Not sure if the title of this post made much sense, but there's two major happenings that take place this Friday, May 1st.
For starters — Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share on all purchases, AGAIN. Friday, May 1st only. From midnight to midnight, PST.
So if you've missed a few tracks or have been meaning to grab everything we've released out since 2015, Friday is your day. We're not kidding! Name your price, on all our digital releases. 24 hours only. This Friday.
To thank our fans and showcase more fresh sounds from Hawaii, we're dropping some fresh tracks just for fun. Look for our latest installment in the Aloha ‘Aina series, plus bonus instrumental tracks from Dae Han and FRNT BZNZZ.
And if you can't afford to purchase music right now, don't worry — we still want you to participate. Even if your price is $0, that's cool with us. What matters most is the music reaches you!
Second — May 1st is May Day, which in Hawaii is Lei Day, celebrated by the giving and receiving of lei. Except this year's festivities are on hold, due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you Google "May Day in Hawaii" as of this writing, Hawaii.com will tell you there are all kinds of public gatherings and events going on around the islands. Sadly, not true. The islands are still under (somewhat) strict guidelines to stay-at-home, avoid gatherings, and wear face masks outdoors.
In our own small way, we've decided to help celebrate in a virtual way — of course, by focusing on our collections of vinyl records from Hawaii.
In line with our A Song A Day challenge on YouTube, this week is all about Lei Day, flowers, and lei. Gabby Pahinui, Tony Conjugacion, Naipo Serenaders, Randy Parker, Arthur Lyman and more. Our playlist on YouTube — which spans five weeks of fresh tracks daily — is currently at 31 videos. Previous weeks showcased cover songs, music about our elders, and doing nothing (inspired by our first week staying at home).