Comments from steadyriot

if it's a straight cover of a previously released song you don't need permission. just need to pay the writer and publisher on a per song/dl basis. samples are different
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January 28, 2016 on Rihanna’s ANTI Is Out, And It’s Got A Tame Impala Cover
I like the new single enough, but his and ezra's songwriting styles seem to compliment each other's very well. curious (and worried) how each will do on their own
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January 26, 2016 on Rostam Quits Vampire Weekend
I paid money to see just alt-j and had a similar experience. Was fairly close to the stage and Literally everyone around me was talking. Some bro two rows up was "freestyling" over their "sick beats". Not even joking...
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January 14, 2016 on Boston Calling Spring 2016 Lineup
Did anyone legitimately think they were going away forever? I didn't doubt their intentions but even (especially?) with the whole "last show/5 last shows/film/3xLP" thing it felt like they'd come back to this project eventually. Thought it would more like 10-15 years, but still.
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January 5, 2016 on LCD Soundsystem Will Tour This Year
just in case you or anyone else hasn't read this...
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Very excited for this to be my first fest of 2016! Lineup is almost too good...won't get to discover much new music this year.
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December 9, 2015 on Levitation 2016 Lineup
Open Mike Eagle - A Special Episode Of Mick Jenkins - Wave(s) (I think hes described it as an EP but it might have been released as a tape) Clark - Flame Rave Lotic - Heterocetera And as others have said: Mac, Nao, Thundercat (especially), Nicholas Jaar if that counts.
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December 2, 2015 on 25 Great EPs From 2015
My dad "won" a Squier Strat signed by the 5 (I think) members of cobra starship them and I figured I'd hold on to it in case they got popular and I could sell it to a superfan. Well one day I popped two strings on my SG and needed to play so I used the signed guitar and now it has 3.5 signatures on it.
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December 1, 2015 on In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2015
For the record (draft 3/???) 1. Kendrick Lamar 2. Father John Misty 3. Sufjan Stevens 4. Deafheaven 5. Vince Staples 6. Jaime XX 7. Beach House (DC) 8. Grimes 9. Earl 10. The Districts Nothing after 6 is final...Have like 50 honorables so I'll leave them out
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
I'm convinced that all the good reviews is some sort of elaborate joke
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November 12, 2015 on Metalcore Band Says Coldplay Are “Jackin Their Steez” On New Album Cover
The Neighborhood song "Afraid" has some of the worst lyrics of all time and is super annoying. They play it all the time on local ALT ROCK radio (my office-mate likes the station). I saw them live a couple years ago (at a festival with no set overlaps) and they were very meh. Sweater Weather is a fantastic title and a very listenable song though!
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October 29, 2015 on The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Pop-Not-Rock Bands The 1975 And The Neighbourhood
One of my favorite bands (Streetlight Manifesto) was/is signed to Victory and essentially told fans to steal their music cause they weren't gonna get paid for it unless you handed them cash at a show. Also Victory wouldn't let the singer/main songwriter of the group release a solo acoustic version of their album. heres what they posted a couple years back:
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October 20, 2015 on Spotify Removes Victory Records Catalog
and some quizzes! and slide picture things and maybeee stories with only GIFs
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October 8, 2015 on Are LCD Soundsystem Reuniting?
music for slow motion montages of people at a club
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September 22, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Disclosure Caracal
Maybe the whole concept album thing turns people off? Shame cause Empty Days and Letters are two of the best albums in the genre. Wasn't too crazy about the new one after my first listen, but the second half is pretty dope
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September 1, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Joan Shelley Over And Even
Wish they didn't edit down the interview, but cool article about that song if you're in to semi-technical stuff
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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great
This band is pretty great glad you started covering them
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August 21, 2015 on Loma Prieta – “Never Remember”
Just FYI, the mechanical license required to release a cover song (either for profit or not for profit) is compulsory. Anyone can release a taytay song cover as long as her camp gets the 9.1 cents per sale or download/.00000whatever per stream. In this case it seems like she's fine with him just releasing it which id guess would negate the need for any license but give her the power to pull the whole thing if she changes her mind about it being cool.
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August 20, 2015 on Taylor Swift Shares Excited Statement About Ryan Adams’ 1989 Covers Album
good read. kinda related...a couple years ago someone posted a yahoo question about his effects and he replied with not only the gear but the presets he used on certain songs
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July 23, 2015 on The Dude Abides: At Home With Mac DeMarco