Indie rockers The Spinto Band conquer Myxer.com!

Holy crap, the home page over Myxer.com has been commandeered by the brilliant indie rockers The Spinto Band! These Delaware-based fellows crank out infectious, friendly, poppy beats — and they’ve brought their cheer to Myxer with today’s Pick of the Day, “Pumpkins & Paisley.” Check it out!

There’s even more from The Spinto Band at Myxer … and be sure to check out the band’s website and Myspace page for even more information about these high-spirit indie trailblazers!

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“The Office” star Rainn Wilson has new movie, podcast, ringtones

We love the NBC show The Office — in the world according to MINE, it’s the funniest show on TV. One of our favorite characters, nerdly Dwight, is a hoot. The paper salesman digs Battlestar Galactica, is an uber science-fiction geek … and is a social trainwreck. While we MINERS idolize geeks of the highest magnitude (we’re all armed with +4 Spectacles of Vulcan Knowledge here at MINE HQ), we don’t want to be Dwight.

But damn, do we want to be Rainn Wilson, the guy who plays him.

Wilson is starring in a new film debuting next week called The Rocker. He plays Robert “Fish” Fishman, a rock and roll drummer who, back in the 1980s, was on the cusp of superstardom — but was booted from the band. While his band Vesuvius roared to the top of the charts, Fish was doomed to an anonymous office life for the next 20 years. Until his nephew’s band needs a drummer to play at the 2008 high school prom….

The movie looks like hella fun, and to celebrate its release, MINE’s sister site Myxer.com has posted official (and awesome!) ringtones and wallpapers you can download to your phone. And while getting paid to beat on drums for a comedic movie is one reason (of many) that we’re courting a serious bout of Rainn Envy, it doesn’t compare to Wilson’s latest project, the video podcast “Book Chat.”

Book Chat

Book Chat

Book Chat — found here in iTunes — is Wilson at his funniest. But what astounds us geeks is the living legend he’s interviewing for the show: former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash. Book nerd Wilson does everything wrong in these interviews (making them absolutely right), as he mistakes Slash for Maya Angelou, asks the guitarist to create a theme song for the show, commands Slash to read with a more “manly” voice, and much more.

Slash resorts to physical violence. It’s brilliant stuff.

Dig this link for a peek at one of Wilson’s Book Chat episodes, titled “London” over at the MINE blog … and be sure to check out the podcast, ringtones and upcoming The Rocker flick!

–J.C. Hutchins

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Indie rocker truly “mobilized” by Myxer.com

As you Myxer faithful know, Myxer.com is the biggest and best place to find ad-supported (that means free, homes) content for your mobile phone. Our motto is “Go with it!”, and when users zip content to their phones, we call that being “mobilized by Myxer.”

Well, meet indie musician Matthew Ebel. (He’s a handsome devil, ain’t he?) The Boston-based rocker is literally Going with it and being “mobilized” in a way we’ve never seen before. Ebel — who’s known for his spunky, fun rock tunes (his bio proclaims he’s a “space pirate captain that takes his fans and friends beyond the mundane” … and we totally agree with that) — recently gave a shout on his blog that Myxer couldn’t resist.

Since Ebel is spending the summer rocking the residents on Block Island, Rhode Island, he needed some wheels to get around. But he also wanted to make a difference, and not use a gas-guzzler for his island-based travels. “I want to show this island a better way to get around than the usual single-occupant SUV,” he wrote in the post. “You can help me make it happen! Most people won’t want to bike everywhere like I do, but I want to introduce them to an electric bike conversion kit.”

Ebel asked for corporate sponsorshop to snag the kit, and Myxer.com rose to the challenge. Behold, the first video Ebel created about his soon-to-be-constructed electric bicycle:

Ebel will be posting updates about the “Myxercycle” on his blog in the weeks ahead. (Now if we can just get him a spandex suit that says MYXERMAN, he can give the Dark Knight a run for his money.) It’s a cool story of an independent musician not only caring about the environment, but giving a holler to the community for support.

Even cooler than the Myxercycle is Ebel’s music itself. His music is a fun blur of rock and pop, with intelligent lyrics. Check out free samples of his music here, and dig his Myxer Artist page. There, you can snag some ad-supported (that’s free, homes) ringtones based on his songs.

Finally, click the link below to listen to — and download! — the title track of Ebel’s latest album, “Goodbye Planet Earth.” It’s free!

Matthew Ebel – “Goodbye Planet Earth”

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Vampire takeover: “Lost Boys” ringtones at Myxer.com

“One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires….”
–Grandpa, The Lost Boys

Waaay back in 1987, a low-budget vampire flick called The Lost Boys grabbed America by the … ah … veins and became a bona-fide pop culture phenom. Starring the Coreys (Feldman and Haim) and Keifer “I’m now a god starring in 24” Sutherland, the movie was a scary, fun and funny romp into the (un)lives of bloodsuckers and the teenagers tasked to hunt them.

Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer – except 10 years before Buffy was a glimmer in creator Joss Whedon’s eye.

Now, 21 years later, Lost Boys: The Tribe will be unleashed on video tomorrow … and Myxer is the exclusive provider for The Tribe ringtones and wallpapers for your mobile phone. All the content is ad-supported (read: free), and up for grabs right now at the site.

The sequel takes us to the shady surf city of Luna Bay, where vampire surfers murder anyone who crosses their path. When shy girl Nicole unwittingly drinks the blood of a vampire, her brother Chris must locate and destroy the gang’s Head Vampire before his sister’s transformation is complete. There’s gobs of references to characters from the original film, and the best part — “Holy ***! The attack of Eddie Munster!” —  features appearances from The Lost Boys actors the Coreys, and Jamison Newlander.

We’re stoked for its release, as the original Lost Boys was a vamp flick that most definitely did not suck. Check out the free mobile content at Myxer, and get ready for Lost Boys: The Tribe coming to video tomorrow!

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“Games” section gets an upgrade!

Myxer Games section

Myxer Games section

Greetings, loyal MyxerFans — there is some excellent news on the mobile games front, and we wanted to share it with you ASAP.

We just fixed a bug within our Games section, which has probably affected a great many of you for the better. Thanks to Myxer’s genius TechTeamâ„¢, folks using the mobile carriers mentioned below should check out our games section — we’ve updated our delivery system for these carriers, which means you might be able to snag gobs of ad-supported (read: free!) games for your phone:

  • Sprint
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobiles (some, but not all, handsets are supported)

You’ve probably been using Myxer long enough to know that we’re committed to improving our service and delivery. To do that, we need your feedback! Please leave comments here on the blog if you have either a good or bad experience downloading games to your phone. Thanks!

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