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!
This was the last mailing of my annual subscription from Keep in Touch! It came at the beginning of the month with both the postcard from November and December in it.
Anyway, 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.
On the other hand, I am really into the artwork! Especially in this unique square record format! I have been saying since the beginning that I plan to make some artwork out of these to place above my stereo, and now I finally have them all! I like this photograph a lot, especially the inclusion of the metal railing "ruining" the landscape.
November's song is "Your Heart" by Girlpool. KIT has never sent me any songs that are compeltely my style, but I have liked almost all of them.
It's rare, but once in a while I don't like the artwork on the flexi-disc, and this is one of those times. I appreciate the sentiment, though.
December's song is also not exactly my style, but very pretty. Both songs this mailing are by female vocalists with a soft guitar accompaniment.
The Verdict: This has been a fun subscription, and probably the most unique concept for a subscription service I have seen so far. It was very inexpensive, but I got to hear loads of new music. Plus now I finally have my 13 flexi-discs with their beautiful and/or unique artwork to create my own stereo art!
What do you think of Keep in Touch?