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California label enlists Denver artist Mario Zoots for massive song release

Burbank, California's DIY label Deathbomb Arc began a monumental sonic undertaking this September, offering up over a hundred songs to subscribers of its year-long "Digital Singles Club" for just ten bucks.

Taken from the idea behind the label's past cassette-tape club -- which featured Caldera Lakes, one half of which is Denver artist and musician Brittany Gould -- the label sends club members two digital tracks a week via e-mail from different bands, one of them being Denver's own Modern Witch.

And, just like a physical piece of music, the 104 tracks will come with album artwork, all created by Modern Witch member Mario Zoots.

Last week, Deathbomb Arc also debuted "Lovers With Iraqis" -- a thrashing new video from Foot Village, the Los Angeles band featuring former Denverite and musician Josh Taylor. Foot Village's typically harsh beats and party howls set a menacing tone for director Rob Heppell's visual commentary of the Abu Ghraib prison situation, complete with news clips of Donald Rumsfeld flashed between scenes of kidnapping and forced cross-dressing. Check it out below.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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