Anti folk Demo (Taken with instagram)
When cleaning the basement at the TV Studio I work at my friend found this demo CD. To most people in the world, they have no idea what is cool about it, who is Lach? What is Anti-Folk? Who gives a shit? Well Lach ran the Open Mic at The Sidewalk Cafe in The Lower East Side in New York City for a million years. Many of your favorite singers, from Beck to the Avett Brothers and in including myself and most of my friends, all had to stand at the judgement of the man who ran one of the most talented open mics in the city. He could be a jerk. I remember playing 1 song at 3:30am, after waiting since 7pm, to Lach and maybe one other person. Lach was also a performer and a couple years back he left the open mic to pursue his own career after lighting a fire under so many. This CD-R was a demo he sent to our studio YEARS ago. A friend told me she found a demo of TV on The Radio on a CD-R in her bar’s basement from years back with a Post It note still affixed to it that said, “Book these guys now.” These little demos, CD-Rs, cassette tapes, and things like that may not seem like much, but in a few more years they won’t exist. Every band I know sends a website for a demo, tracks are emailed around and posted on Facebook or Bandcamp. Sites like Reverbnation make it possible to share your music with bookers, managers, fans, and friends all over the world. Its easy. Its simple. It makes sense. But I’ll hold onto my stack of demos and unreleased records. They are special and in some cases I have the only copy or one of the only copies. Sure I’ll probably get around to copying them onto a hard drive and putting them on my phone, but I still like having them. Sharpee scrawled CD-Rs with mostly unpolished gems and dreams of making a difference. I don’t really have a point, I just love music.