the official news blog of Cloud 13 Records

Friday, March 30, 2007

Eight Days and Give Me Pause Now on iTunes!

Check it out: Pocket Novel Mystery's "Eight Days in the Life of Grace" is now available for download from iTunes here. Likewise, The Ums "Give Me Pause" EP is also available from iTunes here. Why not buy both of them right now?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rock the Net with Cloud 13

There's an interesting article on the future of music over on CNN today (thanks again Slashdot!). Here's a link to the article.

Basically the story boils down to this: A lot of big names in music are now throwing their weight into the fight for Net Neutrality. And I'm pleased to announce that Cloud 13 Records is joining the fight, too. Since a label like ours literally could not exist without the benefit of Net Neutrality, we consider it to be a cause near and dear to our hearts.

Rock the Net

Please check out the site for more information on this increasingly important subject.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cloud 13 Records on Emusic

Hey everybody. Check out the new Cloud 13 label store on Emusic here. Emusic is one of the legions of digital retailers who offer Cloud 13 titles through their on-line stores (check us out on iTunes and just about anywhere else fine music is purveyed on the Internet, too).

Saturday, March 24, 2007

March 2007 Fertile Compilation Now Available

The March 2007 edition of the Fertile Compilation has been completed and copies should be showing up at a variety of hangout spots around town (Tallahassee, FL) in the very new future, if they haven't already.

This latest edition of the Fertile Comp is one of the finest yet, and features music from The Grand Canyons, The Humbell, and others, along with more excellent poetry and artwork than you can shake a stick at.

As always, we'll also be making this latest issue of the Fertile Compilation available from the Cloud 13 Records website, so check the Fertile Compilation area of the Cloud 13 site (which can be found here) frequently for updates.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Cloud 13 Records Short-Run Services

If you haven't checked out the latest Cloud 13 has to offer in short-run manufacturing services, you should check out the info on short-run CD manufacturing here. We've recently expanded our service offerings to include shrink-wrapping and economical photo-quality black-and-white CD printing.

What sets Cloud 13 short run CD printing and duplication services apart from those you might see offered elsewhere is quality: Our CDs are printed at better than commercial quality and there's no pricing penalty for ordering smaller quantities.

So if you're an unsigned band without a lot of extra cash laying around, instead of pressing 500 or more CDs with no way to guarantee you'll make your money back, let us press anywhere from 25 to 75 CDs for you at a cost you can still make a good return on. Or if you just need a few extra CDs for a demo mail-out, let us know and we'll help you out.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Fertile Comp Tracks on Cloud 13 Jukebox

The Cloud 13 Jukebox has been updated as of 3/17 and now features tracks from the Fertile Compilation, including songs from The Humbell, Galvaden, and Kid Hart, as well as spoken word poetry and many other goodies. Check it out at!

September and December Fertile Comps Now on

The September and December 2006 issues of the Fertile Compilation are now available from our site's new Fertile Compilation section. See here to order your copy now. Features poetry, art, the music of Soft Targets, The Ums, Soular System, Galvaden, and much, much more. And it can be yours for the low price of $5.00 from Cloud 13 Records (

Fertile Comp and National Release of The Ums Debut

More big news from our darling boys, The Ums: The group's debut EP (originally self-released a little while back and then re-released through Cloud 13 Records' on-line store) is going national. That's right, soon, you'll be able to pick up a copy of "Give Me Pause" at every major retailer, not just on-line. If it's not in stock at your favorite store, just ask them to special order it for you.

Also, if you happen to be in the Tallahassee, FL, area, be sure to keep an eye out at your favorite coffee shops and other spots where people gather around town for Fertile Compilation volume 3, which should be in circulation within the next week or so.

The Ums - Men of Science Available Now On-Demand

Big news! The Ums "Men of Science" EP is now available on-demand from the Cloud 13 Records on-line store. It's not available in stores yet, so hurry up and get your copy now, while it's still hot and fresh! Check back soon for more exciting announcements related to The Ums, and a lot of other Cloud 13 goodness.