So granted, that video with the dude beating his wife or whatever was pretty corny, but TRJA did scan over 800k units of their first record, which even by today’s margins is no chump change, especially for a label like Virgin, whose roster reads like a dollar bin in a used record store. Nevertheless, in a blog post titled “Virgin Records, Soundwave, and our NEW record…” the band states:
Stay tuned for a series of important announcements regarding Virgin Records, the Soundwave cancellation, and our NEW record…
To our fans in Australia – an announcement has been making the rounds that we are not playing Soundwave in order to stay behind and make another record for VR – this information is highly inaccurate and something that we did not approve -the full story shortly. Don’t You Fake It.
Long Live The Alliance
Hints as to what this might mean are pretty much summed up elsewhere on their Myspace profile, where under label they list “none.” So the real question is who dumped who? The all-knowing wisdom of The Velvet Rope seems to to point to El Droppo, which is kind of sad until you remember….THEY ACTUALLY CALLED THEMSELVES THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS!!111
Anyone who calls their band something like is srsly asking for it. But on the bright side, after selling 811,176 copies of their last record and touring on it for a couple years, each band member – after recouping costs for recording, promotion, tour support, etc – probably made literally tens of dollars, so I’m sure they won’t be hurting for a least a couple of days. Rock and Roll! The only job where your paycheck is really just a loan! In their downtime the members of TRJA are busy coming up with totally original concepts like this:
Actually…wait, didn’t that already happen?