Archive for February, 2010

February 28th, 2010 - 9:23 pm § in True/Slant

Gang Starr's Guru rumored to be in a coma

Since The Roots’ Questlove took to Twitter with a blog post that reported Gang Starr’s Guru is in a coma, the word has begun to spread around the Internet. Here’s what the original post from the T.R.O.Y. blog/Philaflava said: If anyone has info about this please let us know. WeR[...]

February 26th, 2010 - 2:51 pm § in True/Slant

Video Friday: The National and a bunny

Music videos rarely tell stories anymore. So it’s great to come across a director who can tap into the emotional vibrancy of a song and bring it out into their original narritive. Director and animator Tobias Gundorff Boesen gets it. He used The National‘s “Slow Show” for a b[...]

February 24th, 2010 - 8:08 pm § in True/Slant

Raaaaaaaandy's 'Aaaaaaaangry (with eight A's)' is Okaaaaaaaay

Yesterday, comedian Aziz Ansari dropped a little gem from his forthcoming mixtape collaboration with TV On The Radio‘s Dave Sitek entitled “Aaaaaaaangry (with eight A’s).” Rather, it’s an almost-gem. Ansari’s rhymes are surprisingly solid and flow with ease thanks[...]

February 22nd, 2010 - 8:04 pm § in True/Slant

NBC reporter rips-off grad student

Plagiarism. It’s the scarlet letter in the world of journalism. As a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, it’s an atrocity you’re warned never to commit, both in school and in the “real world.” So, considering the dire consequences of pl[...]

February 21st, 2010 - 5:52 pm § in True/Slant

The pickle defeats Nickelback

The answer has finally come for those who questioned how Facebook can be used as a tool for changing our society. According to Prefix Magazine, that day has come, as a pickle has surpassed Canadian bro-rock act Nickelback in Internet popularity: It’s been almost two weeks—a lifetime in Internet[...]

February 18th, 2010 - 9:17 pm § in True/Slant

The Pixies Sell Out

Anyone who complained about Jim DeRogatis’ review of The Pixies’ Doolittle-themed show because DeRogatis focused on the band’s rampant commercialism must be shocked by Pixies’ frontman Black Francis/Frank Black’s interview with Quietus [via Pitchfork]: “We’r[...]

February 18th, 2010 - 3:16 am § in True/Slant

Bon Iver, P.O.S., Megafaun and a dozen musicians walk into a bar…

I was shocked – shocked – when I saw this on the A.V. Club homepage: New “supergroup” featuring Justin Vernon, P.O.S., members of Megafaun and The Rosebuds, et al., looks awesome, awful, awesome again Just the combination of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and P.O.S. sent my b[...]

February 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm § in True/Slant

The Biggest Rapper in Milwaukee

Last week, Milwaukee’s Juiceboxxx dropped his first mixtape, Thunder Zone Volume One. Topping out at 20 tracks, the mixtape could be a turning point for the oft-misunderstood rapper from the heartland. Often mistaken for a nerdcore artist because of the color of his skin and nasaly flow or met[...]

February 17th, 2010 - 3:34 pm § in True/Slant

The Terrible Cover of MGMT's New Album

Congratulations to MGMT. The Brooklyn “indie” act just released the cover for their sophomore LP, Congratulations, and it may be the worst album artwork I’ve seen all year: All other bands out there, take notice. MGMT has thrown down the gauntlet for atrocious cover craft, and it i[...]

February 15th, 2010 - 12:31 am § in True/Slant

Will Max Bemis no longer Say Anything?

Max Bemis took to Twitter just a little while ago with one long, oft-rambling ode to the pangs of posting things on… Twitter. Part of Bemis’ cathartic, well-intentioned rant included a curious take on the future of Say Anything, the excellent band Bemis fronts: To let you guys in on some[...]

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