Better Than The Book's new single Artificial Ignorance is out, Patreon rewards sent out, a poll + more updates!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great week so far! It's been a reasonably busy one here at JabunAudio with the release of the 2nd single from the upcoming Better Than The Book - Hopes and Dreams album, "Artificial Ignorance", as well as sorting out Patreon rewards for this month and the next! On the leisurely side of things though, there's been lots of cool trailers coming out from e3 which I've been keeping an eye on, and I've also started sowing the seeds for a couple of new smallish projects for after the BTTB album release which I hope to both be out by the end of the year (we shall see how it goes)! Still busy times at the moment though so let's get onto the big news for this week, the new Better Than The Book single!
Firstly this week, I hope you're as excited as I am for some more Better Than The Book ska punk as the 2nd single from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album, "Artificial Ignorance", was released on Friday accompanied again by an animated visualizer courtesy of the one and only Vladimir Kuznetsov of World Beyond! Many thanks Vlad! Check out the song via the video link below, and I hope you enjoy the return of horns, walking basslines, organ and skankin' guitars in "Artificial Ignorance"!
Pre-orders for the Hopes and Dreams album are open on the Better Than The Book bandcamp page, so head over to Bandcamp to pick up a download of "Artificial Ignorance", the lead single "Meteor Shower" and pre-order the Hopes and Dreams album:
Onto the next piece of news, with the new single out, another set of Patreon rewards has just been released too! This month the $1+ patrons will receive an mp3 download of the new single "Artificial Ignorance", $2+ patrons will additionally receive the lossless CD quality WAV file for the track, $5+ patrons will receive the ENTIRE Hopes and Dreams album (artwork, mp3s and WAVs) right now, over a month before the public release on July 19th, as well as press photos for the album launch campaign and lyric sheets, and $10+ patrons will receive all that + an in depth look into the making of the new single "Artificial Ignorance", as well as a special thanks in the album credits for Hopes and Dreams!
Not only that, but when you sign up, you'll gain access to the entire history of rewards for your tier including the complete Better Than The Book discography (Including the One Small Step EP and Two Years On albums), last month's new single "Meteor Shower" + many Patreon exclusive bonus tracks and more! There's never been a better time to subscribe to Patreon than today!
The 3rd and final single from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album (as well as the associated set of Patreon rewards) will be coming on July 5th, 2 weeks before the full album launch on July 19th! More ska punk coming soon and I hope you enjoy the new music!
Finally this week, something a little fun! With 2 singles out now from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album, I thought it'd be cool to get people's thoughts on the music so far and find out which of the 2 tracks they liked the best, and so I've set up a poll on the Better Than The Book Facebook page to do just that! Cast your votes below and I wonder which track, "Meteor Shower" or "Artificial Ignorance" will reign supreme:
Vote here: https://www.facebook.com/BetterThanTheBookUK/posts/2199666313482965
And that about wraps things up for this post! I'm currently busy preparing for the next single release in just over 3 weeks time, which means sorting Patreon rewards, newsletters, press releases etc... so I imagine much of this coming week will be spent working hard on that as well as the subsequent preparations for the album release on July 19th. Busy times! Until the next post though, I hope you have a great week and enjoy the new music and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and Better Than The Book whether here on the blog or on Patreon! See you in the next one and take care!
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