Sep 25th, 2007 // 10 Comments

travis.jpgThe latest artist to experiment with the free-CD-in-the-Daily Mail distribution tactic: Travis, although they’re using the paper to blanket the English countryside with a 12-track single, not an album. Talk about a slow news day! Thank the Lord Jess is doing the liveblog, otherwise the two of us would actually come to blows over a freaking item about Travis. [Daily Mail]

  1. Ned Raggett

    a 12-track single

    Wait, what? Is this one of those maxi-singles with tons of bad remixes that were the rule of thumb in 1989?

  2. tigerpop

    Travis who?

  3. Catbirdseat

    “Twelve track single?” WTF is a twelve track single?

    “Hi, yeah, can I have a 9-pack six-pack of beer? Thanks.”

  4. baconfat

    If it has a cover of “Gimme More” on it, would that make them relevant again?

  5. ZipZapZopZoup

    Poor reading comprehension here: The article says that the disc contains their latest single, not that the disc itself is the single. Get it?

  6. musicquizking

    I love this band. Too bad people here don’t care about them.

  7. Poubelle

    @baconfat: You know what’s really sad about their cover of “Baby One More Time”? There’s one by Bowling For Friggin’ Soup that completely blows it out of the water.

  8. Audif Jackson Winters III

    It’s still kind of hard to believe that when I saw this band play at Glastonbury in ’00, there’s was probably a crowd of about 80,000 people watching them.

  9. CharlesRockyPamplin

    It’s amazing how suddenly people can not give a fuck about a band who were, to all inents and purposes, the biggest in the UK. For about 5 minutes. in 1999.

  10. MrStarhead

    It looks to me as if the disc being given away is a reworking of their 2004 singles compilation, with the addition of two or three songs off the new album (which, by the way, is very good in a quiet, mellow, Sunday-morning sort of way).

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