Friday, July 30, 2010

New Robert Plant disc details

Robert Plant’s new Band Of Joy disc is due September 13.

I’ve mentioned this a few times over the past couple of months (see here
and here), so it’s great to see that Plant’s team has finally issued some more background on the disc with the release of their EPK (Electronic Press Kit).

EPK’s are fairly standard-issue things in the music business (well, many businesses, for that matter, but especially the entertainment field); they allow for the controlled distribution of information by an artist to the press. EPK’s also tend to save on an artist’s time, in that they can release details to the media without having to commit to zillions of interviews to get the same message across, as they can reach as wide an audience as possible in one shot.

Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy – EPK (Electronic Press Kit)

Plant and the Band Of Joy wrap up the US portion of their pre-release tour tomorrow night in Miami, before hitting London, UK on September 2, with a series of European dates set for October and November.

A cover of Los Lobos’ “Angel Dance” was released this week as the lead single from the new disc; as mentioned here, a fan report on Robert’s surprise guest appearance with Los Lobos in Chicago on June 29 suggested that the band told the crowd that they had shot a video with Robert earlier in the day, so we’ll look for that soon.

AngelRobert Plant - Angel Dance - Single

Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy – Angel Dance (2010)