Wednesday, June 11, 2008

N&UR MySpace Gets New Look

After months of neglect, I decided to log in to the N&UR MySpace, and give it a little makeover. Bascially, I just changed the color scheme to fit with what we have on the official site. What I would really like to do now is a banner advertisement for our upcoming releases, so if anyone out there knows Photoshop and wants to help me out, please let me know. While updating the color scheme, I also decided to give the label a fresh bio:
New and Used Records is a Bay Area-based label dedicated to releasing innovative and exciting new music. In addition to supporting the indie rock community at large, N&UR seeks to foster a space for discussion regarding the current state of the music business, as well as the arts and pop culture. This is achieved through a number of blogs, podcasts, and streaming videos that we will be introducing throughout the year.

On January 1, 2006, New and Used Records launched as a music and pop culture blog. Since that day, it has continued to grow - incorporating a video series spotlighting indie acts (including the Boy Least Likely To and Howlin Rain) and into a record label in 2007. The first N&UR release was God's Boat by the Passionistas - which hit stores on June 5, 2007. Leading up to the release of God's Boat, N&UR founder Will Benham documented the band's past and present for a six-part video series. The band celebrated their debut release with a sold-out "release party" at Cafe du Nord, headlined by the album's producer, Kelley Stoltz. In August 2007, the San Francisco Bay Guardian declared the Passionistas "most likely to succeed."

Benham has since expanded N&UR to include three blogs, and recently announced the signing of a new band - Tigers Can Bite You. Tigers Can Bite You hail from Silverlake, CA, where they have been building a loyal following since 2006. The band will release the Taking and Running Away EP this summer, with their debut full-length to follow in September.

N&UR will be adding several new features to its website over the next year, as the small company continues to prove that an indie community can be about more than just music.

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