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Yucatan are launching their new album on a mountain top. Here’s a few acts that could follow their lead
Would you climb a mountain to hear your favourite band? From today, Welsh band Yucatan will be offering fans an exclusive stream of their new album ahead of its release on June 19th.
There’s only one catch, you have to hike up Wales’s highest peak to listen to it. The band will be streaming their new album from the summit of Snowdon, 3,500ft above sea level, over the next week, so if you have a wi-fi enabled device and a good pair of walking boots, you can be among the first to hear the album, appropriately entitled Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd ( Above the Mountain Summit).
The members of Yucatan grew up in sight of Snowdon, so it’s the perfect setting to hear their dramatic soundscapes. Here’s a few other rock stars we could imagine following in their footsteps with their own odd album-launch locations.
Hozier, the Sugarloaf, Co Wicklow: Concerns about hundreds of stoners spliffing up on the hill are dismissed by gardaí: “No different from any other Sunday.”
David Bowie, the International Space Station: Just ¤10m will get you on to ISS to hear Bowie’s new record. You will be piped aboard by Cmdr Chris Hadfield doing his famous rendition of Space Oddity.
Muse, from a drone circling menacingly over your city: If anyone tries to shoot it down, Muse will retaliate with a nuclear strike and a concept album about the Fibonacci Sequence.
Bruce Springsteen, his home state of New Jersey: As soon as you cross the state line, boom! The Boss’s new album blasts out of your stereo, and Courteney Cox starts dancing on your car.
Van Morrison, Coney Island, Co Down: Van the Man himself will bring along some potted herrings in case you get famished before dinner.
U2: At first, the band considered streaming their new album below sea level in, say, The Netherlands. But, mindful of the PR disaster of their iTunes giveaway, they’re going back to basics, playing their new album on a scratchy Dansette in Bono’s old room in Cedarwood Road. It’s a bit cramped, but Bono will leave the window open so you can hear it from the street. Afterwards, copies will only be available on cassette from a stall on O’Connell Bridge.
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