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
Caroline Reese
Death to the Throne
Disco Ruido
Emil & Friends
Gareth Pearson
Girl Problems
Hot Knives
John Roman
Kid Legit
Kids at the Bar
La Zebra
Master Shortie
Mustard Pimp
Richie Jamz
Sikki Kidz
Sonic Truth
Star Guitar
Super Milkmen
The Constellations
The Grenade
The Knocks
The Muscle Club
The Pragmatic
The Vanish
Three Fingers
Weekend Warriors

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Don't Fight The Darkness

I've always said that anything that DFA Records puts out, is okay by me. This YACHT record is no exception. "See Mystery Lights" will be released on DFA Records on July 28th, available for pre-order HERE. Check out "Don't Fight The Darkness" below. Check out the YACHT's MySpace page HERE.

"Don't Fight The Darkness" by YACHT

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Previously released YACHT music available on iTunes.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Against Me!

Here's a track from the forthcoming Against Me! record, titled "The Original Cowboy". You can pre-order through Amazon HERE, which will be released on July 7th. Also, check out a track from Hot Water Music's "Moonpies for Misfits" EP. I just can't shake the HWM when I hear Against Me!

"Mutiny on The Electronic Bay" by Against Me!

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"Moments Pass" by Hot Water Music

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Against Me! and Hot Water Music music is available on iTunes.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

New Wu Tang, Spoon.

Here's a couple of new tracks. First off, is one from the forthcoming Wu Tang Clan album titled "Chamber Music", which is set to release tomorrow. You can pre-order/order from Amazon HERE. Check out "NYC Crack" below. Feels officially like summer with a Wu-Tang release.

"NYC Crack" by The Wu-Tang Clan

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Secondly, is a track from the new Spoon EP, titled "Got Nuffin", which is also set to release tomorrow, June 30th. Check out "Stroke Their Brains" below. You can order the EP through the band's official site HERE.

"Stroke Their Brains" by Spoon

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Spoon and Wu-Tang Clan music is available on iTunes.

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