We are more than open to playing underground, unsigned bands from anywhere in the world. We prefer you mail us a CD. Our address is;
The Last Exit for the Lost
7762 Rock River Road
Interlaken, NY 14847
We do accept MP3 files, however they must be at least 192 bit files, we WILL NOT play anything at a lower bitrate.
You can upload stuff straight to our dropbox. And please e-mail us to let us know that you have uploaded something and tell us who you are.
Ripping and Uploading Instructions
I realize that not everyone knows how to do this, so for those that need it, here are the tools for you to do that as easily as possible. First, download the old version of Audiograbber and the MP3 plugin HERE.
Audio Grabber, is a free program, and very easy to use. The newer version is not as simple however.
Once you have installed both (and make sure you uncheck the optional software which will just clutter your browser), click on the MP3 button. The only setting that needs to be changed is in the bitrate box. Select Constant Bitrate, and then move the slider to 192 or above. The higher the bitrate, the better the sound quality and the bigger the file. 192 is about CD quality though, and usually sufficent.
The last step is to click on settings, then up top you can select where you want the files to go. The default is your My Music folder. You can also change what the file name consists of here if you want, but leaving it alone is fine as well, so there is nothing that HAS to be changed here.
Now just put your CD in, add in the song titles, and make sure you do that, no one wants an album with no song titles. Just click twice and change the name. If your CD has CD text, try the CD pulldown and 'get titles from CD Text', and it should fill it in. Correct what you need to, and then click GRAB. It will convert your files quickly and in high quality. It will also keep the settings if you want to convert anything else in the future.
Now, although e-mailing a few songs is usually ok, we do prefer a full album, with artwork where possible. If you have cool artwork, there is a good chance we will talk about it on the air.
Ok, so once you have a folder with your album in it, right click, and select Send To and Compressed Folder (in windows anyways). That will give you one file with your album in it. Now go get a free Dropbox account (or if you have a preferred upload method, use that). Dropbox allows you to just place that file in the dropbox folder and it will upload it to their server. By right clicking on it, and going to Dropbox you can get the URL for that file. Then e-mail it to us, or anyone else you want to send the album to.