Sand Hassles

thanksforthesand3tifIn the mail today: a press package from the band Iglu & Hartly. (Do we really have to link? Fine.) As if we needed extra reasons to be super-pumped about a new group of shirtless, Southern California party-rock jerkoffs, the apparently recession-proof people at Iglu & Hartly’s label, Universal Republic, sent a copy of I&H’s CD, & Then Boom (& then barf) inside a “Desert Island Survival Kit”: a plastic container filled with sand, seashells and copies of the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Uplift Mofo Party Plan, Devo’s Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! and Weezer’s Blue Album. Because those are the bands that Iglu & Hartly sound like—get it?

Trouble is, the lid on the plastic box was nowhere near secured before, during or after shipping. Upon opening the envelope, sand went everywhere. Thanks a lot. For the Devo CD.

Post script: If it’s a Desert Island Survival Kit, why does it contain sand? Why would you bring sand to the island?