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King Baldwin Drops First Album, Music for Unsafe Sex

(Vocus/PRWEB) May 20, 2011

King Baldwin, an indie rock band based in San Francisco, has just put out their first album, Music for Unsafe Sex. The title reflects how the tracks feel: funky, dark and naughty. Its now available for listening pleasure on iTunes, Amazon, or through links on the bands website at http://www.kingbaldwin.com/.

King Baldwins core members include Alexander Eccles, lead singer, and Gabe Turow, Afro-beat percussionist and maker of ceramic instruments. Eccles and Turow wanted to make an album that was fresh, creative, and (lacking anything resembling a budget) cheap.

Music for Unsafe Sex includes songs like Ron Jeremy, a minimalist exploration of the special education teacher and classical pianist who repeatedly rose to become the legendary adult film superstar. There is also a song about being cryogenically frozen, a morality piece about a naughty secretary, and a mantra-like tune named In the Evening that features Turow playing an electric, ceramic kalimba he made himself.

The album also contains “Mega Man” (a song about the video game hero with lyrics the band says they struggled with to make “not too stupid”), an Ethiopian horror-funk tribute to Dawn of the Dead, an experimental tune called Muted-Low Lullaby and a bluesy closing number named Muse, which Eccles said lyrically addresses the consternation of what-the-hell genre I should write in.

Picking a genre is always tricky for King Baldwin. It is the most cohesive album Ive ever made, said Eccles. But its still all over the place.

In line with their zero-cost approach, they didnt use an expensive studio. Instead, they just used their crappy microphones in a homegrown studio in their Ocean Beach apartment. They also passed files through email. They sent their tracks to various musicians, like bassist Jared Milos, who would track over them and return their tracks in email.

Something that bears a true imprint is usually made by an amateur. Its a labor of love, not whatever a label wants you do, said Eccles. Besides, unless youre Radiohead, people arent going to be listening for the fidelity of the high hat or anything.

Tackling the album design was challenging, as Eccles and Turow wanted something that referenced the glaring title while remaining somehow classy and subtle. The final image, created by Pixar’s Liz Seibert, features the iconic “King Baldwin” figure, this time in silhouette and holding a cartoonish lit bomb.

For more information about Music for Unsafe Sex or anything to do with King Baldwin, call them at 415-302-8291 or visit them on the web at http://www.kingbaldwin.com.

About King Baldwin

King Baldwin is a San Francisco indie rock band that writes catchy, funky, dark, melodic art-rock. The band currently features Alexander on keyboards and vocals, Gabe Turow on percussion and vocals, and Jared Milos on bass, along with a galaxy of amazing local pros who guest on recordings and at live shows.

King Baldwin performs at well-known San Francisco clubs like Bottom of the Hill, Hotel Utah, Boom Boom Room and Cafe du Nord. A YouTube music video of their hit song “Adult Movie Theatre” can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmR99I8hR-I.


National Holdings Corporation Replaces SonicWALL with OpenDNS Enterprise at 13 Locations

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

OpenDNS, the sector’s largest and fastest-growing supplier of web security and DNS services and products that deliver a safer, quicker and extra intelligent web expertise to everyone, lately introduced national Holdings service provider (NHLD) is the use of OpenDNS undertaking, the favourite solution of businesses of all sizes that require an easy-to-handle, scalable safety answer. national Holdings organisation, which helps over 1,000 impartial advisors, brokers, traders, sales friends and strengthen personnel handle their holdings, chosen OpenDNS enterprise for lightweight internet filtering and malware protection.


prior to deploying OpenDNS enterprise, NHLD was once the usage of SonicWALL for web filtering but found the option to be heavy and cumbersome with a bent to bottleneck visitors and decelerate the internet. The workforce at NHLD was once looking for a lightweight and less sophisticated way to filter internet traffic and maintain the network running fast. additionally, the group was making an attempt to curtail malware via a complicated manual system that involved consistent scanning and a spotlight. the suitable new security solution would let NHLDs IT workforce to proactively stop malware.

NHLD selected OpenDNS endeavor for a lot of causes. First, a very easy-to-setup trial of the provider proved that it does precisely what it claims. second, a couple of features together with Block page Bypass, custom-made black/whitelists and electronic mail notifications make internet filtering administration and reporting a breeze. 1/3, as a result of net filtering categories and malicious domains lists are up to date in actual time during the cloud, the NHLD IT group no longer has to worry about spending time on software enhancements or manual updates. finally, OpenDNS enterprise allowed NHLD to add a scalable layer of proactive internet security for an extraordinarily low complete price of ownership.


OpenDNS enterprise is the proper platform to perform internet filtering and malware safety as the DNS-based provider has little-to-no installation necessities for all our systems, said William Silliman, Chief expertise Officer for nationwide Holdings agency. We went from an online filtering answer that was once cumbersome and slowed web services to an answer that works at the pace of the internet.


OpenDNS undertaking also deals a layer of proactive, preventative malware protection for NHLD. Silliman explains, OpenDNS malware safety is straightforward, light-weight and correct. It seamlessly integrates with our current architecture, and management is some distance much less complex than other options.

past internet safety, OpenDNS also solves some other essential downside for NHLD. prior to deploying OpenDNS undertaking, the disbursed group was once experiencing inconsistent internet performance across its multiple places, which got DNS resolution from quite a few completely different web carrier providers (ISPs). Silliman shares that OpenDNSs DNS service, the platform that the companys internet safety options are constructed on, is, stellar, quick and world, liberating up our IT crew from troubleshooting DNS decision issues.

The far flung management functionality of OpenDNS undertaking allows the NHLD workforce to log in from any place, on any web-linked tool. As Silliman explains, in the past, our group had to use an SSL VPN to log into our corporate web page, then into the server, then into the provider, before ultimately making a transformation. Now, they only log into the carrier from a smartphone and deal with considerations head-on.


Silliman concluded: OpenDNS enterprise simply works. in addition to liberating up my IT groups time, it has additionally diminished our blood drive. I always counsel it.


About OpenDNS&#thirteen;

OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of internet safety and DNS services, enabling the sector to connect with the web with confidence on any instrument, anyplace, any time. OpenDNS provides millions of companies, colleges and households with a safer, faster and extra shrewd web expertise by using defending them from malicious web threats and offering them keep watch over over how customers navigate the web, whereas dramatically increasing the community’s overall efficiency and reliability. For extra details about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com.

About national Holdings service provider&#thirteen;

With expected annual revenues of roughly $ a hundred thirty million for the fiscal yr 2012 and over 1,000 unbiased advisors, brokers, traders, sales associates and strengthen personnel, the company is a leading impartial consultant and broker products and services firm. because the migration of economic advisors from conventional wire properties, similar to Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley to independent Advisors and Brokers, such because the company and LPL monetary hastens, the corporate’s open architecture, excessive pay-out proportion, high tier compliance, supervision and operations are horny to these advisors and brokers who need their independence but in addition want the give a boost to and product choices of a bigger firm.

national Holdings organization is a maintaining company for national Securities business enterprise, vFinance Investments, Inc., equity Station, Inc., national Asset administration, Inc., and nationwide insurance business enterprise. nationwide Securities, vFinance and EquityStation are dealer-sellers registered with the Securities and exchange commission (“SEC”), and contributors of FINRA and SIPC. national Securities and vFinance are additionally contributors of the NFA. national Asset administration is a federally-registered investment adviser. nationwide insurance provides a full array of mounted insurance merchandise to its purchasers. For more data, please consult with our web sites at http://www.nationalsecurities.com and http://www.vfinance.com.



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