When the news of the EL VY collaboration first appeared a few months ago, we here at Rust Is Just Right did our due diligence and learned that this was not the first time that members of Menomena and The National had collaborated. Danny Seim and Bryan Devendorf had teamed up with Dave Nelson to form the group Pfarmers, and released their debut album Gunnera earlier this year. The record had a low-profile release, and it became clear that in order to secure our own copy of the album we would have to get in touch with the record label and order directly from them. We put in an order, and waited for our copy to arrive, hopefully in time to compare it to the release of EL VY’s Return to the Moon.
Unfortunately, it seems our order got misplaced, and for a couple of months we did not hear back from the label. We sent an e-mail to the label, informing them that our copy had yet to arrive, and that we would like an update on the status of our order. Thankfully, this prompted a quick response from the label, and soon enough we had Gunnera in our hands only a couple of days later.
Not only that, but the good people at Jurassic Pop more than made up for the delay by sending us a bunch of free CDs and other fun stuff. We appreciated this display of overwhelming generosity, and enjoyed listening to new albums from the likes of Helvetia, Reptar, and J Fernandez that we otherwise would have overlooked. It is this kind of thoughtful gesture that ensures that customers will keep coming back for more.
So, kudos to Jurassic Pop, and remember to check out what they and other independent music labels have to offer!