Posts Tagged ‘indie’

June 30th, 2010 - 2:30 am § in True/Slant

The blogosphere doesn't need Pitchfork's Altered Zones

Popular indie music site Pitchfork announced it will launch Altered Zones, a sister site dedicated to DIY sounds so obscure not even those on staff at Pitchfork have heard of some of the bands or dreamt up cool new tags for the zany new tunes. Pitchfork has some lofty goals for the site, which will [...]

June 8th, 2010 - 3:06 am § in True/Slant

Can 11,000 Zooey Deschanel fans be wrong?

Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion fits approximately 11,000 people. That is, unless there is a free She & Him show. The Pavilion has 4,000 fixed seats, and the lawn fits about 7,000 people. When She & Him performed at Millennium Park’s concert pavilion Monday, the number of[...]

June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 4: 'The Man' vs. The Music

A massive argument amongst indie music bloggers spilled over Twitter on Thursday. Or, in real terms, a blip on Twitter’s scanner brought up some pretty big concepts about how new music is transmitted dispersed online, and right from the keyboards of a few “big” name indie bloggers.[...]

May 20th, 2010 - 1:52 am § in True/Slant

Free the Music: Caddywhompus

Free the Music is a guide to new albums, EPs and songs that are available for free online. Today’s drop is: Caddywhompus – Remainder. At any one moment in indie music history, there are a number of divergent sounds heating up the national scene. They’ve got their communities, they’[...]

April 6th, 2010 - 2:27 pm § in True/Slant

Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork Effect

The folks behind Lollapalooza officially unveiled the lineup for this year’s fest (that’s right – no more letter guessing) Tuesday morning. And it looks like someone’s been reading Pitchfork. The lineup is jam packed with indie bands. Many of those acts have received the gr[...]

March 23rd, 2010 - 12:38 pm § in True/Slant

Internet-based radio station WOXY shutting down today

I was shocked when I stumbled upon the news that Internet-based indie radio station WOXY will shut down today [via the Daily Swarm]: Due to current economic realities and the lack of ongoing funding for WOXY’s operations, we’ve been forced to suspend our live broadcasts as of March 23rd.[...]

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[...]

January 7th, 2010 - 12:43 am § in True/Slant

Vampire Weekend is not a 'Contra'-band

There’s a famous scene in Good Will Hunting where an arrogant Harvard student berates Ben Affleck’s Chuckie Sullivan with his in-depth historical knowledge. This is done to bully Sullivan and humiliate him in front of a couple of women Sullivan is trying to hit on. Then, in comes Matt Da[...]

December 28th, 2009 - 11:07 pm § in True/Slant

Tor Mashes-Up Q-Tip & Final Fantasy

Tor, one of the musicians who topped my “Best Free Albums of 2009” list and one brilliant mash-up artist, is at it once again. Eight hours ago, Tor dropped a new mash-up. Instead of another re-mixing of Sufjan Stevens, Tor tossed wordmaster Q-Tip onto some fine violin-work by Final Fanta[...]

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