From June 12 (today) till June 24, you can listen to the entire enigmatics EP at the official Eponymous 4 website (that is, right here right now.)
enigmatics will be released (more or less) on June 24. Amazon and CD Baby have already received their stock from me, so they should make it available to you right around that time. I’ll be dropping off the CDs to Waterloo next weekend.
The digital release won’t be so co-ordinated, and enigmatics just might show up before then. I’ll be checking a few digital retailers from time to time to see if it’s available.
If you don’t want to wait till then, you can pre-order the CD right now, and it will be shipped to you on June 17.
The enigmatics CDs arrived from the duplication plant yesterday, and I’ve already sent a few copies to CD Baby and Amazon. I’ll be bringing a few more into Waterloo Records right around the release date.
But since I’ve got the CDs lying around the apartment, there’s no reason I can’t start accepting orders for them now. So enigmatics is now available for pre-order! You can order it here, and it will be shipped a week before the official release date. That should be enough time for the CD to arrive by the actual release date.
As mentioned before, I’m using PayPal to accept payments, and PayPal will deduct the balance immediately from your account. I wish there were a way I could wait till June 17 to do that, but alas, I’m not running a sophisticated enough operation to support it.
Even though I’m making enigmatics available on Amazon, I have to admit I miscalculated the pricing, and I’m not going to get much from selling there. You can pre-order the CD from Amazon as well, but it won’t ship till the release date. Plus, you have to pay shipping if you don’t opt for the Super Saver Shipping. If you buy from me directly, shipping is already included in the price, and it may even arrive to you early.
I’m not entirely sure when enigmatics will show up on the digital services. CD Baby is handling that aspect of the distribution. With any luck, it should show up on iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3 around the same time as the release, if not a few weeks later.
I posted the second track of enigmatics over at Metafilter Music, a site on which I’ve embarrassed myself numerous times. Head on over to the site to listen to it. It’s so exclusive, I’m not even posting it to Myspace!
In case you didn’t see the late edit to the previous post, enigmatics will also be available on Amazon. Here’s something funny: my music blog, Musicwhore.org, has an aStore. So I get to sell my own CD from my own aStore. Gotta love that recursion!
I guess it’s as official as it’s going to get …
On Friday, I placed a duplication order for 100 copies of enigmatics. It’ll take about a week to print up and another few days for shipping, but if everything proceeds as planned, then I just might make that June release date I set!
The EP will be available at CD Baby and here from the website. I’m most likely going to set up a consignment arrangement with Waterloo Records for a few copies so that Austin-area listeners don’t have to wait for me to ship it. Of course if you’re in town, I could just meet you somewhere.
Let me tell you now, though — you’d probably save the most cash by buying the CD directly from me. Every consignment arrangement has its own mark-up, which means slightly higher prices for you and narrower profit margin for me. I’m using PayPal to handle the web site transactions, just so you know.
enigmatics should also be available as digital downloads. I’m letting CD Baby handle that end of the distribution, and there’s no telling when the EP will actually be available. If you do see it on a particular online service, let me know so that I can keep track of such matters and pass that information along to other, ahem, fans.
I’ve also set up an e-mail newsletter to which you can subscribe. Honestly, I think the future lies with RSS feeds and news readers. If you use a news reader, perhaps you would like to add the Eponymous 4 RSS feed, yes?
[UPDATE, 05/22/2008, 10 a.m.] enigmatics will also be made available through Amazon.
There’s a lot of reconstruction happening here at Eponymous 4 headquarters. The site you’ve known and loved (or most likely ignored) has become a subdomain of gregbueno.com, while a brand new official site
is in the works has just launched! Why the redesign? Well, I’m getting ready to release enigmatics on CD!
Yup, I filed some papers with the county clerk’s office, opened up some business bank accounts, applied for membership to ASCAP and signed up to release the EP through CD Baby. I haven’t really paid much attention to enigmatics in the last few years because it’s pretty much been in the can. I’ve been so busying trying to perfect all the other works in progress, I forgot I had something finished.
So why not give it a proper debut?
I’ve spent the past year flexing my dormant print layout and design skills, and I did a rough run-through with my limited pressing of Original Confidence in Christmas 2007. So I think I can line enough of my ducks in a row to release something for real.
Details are of course forthcoming, but right now, I’m planning for a June 2008 target date.