Welcome to the new virtual home of Saustex. This site is still in the beta stage while new pages are being added and built to replace our old site, saustexmedia.com, although we will retain the old address and in the future it will redirect to this site. You might also be getting redirected to this site from other domains we own.
Why the change? There are a few different reasons. The main objective is to streamline the "Saustex Experience" and gather it one place. I (Jeff Smith, owner of Saustex) am forced to wear many different hats as the driving force of what is pretty much a one-man shop. I would love to pay someone to take care of all this for me, but the money simply isn't there much of the time. And the dinosaur in the logo isn't just something for small kids to point at and laugh. It is emblematic of everything I am. I have stodgy tatstes and I am slow to change. It has only been about a decade since I learned to use e-mail and I've been forced to learn do other things like throw up websites in the time since. I grew up in an era where people were accustomed to paying for music and had some appreciation for the pleasure it added to their lives. Music, like everything else in this world, has been become heavily commodified, and that represents a big problem for people like myself when anyone can share, borrow or steal, whatever you wish to call it, any song or album with almost no effort and little or no remorse. I'm not going to turn this disclaimer into a forum about how I think a lot of the new music out there is soul-less and not very good. That's life. Things change. You adapt. You move on. Or you do like me: you come out of the 1980's after a long slumber, kicking and screaming and attempt to preserve the things you love and promote the new things you find that speak to you in the hope that enough people will agree with you and say "Yeah, this stuff does matter. I can feel the difference."
But I digress. The old website looks like it was designed by a monkey, lacking in overall continuity and architecture. I am having a pretty hard time imagining anyone will be upset by the change. I welcome your feedback as long as it's loud and positive.
saustexmedia (at) aol (dot) com
And be aware that if you purchase anything from this site or the old website you will get a free CD copy of "Sample This" - the 2012 Saustex label sampler with 2 tracks each from El Pathos, Glambilly, Pinata Protest, Churchwood, Los # 3 Dinners, The Copper Gamins, Chief Fuzzer, T. Tex Edwards, Snowbyrd and the Gay Sportscasters.
Keep coming back, I hope to add some new features in the near future to keep you engaged and entertained. Cheers, JS
And check out the fabulous new Glambilly video for "Body In Plastic" from their "White BBQ Sauce" album....