When I saw this album cover I thought Grizzly Bear had put ot a remix album of their remix album.
In basketball (or really any sport) a ref will sometimes miss a call and then realize it after the fact. To maintain fairness, he makes a call going against the other team to make the game “fair.” It’s not openly acknowledged, but everyone just kind of accepts that this is the way things shake out and continue playing. This is how I feel about the New Artist Category of the grammys.
How about because they just went through serious mental trauma? If you were kidnapped, wouldn’t you want to take a few days off work?
I lied, it’s posted under “Singles.”
Also, I believe that the spotify audio picks up exactly where the audio in this teaser leaves off.
Arcade Fire just posted the album “Reflektor” on Spotify, with a 15 second clip titled 9pm 9/9. I believe it’s the same audio we heard in the original instagram video we heard, but much clearer audio.
God Only Knows.
What if we all adopted a “first three songs” rule? Everyone gets their snaps off at the beginning so they can instagram it, youtube it etc., and then we all carry on with the experience of the show. I see 2 to the 3 shows a week and taking pictures of bands helps me remember who they were and what their performance was like a week, a month, a year later, so I’d hate to see a total ban.
Furthermore, doesn’t this debate bring into question why we take pictures of anything? If you’re against pictures at concerts because it “takes away from the experience,” shouldn’t that rule apply to the world outside concerts too? It’s an exaggerated thought extension, but its meant to draw attention to a larger point: taking pictures is part of how we experience the world now. Modern camera technology (i.e. relatively high quality photography combined with complete portability) has democratized photography in a similar way that modern music technology has democratized music: everybody can do it now, but that means you’re going to have to put up with everyone doing it.
Back to my original point: can we see if we can all do our camera phone stuff a little bit less, so that they continue to let us do it at all?
So, all of a sudden, Pharrel is everywhere.
Sometimes the way to resolve conflict is to walk away from it. Also, how about These New Puritans?! I didn’t know they had Fields of Reeds in them. So good.
Can we all acknowledge the brilliant marketing strategies that we’ve seen this year from Daft Punk and Kanye? They’re not really re-writing the book on marketing albums, but they’re definitely adding new chapters.
So, who’s going to write a “Where’s the Beef” article about the whole debacle?
and then I was like…yeah, i wanna listen to that, i guess. then i was like, oh so that’s what that would sound like. and then i went on with my day.
This just goes to show it’s not such a far cry between Death Cab and T. Swift. A helpful reminder for those of us with elitist tendencies.
Pun retroactively intended.
i think the success of Once–first as a movie, then as a Broadway musical–is also a telling precursor. I also think that this is one of the reasons why so many people have issues with Mumford and Sons–compared to Glen Hansard, every Mumford song sounds disingenuous. It’s a shame Swell Season aren’t together anymore, because Irglova and Hansard would have made a great “first couple” of indie-folk-rock-gone-mainstream.
Did Ryan Adams commission this post?
What is going on here? The pitch is all over the place–which is fine if you’re just bellowing over a Springsteen b-side but not when you’re covering a a stripped down folk song.
I look forward to reading Abebe’s article again in The Best Music Writing of 2013 collection.
Guys, Alt-J is a good band.
For better art criticism from Los Angeles, I recommend LA Canvas. A free monthly mag with good taste and a nice aesthetic.
You Can Call Me Al.
I like it, but I’m not immediately in love. That being said, I can’t wait to hear how it sounds as part of an album.
*In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)–Junior Boys
In The Morning (Hot Chip)–Junior Boys