Pitchfork Unites Blog Collective for New Music... →
Welcome to the Chillwave ghetto. NO GIRLS ALLOWED. Unless, you know, you can party. ETA: I stand corrected, there’s one lady-staffed property involved: Visitation Rites. However, there’s no bylines, so it’s hard to tell who writes what over there. xoxo, michaela
Free Corporate-Sponsored Event Was Very Good! -... →
I would like to thank Mr. Berkowitz for writing this so I didn’t have to. It would’t have been as coherenly amusing anyway. xoxo, michaela
Pitchfork… features some of the [best] music writing online — smart without...– Pitchfork - Best Blogs of 2010 - TIME (via catbird) LOLZ. (Also: Wait, what? They’re also sending people to read Hipster Runoff with very little context? AWESOME!!) xoxo, michaela
The Daily Swarm - Steve Albini's Wife Heather... →
Oy, I don’t even know how I found this, but I think I just lost like 20 minutes reading the referenced thread on the EA board. OMG. With everyone complaining about Wavves lately, it’s nice to see some old school grudges are still in play. Or something? xoxo, michaela
What a joke. →
I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but what in the holy hell is remarkable about Wavves? Why do I have to read breathless updates of their every move? Why was this one bro plucked from the legions of similar bros playing generic 1996 indie rock b-sides in basements all across America? It ain’t the songs. It ain’t the production (OMG HISS). It ain’t the live shows...
Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey... →
perpetua: This is probably the greatest thing to ever run on Stereogum. A lot of this is totally right-on and needed to be said, if just to counter a lot of the dumb reviews this group gets. Huge respect to Brandon Stosuy for putting this together, and to Scott Lapatine for running it. Actually, a lot of this rings hollow, as it’s little more than a justification for liking music that...
Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey... →
perpetua: This is probably the greatest thing to ever run on Stereogum. A lot of this is totally right-on and needed to be said, if just to counter a lot of the dumb reviews this group gets. Huge respect to Brandon Stusoy for putting this together, and to Scott Lapatine for running it. I admit, and this is been bugging me for a while, I kind of let a recent post here trashing the cover of the...
So there's a new Laurie Anderson album. →
I haven’t had time to digest it yet and offer up a review, but I can tell you that it is the work of a real musical thinker, regardless of whether or not I end up spinning it a lot. I’ve been trying to develop an Advanced Musical Thinker Theory for some time now. In my most “music sucks now” moments, I feel that we have a paucity of new musical thinkers entering our...
Making its debut online on Tuesday, Cambio is the product of a partnership of...– AOL Teams With Jonas Group for MTV-Style Site - NYTimes.com I know we should just expect this kind of thing now, but … man, it’s still depressing. xoxo, michaela
NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller appeared at Wired’s Disruptive by Design...– Public Media Joins Forces for One Big Platform | Epicenter | Wired.com Woah, it’s exactly what I was half-assedly hypothesizing the other day. xoxo, michaela
The MTV TJ position is a modern-day re-imagining of the pioneering MTV VJ. While...– MTV and ZYNC from American Express(SM) to Launch Nationwide Job Search and Competition This is seven layers of terrible, I just can’t … a live finale with voting (on Twitter, no doubt — but won’t it be hilarious if it’s a phone/text vote!?), “head-to-head”...
hitrecordjoe: Blind Love I RECorded this cover...
I get the chills just reading about the opening to...
Chris Brown denied visa over abuse →
I am okay with this.
What Cool Does To Your Score | The Decibel Tolls →
pitchforkreviewsreviews, this one’s for you: I like Ariel Pink, and all, but I can’t really speak as to whether or not this is coincidental, or if the albums have gotten progressively better over time so predictably, but ya gotta admit that last jump is kinda fishy! xoxo michaela
Is NPR Actually an Indie-Music Tastemaker? →
tomewing: perpetua: I wrote this earlier today on Vulture in response to a lame Washington Post article that gave NPR way too much credit for being a tastemaker. I hope I don’t sound like too much of a dick about this, but it’s not exactly an unqualified opinion or uneducated perspective given that I’ve been in music blogging for a long time, write regularly for Pitchfork, and spent a fair...
ss freeware →
desnoise: freeware synths, with download links (via Resident Advisor’s The Feed) Agggh, this makes me wish I had more time to mess around with these kinds of things. Can we add a few more hours to the day? xoxo, michaela
BUZZMEDIA Signs Up 6 Major Music Sites, Including... →
“Marketers are looking to the web to connect with consumers in an authentic manner,” said Doug Rohrer, Chief Revenue Officer. “Adding these top music sites to our already terrific offering further grows BUZZMEDIA’s ability to provide marketers with the ability to leverage the authentic voices that are defining the latest trends to reach young, social, and influential pop culture addicts on a...