German Band Goes Ringtone-Only
By Carlo Longino, Fri Apr 30 15:15:00 GMT 2004

Eschewing vinyl, tapes and CDs, the German band Super Smart have released an album only as ringtones.

The band is on GoFresh Mobile Music, which bills itself as the first mobile music label in Europe. Super Smart's album, Panda Babies, is available as 8 ringtones from their Web site.

Super Smart's idea is probably a little ahead of its time, though it's not the first foray into mobile-only music -- I seem to remember a Finnish band several years ago releasing a single only as a ringtone. But it's doubtful Super Smart is going to find much lasting success, not because of their medium, but because their music is, well, pretty bad.