In amongst all the anger, however, are a big set of opportunities. Music is now more widely available than at any other point in time, while new innovations in recording, distribution and live shows are coming thick and fast. The music industry has sadly failed to cope with the technological advancements which have allowed other sectors to flourish. Wasting so many years resisting change has left it playing catch-up, so how can it be fixed?
The Background recently worked on two new songs - "Get Away" and "Monster" - mixed by Mike Hart and mastered by Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids). We are premiering both of them. Check them out in the replies. They'll be available tomorrow on iTunes/Spotify.
She & Him will release their new cover album, Classics on December 2nd via Columbia Records. You can stream their cover of Dusty Springfield's "Stay Awhile" in the replies.
01) “Stars Fell On Alabama”
02) “Oh No, Not My Baby”
03) “It’s Not For Me To Say”
04) “Stay Awhile”
05) “This Girl’s In Love With You”
06) “Time After Time”
08) “Teach Me Tonight”
09) “It’s Always You”
10) “Unchained Melody” (Feat. The Chapin Sisters)
11) “I’ll Never Be Free”
12) “Would You Like To Take A Walk?”
13) “We’ll Meet Again”
The end of CMJ seems like the perfect excuse to bring back the Bored On Sunday column and discuss the best bands we've all discovered at music festivals. Despite most festivals having incredible lineups, with hundreds (if not thousands) of artists playing, there are always a few performances that stand out. They're often not the most popular shows, the most attended, or the most talked about, but they are what stand out to you and me... and what make the festival experience so memorable.
I spent the entire week roaming the streets of NYC, partying with fellow AP.net writers, and seeing band after band after band. I couldn't make a list of every artist I saw this past week, as is the...
Choir Vandals will release its new EP, At Night on October 27th via 6131 Records and we have the exclusive stream in the replies. If you like what you hear, make sure you pre-order it (UK friends - preorder here).
When we finished the last record he had actually suggested that maybe we work with an outside person the next time, just as a way to shake things up. He’s produced all of our albums, so he’s always kind of had the right of first refusal anyway. When we got started on this record he just sort of resumed the producer role, but as we got a little further into the process he was like, “Well, maybe I’m not the best guy for this record,” and that was really fine. It wasn’t like we suddenly had the rug pulled out from under us or anything. We weren’t suddenly in a state of free fall.
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Today, I'm proud to bring you the sixth AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Toner (Richard) hails from London, England and brings us a great playlist today entitled, "The Last 10 Years." "I've been a member of AP.net since 2005, which ties in perfectly with the beginning of the story that this playlist tells of the last 10 years of my life. AP.net has been shaping my musical tastes ever since I signed up. I am eternally grateful to the staff of AP.net for introducing me to bands such as The Receiving End of Sirens, The New Frontiers, La Dispute and more recently, The Hotelier. I don't often post or comment on here, but I'm always reading and always appreciating the output of the...