A B & the Sea have just finished Noise Pop, and also happen to be in the middle of a clever scheme to slowly release MP3s, for free, to an adoring public. The end of this experiment will act as the official release of the band’s debut EP of surf pop goodness.
Here’s the deal: go to A B and the Sea’s website, and click to download a song from the provided widget, which will be emailed to you. You’ll then be prompted to “share” the process (via Twitter, Facebook, etc.) with others.
The rest of the EP will slowly become available for download as more and more people come to the site and participate – i.e., more songs will be “unlocked,” Super Mario Bros/Rock Band 2 style (for us video game enthusiasts).
Thus far, “Yellow Haired Girl” and “Bone Dry” have been unlocked. So enter your email, spread the word, receive the downloads, and then as more songs open up, they’ll be emailed directly to you.
A B & the Sea are scheduled to play a special acoustic set tomorrow night (Friday 3/5) at the Swedish American Music Hall, opening for singer-songwriter Jarrod Gorbel (of the Honorary Title, hailing from Brooklyn).