Back in 1997 a small UK label called Shifty Disco started up a monthly singles club. Limited to 1000, singles would be pressed up 12 times a year and offered out first to the subscribers to the club, with any remnants being offered out for regular sale. Whatís special about that, you say? Well, the quality of the material offered, for one. Amongst the acts who graced the singles club that first year were previously unreleased tracks from Thom Yorkeís brotherís band, UnbelievableTruth, before they were inked to Virgin, and the initial solo material from Ride frontman Mark Gardener, over five years before anything else was available on CD. So, the Shifty Disco kids know what they are doing. Since then, theyíve put out singles from Crackout, Creeper Lagoon, Beulah, Elf Power, and material from bands that have now turned into Psychid,Goldrush, Earth The California Love Dream, The Keys, and Dawn Of The Replicants. Now, the Shifty types are resurrecting the Singles Club, but in a download format.
For just 12 for a 12-month period, subscribers will be able to download a whopping 52 weekly tracks, as well as any bonus information the artists chooses to upload, including single artwork, video material, etc. The track will stay up for four full weeks, to ensure that the subscribers have time to get their download on. Also, once signed up, club members will receive quarterly CD compilations, culling the weekly releases on CD format. What are you waiting for? Scoot over to the Shifty Disco website and sign up.