"Rap!" Drops June 9th





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Published on May 27, 2015

OK guys! Pre-order links + rewards info as promised:

DIGITAL: Buy the record on iTunes (http://apple.co/1GjuCmo) or any other online retailer and forward your receipt to rap@astrecords.com. I'll reply ASAP with a fun little video in which I'll thank you personally, maybe make a pun or other clever comment about your name and/or e-mail address, and honor any additional requests for shout-outs and such. (Within reason and at my discretion, you rascals.)

PHYSICAL: Buy a hard copy (http://bit.ly/1FjYQDP) and, in addition to making you a personalized thank-you video, I'll sign the CD before the record label mails it. If you're on the fence about which format to purchase: I make more money if you buy a physical copy,

Here's hoping you guys pre-order in way greater quantities than I expected, forcing me to devote hundreds or even thousands of hours to cranking out lil' vids for you. Thanks in advance for your support! Love, Zach.

Written and performed by Zach Sherwin
Beat by Dr. Illingsworth (@ILLingsworth)
Vocals engineered & mixed by Matt Bogdanow (@mattbogdanow)
Filmed by Marc Chester (@thatssomarc)
Edited by Ian Brownell

Special thanks to Jessica Schmidt, Ryan McManemin, Matt Belknap, and Sam Varela.

Hi, folks, pals, chums!
My hopes, morale, and thumbs
Are as high as those come.
'Cause I wrote an album
And it's done! All wrapped up.
Thirteen fresh amazing joints.
And the record is called “Rap!”
Yup: the title ends with an exclamation point.
Which bee-tee-dubs
Puts it in an elite club
Of records I think are the bee's knees:
“Help!” by the Beatles,
“Do You Want More?!!!??!” by the Roots,
And “The In Sound From Way Out!” by the Beasties.
Anyhoo, it's a step forward from my debut.
Let it play through
And I think you'll think that I've stayed true to myself
Haven't been fickle
Like there is still silly stuff that's whimsical
But I found some substantial things to say too
Yay! Woo!
And now...the part where I ask you to pay. (Boo!)
OK, look:
I post YouTube vids ad-free gladly
So I'm just gonna state that
Now there's a thing you can spend ten bucks on
And it'd be great if you stepped up to the plate
And if you're a supporter
And you pre-order
I will reward ya.
I will record a thank-you vid
30 seconds or shorter
But it'll be customized just for ya!
I mean personally tailored
All you gotta do is e-mail your
Receipt once you receive it
From your online music retail store
Now that's for the digital
If you want a physical
You'll get a video
And an additional perk:
An autographed disc that's compact
Order here if you want that
Guys! You'll enjoy this record!
And I'll feel great if you buy it:
Mutual pleasure.
It drops June 9th, aka 6/9, like 69:
Mutual pleasure!
Ahh, that's sophomoric humor
You could call it “sophumoric.” (Wow!)
Point is, buy my sophomore album
Of amusing music - "amusic" - now!


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