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Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club
Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club

Wizard Rock EP Club: Newsletter #1

Hello friends,

This is the first installment of the EP of the Month Club’s official newsletter! Every two weeks or so, we’ll be updating you with the club’s latest happenings, including glimpses into each participating band’s experience recording and ultimately receiving their new EPs. We’ll also include anecdotes from Paul and Matt about the complicated process of running a charitable CD subscription service. This first issue includes updates from The Whomping Willows, The Gryffindor Common Room Rejects, and The Giant Squidstravaganza! In addition, we have a review of Justin Finch-Fletchley’s EP, courtesy of fellow Club participant Gred and Forge!

From The Whomping Willows:

Hi everyone!

My EP is due to the manufacturer in about a month, and I’ve yet to actually begin recording it. This is because I’ve been working on a million other things over the past month, and I haven’t had any time to spare. But I have been writing lyrics for my Treestylin’ EP, some of which I’ve sampled on my youtube channel ( Currently I’m working on lyrics for “Cover Your Junk,” a song about how one should be careful when taking a bath at Hogwarts, because Moaning Myrtle might be hanging around trying to sneak glimpses of one’s private parts. Oh yes, I was very pleased when I heard that this would not be considered inappropriate for the EP Club.

In mid-April I spent roughly 22 hours packaging and sending out the first shipment of EPs. It was quite a process. I just kept thinking about how awesome the CDs were and how much people were going to enjoy them. From what I’ve heard, we have a bunch of very happy customers so far. I am really looking forward to the next round of CDs!

From the Desk of a Gryffindor Reject:

On Friday something too amazing for words arrived in my mailbox. I held three of the most beautiful EPs I'd ever seen in my hands. In early February GCR.Squared had the incredible pleasure to perform alongside both Justin and Jace, so I was really excited to hear their EPs. I popped the songs unto my iTunes and they've been on repeat ever since.

I've been singing "We're the Students at Hogwarts" all day. All of Catchlove's songs are just such good quality and so amazing. "Legacy of a Fallen Wizard" is the catchiest song I've ever heard. Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills never cease to amaze me. It's hard to put into words just how awesome he is. Whenever anyone one mentions a certain Bulgarian seeker, I have the uncontrollable urge to say, "Krum! Oh, Vicktor Krum! Oh, Vicktor Krum! Oh, we love you, Vicktor Krum!"

I took the copy of GCR.Squared's EP and pretty much showed it to anyone at school who would look because it was just that pretty. My teachers all approve of Marty's design. I signed on to MySpace, and we had new comments. Everyone likes that feeling, and it doesn't happen often for us because we're not very popular (We try, but alas...). So I check the comments, and we had something like four or five comments all telling us how much they liked our EP and how "The Moon and Stars" was completely awesome. It was a really cool feeling. And then we had an entire PAGE of friend requests. It was an amazing feeling. (Given, a page is ten, but it was still really cool.)

-Amber, Gryffindor Common Room Rejects

Update from the Giant Squidstravaganza:

I had originally intended to release a quadruple vinyl version of my EP, but Harry Potter said it would be too expensive and we wouldn't make enough money for the charity. I'm not sure that's a good enough reason to stifle my creativity, but whatever. I'm thinking of including a cooking segment, so if anyone has any good recipes for toast, email me at and I'll try them out and if I like them, maybe I'll put them on my album.

A Review of Justin Finch-Fletchley’s “Hufflepizza” EP
Written by Jarrod of Gred and Forge

"JFF's cd is like inserting a party into your stereo. But better."