Epitonic is back from the dead! The new web site needs a lot of work, but wholly cow! They’re back! They’re selling music now too so who knows, maybe they’ll keep both feet out of the grave this time. Independent music rocks. We need more sites like Epitonic hoofing indie music.
blogeditor 04/07/2006 21:17
When Epitonic was founded way back in 1999, mp3 was still a vaguely exotic format, next to nobody was buying music online, and the iPod was only a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye. A lot has changed since then, as music fans have become exponentially more sophisticated about and comfortable with discovering and purchasing music online.
What has not changed is the relevance of a site like this one, which offers a friendly, enthusiastic, and discerning filter for the massive agglomeration of music on the Web. You need a friend in the wilderness, and that’s what we hope we can be for you, whether you’re a longtime user or you just stumbled across the site for the first time.
If you fall into the former camp, you’re doubtless aware that Epitonic has had its troubles staying afloat over the years, as the silence of the site over the past year and a half surely shows. But we still love what we do, and we know there are a lot of you out there who do too, and so we’ve made an effort not just to come back, but to come back better than ever.
As you can see, we’ve got a completely new look, as well as some new features, including the Epitonic player and the ability to purchase albums. We’re also rolling out new kinds of editorial in the Epicenter, and we’ve added this space, where we’ll keep you abreast of all the latest new from the world of independent music.
As always with site redesigns, there are bound to be hiccups. We invite you to take a look around and let us know if you spot any bugs or opportunities for improvement by emailing us at email@example.com.