South By So What is right around the corner. I talked briefly with the brains behind the whole thing, Mike Ziemer, to get his take on festivals, the history of this one, and the future ... you can read the short Q&A in the replies.
My first show ever was in March of 2004. I did the show because the agent for an Audio Karate and Tokyo Rose tour needed a show for them in Dallas around SXSW and everything was full. I put them on a community center show I was throwing with local bands. Over the years March became our annual "anniversary" show and eventually turned into what we called South By So What?!. The name originally came from someone I worked with at a company called Buzz Oven who...
Soundsupply has released their latest drop -- this one is in partnership with the upcoming Fest.
1. Laura Stevenson "Wheel" (Don Giovanni Records)
2. BOYSETSFIRE "While A Nation Sleeps…" (Bridge Nine Records)
3. Restorations "LP2" (Side One Dummy)
4. Captain, We're Sinking "The Future Is Canceled" (Run for Cover Records)
5. Xerxes "Our Home Is A Deathbed" (No Sleep Records)
6. Run Forever "Settling" (Tiny Engines)
7. Plow United - Marching Band (Jump Start Records)
8. Drug Church "Paul Walker" (No Sleep Records)
9. Glocca Morra "An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World" (Kind of Like Records)
10. Heartwell "Certainty of Change" (Kat Kat Records)
This week Mark Rose (Spitalfield) and Bob Nanna (Braid) stop by to talk about music, the industry, and their musician centric "song shop" like website downwrite.com.
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Kristin Thomson's article "Value Added Streaming" is a really well thought out piece on the future of streaming services.
As an advocate for musicians and songwriters, I’d like to see an increase in (a) audience size, (b) number of streams and (c) the payment per stream. But I also know that the per-play rate for on-demand streaming services was set through private negotiations between the platforms and the biggest record labels in the world, and that individual musicians (unless you are as powerful as Metallica or Pink Floyd) have almost no leverage over that (c) per-play rate.
On-demand subscription is still a crowded marketplace, currently represented in the US by Spotify,...
The first thing I would like to say about the unfortunate events that occurred the other day in Poughkeepsie is that it is unfair for me to publicly make a statement because my job allows me that platform, while the other gentlemen involved in this incident does not. So it’s only fair to entertain the thought that this gentleman may not agree with my accounts. And let’s also not demonize him; he must have friends and family that love him very much. [...] From this point, I was choked in such a rage-ful way that left me having the post...
All Shall Perish bassist Mike Tiner spoke with Metal Injection about how Suicide Silence's management basically gave the band no choice but to fire their former vocalist Eddie Hermida, who was then announced as the new vocalist of Suicide Silence a short time later.
Suicide Silence's management informed us of all of the things All Shall Perish would and would not be "allowed" to do. All Shall Perish could not play a show until Eddie was well "established" as the new singer of Suicide Silence. Suicide Silence's management told us that they would have to be well into their new album and touring cycle before All Shall Perish could be seen again with Eddie," Tiner told Metal Injection.
Crusades is a Canadian punk band that will issue its second LP, and first for No Idea Records, on November 5. The album has a really long title. It's Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It and we've got an exclusive stream of "The Expulsion" in the replies. The record has a long name for a reason – according to the band, it's a concept album centered around the life of philosopher, heretic and antichristian martyr Giordano Bruno as an archetype for the modern atheist, freethinker, artist, poet and lover. Listen to the track in the replies and let us know at what exact timestamp your mind explodes.
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This week's Fest 12 feature was going to be a huge playlist that I created on Spotify featuring bands playing this year – but then I kind of realized that someone else had already done a way better job of creating such playlists, and that's the man who organizes Fest himself, Tony Weinbender. Tony has curated a host of playlists – six to be exact – featuring 20-25 songs each. Additionally, one of the other wonderful people who help make Fest happen, Sarah Goodwin, has her own playlist thrown into the mix. You can check out all seven playlists – enough to last you until Fest starts on Thursday, basically – over on Bandcamp. Take a listen to the bands you've never heard of, because that's...
At Long Last…Music and Songs From Arrested Development will be released on November 19 via Varèse Sarabande Records.
1. Arrested Development (main title)
2. She's Cute (Season 4)
3. Getaway (Season 4, Gob episode 7, "Colony Collapse")
4. Practice Kisses (Season 4, Gob episode 7, "Colony Collapse")
5. Sound of Silence / The Cockroach (Season 4, Gob episode 11, "A New Attitude"/Season 4, episode 1 "Flight of the Phoenix")
6. Balls In The Air (Season 3, episode 4 "Notapusy") Extended for the soundtrack
7. Face Blindness (L&M) (Season 4, Lindsay's episode 3 "Indian Takers")
8. You'll Never Hear From Me Again (Season 4, Lindsay's episode 3 "Indian Takers")
9. As It Is Such...
Mike Dubin just posted a Brand New set from November of 2000 at The Downtown in Long Island. You can stream it in the replies -- it includes an "Untitled" song that (to my knowledge) was never released elsewhere.
We’ve been working on a couple of singles, we’re not sure what we’re going to do with them yet, if we’re going to put them on the internet and send them to radio or whatever. As far as a full scale album there’s nothing in the works, if we do something it wouldn’t be until at least next year, but we’re still moving forward and still going to keep trying to put out new stuff.