John Roderick was recently interviewed on the CMD+Space podcast, and he brought up some intereting thoughts on the internet, bands, marketing your music, and how having more of everything has led to us being statisfied with worse. I found the podcast from Marco's blog, and he pulled out some interesting quotes:
I hate to sound curmudgeonly, but … what is inevitable is that the mean quality of everything is declining. In the early ’70s, it was very expensive to make a record, and you had to be really good at it to even get into the studio to give it a shot. The record companies were very selective, and the music that made it all the way out to the marketplace was astonishingly good....
The second "Inside Kevin Devine" feature has been posted via PropertyOfZack. Jesse Lacey, Andy Hull, The God Damn Band, and many others provide commentary.
So I met Kevin eventually at an outdoor show we played together, and I think Miracle had already kind of split up, and he was this kind of crazy twitchy kid who was really good at guitar and sang solo on stage at hardcore and emo shows around New York. So then we were friends, and that was that. I don’t know how things go from there, but I do know that watching Kevin over the years, I’ve realized that while I or other musicians I know had to develop something, Kevin seemed always capable of everything. He always listened to cool...
Hailey, It Happens (the musical endeavor of AP.net's very own cshadows2887) announced that they will release their new EP Under the Brilliant Lights on January 28th. They have also put their previous albums up for pay-what-you-want on their bandcamp for those who want to play catch-up. You can stream a brand new song entitled "Cuernavaca" in the replies.
Two things though, real quick before I go, and these are only tangentially related to the above musings: 1) a few people have expressed disappointment in the fact that there are references to Twitter on this album. The arguments seem to be either A) that’s gonna date this record, bro… besides, technology is kind of a faux pas in general when it comes to creating stuff of a certain caliber or B) Twitter is too stupid to sing about. But I disagree with both of these assessments and here’s...
Yellowcard has had to cancel their show in Colorado Springs.
Hey friends. It’s with a ton of regret that we are going to have to cancel the show in Colorado Springs tomorrow night. I have been trying so hard to beat this cold I’ve got but it doesn’t want to give up. If you can make it to the Ft Collins showon Wednesday we’d still love to hang out. Again I am so sorry. Thanks for understanding. -Ryan
1. Die Knowing
2. Lower The Line
3. Wasted Arrows
4. Losing Sleep (ft. Poli Correia)
5. Should Know Better
6. I Depend, I Control
7. Somewhere In This Miserable…
10. Didn’t Even Mind
11. Full Swing (ft. Scott Wade)
12. Sink In