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Fairuza tweets: “I have a piece in a group show called “mix tape” on August 4th in LA.”

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A personal letter from Fairuza

I have to say, seeing Fairuza enter the social networks and opening her own, proper website has been fantastic. Finally, we get a glimpse into her life and what she’s up to, and not only that, we can even communicate with her about it, and her with us. The days of having a staff of people answer hand-written letters is long past, and just shooting off a question or comment to on Facebook or Twitter is the new reality.

That said, Fairuza is, perhaps, a sentimentalist. You’ll know that I ordered the limited edition copy of her new single a few weeks back, but what you may not know is that the printing is running a bit late (Ru admitted to being a bit of a perfectionist). So what does Ru do? Tweet it? Blog it? No, she sent me a beautiful, hand-written letter in an equally beautiful, hand-sealed envelope.

The envelope first came in another, bigger and more anonymous white envelope, postmarked in California.

In the letter, Fairuza thanked me for ordering her record and expressed her wish to sometime get to visit the home country of Ingmar Bergman (the famous Swedish director). She also thanked me for supporting her work and her artistic¬†endeavors. I hereby thank her for being such a thoughtful and caring person to send personal letters to fans in this manner, when she no doubt has tons of important stuff to do already (I also made sure to thank her on Twitter), and I’m absolutely certain if she only had the addresses, she’d thank everyone in this community for continually supporting her.

Fairuza’s new single now on iTunes!

If you haven’t already, go check out Fairuza’s new single, “Stormwinds”. It’s available on iTunes or Amazon for next-to-nothing. Or, you can do as I’ve done, and order a limited edition signed copy of the single from Fairuza.com.

I’ve listened to the song a few times today, and I can tell you it’s absolutely fantastic. Ru’s characteristic voice softly floating above a layer of deep, deep bass and muted drums perfectly match her strong, almost visual lyrics. I could describe it all day, but it’s ultimately useless. Just listen to it yourselves, that’s what music is for.

Armed Love Militia

According to posts from Ms. Balk on Facebook this is the name of her band whose single, she says, is being “being mixed as we speak”,¬† will be “not what folks expect” (after the joy of her track on the Humboldt County soundtrack, I’m rather hoping she goes straight at psychobilly) and will be available on her official site when it launches

U P D A T E: Fairuza.com is now live and it’s shop includes a preorder offer for the Armed Love Militia single “Stormwinds”. It is described as “a limited edition art piece, and will eventually be part of a complete album concept.”¬† The run is 500 pieces signed and numbered by Ru herself. So if you want one, don’t hesitate long. A digital download is promised “at a later date.”