Add Mom + Pop Music to the list of record labels going full-on into a subscription service in 2013 ... they're going with the popular Drip.fm to offer up a service called Boombox that will deliver all sorts of vinyl and downloads to you every month, including subscription-only excusive's. First up is Afraid of Heights from Wavves, the new FIDLAR album, and an EP from Beat Club.
But Mom + Pop says that there's a lot of good reasons to join: "OH YEAH - almost forgot. So, the regular monthly price on this badboy is gonna run you $12.99. not too damn shabby. But, well, we decided we'd give you a little somethin' somethin' extra - anyone that signs up during the month of april 2013 (like, right now) gets their first month for $9.99 (after the first month, your subscription will kick back to the regular $12.99)."
Smith Westerns, Poliça, Neon Indian, Beat Club, and Twin Peaks are also on the Boombox schedule as well. Boombox raises the question of how many subscriptions can a person take on before going broke ... I guess going with a recording label subscription is a good thing if you dig the music on the label. We have officially entered the age when people follow recording labels as closely as they follow bands.