Keep in Touch Subscription Review – October 2015
Keep in Touch is a subscription service that sends a monthly postcard that you can play on your turntable! It’s a really unique concept that harkens back to the flexi disc era of the 1980’s.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Keep in Touch
The Cost: $65 per year
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
Good to know: Subscriptions are currently SOLD OUT! At this point, I would say to look for subscriptions to open back up for 2016 towards the end of the year.
This was the ninth mailing (my 11th postcard) from Keep In Touch. After February’s mailing, I decided to stop trying to play these on my record player. They play really, really poorly, and I’m afraid they will damage my system somehow. Fortunately, Keep in Touch also gives you a download of each song, so you don’t have to play it on your record player at all.
The artwork this month rubs me the wrong way. I don’t think traffic citations qualify as art, although they do evoke emotion for sure. I am also annoyed that this person got a warning for texting while driving. That’s not okay. I usually like KIT’s artwork a lot, but this one is a miss for me.
October’s song is “End the Cycle” by Cloud Nothings. I really like it! It’s very ambient, yet clearly guitar strumming. It’s very nostalgic and dreamy. The note on the postcard says:
“Hello Post Card World!
You are looking at a high quality photo of our sound guy, Mat Whipple. He’s since quite smoking, but still busts out the do rag now + then.
+ you’re listening to a sketch of something bigger I’ve been working on. Time will tell what happens to it, but for now I hope it’s a nice little tune, mistakes + all.
The Verdict: I am a big fan of Keep In Touch! For a very low price, you get one song paired with a work of art every month. It’s a wonderful bargain! I usually love the artwork, but this month it wasn’t to my liking. I really enjoyed the song, though.
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