Thursday, July 2, 2009
Hype Machine: Vice Squad
Interesting developments from the team at Hype Machine. Apparently, a number of shitty sounding bands have had their friends, people at small labels, or their girlfriends try to manipulate the Hype Machine set up, to increase their popularity. This site owes the majority of it's readership to Hype Machine and Elbows. These forums have been a great avenue to connect bloggers, listeners, music lovers of all parts of the world, to what is relevant in music these days. I think it stands as a testament, that what they have accomplished, frustrates and baffles the shit out of large record companies, and the old way of operating the record industry. I applaud the calling out of disingenuous efforts by these artists, or anyone connected to them, by the Hype Machine. A few of the artists try to explain how the appearance of fraudulent accounts, used to rev up their votes and good standing on the Hype Machine, are a simply explained misunderstanding. Read more about it at The Hype Machine blog HERE. Also check out a track for the long weekend below. After that, a list of all artists accused...who, at the very least, are guilty of some terrible choices for band names.
"Love Will Tear Us Apart (7" Version)" by Joy Division
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Joy Division music available on iTunes.
And now, a list of the aforementioned artists:
Alexander Technique / Princess Superstar
Big Dope P
Death to the Throne
Emil & Friends
Kids at the Bar
The Muscle Club
CLICK HERE for front page and full list of track postings.
Posted by eareyenosecandy at 2:07 PM