Not strictly related to The A Forest, but I got my pre-order package of the Kid Canaveral album in the post this morning, and as you can see from the picture it’s a nice wee bundle. For a tenner plus postage you get the CD album, a cassette single of “You Only Went Out To Get Drunk Last Night” featuring a couple of remixes (including one from Kwaing Creasite), a fanzine-style lyric booklet and a couple of badges. I can’t imagine any of these cost that much extra to produce, but it’s a nice touch and I think a good way to encourage people to get involved early.
Of course Kid Canaveral are not the first band to take this approach, but I think that these days its become more and more important to throw in little extras to help stand out and give people a little something extra. I’ve been thinking of ways to make the physical version of our album a little more appealing as I get closer to placing orders and making commitments, but I think the physical product is going to be quite appealing in itself.
So, if there’s anyone out there reading, what do you think?