BLURT COMES ALIVE!

 

BLURT IT
OUT LOUD!

HARP
EDITORS LAUNCH BLURT, AN INNOVATIVE NEW MUSIC DIGITAL-MAGAZINE AND WEBSITE

 

 

SILVER SPRING, MD. Founder and former
Editor-in-Chief of HARP Magazine Scott Crawford today announced the launch of BLURT,
a new music digital-magazine and accompanying website www.BLURT-online.com.  Joined by Managing Editor Fred Mills, Senior
Editor Randy Harward, Associate Editor Andy Tennille and Contributing Editor
A.D. Amorosi, BLURT will raise the bar for modern music and entertainment
magazines by combining insightful features, irreverent interviews, relentless
reviews, and first-class design standards.

 

“Urged
on by the industry and its artists, we’ve managed, in the few short months
since HARP’s demise this past spring, to create an online destination in BLURT
that expands on our coverage of music and culture in ways that were never
possible in the print world,” Crawford says. “Launching a
digital-magazine enables us to combine the technological advantages inherent
online with the compelling design aesthetics that HARP readers have come to
expect. It’s a new world out there, but creatively, I’ve never been more
excited about the possibilities.”

 

Joan
As Policewoman graces the cover the BLURT Digital-Magazine debut issue, which
also includes feature stories on My Morning Jacket, Ray Davies, My Brightest
Diamond, and Alejandro Escovedo, as well as profiles of artists such as
Whiskeytown, Tapes ‘n Tapes, American Princes, The Ettes, Centro-matic, Martha
Wainwright, Juliana Hatfield, Mia Doi Todd, Sally Shapiro, and A Big Yes and a
small no. More than 50 albums are reviewed in the BLURT Digital-Magazine
inaugural issue, including Spiritualized’s Songs in A&E, Fleet Foxes’
self-titled debut, Death Cab for Cutie’s Narrow Stairs, Solomon Burke’s Like a
Fire, Howlin Rain’s Magnificent Fiend, Elvis Costello and the Imposters’
Momofuku, and the deluxe edition reissue of Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville.
There are also sections for reviews of books and DVDs plus essential
music-lovers’ lifestyle merchandise.

 

“BLURT
Digital-Magazine will be free to subscribers and available nine times a year at
www.BLURT-online.com,” Crawford adds.
“We believe BLURT Digital-Magazine’s green-minded, digital-only format
will set the standard for how digital-magazines can heighten the consumer
experience by offering fully interactive and searchable content including
exclusive performance and interview videos, MP3s, podcasts and more.”

 

In
addition to the debut of the digital-magazine, BLURT-Online will launch this
week, offering visitors up-to-the-minute daily news, abundant additional
features and reviews (including over 100 additional CD, book, DVD, and concert
reviews), plus various video channels broadcasting exclusive video interviews
and performances by The Black Keys, Alejandro Escovedo, and Devotchka, as well
as an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at cover artist Joan as Policewoman’s
photo shoot. Furthermore, BLURT is proud to announce blog contributions from
esteemed critic and former Village Voice Music Editor Chuck Eddy (Singles Again,
celebrating vinyl), singer-songwriter Chris Lee (Say It Ain’t Soul, for
songwriters), Triple-A veteran and former XM Music Director Kate Bradley (Cut
Through the Noise, industry rants and raves) as well as ongoing political
opinions from artists as diverse as songwriter James McMurtry, Anti-Flag’s
Justin Sane, antifolker Ed Hamell (a/k/a Hamell on Trial) and Grace Potter (of
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals), with more to be announced.

 

ABOUT
BLURT: Brought to you by the creative team behind the lauded HARP Magazine
(called “America’s best music magazine” by NPR’s Bob Boilen and “the best music magazine in the
country and the one that musicians always read” by Foo Fighter Dave
Grohl), BLURT will raise the bar for modern music and entertainment magazines and
websites by combining insightful features, irreverent interviews, relentless
reviews, and first-class design standards. Visit us at www.BLURT-online.com.

 

 

For
more information, contact:

 

Scott
Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

scrawford@blurt-online.com

P:
301-592-0006

 

For
sales and marketing opportunities:

 

Kate
Bradley

kbradley@blurt-online.com

P:
202-316-1193

 

 

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