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From Wired: “We’d Like to Thank Our PC”
Being an indie rocker today means more than pressing your own 7-inch. Boston-based Freezepop not only recorded a demo but also animated a digital video, designed logo gear, and booked an international solo tour. For their effort, the computer-pop artists got the kind of exposure that usually requires a cigar-chomping manager and a record label’s budget: The band opened for the Sneaker Pimps and got songs on PS2 games, including the hit Karaoke Revolution. And Freezepop’s new album, Fancy Ultra*Fresh, was sold on iTunes and Napster even before the CD was picked up for distribution in brick-and-mortar stores. Goes to show, a big break can be more than luck - it can be engineered.
How to Be a Rock Star: Freezepop’s DIY Guide [...]