Filed under: Purple Snow
We’re going to keep this light. Yesterday’s rollout was wonderful, attending the Purple Snow release party in Chicago and fine tuning the approaching function in Minneapolis, scheduling press engagements, and packing hundreds of frosty boxes, destined for your doorstep, stoop, mailbox, and other postal receptacles that we’ve never even heard of. We’re so grateful to our fans, our friends, and all fellow music lovers for embracing Purple Snow, a project and an underrepresented community we’ve been very excited about for a long time. If you preordered this majestic box set, and it has yet to arrive, we sincerely apologize. The M.I.A. bonus 45 and the purple vinyl (for all you subscribers) have prevented the punctual export of your cherished orders. We hope the violet platters and gratis electro rap will ease your woes.
Of all the great press we’ve gotten (from the mighty majors to the local yokels) City Pages went above and beyond in running these stream-of-conscious manifestos spouted by Purple Snow curator Jon Kirby and Purple Snow honoree, Andre Cymone. We realize these pieces are a bit lengthy, but if you want to really understand both sides of the Purple Snow coin, this is required reading.
With Purple Snow being cultivated at the dawn of affordable camcorder and VCR technology, there was an abundance of video at our disposal, documenting this celebrated era in Minneapolis music. We dumped it all in the pot, and came up with this visual homage to the Minneapolis Sound. Enjoy!
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