(Hypebot) — A funny thing happened last week with the new Tool album” says Coalition Independent Music Stores (CIMS) executive director Michael Bunnell, “indie retail had an old-school moment.”
“Yes, the Tool release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years. And the whole experience spoke volumes about the fact that the buying public still has uber-fans who will rush to pay their hard-earned money for an artist they believe in and care about. Physical retail still matters, and if the content is good and the packaging is carefully considered, anything can happen.”
“Now, how do we get that word out to artists and managers who for some unknown reason have abandoned the physical art form?” asks Bunnell.
As of Thursday, the new Tool CD “Fear Inoculum” was also the #1 new release on Amazon.