Keep in Touch Subscription Review – March 2015
Keep in Touch is a brand new subscription service that sends a monthly postcard that you can play on your turntable! How unique! I was completely intrigued when I heard about this subscription, and rushed out to get a subscription for myself and my best friend.
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The Subscription: Keep in Touch
The Cost: $65 per year (at this time, they appear to only do annual subscriptions)
The Products: One postcard per month featuring original artwork and a song that can be played on your turntable, plus an mp3 download code for the song.
Ships to: US
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This was the third mailing from Keep In Touch. I have given up trying to play these on the turntable! They play so poorly I’m actually kind of afraid that they will somehow damage my system.
One the other hand, I always love the artwork, and this month is no exception! I have big plans to turn them into a cool visual tableau above my turntable when I have collected more of them. Last month someone asked about the artists in the comments. I did email them to ask about previous artists and I never heard back from them. I did notice, however, that they have started printing the artist information on the back of the postcard! This month’s artist is Tali.
This month’s song is “Slow March” by Mutual Benefit. As always, they provide a link for you to download the MP3. I liked this month’s song a lot! It was very ambient and dreamy. It’s good end-of-winter music and fits the theme well.
As an added bonus, Keep In Touch sends an “extra” during the month of your birthday! My birthday was earlier this month, but I LOVE getting late presents! The artist on this postcard is Kate Bonner (katebonner.net).
The tune is “Happy Birthday” by Mitski (mitski.com). I don’t want to blow the surprise for anyone, but it’s literally “Happy Birthday”! It, too, is done in a very dreamy, ambient, almost shoe-gaze style. Very pretty vocals. It doesn’t really evoke feelings of celebration, but it is really luscious sounding nonetheless.
Verdict: I am slowly getting over the fact that these postcards don’t actually play very well on the turntable, and I am really enjoying the music. The artwork is especially outstanding! It’s worth the $5 if you are a lover of the arts like myself. I hope they can improve their pressing technology so that these become playable at some point!
What do you think of Keep in Touch?