We were able to visit both coasts and play with a lot of excellent artists. I consider myself blessed to have been given the opportunities that I have and my only regret is that we weren't able to be heard by as many people outside of Minnesota. Please help spread the word to those who would care to know and I hope you can make it out for our FAREWELL SHOW. It's also a chance to grab any of the cds of ours that you don't have, including our last one. If you'd like any cds (including the unreleased/rereleased Secret Solution: Flavor album), grab them while you can at: http://www.cdbaby.com/genuineflavor3 http://www.cdbaby.com/genuineflavor2 http://www.cdbaby.com/genuineflavor http://www.cdbaby.com/linkert I suppose you may be wondering why it's all ending... We've parted ways with our label, Bluhammock Records, who've proven themselves incompetent, novice, and inadequately staffed to break an indie band such as ourselves. About the only thing they've had going for them is the fact the label's president (she carries around a little ugly dog in designer clothing to give you a picture) had a lot of family money to satisfy a whimsical hobby that she, along with her henchwomen, has tried to pass off as a legitimate record label.
They refused to release our album, wasting our precious time, and their money on trivial things and second rate publicity. With zero clout and no experience, they weren't able to help us get radio promotion, a manager, a competent booking agent, or anything else that may be expected from signing one's music away with a label, except a few contrived, shiny pictures in New York. But I'm not bitter.... :) Being in Secret Solution has been a blast, but the time has come to explore other things as individuals.
Speaking for myself, I'd like something to show for the hard work that has gone into establishing a band, and without the backing of a legitimate label, it's not very feasible to make a living as an original band, especially with the current state of the music industry. I will always play music and plan on releasing more material in the future. Music will remain my passion and I look forward to not having to rely on it for income, but rather for a source of inspiration, purpose, and fulfillment. I believe I can speak for the rest of the band when I say they feel the same. Until then, I hope to see you all at Bunker's and I'll talk to you soon! Wade P.S.
You can definitely expect some more music from me in the future...and that goes for the other fellas too! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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