PR Log - Mar 12, 2012 - Following the modest success of his three previous Island Def Jam Digital Distribution releases : "13 Years," "Rock & Roll Inventions" and "The Great Blue," released in 2010 and 2011, Music Artist Mike Colin has released "Blood Bank," a pulsing Electro Hip Hop track with timely lyrics that take on the entertainment world (Mister Big Shot, You call that a win? When you ain't getting laid without paying for it?) as well as Wall Street and Washington D.C. (...says it my own fault that I'm not a millionaire, but half the jobs that exist don't get you anywhere close to there...college grad or not most jobs don't pay enough).
Although this is only his fourth commercial release, Mike Colin has been writing, recording and releasing music for 23 years now as a Do It Yourself Music Artist. " I was inspired by a lot of the great D.I.Y. bands of the time that I was a teenager. Hardcore bands including Black Flag and Dead Kennedys as well as hip hop groups like N.W.A. and all the Rap-a-Lot Records stuff, as well as local Denver bands such as The Fluid and Warlock Pinchers all contributed to my do it yourself outlook." Mike continues "I like Island Def Jam Digital Distribution and Tunecore because it is essentially do it yourself and so I guess nothings changed for me in some ways."
There will be no music video for "Blood Bank" as Mike has decided to return to not make making music videos. "I had a little success with the four I put up on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/mikecolin5280/videos) in 2011, but I never made any before that and I haven't made any since and I'm just not interested in music videos so I don't worry about it anymore."
As "Blood Bank" makes it's way through the system it will become available at every online music store imaginable, but until then it can be listened to at Bandcamp (http://mikecolin.bandcamp.com).
A final thought from Mike Colin : "In this time when Madonna is re-emerging as Material Girl 2012 why not revisit the 1980's Do It Yourself stuff as well? All I know is that except for the internet and smart phones 2012 is pretty much like 1985 anyway."