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"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.

CREDITS:
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.

LYRICS:
Hi, folks, pals, chums!
My hopes, morale, and thumbs
Are as high as those come.
(Why?)
'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!
“Rap!”

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