You know what you need this Holiday Season? Our Compilation!! And it’s free, so what could be better then that? The idea came from Andy who makes free online compilations to put in his blogs and support unsigned bands. I loved the idea and he gave us the okay to go ahead and use it! To help support him and all the bands he’s been helping, we did an interview with him.
1. What is your name and what is Probably Monday Records all about?
My name is Andy. PMR is about promoting unsigned bands with great potential. We are dedicated to finding the best unsigned bands, making compilations out of their tracks, and digitally distributing those compilations for free!
2. How did you come up with the idea?
PMR was started in March 2007. I originally thought of getting into booking/serious promoting, but this is what happened instead.
3. Are the blogs the only place people can find the songs?
The blog is the best way to find our compilations. Compilations are also sent out in bulletins and on messageboards, but our blog is the best way to go.
4. How do you decide on what songs you choose to include? What are some of the bands you have had songs from so far?
Some quality pop/punk bands have contributed so far. American Diary, The Late Night, Dropout Year, Hand Me Down Buick, Radio Pirate DJ, and Parade The Day are standouts. PMR focuses mainly on pop/punk music. I grew up with pop/punk, and I'm still in love with it.
5. If a band wanted you to use one of their songs, what do they need to do?
They should just send me a message or a comment. And give me a reason why they are badass.
6. What kind of response have you received from people/bands thus far?
Overwhelming positive response from people. I always smile when I get comments and messages from people just saying thanks. Bands have been a little harder to contact. Some will never get back to me, but most make an effort to respond.
Too check out his compilations, then head on over to his myspace (link below). Now, back to the compilation we set up ourselves! Bands included are The Bigger Lights, Lido Beach, The Remorse Code, and more!
Like we said, this compilation is available for free. Just check out our two purevolume sites (links below) and download the songs. Also, don’t forget to click the Photos tab and print off our c.d. cover and tracklist made by our very own Annie!
Once you’ve done that, just drop us a comment on myspace to let us know you did this and one to the bands, for I’m sure they’d love to know!