Grandiphonia Released Digitally

Posted by The Muckrakes , Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:00 PM

The Muckrakes released the full-length CD, “GRANDIPHONIA” on bandcamp.com. The complete CD (14 songs) is available for only $8.00 or each track is available for $1.00 each.

The hardcopy of the CD will be released in January 2011.

In the meantime, pickup your digital copy below:

http://themuckrakes.bandcamp.com

NEW FACEBOOK FANPAGE

Posted by The Muckrakes , Friday, April 2, 2010 12:00 PM

The Muckrakes are quickly approaching 3,000 dedicated fans on FACEBOOK. We decided that we needed to add even more family, fans, friends and venues and so we made a fanpage that can be found HERE.

FACEBOOK did not have FANPAGES when we first signed-up but since it does now, we're decided that we're gonna need one because on the regular facebook page, the Admin. for FACEBOOK tops your friends out at 5,000. So please sign up for on our FANPAGE. We don't want to loose contact with any of our fanbase.

You can also do us a favor and spread the word about our new Fanpage through your twitter account or through your myspace or other social networking site.

As some of ya'll have noticed, the band has kinda been "hiding" and playing rarely. That's because we've been in the studio working on our full CD release. We think it's gonna have about 13 songs on it, maybe more and hopefully will be released in a few months.

We're hammering away at some pretty cool tunes, if we gotta say ourselves and think you'll be surprised and really dig how our music is progressing. You can STILL buy our "freshmen" 5 song EP on CDBABY at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/themuckrakes for a measly $5.00 or buy songs separately from itunes.com / Amazon for a buck a pop.

Anyway, just droppin' ya'll note and remember to tell a friend about the band and as always, thanks for your support.

NEW FANPAGE ON FACEBOOK!
CLICK HERE FOR OUR NEW FANPAGE ON FACEBOOK!

MEONA Nominates The Muckrakes in Two Categories

Posted by The Muckrakes , Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:12 AM

MEONA (MUSIC EVENTS OUTDOOR OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT) is an organization that heavily promotes and supports local / regional bands for the love of music. Every year, MEONA nominates working bands of "notable achievment", this year they have nominated The Muckrakes in two categories, "Best Americana Band" as well as "Entertainers of the Year" (Band). We are the only group to have been nominated in two categories. We're very happy to be nominated.

We're asking for your support in our nomination by voting for us.

Voting is very simple. All we're asking you to do is send a very short e-mail to the fine folks at MEONA (meona@verizon.net) with the subject line of : "MEONA Nominations" and tell them that you'd like to vote for The Muckrakes as "Best Americana Band" as well as "Entertainers of the Year (Band)". Meona's e-mail address is: meona@verizon.net .That's it.

We feel very privledged to be nominated as there are a lot of talented people and bands in our region that work very hard on their craft and we wish the other nominees luck.

More information about MEONA can be found at:
meona@verizon.net
http://www.meona.net
http://www.myspace.com/meona_awards

Alternative Recording Formats/ Marketing/ Merchandising

Posted by The Muckrakes , Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:35 PM

The Muckrakes is thinking about putting out a recording in another format as well as CD and digital download. Basically, the band sees the music industry changing and evolving and wants to keep up-to-date with various products and find new ways to merchandise and advertise.

It can get expensive for a band to release new material in a different medium, but we'd do it IF it was worth it to our fan and friend base.

We know that there's a fondness for vinyl and even some "hipsters" even prefer cassette. A few months ago, Cheap Trick released their new recording on 8-Track and we have a few friends that have released their album on USB's as well as USB armbands. We've also seen CD's as well as USB's packaged in paintcans. And just the other day we came across an album offered on a "credit card" type of format.

What do you think? Is this just marketing hype with all the products that are offered to artist now-a-days or does it serve a purpose, such as something for music collectors as well as benefiting the band as a marketing / advertising tool?

Sound off and let us know.

New T-Shirt Design. Whatcha think?

Posted by The Muckrakes , Wednesday, September 2, 2009 6:46 PM

Good news gang, The Muckrakes are gettin' some fancy duds. That's right friends, we're buying T-shirts. Below is what the T-shirt design looks like as well as a few examples.


The Design


Ladies White T-Shirt



Ladies Black Baby Doll T-Shirt



Men's / Regular White T-shirt



Men's / Regular Black T-shirt


Whatcha think?

DAILY PRESS WRITE UP. AUG 24, 2009.

Posted by The Muckrakes , Monday, August 24, 2009 10:07 AM




SEANSTOCK

Posted by The Muckrakes , Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:41 AM

THE MUCKRAKES are headlining SEANSTOCK which is a benefit for children with autism on SAT, Aug 1st at 7PM on the Oceanview Pier in Norfolk, VA.

Other bands playing are SPOONBENDER, BAD CAP ROCKETS, HEATHER JEANETTE and AMANDA RAIN. Tickets / donations are only $5.00.

Tickets can be purchase through SEANSTOCK.ORG or at The Oceanview Pier the day of the show.