Hey there wizards!
Things are moving along pretty well here at the EP club this summer. We'll actually have the next mailing going out ON TIME in just a couple weeks! Can you believe it? Golly!
This next batch of discs is some top-notch stuff! The Moaning Myrtles (how did it take 3 years to get them in the club?) drop an entirely a capella that will blow your mind, Danny Dementor dips you into a sonic digital jello from which you'll never wish to emerge, and the trio is capped by a special guest. You seriously have no idea what is headed your way. You will be astonished.
If you haven't yet subscribed, what are you waiting for?!?! The next shipment is in the mail in 2 weeks and if you get your subscription in now, you will have 9 new Wizard Rock CDs in your mailbox by mid-Septmeber. Life is good!
P.S. Matt posted a preview of a song from his upcoming November Whomping Willows EP. Check it out on YouTube.
The MC Kreacher disc is SO DOPE! It is maybe the best thing to EVER come from the Wizard Rock EP Club. I'm not even kidding about this. Ya need it.
Post offices in Falmouth, MA should brace themselves because I'm about to drop this onslaught on them. The second shipment of discs goes out to subscribers this afternoon.
Good news! I spent ALL WEEKEND stamping discs and putting them in envelopes and earlier this week dropped them all off at the post office. So now they are on their way to you! Exciting right!??!
We'll have a little faster turnaround on the second round of discs. We hope to have those shipping out around mid-June. So if you haven't subscribed yet, be sure and get on that before those discs get mailed.
I hope you guys like these first few discs!
Hello Witches and Wizards and Magical Creatures!
Welcome to another year of the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club! We are thrilled about the upcoming year and we know you are too. If you haven’t heard, this year’s club will benefit the Harry Potter Alliance, an organization that prides itself on being a Dumbledore’s Army for the real world. Last year’s EP Club has already raised over $15,000 for the HPA and First Book, and this year we are expecting similar results. But we need your help! If you love wizard rock as much as we do, and if you love making a difference in the world around you, you can satisfy both of these worthy priorities by subscribing to the EP Club today! We’re limiting the club to 750 subscriptions this year, so these puppies won’t last forever! Puppies!!
The first batch of EPs are being pressed right now and will be heading out to subscribers before the end of April, so get in on the action now!
If you need further convincing, let’s hear from some of the bands who will be wizard rocking for charity this year!
From Milo of Mary and the GrandPres:
Wizard rock saved my life.
Emma Watson picture texted me the other day an image of herself playing ukulele and I was never happier.
The Whomping Willow is a volcano;
When I was in 4th grade I went to get the first three harry potter books autographed (they were the only ones out) and JK told me she liked the shirt I was wearing. It was black and had a small skeleton on the chest. It was from old navy and also had a hole in the arm pit.
Also myspace is a jungle!
Also I think that Wizard Rock shouldn't contain swear words.
JK Rowling taught me how to read in a way that alphabets and my teachers couldn't.
One time when I was approx. 7 years of age I was like "hey big brother play capture the flag with us" and he was like "not now squirt I'm reading" and I was like "are you a dork?" and he was like "This book is SO AWESOME" and it was harry potter 1.
This other time dumbledore died and I cried my eyes out.
What if harry ACTUALLY HAD his mother's ACTUAL EYE BALLS i.e. what if snape or someone performed an eye transplant upon lily's death.
Is art useless if it is not political? Is art reduced to propaganda if it is political?
Mary and the GrandPres are post-wiz rock
whatever that means
I work as a waiter and this bus boy at my restaurant is 13 and he was like "I really hate reading" and I was like "harry potter?" and he was like "nope" and I hit him.
This girl in my lit class was like "harry potter is for babies" and I was about to ask her out and then I didn't.
I am in a band called Mary and the Grandpres and none of our songs are about Mary Grandpre
None of them are from the perspective of Mary Grandpre, i.e. none of them are about illustrating
People talk about the power of love, i.e. the weapon we have is love, i.e. love conquers hate/love conquers death,
that is intoxicating but I don't know what love is
I have no clue what love is.
Also did we steal this from hippies? Is this a new idea at all?
Ron Weasley >>>>>> Ron Reagan
TAKE A LOOK ITS IN A BOOK - reading rainbow
I neeeeeeed emma's phone #.
make art and be happy.
From Jack of Peeved:
Hey!! I'm super excited to be releasing an EP with this year's wizard rock club. You know when I first got in to wizard rock, the 2007 ep of the month club was actually the first wrock CDs I bought, and was definitely one of the major things that encouraged me to make my own music.
So yea, I'm really thrilled to get the chance to be a part of this, and not just because of all the great bands involved, or because it raises thousands of pounds for charity, but also because I'm pretty lazy, and this is a great way for me get out of having to do CD artwork and postage and all the stuff I'm really quite terrible at... :)
Anyway, hope you're all looking forward to getting all these EPs as much as I am!
From Steph of Tonks and the Aurors:
Our EP for the EP of the Month Club has been an awesome experience to work on. While starting to write the EP, I decided I wanted to write from very specific years in Tonks' life, which lead me to making a pretty intricate timeline of what I thought life from starting at Hogwarts to the Battle of Hogwarts looked like for Tonks. The songs I ended up writing come from 5 specific years. 1984 is the year that Tonks started her schooling at Hogwarts. 1991 finds Tonks a Hogwarts graduate, and contemplating her current relationship. 1993 put her in the middle of her Auror training under Mad-Eye Moody. 1995 brings the Order of the Phoenix, and restlessness that is driving her crazy. Finally, 1998 culminates in a year of firsts and lasts for Tonks and her new family. In my opinion, this concept album features some of the most well-crafted songs that has come out of Tonks & the Aurors, and I'm extremely excited for the EP Club Subscribers to hear it soon.
Stay tuned for another exciting edition of the EP Club newsletter! In the mean time, keep your stick on the ice and don’t stop believin’!
The Whomping Willows
How the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club works:
Subscriptions cost $60 (more for international) and each subscriber is sent 12 different wizard rock CDs over the course of 2009. Subscribers will get EXCLUSIVE discs from the following bands: Harry and the Potters, the Whomping Willows, the Moaning Myrtles, Tonks and the Aurors, Peeved, Swish and Flick, Mary and the GrandPres, Danny Dementor, RiddleTM, MC Kreacher, and the Shrieking Shack Disco Gang. All proceeds from the EP Club benefit the Harry Potter Alliance.
Hello wizard rockers!
I feel like we're all such good pals now. Let's just have a quick review of what's been going on.
There are now over 500 different wizard rock bands! Here at EP Club HQ, we've just finished up our second year. All told, we've released 24 different CDs, and we've raised nearly $30,000 for a couple really amazing non-profit organizations.
While some may look and see a waning enthusiasm around wizard rock, I can tell you that the bands involved in this project are 100% committed to giving you something truly magical to put in your CD player. Without tooting our own horn too much, I daresay that we helped usher into existence some of the best wizard rock recordings of 2008. Seriously guys: the Mudbloods EP? Big Whompy?! the Giant Squidstravaganza!?!??! If you were a subscriber, you know that 2008 was top notch, and I can tell you that we're not letting up in 2009.
So with that, it gives me great pleasure to officially announce the
Featuring exclusive EPs from old and new friends such as:
Harry and the Potters
the Whomping Willows
the Moaning Myrtles
Tonks and the Aurors
Swish and Flick
Mary and the GrandPres
Shrieking Shack Disco Gang
and one awesome surprise EP!!
This year, we are limiting the club to 750 subscriptions. The price of subscriptions remains $60 for US and Canada, and $75 for all foreign countries.
The beneficiary of the 2009 EP of the Month Club will be the Harry Potter Alliance. We are thrilled to support an organization that is wholly dedicated to using the Harry Potter books as an inspiration for reshaping our own world. More than any other part of the Harry Potter fandom, the HPA truly exemplifies the extraordinary character and dedication of the people who make this community so special. This is a unique organization and the work they are doing is something that all Harry Potter fans can be proud of. We are excited to continue fundraising for them in 2009. Together we are Dumbledore's Army, and we will fight to make this world a better place.
Here's how the EP Club works:
For each month of 2009, we will be releasing an exclusive CD from one of the awesome wizard rock bands listed above. Members in the club will receive 3 CDs at a time, at four different points in the year. These EPs are extremely limited and the only way to acquire the full set will be through subscriptions. The membership fees will be used to cover all costs associated with producing and distributing the CDs to members. After that, all remaining proceeds will be donated to the Harry Potter Alliance.
In addition, each participating band will receive 200 copies of their CD for free and they will be able to sell these separately from the subscriptions. Through these sales, many of these bands will be able to raise money to support future wizard rock endeavors.
We hope that you'll consider joining us! For the very reasonable price of $60 ($5 per CD! OMG!) you'll get 12 different CDs over the course of 2009. Let me reiterate that the content of those 12 CDs will be completely exclusive to the EP Club! Pretty much the only way you're going to hear these songs is if you're subscribed to the club. And then on top of that, a whole bunch of that money you spend is going to help the Harry Potter Alliance continue to spread the messages of Albus Dumbledore throughout the world.
I've already heard the first 3 CDs that we'll be shipping, and these are some of the best discs we've ever released. So if you like what you've heard from us in the past, you'll certainly like what we've got coming up. Once again, we look forward to bringing you some of the best Wizard Rock (and WizHop) of 2009!
Thanks again for making 2008 such a huge success! Let's do it again in 2009!
Paul T. DeGeorge
Harry and the Potters