Although this is only his fourth commercial release, Mike Colin has been writing, recording and releasing music for 23 years now as a Do It Yourself Music Artist. " I was inspired by a lot of the great D.I.Y. bands of the time that I was a teenager. Hardcore bands including Black Flag and Dead Kennedys as well as hip hop groups like N.W.A. and all the Rap-a-Lot Records stuff, as well as local Denver bands such as The Fluid and Warlock Pinchers all contributed to my do it yourself outlook." Mike continues "I like Island Def Jam Digital Distribution and Tunecore because it is essentially do it yourself and so I guess nothings changed for me in some ways."
There will be no music video for "Blood Bank" as Mike has decided to return to not make making music videos. "I had a little success with the four I put up on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/
As "Blood Bank" makes it's way through the system it will become available at every online music store imaginable, but until then it can be listened to at Bandcamp (http://mikecolin.bandcamp.com).
A final thought from Mike Colin : "In this time when Madonna is re-emerging as Material Girl 2012 why not revisit the 1980's Do It Yourself stuff as well? All I know is that except for the internet and smart phones 2012 is pretty much like 1985 anyway."