The Norwegian electro-rock band Datarock seems to be living by the creed “go big or go home.” For its forthcoming release, the duo of Fredrik Saroea and Ketil Mosnes plans on dropping not a CD but a 4 GB USB. It's titled Catcher in the Rye.
The group is calling the release a “limited edition designer toy” and it will feature 110 bonus tracks, 1500 photos, 20 music videos and a 60-minute concert film. It’s slated to come out March 21, but an advance MP3 of the title track is available now for download (don’t worry about your disc space; the track is only 7 megabytes). The single will also be released as part of a 5 track digital EP.
The music section of the USB will contain a lot of music. Here’s the rundown. It will feature the aforementioned EP as well as the band’s new album, Music For Synchronization. It will also contain both of the band’s previous albums with bonus tracks, a new Lost and Found compilation of b-sides and rarities, 15 new instrumentals, and a 40 track remix album called Mixed Up.
If all goes as planned, most fans will get the chance to digest maybe a fraction of all this music by the time Datarock starts playing the summer festival circuit, where they’re favorites. For more info, visit the band’s Web site.