Sunday, September 29, 2013
After SNL last night, Arcade Fire aired their half hour teaser episode to promote the upcoming album. I've gotta say it's got me pretty excited for the new tunes. The whole episode is featured around a night club dance party making it pretty obvious, as if we all didn't see it coming after the announcement of James Murphy's involvement, that we should be expecting a shit load of epic dance tracks on the new full length. The Show is littered with hilarious cameos from the likes of; Michael Cera, Bill Hader, and many more including a scene where frontman Edwin Butler pushes Bono off stage which made me pretty happy. I always enjoy a good Bono joke. I fucking hate that guy. (Also I predict that we will be seeing these cats at Coachella this year. Which should be a good starting position for Golden Voice to redeem themselves for forcing us to sit through Phoenix's shitty ass set last year.) Enjoy!
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 11:51 AM
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I've been waiting for this Documentary to drop for a while now. Captured Tracks is one of my favorite record labels of all time. Mike Sniper is saving and reshaping the music scene as we speak. Most small labels find it their duty to locate up-and-coming bands to put them in the spot light only to get them thrown into massive tours where they get a taste of their original goals only to be chewed up and spit onto the curb. Fading away in their second release and soon to be forgotten all together. Captured Tracks is unique in their practices. Once signed they tend to believe in a band past their first release and are constantly growing because of this. If a band is outgrowing the label then the only option is for them to grow big enough to contain that band. With this process a band can feel safe and continue to grow in a creative environment. It's labels that have this mindset that will continue to help put to bed archaic uncreative money hungry labels such as Capitol. If you want to feel good about music again then watch this. Also Mac Demarco is fucking hilarious throughout the whole thing.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 3:25 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Just a few months ago I was informed that my favorite Sac-town rapper moved less than a mile away from my house. Let's just say that BRUIN has been making beats on overload trying to throw this kid a track. Right when I thought the neighborhood was gettin' too soft with all these pussy cocktail bars and weak ass vintage stores, it was a relief to hear that this crazy ass mother fucker moved into town to smear some grime back into the hood. Welcome to North Park kid, do your worst.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 9:18 PM