Enthusiastic DIY Band Learns Music Industry Is An Awful Place

Christopher R. Weingarten | March 31, 2009 3:00 am

Brooklyn synth-punk crew Team Robespierre self-funded an album, self-funded a video, and self-funded their tours. As The Tripwire tells it, they then learned the hard way that there is an actual music industry outside of dewy basement shows and van PB&Js—and it doesn’t give two PBR farts about you. Read about how they tried to get their video for “88th Precinct” played on MTV, watch the video after the jump, and realize how pretty much any cool thing costs too much money.

Out Of Touch: A True Story Of How MTV Treated One Independent Band [The Tripwire]Team Robespierre – 88th Precinct [imeem]Team Robespierre [MySpace]