I was just sitting here reflecting on the upcoming year, and am truly amazed at what a little band like ours can accomplish – and what we HAVE accomplished – simply with the support of our fans.
This new paradigm of a music industry would have been INCONCEIVABLE 20 years ago. I know! I had a record contract back in the late 1980’s. But us bands NEEDED that type of thing to get our message out to the world. We needed all of the corporate entities to get our music to you – whether it be making records or sometimes even playing decent shows.
The internet is an amazing thing, and despite what it has done to record sales, it has really evened the playing field for independent artists. Certainly, it has clogged up the soundscape with those who sometimes – let’s say – need to let their talent develop; and from a consumer standpoint, it has created a bit of being overwhelmed with choices.
But the most amazing thing, from a band perspective, is that even without local support, without a record company, and without a huge budget – a band like ours can start to breakout and achieve what we have achieved. Of course, we have busted ass 24/7 and just continue to try and write compelling material that doesn’t suck. That isn’t always an easy task – because we DON’T have a team behind us to help with everything – and we’re NOT perfect by any means. Hard work pays off, and we certainly try to get better at what we do every time we play our instruments.
These days, all a band needs is their fans. Even if everyone in the world hated us – with a strong fanbase, together WE are strong and can achieve anything and go anywhere. This is why Alice Sweet Alice loves our fans so much – because YOU make all we do possible. Your support in all its forms, in your grassroots efforts of promotion, in your daily interaction and positive feedback, and your financial — is cherished and needed and completes us. We plan on making you very proud of us this year, and for years to come. We are working to create new, exciting material and are working to come to cities that we have never been – to perform for you, and meet you face-to-face.
Please continue to have our backs, and watch what happens as a result. Every seemingly little effort on EACH person’s part, makes such a huge difference. We are truly turning into a family, and we couldn’t be happier about it.
As a final note, please make sure you visit our new website if you haven’t already! (http://www.alicesweetalice.com) We are trying to make it very easy to get information about what’s happening – check out the “FAN” page, there are regional fan sites for Facebook and other social media sites that are updated frequently by US and our #ASAarmy Captains. These sites will be used ESPECIALLY when we travel to those regions, so if you are near or IN one of those areas – please join (and make sure you FOLLOW so you see everything in your news feed). That way, you will be sure you get information that pertains especially to you.
And as always, the invitation is always open to contact us – for whatever reason. We love to hear from you.
Thanks from all of us in Alice Sweet Alice!! Just watch us in 2014!!