Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Swami Soundsystem: Now on Slacker

For all of you who poured a forty out when John Reis' Swami Soundsystem left the FM 94/9 airwaves, you can rejoice! You didn't really think Swami was silenced, right? Today, Slacker announced the launch of the Swami Soundsystem station. That means you can listen to John Reis' personal record collection anytime you want. I heard it took months to take his record collection and digitize it because his collection is so vast and full of rarities that you can't find anywhere else.

Here is the direct link to Slacker: (but you can find it under the Specialty stations) Anyway, I'll let the Slacker people do the talking (after the jump).

 SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM Launches on Slacker Radio New Slacker Station Features Obscure Tracks and Entertaining Monologues from Former Rocket from the Crypt Frontman John Reis SAN DIEGO – March 7, 2012 – Slacker, Inc. today launched SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio, a station programmed and hosted by the Swami himself, John Reis. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM is now available for free on all major smartphones, connected home devices and on the web at Based on his long-running San Diego radio program recognized across the nation, SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio features obscure tracks hand-selected by the Swami along with the zany monologues that John is known for. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM gives attention to unheard songs with big impact from a range of genres including punk, reggae, psychedelic, blues and soul. “I am charged by this opportunity to unchain neglected and primitive hits and unleash them on earholes around the world,” said John Reis. “I still love radio in a traditional sense. But with a few exceptions, the vast majority of radio stations have really let the music fan down. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker is the perfect place for me to create our very own universe that celebrates savage sound and praises the unsung mavericks, rebels and weirdos. Now there is an entire station, always on air, that is purely dedicated to the high water mark of lowbrow music.” Best known as the singer and guitarist from the band Rocket from the Crypt, John Reis is a musician who has played with a collection of bands throughout his career including Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and The Night Marchers. John also works as a producer and owner of his record label, Swami Records. “As a service based in San Diego, we are truly thrilled to offer SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio,” said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. “With an incredible ear for music and his recognizable personality, the Swami is a particularly entertaining way to discover new music.”

 Slacker Radio is dedicated to offering a fully customizable online radio experience that includes the most varied and compelling range of personalized content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 150 expert-programmed music stations, ABC News, personalized ESPN Sports content and live streaming programs, comedy stations, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations with new lifestyle stations, American Public Media programming and The Weather Channel updates coming soon. With a music catalog that is over ten times larger than Pandora, the leading radio competitor, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music and content discovery resource.

 About Slacker, Inc. Slacker offers the world’s most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it’s the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker’s music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more.

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