Cabaret Voltaire is living proof that technology is best entrusted to people who...– Leland on “Drinking Gasoline,” October 1985. (via thediscography) (via postpunk)
The Chameleons (UK) - Don’t Fall ...
cherry-waves: Echo & The Bunnymen - Watch...
I strongly recommend that you read Norman... →
perpetua: Norman was a member of Texas Is The Reason, and his band went through a similar situation in terms of being courted by major labels who seduced buzzed-about bands with very unrealistic claims. Some additional Jonathan Fire*Eater odds and ends: If you were curious about Erin Norris, the band’s dominatrix-publicist, here’s an old article about her in CMJ New Music Monthly. If you go...
some quick thoughts on how music retailing should...
excuse this stream-of-consciousness style post and any grammar or spelling errors. - we need to be able to buy music directly from our mobile phones. It would be great if it could be purchased and then have the bill routed to our mobile provider, so say I fire up my blackberry, and purchase an album, that album shows up on my t-mobile bill at the end of the billing cycle. Now how the label,...
Spotify says Q3 US launch claims are wide of the... →
you heard it here first Here’s a puzzling thing. Financial news site Bloomberg has published a story – since picked up by other sites – claiming that Spotify “aims to start U.S. operations in the third quarter”. It’s based on an interview with the company’s Paul Brown, but nowhere in the piece is he actually quoted as nailing down a specific quarter for the US launch. So we asked Spotify’s...
Wow this sounds good...
The Stoics - Hate b/w Enough of What I Need 1967 Texas garage / punk !!!! holy fucking shit… for any vinyl collectors out there… I’m very anxious to see how much this ends up going for
dearcoketalk: What is the best advice you have ever been given? Always do what makes for a better story. I figured this out for myself around 2000 when I was in college. I haven’t been the same since. It kinda ties in with one of my other favorites, “Better to regret something you did to than something you didn’t”. Life is short, make every moment count.
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Cédric Delsaux – StArt Wars. →
This isn’t music related at all, and I can’t read the language, but there are some more awesome pieces to find at the link above.
Spotify Says It's Finally Coming To America By End... →
rebjukebox: (via yvynyl) Don’t get too excited yet. The article states: “We’re buying server space in random parts of the states and there are licensing discussions too,” SVP Paul Brown told Bloomberg The licensing is THE crucial thing preventing Spotify from launching here… the discussions have been going on for awhile already. Until I hear that the licensing...
johnpeelsfestive50: cherry-waves: Echo And The...
Bloodbuzz Ohio: free download from The National →
I love new thinking when it comes to music marketing & promotion. Personally I am a big fan of the ‘free download in exchange for email address’ strategy that is quickly becoming a standard industry practice. If you think about it, it’s a phenomenal deal - you get a free track and all you have to do is give them an email address (no-one says it has to be the one that you use...
Here’s another great new band with a lot of promise. They’re called Hurts - yeah, thats right. Hurts. They kinda remind me of the Pet Shop Boys - its two good-looking male brits doing synth pop, although Hurts is quite a bit darker. They’re on a black & white, french new wave visual kick, which is cool. They don’t have much out there, even their website is...
Why Blog ?
I have had mixed feelings about blogging over the years. For one thing, I wasn’t really crazy about the blogging “platform” - I felt it was cannibalizing actual websites (I still think this) and taking away from the experience of visiting a well-designed and maintained website. This gave way to the next problem - it made updating a website and posting content so easy that...
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Label of Love: 4AD
“I remember being young and hearing music and thinking, ‘I didn’t know music could do that’ Guardian published a great article today about 4AD, one of the most influential and highly respected indie labels ever. I highly recommend reading it. In terms of indies’, 4AD has it all - a great story, a knack for discovering talent, incredible releases, a funky...
The rock star dream is gone
I found this article in my RSS feed today. In summary, one of the guys that founded the popular bittorrent site “The Pirate Bay” did a live web-conference at SXSW today, where he discussed among other things, music and the effects of piracy. Here’s a pull-quote: “Joining a SXSW panel via webconference from Sweden, Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde downplayed the damages...
GooGoo for GaGa
Nice outfit These days Lady Gaga seems to be everywhere. She’s had a slew of huge hit singles, a mega debut album followed by a pieced-together, rushed-to-market EP meant to cash-in on the momentum of the first, tons of tv appearances, magazine covers, and general media buzz and attention. From pop-radio to upscale nightclubs, from the LGBT crowd to the hipster blog syndicate, it seems...
Legal MP3 download - Ariel Pink "Round and Round"
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti are the latest band to sign to 4AD, which I previously mentioned is one of my favorite labels. I absolutely love this band and I absolutely love this song (still up for debate is my feeling about the artwork - see below). Preview it below, and if you want your own mp3 copy just enter your email address to sign up for their mailing list. Note this is the official...
Live review: The Big Pink @ the El Rey
NOTE - This is gonna be a really bad show review. When I go out to a show I am going to check-out the band and experience the music. It didn’t even occur to me that I could write about this for my blog until the day after the show, so forgive the style of the review. I wasn’t experiencing it with the intent of writing about it and now that I try to come up with the words it seems...
Love the branding / image / look. Marketable as all hell, but her voice isn’t that distinctive. The songs fail to impress, but I’m curious to see how this develops. It’s like La Roux meets Ke$ha (no I won’t even link to her). http://www.myspace.com/kaymusik
Classic song (plus video): Siouxsie and the...
Following the footsteps of a red dawn dance - we are entranced… Spellbound!
Good shit: We Have Band "Divisive"
a pleasant surprise this morning… I dig it - check em out: We Have Band
New MGMT album "Congratulations" cover artwork
I think this is brilliant - some people may see through this as a gimmick to actually buy the hard CD, which it likely is - but the point is that its a GREAT gimmick and I have believed in this idea for awhile. I always loved actually getting a CD and going through the experience of opening it, getting into the artwork and liner notes, really the “whole” of the CD buying...
Classic Music Moment: DFA 1979 on Conan O' Brien's...
death from above 1979 I remember watching this air originally sometime around ‘04-‘05. I knew of the band but wasn’t really crazy about them - I think they were still called just Death From Above at the time (they would later have to add-in the 1979 to avoid confusion with the record label, and it was often abbreviated as DFA 1979). Then I saw this performance which really...