We are delighted to announce the release of our first-ever 7″ vinyl, and you have a say in the price!
Meet Generous, our new partner in pay-what-you-will merchandise sales. The Generous slider gives you the opportunity to decide how much you want to pay for certain items. The more you choose to spend, the more great Pink Martini stuff you get! And to encourage generosity, 10% of every purchase goes to the Derek Rieth Foundation, created in loving memory of our late percussionist Derek Rieth and dedicated to empowering youth through music and dance.
Our first Generous slider features a one-of-a-kind Pink Martini offering: The first single from 2013′s Get Happy is our first vinyl 7″ ever! Originally made famous by the Japanese band The Drifters in 1969, “Zundoku-bushi” is a water-skiing samurai-spy lounge-surf mega-hit, featuring exotic instruments like the sitar and flexatone. Watch a live performance of the single here.
We rarely dip into our vaults to present unreleased tracks, but we happily did for this project. Introducing the B-side “Foxy Strut,” a joyous horn-driven Herb Alpert-inspired piece of instrumental candy named after China Forbes’ dog Foxy. Read More…