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James Land is a Minnesota-based musician combining impressionistic folk-rock w/ with dance beats and low-fi ambience. The main influences are Beck, King Tubby and John Lennon...

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There comes a time in some music projects when a new direction is needed. Such is the case now with "James Land".

This website -- and some social media profiles -- will remain online ... Any future 'news' will be posted on the Twitter account. It's been a great learning experience, and we appreciate the support along the way.

In the future, all energies will be focused into a new band project: Miles Island. Check out milesisland.net for more information.

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We've recently learned that "4 Guitar" was used in an episode of "UFC Ultimate Insider"! About 40 seconds was heard in "Moraga; Ellenberger; Carmouche; Andrade" (Season 2 Episode 222), which first aired on 7/23/2013.

There is no simple way to view this episode, but it includes "A look at how wrestling saved John Moraga from a life on the streets of Phoenix". That sounds like the kind of affecting story that "4 Guitar" was made for.

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In early 2014, it was learned that "4 Guitar" was heard on MTV's "Catfish The TV Show"! About 20 seconds was used in "Joe & Kari Ann" (Season 1 Episode 7), which aired on 6/16/2013. More about this episode can be found on the IMDb website. There is no free streaming option anymore, but it can still be seen on Hulu.

About 10 seconds were also apparently found in Season 2, Episode 3 of A&E Network's "Monster In-Laws"! The episode, "Beautii Is a Beast", aired first on June 4, 2012. There is also no free streaming now, but it can be seen at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088WGI2G/.

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'4 Guitar' Appears on 365 Music Project

With absolutely no promotion, "4 Guitar" was featured on the Minneapolis website 365musicproject.org. Brandy blogs about local culture and highlights a *lot* of great music, while adding personal stories about anything and everything!  It's a fascinating blog, and we're psyched to have been found there.

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James Land's CD "After the Fact" has been added to the libraries of 2 college radio stations around Central Minnesota & the Twin Cities.  They are:

 

Both stations are playing selected tracks during their local music shows:

On KVSC-FM:  "The Area" with host John Drake from 7 - 10 p.m. every Monday
On WRFW-FM: "Local Bent" with host Elliot Novak each Monday from 3 - 5 p.m.

We'd like to thank these stations for supporting our local music!

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James Land's song “Time To Go” from the album After the Fact has been chosen for rotation on the Alternative/Indie Unsigned & DIY radio station on Yahoo! Music!

Yahoo! Music is one of the most popular internet radio platforms, with millions of listeners each day. Check it out at: http://new.music.yahoo.com/launchcast/

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August 3, 2010

Overall Rating: 3.33 (out of 5)

"An overall rating of 3.33 stars means this release is above average and stands out compared to most of the music we hear. A few areas could be stronger, but this is definitely a good release and you should be proud. You’re on the cusp of greatness and we think that with some hard work, you’ll get even better."

"We rarely tag a release as unique, so you should be proud. We hear stuff going on here that sounds fresh and isn't common. You clearly have a vision and you've started to realize it on your recordings. Keep up the good work."

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