We here at GLONO have a soft spot for the underdog, the band that almost was, the silent workmen who trudge on through the music industry grind…all in the name of rock and roll.
So, how could we NOT post something about The Casual Fiasco when the press release reads like this:
The Casual Fiasco: one of Vermont’s hardest working bands. Cliché as it sounds, The Casual Fiasco has the numbers to back up that claim. In 4.5 years, the roots-rock quartet tallied 800+ shows, 4 albums, and thousands of CDs sold out of the back of a van—a van they put over 200,000 miles on.
What, have they been tailing Two Cow Garage???
In August 2007 the band decided to pack in the road warrior routine, but they made one last EP. According to the PR, there will be no physical print of this album . Instead, they say, “it’s being given away for free to over 20,000 people directly.” I don’t know if that means they’ll block the downloads after 20,000 or what but you better get to stepping if you’re interested in jammy jams from Vermont (I’m looking at you, Josh B).
Download and stream the album here.