Čikāgas Piecīši catalog now available for download

What’s on your iPod? What, you don’t have the complete Čikāgas Piecīši catalog?! Now you can, thanks to Platforma Music. The Rīga-based recording company is offering digital downloads of all Piecīši albums.

Platforma announced the availability of the MP3 files on Dec. 17, just weeks after the legendary Latvian-American band completed a November tour of Latvia—complete with a Nov. 18 concert in Rīga.

Single songs cost 47 santīms and full albums cost LVL 4.72.

Ten albums ranging from the 1963 debut Čikāgas Piecīši sveicina to this year’s retrospective compilation Čikāgas Piecīšu zelts are already online. Platforma promises that an album of children’s stories and other recordings will soon follow.

Platforma’s television commercial featuring the group can be viewed on YouTube.

For a look back on the history of Čikāgas Piecīši, see Egils Kaljo’s article from November 2007.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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