Manifesto - 2009

Greetings Dear Ones,
We as Celebration, have felt the continual growth of web culture's need for barrier-free exchange. We also feel that the traditional methods of releasing music have put too much distance between us. As we see it, the current music business model is crumbling. The birth of the MP3 has dreampt the death of the CD, and so all across the board Cd sales have dropped. What has given way is something so magical and evolutionary, that we have only begun to understand the cultural impact of this sharing. So, past the piles of broken CD cases and badly scratched, polycarbonate, rainbow discs, there lies a fantastic world of freedom--freedom to share instantly with little or no impact on the evironment, in a seemingly infinite, eternal and virtually cost free universe of the World Wide Web. This is our emancipation. Without the need for manufacturing CDs and the danse macabre of the promotional corporate machine, we can be free to release our music when and how we want--no waiting. we know nothing of the marketing world and don't care about the vampires anymore.

Our plan and experiment is to post new songs monthly, as we create and record them. Under the creative commons attribution non-commercial share alike license, all of our new music will be free to download on our new website. When we have enough music for an album, we will release it on vinyl for those who want to have something to hold. As artists we can only stand for our music, our art, our creation. So here it is--laid bare.

Some may say we are fools. If we be fools, let us be the Fool of the tarot. The Fool's card represents; a leap of faith, into the great unknown, trust in the adventure of chance, childlike enthusiasm. It is in this spirit that we are unvailing a multidemensional, interactive musical tarot deck, on our new website. We are constructing an experimental place to experience and share our musical vision with you. We strongly encourage you to blog, podcast,email and share links to our music and our site with OTHERS. This experiment is funded solely by us and those of you who choose to be part of making the music available. We've added a donation box to our website in hopes that you, our audience, can help support the artist's right to autonomy. Thank you!

So with a leap of faith and fortune, we turn the fate of our future to you. we look forward to the time and moment when we share our music with you-- it is our greatest joy.


  1. excellent. loving the new stuff so far.

  2. really, really awesome of yall. infinite kudos!

  3. this is amazing

  4. I'd thank Beach House personally for showing me this. But since I don't know them, I wish you do it for me.

    This is some really beautiful music. "What's This Magical?" feels so grand in so many ways "The Modern Tribe" was and wasn't. I can't wait to see this unfold.

  5. someone in Ann Arbor who loves CelebrationApril 12, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you've done so far and look forward to loving all that is to come.
    Love from someone in Ann Arbor who - loves you all.