murve33- None of the Solos albums are sold digitally or on CD, though rips for all except Death in Life and Arrested on Charges of Unemployment are online. I was a subscriber to the series and am dying for iPod-ready versions of those two records myself!
Matthew Friedberger is a fucking genius. You can get all of the LP's on amazon I think... I wish I had gotten the subscription, because I think they get 2 bonus LP's.
I do love that these are only on vinyl. I feel like I'm a part of this amazing secret that only a priveleged few get to experience :)
Yep, I'm with Martin on this. It's completely useless to me if it's only available on vinyl, so there's really no point in me subscribing. Shame really; I'd like to support Matt Friedberger but I can't justify paying for something I can't use.
I would subscribe but the lack of a digital version leaves me cold. Vinyl's nice as a collector's item but I don't want to have to mess around to get it onto my computer. Just give us digital downloads with the vinyl... makes sense or I'll never actually get to listen to it. Also, it's nearly double the price to order from outside North America. I actually feel quite cheated by this as I love Matt's music. Rant over.
Probably my hero...managed to see the Furnaces nearly every time they've played around here, and this man can do it all...great songs, great pianist, can really shred on guitar when he has to, nice melding of pop and experimental...and he looks just like Michael Showalter!