Over on Unfair Park moments ago, Big Bucks Burnett announced, at long last, that he's finally found a home for his Eight Track Museum. Long story short: Merry Christmas, Deep Ellum! Literally. Opening day's December 25. Somewhere on Commerce Street. He ain't saying exactly where. Not for a couple more weeks, anyhow.
But Bucks does provide this interesting detail: In addition to the museum, which will house more than my mother's former format of choice, Bucks is also launching an eight-track-only label, natch. And, having formed an alliance with Idol Records, he's already got the band and release date all picked out.
I'll let him explain after the jump.
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The museum will also operate a small music label named Cloud 8 for limited, deluxe runs of 8 track releases by local and national acts. The first signing to the Cloud 8 label are The O's, who will stage an 8 track release party for their new album Between The Two Of Us at the Eight Track Museum on Feb. 8, 2011, the same day as their LP/CD launch at Good Records. Only 8 copies of The O's 8 track will be manufactured. They will be numbered, and signed by the band, and auctioned at the museum Feb. 8th. The 8 track will be released in conjunction with The O's label, Idol Records.