**IT’S THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF “BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE”**
**ISSUED ON LIMITED VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME (bubblegum pink with bonus track!)**
**PRE-ORDER NOW AND GET 3 OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE BONUS DIGITAL ALBUMS!**
**RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND. AND THEN ALL BONUSES DISAPPEAR FOREVER**
I couldn’t be more proud to make this announcement. My album “Bubblegum Romance” turns ten years old this month. To celebrate, we’ve pressed a limited amount of the album on this delicious looking pink vinyl. This is the first time it’s ever been on wax, still contains longtime faves that you all seem to like, such as “I’m In Love With Everyone I Know”, “Freezing In Florida”, “Nerdy Girls”, “RetroLowFi”, “Hot Topic Kids”, “I Need a Hug”, “No London In Brazil”, “Bounce Bounce Bounce” and more. Plus we’ve included a bonus track: a version of “Music Can Heal” recorded at the final sessions. I’m not sure why I didn’t include it the first time around, as I consider this to be the definitive version of the song. That recording is exclusive to this special colored vinyl version - as is your chance to receive all of the bonuses.
Yes, major bonuses! If you pre-order the vinyl copy? Within 24 hours of your purchase, I’ll send you the codes to download THREE limited-edition digital-only albums of bonus content from that period directly to whichever email address you order from! Those albums are:
1. THE ORIGINAL ABORTED BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE SESSIONS: That’s right. Those mythical scrapped and ultimately unfinished “arena rock” sessions? You can finally hear them in as close to a completed state as will ever exist. 50 minutes of recordings that I’ve only hinted at in passing over the years will finally be demystified for you. This is your one and only chance to snag them.
2. BUBBLEGUM EPHEMERA: Seventy minutes of home recordings, demos and otherwise completely unreleased songs from this era. You may remember me suggesting that I’d written around a hundred tunes for the “Bubblegum Romance” album? Here’s your chance to hear some of those things. Most have never been released in any form whatsoever, including early versions of some of your faves with vastly different lyrics!
3. BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE RELEASE PARTY, 08/28/2004: Finally, I’m happy to share this lo-fi recording of the night we unveiled the album to an audience for the first time. Performed by me, Chris Zabriskie, and eventually the entire audience - we passed out toy instruments so that everyone could join in at the end, you see. It’s exactly like you’re sitting at Austins Coffee in the dead of summer with no air conditioning all over again!
And here’s the biggest kicker: not only will I ship the LP to you the day after you pre-order it, but these digital-only albums will completely disappear on September 2nd. Deleted entirely. The only way to get your paws on them is to pre-order the vinyl edition and download these goodies by 09/01/14!
(Seriously, that’s a combined 67 completely different recordings in one shot. This is kind of nuts, but this is the album that ultimately “made me” Marc With a C, and I want to give it a proper celebration for those that such a thing would matter to)
Are you ready to celebrate ten years of Bubblegum Romance with me? Here’s where you can order your copy now: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/bubblegum-romance
And here’s a special show I’m doing at Sleeping Moon Cafe on September 13th - nothing but songs from the Bubblegum Romance era, and maybe a few requests: https://www.facebook.com/events/702374123166810/
Whaddya think of that?