Moonalice Score 100K Downloads w/ "It's 4: 20 Somewhere"

Band with no manager, label or publicist leverages Twitter/Facebook

To the astonishment of an entire tribe, Moonalice's new single "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has been downloaded more than 100,000 times since its introduction on November 13, 2009. Three-fourths of the downloads have been in the lossless FLAC format. Recorded, mixed, and mastered for a mere $5,000, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" is available only on the web and only for free. The FLAC version can be found at

Moonalice is a San Francisco band featuring John Molo on drums, Barry Sless on lead guitar, Pete Sears on bass and keyboards, Ann McNamee on bass and keyboards, and Chubby Wombat Moonalice on bass and guitar.

To celebrate the success of the single, Moonalice will launch the "It's 4:20 Somewhere" tour in Seattle on February 17. Some shows on that tour will be priced at $4.20, including the giant Moonalice Tribal Pow Wow at Slim's in San Francisco on April 20.

Moonalice invented the Twittercast concert, where it shares links to songs for an entire show, either live or after the fact. Moonalice has done 67 Twittercasts (and Facecasts, as the Facebook equivalent is known) and also broadcasts a song an hour over Twitter via Moonalice radio.

Moonalice tour dates available here. For more on Moonalice see our 2009 feature/interview here.

[Published on: 2/5/10]

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