Questions about submitting material for review
Q: Does EvilSponge accept submissions?
A: You betcha.
Q: Will you review anything?
A: Well, if you are looking to submit something to us, perhaps
you should take a look around the site and see the kind of things
that we tend to enjoy.
Q: Well, I have looked around, and I think that my music is
the type of stuff you enjoy. How do I get it to you?
A: There has been some debate on this issue. PostLibyan
handles getting these things and distributing them to the various
Minions. You should email
him, and he will let you know where to send it. (As opposed
to just posting his address here, on the Internet, for all to
Q: I do a type of music not represented on your site, but I
would like to send you a review copy anyway. Will you review
A: Well, if you really want us to give it a spin, then by all
means email PostLibyan
and arrange to send your CD to him. But be warned: there are
lots of types of music NOT reviewed on this site, not because
the Minions are unaware of these styles, but rather because
none of the Minions "get into it", if you know what
i mean. For example, there is lots of Industrial Dance music
out there, and the Minions have encountered this stuff in clubs,
etc. But none of them actively go out seeking this type of music.
Hence, no reviews. You might be the most innovative Industrial
Dance artist ever, but that does not mean that you are going
to appeal to the Minions. So be forewarned: we might pan you.
Q: How long should a review of my work take?
A: That all depends on many issues. Firstly, please note that
EvilSponge is NOT any Minion's full-time job. We all work 9
to 5, and write reviews in our spare time. So if work is really
busy, a Minion might take some "time off" from EvilSponge.
Also, after Brendan has listened to your work, he will assign
a Minion to review it. Each Minion makes up his or her own schedule.
For example, suppose that you are a garage-rock band out of
Texas. You contact PostLibyan, and get him a CD. Brendan listens
to it, and decides that this is right up Tracers alley. So he
gives it to her. She listens to it and then begins formulating
a review. Then one of the servers that she administers in her
Day Job catches fire in a freak wiring accident, causing seven
months of data to be lost. Tracers works 20 hour days for three
weeks repairing the situation, during which she does not review
your CD. After the crisis is over and Tracers is well rested
again, she returns to your CD. In the meantime, however, The
Rock*A*Teens have miraculously re-united and released a disc
as strong as Baby, A Little Rain Must Fall. Tracers
will devote her attention to the RATs disc, and you will be
on the back burner.... A series of events like this might drag
on for months. But, you will eventually be reviewed. It might
take a while, but we will say something. Now, this is a "worst
case scenario". It generally takes us a month or so to
review a disc, but we just want you to know that it might take
Q: What if i really really want you to review my CD before
the release date?
A: Well, if it's that important to you we can give it the old
college try, but we make no guarantees.
Q: Do you want "press release material" as well,
or will just the CD be okay?
A: If you have "press release material" it might help
us know who you are and where you are coming from, so all by
all means enclose it. If you don't have such stuff, don't sweat
it. We can review the album without knowing anything about you.
Heck, we know very little about MOST of the artists we review....