08/15/05FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: L.A.-Based Band, Sexohol™, Releases World's First Widget Album
BEVERLY HILLS, California—August 15, 2005—Digital music innovators Sexohol™ today released their debut album, "Enjoy!" as a free Dashboard Widget for Apple® Computer's revolutionary Mac OS X Tiger 10.4. The free "Enjoy!" Widget Album lets music fans listen to any of the 12 songs from “Enjoy!” whenever connected to the Net, while providing lyrics and photographs from the CD. The full version, "Full Enjoy!ment", lets fans listen to the album without an internet connection for just $9.99.
"We're big fans of widgets," says Roger Quickly, lead singer and guitarist for Sexohol™. "We've tried thingamabobs, doohickeys, and whatchamacallits, and frankly, they're over. Have you tried to code a thingamabob lately? The dealybop syntax is so twentieth century."
Sexohol's co-lead singer and bassist, Golden Delicious, sees Widget Albums as the wave of the future. "Our Enjoy! album was added to the iTunes Music Store just over a week ago, but online buyers say they miss the full CD experience. Our attempts to squeeze a physical CD through an ethernet cable failed, so we did this instead.” She then adds, "And, oh yeah, with our tradition of innovation we thought it important to be first."
Roger describes the innovative technology behind the Enjoy! Widget Album: “If you don't own any of our songs, the widget streams them from the Net. But if you've bought our songs from iTunes, or copied them from your Enjoy! iPod shuffle or CD, tiny widget elves find and play the local copies. It's all done by widget elves.”
Apple's easy-to-use Dashboard environment let Roger and Golden create the widget themselves. "Usually, I'm not attracted to Unix," explains Golden. "Something's, you know... missing. But it's a real pleasure working with Tiger's tools. Rrrowwwrrrrrrrr."
Pricing & Availability
The Enjoy! Widget Album, which streams songs on demand, is a free download. The Full Enjoy!ment Widget, which bundles the 12 songs into the widget, costs $9.99. Both are available immediately at the Sexohol website (www.sexohol.com) and require Mac OS X TIger 10.4 for Macintosh.
Sexohol first achieved international recognition with the groundbreaking release of their album Enjoy! on iPod® shuffle. Sexohol is an innovator in the exploding field of digital music technology and is dedicated to providing high-quality hookup music for America's Hedonists and Shedonists. Sexohol appears exclusively on Satyrrific Records.
iPod, iTunes, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
Our album, Enjoy! is now available for download
at the iTunes Music Store!
Go there now, and grab a song or two! And don't forget to create an iMix with a couple of our songs in it (making an iMix is free)!
We finally posted pix from the Big Ass Bacchanal!
Look in the crowd shots and see if you can spot yourself!
More big things coming in the days ahead, including a performance at Club Good Hurt on September 10th. Visit the Shows page
Spread some Joy!
Well, we all had a fab time @ the Key Club. So much so, that it's taken this long for us to put up a new news entry. We're sorta lazy that way. And sore. Definitely sore.
Our CD is now available on CD Baby! Yay! So if you don't trust us to send it to you, pop over there to buy your copy. They're respectable and stuff, as well as really cool! We get more coin if you buy it here, but either is good!
Oh! and for all you Mac users out there, Golden and I are featured in the July issue of MacAddict magazine (the paper version). It's a little mention in the Tips & Tricks section. They mention our Enjoy! iPod shuffle, in a snarky, yet complimentary way. Be sure to buy a copy!
We'll be posting pix from the Bacchanal as soon as we can put all those little black rectangles over the faces of those who attended.
Spread some Joy!
03/17/05Sexohol Announces First Album Ever Released on iPod® shuffle
BEVERLY HILLS, California—March 17, 2005—Los Angeles-based alterna-pop band Sexohol today released their debut album, "Enjoy!" on Apple® Computer's revolutionary iPod® shuffle. "Enjoy!" iPod shuffle comes preloaded with 12 songs from Sexohol's album, “Enjoy!” so it’s ready to play right out of the box. "Enjoy!" iPod shuffle is available in two models: 512MB holding up to 108 additional songs for just $109 and 1GB holding up to 228 additional songs for just $159.
“iPod shuffle is an insanely great music player, but it has one fundamental flaw,” said Roger Quickly, lead singer and guitarist for Sexohol. “There's no music on it. Sure, you can put music on it, but that means installing software, downloading or ripping songs—frankly, who has the time? The 'Enjoy!' iPod Shuffle comes pre-loaded with 12 great songs from our new album, 'Enjoy!' which won't be released on CD until late April. So not only do you get a great music player with great music, you can get it before the CD release date.”
Sexohol's co-lead singer and bassist, Golden Delicious, sees releasing albums via iPod shuffle as the wave of the future. “It’s only a matter of time before other bands use iPod shuffle as a distribution method or promotional item. With our tradition of innovation, we thought it important to be first. And we've left plenty of room for songs by other visionary artists like The Beatles, Trent Reznor, or Weird Al.”
Quickly was quick to point out that "Enjoy!" iPod shuffle is not endorsed by Apple in any way. "If Steve Jobs asks us to stop selling them, we will. 'Cause, well, Steve is the man," said Quickly. Golden added, "And we don't want him to crush us like a bug."
"Enjoy!" iPod shuffle boasts all the features and accessories of a standard iPod shuffle. Users can charge and transfer additional music from their Mac® or PC by plugging the "Enjoy!" iPod shuffle directly into a USB port.
Pricing & Availability
The 512MB and 1GB models of "Enjoy!" iPod shuffle are available immediately for $109 (US) and $159 (US) respectively, from the Sexohol Online Store (www.sexohol.com).
Sexohol will celebrate the CD release of "Enjoy!" on April 30th, 2005 at West Hollywood's prestigious Key Club. Sexohol is an innovator in the exploding field of reality-based rock-musical theatre and is dedicated to providing high-quality hookup music for America's Hedonists and Shedonists. Sexohol appears exclusively on Satyrrific Records.
iPod, iTunes, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.