Soul Sides Vol. 2: The Covers. LAUNCH!!!

Ok, so the day is here: Soul Sides Vol. 2 is officially out.* I’ll continue selling CDs through the site and remember – all orders come with a bonus, 8 song disc (delivered electronically) with even more of my favorite cover songs (the titles are on the hush-hush).

However, I won’t be selling any future copies of the album on vinyl (pre-order sales will be honored). Instead, I suggest people check with Dusty Groove with that. I’m assuming Turntable Lab will also pick it up eventually but it’s not up on their site yet.

The launch parties should be in full swing. I just got back from the Massive Selector-sponsored party in San Diego – that was a blast (thanks Audrey!) and I’m trying to get the L.A. and Bay Area parties lined up and ready to go for June.

Just in case you want to know what other folks think of the album, here’s a few reviews for you (not all of which call it the “best thing ever!!!” but we’re cool with that):

Seriously, I don’t want to drown my own site in plugging the CD. Ya’ll know the deal. Many of you have already ordered and for that, I’m very appreciative.

I do, however, have other things to talk with ya’ll about besides this album (namely, the Betty Davis CDs which I’m about to post about soon). Thanks for bearing with…

*For those wondering why I’m not hosting my own songs, I was asked not to as a way to help give the ringtone sales a boost and that seemed like a reasonable request to me. Besides, it’s my album. Just buy it. Support the site!

For those who want to rock some SSV2 tunes on their mobile, there are four ringtones available:Sharon Cash: Fever

Byron Lee: Express Yourself

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra: Che Che Cole

Donovan Carless: Be Thankful For What You GotWe don’t want to play favorites but the “Che Che Cole” kind of kicks ass as a ringtone.

By the way, for those who ordered SSV2 on vinyl, there’s been delays in getting these finished. We won’t be able to ship any vinyl orders until 5/22 or later. Apologies for that, though if it’s any consolation, I think everyone is in the same boat as we are.