ST. PATRICK’S DAY RADIO LAUNCHES ON SLACKER
Station Showcases Irish Music and Exclusive Commentary From Members of the Band Flogging Molly
SAN DIEGO – March 8, 2012 – Slacker, Inc. today launched St. Patrick’s Day Radio in celebration of the upcoming holiday. Hand-programmed and hosted by members of the iconic band Flogging Molly, this free station pays tribute to Irish music spanning the decades. St. Patrick’s Day Radio can be found in the Seasonal station category within all Slacker applications and at www.Slacker.com/station/St-Patricks-Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Radio on Slacker is the perfect soundtrack for St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Hundreds of hand-selected tracks are accompanied by exclusive commentary from members of Flogging Molly. Bands and artists featured on St. Patrick’s Day Radio include Sharon Shannon, Christy Moore, The Dubliners and Dropkick Murphys.
“When we were first approached about this, I thought it was your average radio interview,” said Matt Hensley, the accordionist, concertinist and pianist for Flogging Molly. “When I realized that Slacker Radio was giving me the opportunity and privilege to pick the songs I think are important for St. Patrick’s Day, I was stoked. I’m happy to share the songs I love on St. Paddy’s Day with fans of both Flogging Molly and Slacker Radio.”
“Slacker offers an unbeatable range of content that is curated and hosted by very authentic people,” said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. “The members of Flogging Molly are well-versed in Irish music of past and present, ensuring that our new St. Patrick’s Day station will create a great atmosphere for listeners’ festivities.”
St. Patrick’s Day Radio can be enjoyed anywhere that Slacker is available: on all major smartphones, the iPad, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, connected home devices including Sonos and online at www.Slacker.com. Wherever they tune in, Slacker listeners have instant access to their favorite music, artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art. On-demand access to the Slacker music library is also available with Premium Radio. To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to www.Slacker.com.
About Flogging Molly
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music. Theirs is a music of exile and rebellion, of struggle and history and protest. It’s music of a country torn down the middle, a deeply beautiful and wounded country that knows no quit, and Flogging Molly pays homage to that resolve in every note.
Nothing has mattered more to Flogging Molly than their new record, Speed of Darkness. Musically and lyrically, Flogging Molly has never sounded so mature or rousing, nor have the messages of alienation and hope behind their songs ever been so relevant. As the country struggled to stay afloat, the songs evolved in to odes to the working man and battle cries against the elite establishment that so quickly and callously cast him aside.
For more information about Flogging Molly, visit www.floggingmolly.com.
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. For additional information visit: www.Slacker.com/about.
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