excellent, thematic album with incredible, melodic songs that sound incredible thanks to the additional magic our mix-master, Tom Roper, lovingly provided. And it's coming soon to a digital store near you!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A New Project

A funny thing happened on the way to releasing all the backlog of material and upcoming albums we've been working on and preparing to release...

- When I Was Your Age (recorded 2009)
- The Best Of (Double-Album!) 
- So Much To Rock About (recorded 2010) 
- Remixes (In A Heavy Syrup) (recorded this year)

A completely new music-related writing project just knocked two of us in the band upside the head (Randy and me, Jason). So, he and I are focusing all our energies that way so we can “give it our all” like we did with our site and our books, The Indie Band Survival Guide and The DIY Music Manual.

If you're a musician who follows us, you may have noticed that we’ve put the blog, some of our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google +, etc.), and the free How-To’s on “pause” for the time being. That’s because we’re changing things up going-forward as we share our research from this project. Of course, we’d like to hear your feedback as well as we work to elicit ideas, get your success stories, thoughts, and ideas.

A big thank you to all those who have written to us with their comments, suggestions, and compliments regarding the book. We definitely appreciate it -- it keeps us motivated and it’s the very reason why we’re rolling up our sleeves now and diving into research and writing.
Oh, and in between writing, we'll continue to master and prepare the above albums. There's a lot of us in this band, you know.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

It's A Trap!

We saw this cute video...

...and couldn't help but think about "Star Wars (A Film Like No Other)". Third verse, the good Admiral says his immortal line. (It's goes by quickly!)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beatnik Turtle CDs and MP3s at Your Fingertips

The good folks at CDBaby have extended their store -- allowing us indie musicians to sell directly from our website. All our albums are available in their new widget -- Sham Rock, All In A Day's Work, The Cheapass Album, the 12 albums of, and more!

Go on, give it a try! We need people to test the purchasing functionality. :)