Top 10 Most Downloaded Silber Releases in 2013:
I was kinda surprised to see this on the top of the charts. I mean, I know Yellow6 has a good name & all that, but I thought this whole list would be absolutely dominated by the free releases. I guess part of it is maybe that this came out as the announcement of the end of our hiatus.
Plumerai: Marco Polo EP
A free download from Plumerai. To be honest I was a little surprised to see this up this high in the charts. I guess Martin & company might still be pushing it a bit more all these years later than I am!
Electric Bird Noise: Desert Jelly
This was the only CD we put out in 2013. It’s really good. I know that most of the downloads came from press people rather than sales & I wish that somehow had translated into a lot of reviews & radio play that led to sales, but I guess I just don’t know what I’m doing as much as I did ten years ago.
Firetail: Learning to Cheat
Our only free release of the year. To be honest I thought this was going to end up number one on the chart after it got mentioned by Warren Ellis, but no luck on that front. It’s still a really good release of shoegazery drone. I’m still trying to figure out if there’s any benefit to doing a free release at this point or if I should always charge a dollar.
Various Artists: 30 Seconds of Time
I’m kinda surprised that this is the only one of our free compilations that made it onto this list. I mean, this is kind of one of the weirdest comps we’ve done, but I guess maybe that’s a plus? I don’t remember how many songs this is, but I do know that they’re each only 30 seconds long.
Clang Quartet: Ava
No surprise to see this in the charts. I love Clang Quartet. This is a really good capturing of Clang Quartet. I’m glad it exists & that people are checking it out.
mwvm: Had Yr Pash
This is a great record. I probably should have put it out on manufactured CD & pushed it harder, but things are so weird to predict & it came along when I had just gone through a slew of economically suspect releases. At least people are listening to it, which I guess is the most important thing.
Panthan: Five Pointed Swords
Me & Nic Slaton originally recorded these to try to sell to people for film & television placements five years ago. Then a few years later when we’d given up on that I listened back & things seemed like people might dig them. I guess they do or it wouldn’t be in the charts.
Brian John Mitchell & Andrew Weathers: Drone is in the Blood
Me & my son’s record about our relationship. I’m not sure the record is as great as our story, but maybe one day we will record something a little less rushed & better.
Unspeakable Forces: Butterfly Corpse
Oh fuck yeah! I am so happy to have this on the charts. Now me & Darin have no excuse not to get the follow up of our weird doomgaze going.