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Well, Messer Chups is proving that if you can provide the right thing and have it hitting on all cylinders - the music, the marketing, the willingness to work your ass completely off by constantly writing and putting out new material and being on tour most of the year and promoting your band like your life depends on it - you CAN take instrumental music pretty far in this day and age. But as the mighty Bon Scott once sang, "It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll".

The Delstroyers
"Resurrected" 7" EP out now! BandCamp / Hi-Tide Recordings

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I believe less is more. After years with multiple social media sites, we narrowed it down to Facebook and Bandcamp. Are we possibly leaving people excluded? Possibly, but being that we have to maintain the content and information we can provide more relevant and less redundant data about our band. Music is consumed in snippets nowadays and choose how you want that snippet to be heard/seen.

Onedin Giraldo - Reverb, set, go!

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The Me Gustas on Instagram
The Me Gustas on Facebook

Yeah The Messer Chups are pretty good. But to me Zombierella or whatever her name is a big attraction I'm sure for that band, could be why their doing so good. That goes a long way in music.

I saw where many Facebook pages leave out where the bands are from as far as countries or even towns their from, to me that's crazy, to me that might make it hard for club owners searching for bands in their area if they are looking.

Also time counts for a lot, and Messer Chups have 20 years of it. They were also on Mike Patton's label at one point, which bounces you into a higher level of exposure. Being around for a while helps financially too: they have over 15 albums, which means some fans have likely spent over $300 on them, and I bet they sometimes have people that casually buy $80 worth of merch at a show. Meanwhile you can buy the entire Delstroyers catalog for less than $50.

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OnedinGiraldo wrote:

I believe less is more. After years with multiple social media sites, we narrowed it down to Facebook and Bandcamp. Are we possibly leaving people excluded? Possibly, but being that we have to maintain the content and information we can provide more relevant and less redundant data about our band. Music is consumed in snippets nowadays and choose how you want that snippet to be heard/seen.

The Waterboarders have done a similar thing. Facebook and Bandcamp only. We have a domain name, but that just points to the Bandcamp page, it has everything on it. I used to spend ages designing a website, but it started to get expensive and I got really tired of moving it around as the cheap/free hosting packages kept changing. In the end I figured that it's rare anyone looks at a website these days, and they don't browse through a multi page website like they used to.

www.thewaterboarders.net
http://thewaterboarders.bandcamp.com/

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