Americana roots rockers, Assembly of Dust (the brain child of Reid Genauer – formerly of Stragefolk) just released their fourth full-length album last Tuesday (February 26th, 2013)
In celebration of this release and in the spirit of appreciation to their loyal fan base, the band has created a custom App that will allow fans to purchase the album or help spread the word about Assembly of Dust by sharing the new album App via Facebook and Twitter. Once shared the app is unlocked and the full album is completely free! The band has set a goal of delivering 50,000 free downloads in it’s first 50 days.
In July of 2012 AOD launched a Kickstarter campaign and set the significant goal of $25,000, they surpassed it by more than 50%. “It was an unexpectedly awesome experience,” Genauer said during a recent interview with The Marquee. “As a musician, you’re like, ‘Well okay, I know I can go out on the road because I’ve been doing that forever and I know that I can talk to my fans directly because the internet was invented,’ but one of the challenges that was unsolved — and this goes for artists of all shapes and sizes — is how to fund their endeavors and get the cash flow to get going; Kickstarter solved that.
Through the release of the Sun Shot App (made possible through their Kickstarter campaign), Assembly of Dust is focused on empowering their fans and allowing new and potential fans the opportunity to listen to their music for free.
Upon the premiere of the first single, “Mrs. What You Are,” Paste Magazine cheers, “The release, due out on Feb. 26, is the result of a decade of building musical chemistry as a band and feature the nostalgic feel and heartened songwriting that fans have come to expect.”
DO NOT MISS ASSEMBLY OF DUST ON TOUR!
3/7 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE INDEPENDENT
3/8 PORTLAND, OR MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS
3/9 SEATTLE, WA TRACTOR TAVERN
4/12 NEW YORK BOWERY BALLROOM
4/13 SYRACUSE, NY THE WESTCOTT THEATER