The saga continues…

So…we are still waiting for Spotify and Distrokid to solve the issue of their incorrect and frankly enraging “artificial streaming” complaint against our most recent album, and we’re not making any income off it — which is galling as hell, since we donate any income from it to chosen social justice causes. Right now, it’s the NAACP.

If you are so inclined, we still sell it on Bandcamp. For the moment, we’ve reduced the price on it for the moment to $3. That will stay in place till we figure out our next steps following whatever Spotify decides.

It is still available on all the other services for streaming and download, of course. (Except on Amazon.)

Thanks in advance for whatever you can do.

https://theduendeproject.bandcamp.com/album/incomplete-demos

Re Spotify and the most recent release…

Just a note…an important one. If you are trying to help us out by streaming our stuff non stop, especially the most recent release “Incomplete: Demos,” please stop.

While we appreciate the enthusiasm, your efforts just got that release removed from Spotify for fraudulent streaming. We know it wasn’t deliberate but…

Thanks.

Updates:

Livestream event from AS220 in Providence has been postponed till sometime in February. Details to follow.

Also: our latest albums of demos, “Incomplete,” is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.

Wish there was more to report…but there’s not. Stay safe.

surprise…

Still nothing new to report on the performance front…it’s getting really, really tiring.

However, just did a check on our digital distributor…across all services, Duende Project tracks have received over 150K streams in the last year or so! Thank you!!!

Not sure what to make of the fact that 25K of those streams are of one track, “All I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Smoking Weed.”

Hope to see you soon!

revisiting the holding pattern…

Nothing new to report. Some remixing on old stuff, adding guitar tracks, etc. We have a possibility of a live stream, but not quite ready yet.

So…other than that…have you picked up the latest album?

Yup! A new album from the band. Sorta.

“Incomplete: Demos” is a collection of demo recordings by Tony, solo with guitar. Some of them are the early versions of tracks we do all the time as a band; some have only been done once or twice live; some have never been done by the band at all. It includes “Song For Shootings,” a track that deals with a police shooting in Brooklyn about a decade ago; a timely track for the moment.

It’s available right now on the Bandcamp platform, and all the money we get from this will be donated as a contribution to the NAACP Legal Defense fund.

https://theduendeproject.bandcamp.com/album/incomplete-demos

And — if you like the solo poetry world, here’s a video of Tony’s latest solo FB Live set:

Tony Brown live on FB

See you soon…we hope. Take care.

“Incomplete: Demos” — a new album…

Yup! A new album from the band…kinda. And you shouldn’t buy it yet.

“Incomplete: Demos” is a collection of demo recordings by Tony, solo with guitar. Some of them are the early versions of tracks we do all the time as a band; some have only been done once or twice live; some have never been done by the band at all. It includes “Song For Shootings,” a track that deals with a police shooting in Brooklyn about a decade ago; a timely track for the moment.

It’s available right now on the Bandcamp platform. We’ve agreed to use the money we get from this as a contribution to the NAACP Legal Defense fund.

If you wait to get it till Juneteenth (June 19th) the funds from Bandcamp’s share will also be contributed to the same fund. Bandcamp has committed to doing this every June 19th from now on.

So…there you go. Go check out the tracks, think about it…and whether you want to buy it now, or want to wait till the 19th, your purchase will go toward important work.

https://theduendeproject.bandcamp.com/album/incomplete-demos

Re-releases online…

Over the last week, we’ve made two more albums available for streaming or download on all the major services, and we’d welcome your attention to them…

“One Thing That Scares You” is a live album recorded by Tony and Faro in 2012 at a small coffeehouse in Providence, RI. All the pieces on that album were recorded that night for the first time and many are no longer in rotation live.

“Basement Takes” is the first album with Chris O’Donnell on drums, and marked the transition to a full band from a duo. Chris Lawton joined us on guitar shortly after this, completing the current lineup.

Including the link to Spotify here, but the albums are available for download or streaming at Amazon Music, iTunes, Google Music, Apple Music, etc. as well as at numerous smaller sites.

Check them out, and thank you!

The Duende Project on Spotify

Update…?

Well, it’s been two months to the day since the last post…which said:

Due to the ongoing health crisis, we’ve cancelled our gig tonight at Nick’s and will be evaluating the status of upcoming gigs as they come up, based on the situation at the time.

In the meantime, there’s always Spotify and Amazon and all that good streaming and download opportunity.

And we may be doing some limited live online events in the future, so…

Update…

yeah. nothing’s changed, really, at all.

Might have a new track for you to hear in a day or two, but…in the meantime…

Be safe and y’know…wash your hands…!