Entries from June 2008

Apocalyptic Photos from the Decline of the Recording Industry

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Apocalyptic Photos from the Decline of the Recording Industry

wow! I went to my childhood Tower Records store the week before it closed. It was thrilling and sad at the same time. I bought $150 of crap I probably didn’t need. After a decade of spending thousands there on crap I probably didn’t need, it somehow felt right.

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Liz Phair on Guyville

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Liz Phair on Guyville

I really was in Guyville. When I went back to the documentary, the one unifying thing with the guys is, they all talk a really long time, and then I get a tiny little word in edgewise. They were all like, “This is what’s good,” “This is what you should like,” and I was like, […]

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Chris Martin is not a rock god, duh

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chris Martin is not a rock god, duh

I’m a little slow getting around to this, but I just re-read it and laughed the whole way through: Meathead over at Buddyhead rips Rolling Stone and Coldplay’s Chris Martin a new one. Easy targets, I realize, but they were both asking for it. For RS to call Chris Martin a rock god is more […]

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Why, Sweden, Why?

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Why, Sweden, Why?

Spin tackles the Swedish Pop. (via)

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Listen to the music, let it sellout.

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Listen to the music, let it sellout.

“From the absurdly elaborate pivoting, platform-raising box, to the black fabric wrap (which looked blue to our camera), to the faux-LP liner, to Peter Saville’s signature etched in foam, they clearly did Joy Division justice on this one.” WTF?!

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New Trail of Dead in early ’09, less corporate, more indie

June 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After its acrimonious departure from Interscope Records, replete with the requisite blog-style rant outing label-head Jimmy Iovine for his alleged philandering habits, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead is gearing up for its sixth long-player. Scheduled for a January 2009 release, the as-yet-untitled record will reside on the band’s own imprint, […]

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RETRO: The Creatures “Right Now” on Tops of the Pops

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on RETRO: The Creatures “Right Now” on Tops of the Pops

Two-thirds of the core of Siouxsie and The Banshees performing the jaunty, jazzy “Right Now” off The Wild Things EP on Tops of the Pops as The Creatures in 1983. Sioux is all dolled up, if a little bored by the staid atmosphere of TOTP. This EP is well worth tracking down, but for the […]

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Nine Inch Nails release Google Earth map of downloads for The Slip

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Nine Inch Nails release Google Earth map of downloads for The Slip

1.4 million people downloaded NIN’s The Slip since its release on May 5, 2008. And this Google Earth rendering is a snazzy way to present the numbers. For old schoolers, you can pre-order the limited (well, if quarter of a million is “limited”) physical version here. Gatefold vinyl version out August 5.

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Prince goes ape shit. again.

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Prince goes ape shit. again.

What is his deal? And why do people keep provoking him? Can’t Thom Yorke talk some sense in to him?

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Radiohead as Thesis

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Radiohead as Thesis

Taking “Everything in its Right Place” as the basis for a thesis project, a student has created an interactive “breakdown of the technology behind a song from one of music’s sonically obscure albums.” (via)

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The Faint devolve into The Passives

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Faint devolve into The Passives

Not sure what’s happened to The Faint since the genius of Blank Wave Arcade, but they’ve managed to consistently underwhelm on all subsequent releases.  Sure there are a few good tracks on Danse Macabre and Wet From Birth, but if the new track, “The Geeks Were Right” is any indication, Fasciination isn’t exactly charting unexplored […]

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Fruity Inspiration

June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fruity Inspiration

Cookthink ponders the intersection of Fruit and Music. Does the strawberry catalog (which could also include Sonic Youth’s Sympathy for the Strawberry) trump Stealin’ Apples (Benny Goodman), Red Apples (Cat Power singing a Bill Callahan song), Appletree (Eryka Badu), Apple Honey (Woody Herman), Big Apple (Tommy Dorsey—not Kajagoogoo) and June Apple, a traditional song that […]

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George Pringle – Carte Postale

June 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on George Pringle – Carte Postale

(via Simsie) [lyrics] More at MySpace

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Star Trek + Pulp + Shatner

June 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Star Trek + Pulp + Shatner

компютри втора употреба no comment.

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Killers duet with Duran Duran

June 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

sorry, eric. (via)

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Tak o Tak, Stricken City

June 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

mp3 available at pinglewood. (via BigStereo)

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Thao visits KEXP

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thao visits KEXP

“Just as we were about to go live on the air, Thao Nguyen and the three guys in her band The Get Down Stay Down started swearing. They ran through all the words you can’t say on the radio, some of which would make a longshoreman blush. It turns out that this was strategic — […]

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Jens can’t fake it

June 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Jens can’t fake it

I saw Jens Lekman a few months back. Only about 6 months after this amazing show and while I enjoyed both shows, the latter was definitely lacking in that certain joie de vivre that can make or break any performance. So much so that I didn’t even post about it. Turns out even Jens wasn’t […]

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Moz keeps on cranking

June 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Moz keeps on cranking

Is that really Moz? He looks so pedestrian. And old. (via the slut)

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