I want to review your music.
*Before sending any work or questions regarding submissions please first read the following submission guideline:
Guidelines for submission:
The Alcohol Seed is a site for reviews, articles, and lists about music. Have a cruise through the website to get a feel for the type of music that is reviewed. If it seems the album you are considering to submit really doesn’t fit in, you are probably right. However, we are always exploring new avenues, so it just might be exactly what we are looking for. If in doubt, send a brief email inquiry. Generally speaking, we are most interested in reviewing music that challenges the definition of music, but we also like good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.
Here is a grossly incomplete list of genres/styles we generally gravitate toward that could assist in determining whether or not your work is suitable:
ambient, experimental, drone, noise, shoegaze, field recording, krautrock, new-age, spacerock, post-rock, neoclassical, dirge rock, industrial, doom, neofolk, electronic, post-punk, techno, shamanistic rain music… You get the idea.
Format Requirements and Spam-
As of this moment we will only be accepting releases in physical formats. No digital submissions. Acceptable physical formats include vinyl, cassette, and cd (prioritized in that order. Albums released on USB sticks are also accepted). Sending a submission does not guarantee a review. Send all physical format submissions to the following address:
613 – 528 Rochester Avenue
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
The Alcohol Seed will only consider submissions of complete albums in physical format that are either released on a label or self-released. DO NOT spam us with links to songs, youtube videos, bandcamp or soundcloud pages, or incomplete albums. DO NOT sign us up for a mailing list. DO NOT sign us up to receive notifications of your label’s upcoming releases. We will ignore all such emails and you’ll have a much harder time getting us to review something in the future when and should you eventually smarten up.
After a submission has been accepted and reviewed, a track or excerpt of a track (depending on the length of audio) is archived on our Submissions Soundcloud page. Any artist has the option to opt out of this but must communicate this desire either by email (below) or in writing accompanying their submission. Otherwise, we will freely place a track or track excerpt of the reviewed submission onto the page for all the strangers to see and here.
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