Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:13 PM
well, with any hope, it will be something cool and fun that will re-invigorate fan interest in the project. We all are tired of waiting for the music, and while we want it NOW already, I'd say the excitement in the community has waned due to the long wait. Just a simple release after such long anticipation might be a little anti-climactic, no matter how great the rest of the music is. So maybe the new stuff will help there be new excitement and interest and fun.
But yeah - SP has been knocking the traditional release method for quite awhile now, saying that it's broken and doesn't work...and I used to think maybe they had a point, except....I realize other bands do just fine with the traditional release method and still maintain popularity. So...the problem doesn't seem to be the release method. The problem, I think, really is just that SP isn't popular anymore. Sure, it's a legendary band that everyone has heard of and still puts out great music faithfully that the masses don't appreciate - but they aren't popular, and you can't blame the release method itself alone for that. Maybe you can say that the record labels aren't promoting them enough or that it's bad choice of singles release or this that or the other....but, I dunno. I'd say that ignoring the traditional format altogether, after Zeitgeist didn't live up to expectations of certain individuals, was a mistake. There needs to be equal attention both on the internet and on the traditional format to get the kind of success they are shooting for, it would seem. Oh, and no different album colors with less songs on them.