Friday Freebies


Militia Group artist Chase Pagan has released his stylistically-expansive debut EP, The Chase Pagan EP for free, at Insound.

The EP consists of five stellar cuts, including a spot-on cover of Queen’s “Play the Game” (#5). Tracks 1-3 are from Pagan’s forthcoming debut, Oh Musica – while tracks 4 & 5 are from “The Lost Recordings”, and were produced by the acclaimed Ross Robinson (The Cure, At the Drive-in). Such talented musicians as Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), and Gretta Cohn (Cursive) appear on the recording.

Carried by Pagan’s lilting falsetto and charismatic, sometimes fantastical songwriting, the forthcoming Oh, Musica is a debut of impressive scope. Whether it’s the bouncy reincarnation romp “Waltzing in the Sky”, the impassioned tango inside “Spanish Tongue”, or the rich upright bass and crashing keys of closer “Viola” the realization of Pagan’s expansive ambitions is an enchanting one. His distinctively orchestral, vaudevillian style, paired with his natural, organic and unpretentious essence make for a pleasing catharsis. “My music is a fantasy that I live in”, says Chase – and his songs positively reflect that.

Music Saves Lives

If you register for bone marrow donation on the Taste of Chaos Tour, Music Saves Lives has a way to thank you – a free cd, featuring the following artists:

Motion City Soundtrack – Yellowcard – Plain White T’s – All American Rejects – Run Doris Run – The Matches – Bleed the Dream – Tokyo Rose – The Starting Line – Cartel – Mae – Stacy Clark -Sherwood- The Spill Canvas – This Is Me Smiling – Copeland – Angelas Dish – Over It -Street Drum Corp – The Smash Up

Music Saves Lives and the Rockstar Taste of Chaos join up to benefit those with leukemia and other blood diseases.

A simple booth on tour will register over 3000 tour goers.

Los Angeles, CA / January 3, 2007 — Music Saves Lives, DKMS Americas, and the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour fight leukemia by hosting an on-site bone marrow donor registry at every US concert date. Music Saves Lives will reach out to 100+ concertgoers each night of the tour. Registration only takes about 10 minutes and a simple buccal swab of the mouth used for bone marrow type matching of possible donors with leukemia patients waiting to be saved. All donors who register with DKMS Americas also become part of the WMDA (World Marrow Donor Association) and the NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program). You must be in good general health and between the ages of 18 and 55 years old to register on the bone marrow donor lists.

Each participate of the Music Saves Lives / Rockstar Taste of Chaos bone marrow registry will be entered to win a week on tour with the 2007 Vans Warped Tour. It will include a tour bus spot, all your meals and air travel if necessary to meet up with the tour on the road.

Reaching a goal of 3000 registered will be a milestone for adding donors under the age of 25. The average bone marrow drive in the United States typically has less than 20 people register and the average age of the participate is over 35. By registering donors at a younger age it offers a larger pool for the difficult matches and healthier participates.

This Music Saves Lives promotion is just one of many that ties in the ultimate goal of raising over 30,000 units of blood this summer in the USA. Every summer the blood supply across the nation drops to critical levels. This is primarily due to the fact that almost 30% of the blood supply comes from college and high schools. During the summer, when school is not in session, many areas in the nation suffer. A low blood supply can result in postponed surgeries, and can be life threatening in critical trauma situations and to cancer patients after treatments.

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