I know this is mostly a jazz and improvisation based blog but...
I have a shameless plug today-- a band I'm a sideman in, Uncle Pumpkin has released a new record that I'm proud of.
Shout out to Dan Grennes (currently on tour with Green Day's American Idiot) who wrote all the songs and put together a hell of a lineup of power pop. He basically got this done single handed. The rest of us just showed up and played. Way to go Dan.
Listen to the whole record for free (!) and download it for only $5.
Even you have to admit that's ridiculous. How much does a coffee at Starbucks cost? This will last longer and has better taste.
Listen, preview and download the record here.