Welcome! If you want your music reviewed at Ye Olde Sleeping Village, you're in the right place. The following is a brief breakdown of what you need to send and where you need to send it.
1. The music.
You need to give us the music. Submissions without music will be fed to the Bottomless Maw. Here’s what works best for us: downloadable MP3s with accurate metadata, or Bandcamp yum codes. For the love of all that is holy, do not send Spotify or Youtube links.
The album cover. We don't usually include band photos in reviews, but if you want us to see how fuckin' cool you look, feel free to send them.
3. Info about your band.
This is admittedly the most subjective of the elements required. In short, briefly introduce your band, influences, and anything else you feel is essential to your band’s identity. It is also incredibly helpful for you to list location, band members, and their respective instrument(s). For more info about writing an effective bio, look here.
4. Various release info.
Label name and pre-order info, if applicable. Release date is always applicable, so make sure to include that. The Bottomless Maw gleefully consumes submissions without release info.
5. Social media.
Links to social media accounts. We will tag your band profusely.
Once you've compiled this info, send it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line that includes your band name. Do not send via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Your submission will be immediately thrown into the promo pit's Bottomless Maw and never seen again.
If you're looking to maximize the impact of a review, all this will be sent out a month ahead of your release. That said, we often review stuff that's been out for a while, so please feel to send regardless.
Lastly, if you are uncertain about anything in regards to the submission process, please ask! We're always happy to help.
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