Band 'Releases' New Album Via Chatroulette

from the it's-a-bit-risky-to-find... dept

By now you've probably heard of the latest internet fad, Chatroulette, which has been pretty much covered to death in the media (though, not us, until now). If, by some amazing chance, you've missed out on this, the best summary would probably be Jon Stewart's amusing take on it:
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However, the reason we're mentioning it here is that Mathew Ingram alerts us to the news that a band going by the rather catchy name of Holy Fuck has decided to leak its new album via Chatroulette. Of course, since Chatroulette is totally random, there's no way to actually find it, except by accident -- meaning you're not going to find it, and as the reporter at the link above discovered, you have a pretty high likelihood of running into something that might disgust you. Still, an amusing marketing gimmick all around.


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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2010 @ 3:15pm

    Daily Show

    That video is "not currently available in my country".

    I guess the Daily Show don't want Irish people watching their shows!

     

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    Jaws4theRevenge, Mar 15th, 2010 @ 3:21pm

    Re: Daily Show

    I'ma have to +1 the Daily Show's hatred of Irish people. Geographic restrictions are my biggest personal facepalm-inducer.

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Mar 15th, 2010 @ 3:37pm

    "In canada you get the shaft by hollywood"

    haha censorship at its finest me thinks of a secret proxy

     

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    reboog711 (profile), Mar 15th, 2010 @ 3:40pm

    It's about Time

    I've had some fun playing my guitar on Chatroulette.

    If I were in still in a band; I'd be doing live concerts this way. Get a screen recorder; put the camera on you, hit "next", and then start performing.

    Censor the "questionable" stuff (or not depending on your audience) and release as a video.

    I'm not surprised other folks are doing similar promo stuff for their music.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2010 @ 3:57pm

    Amusing marketing gimmick for who, Chatroulette or Holy fuck? Seems like better advetising for Chatroulette than Holy Fuck, not sure how it help the band if no one can find the album.

    I release stuff into the toilet everyday, good luck finding it.

     

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    Tom Landry (profile), Mar 15th, 2010 @ 4:03pm

    Never heard of it until today.

     

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    Richard (profile), Mar 15th, 2010 @ 4:59pm

    Re: Daily Show

    Same here in UK - although the programme is shown here on More 4 - and therefore available on 4OD no way of knowing when this particular clip was shown here.

    Could get it - but can't find it - daft.

     

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    Wiblur, Mar 15th, 2010 @ 7:10pm

    Never heard of chatroulette, and don't care to visit it.

     

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    {-Y, Mar 15th, 2010 @ 8:02pm

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    Captain Canuck (profile), Mar 15th, 2010 @ 11:00pm

    Re: Daily Show

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 16th, 2010 @ 12:27am

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    I always knew there was a reason i love Canuckle heads ~_^

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2010 @ 1:35pm

    Video player does not actually play a video. Masnick, please replace the video link with one that actually works properly.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Mar 21st, 2010 @ 9:50pm

    Re:

    Video player does not actually play a video. Masnick, please replace the video link with one that actually works properly.

    Sorry. Blame viacom. They only let the videos be shown in the US.

     

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    chatroulette, Aug 13th, 2010 @ 7:28am

    just another chatroulette like website: 50cams.com

     

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    trus1_m3, Oct 25th, 2010 @ 9:24pm

    chatroulette - chatshock

    This just goes to show the great potential of chatroulette's random video chat concept.

    Visit http://www.chatshock.com and you'll see

     

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