Good news for fans of North Carolina band The Rosebuds.
The band has released two tracks - a somber version of the classic Bee Gees song "Staying Alive," and the track "Secret Life of The Rosebuds" - for Hopscotch Music Festival, the new music festival in the band's hometown of Raleigh, N.C.
The tracks can be downloaded only at www.hopscotchmusicfest.com.
From Sept. 9 to 11, Hopscotch will gather more than 120 bands in North Carolina's capital city. On Sept. 10, (mark the date), The Rosebuds will play their only remaining show of 2010 with Broken Social Scene and Panda Bear.
“We’ve long felt that we were part of an amazing, if somewhat secret artistic community in the Triangle,” says The Rosebuds co-founder Kelly Crisp. “Now, people everywhere are starting to pay attention to bands we consider neighbors, friends and family. Hopscotch seems like it will bring even more of that attention. Worst case scenario, we’re going to have a blast.”
The Rosebuds will continue to release one archival track every week for the rest of the year via various online outlets in anticipation of their fifth album, which is currently scheduled for release in early 2011.