December 2, 2008
MBVmusic is a new collaborative blog featuring contributions from the bloggers behind Chromewaves, Said the Gramophone, Fluxblog, and Catbirdseat, and others. I am also contributing to the project, and am proud to be in the company of writers I have respected for years.
i/denti/tee is a new t-shirt line featuring song lyrics.
Bonnaroo's 2009 dates have been set: June 11-14. Ticket presale starts December 4th.
You guys consider yourselves a pop band?
Molly: I don't think we ever really thought of ourselves that way, but in the end we wanted to make music that’s catchy, and it’s the kind of music we love. It definitely has a pop feel.
Why do you think so many reviewers place importance on your alma mater? What do you wish they’d emphasize instead?
With the way that we dress and some of our lyrical directions, I can see why people would try to place a lot of importance on our collegiate background. Ultimately, though, it doesn’t really bother us, and as our album has been around for a while now, that sort of thing has not been as prevalent. As long as reviews, whether positive of negative, are focused on the music that we’ve made, that’s really all we can ask for.
Amazon is selling the DRM-free digital album Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You for $1.99.
Crave Online lists the top ten comic book documentaries.
USA Today interviews M.I.A. about motherhood and her music.
Q: How will motherhood change your music?
A: In one way I feel like you do feel more connected with the whole planet. You feel really across the board. When I sing, I have to be aware that someone can hear me inside. It's really strange. I definitely feel less angry.
New York Magazine offers a guide to the city's independent culture in music, books, and more.
IGN lists the top aging rockers.
io9 lists the 10 best apocalypse novels of pre-golden age SF (1904-33).
MadeLoud lists five surprisingly tasteful solo albums by metal guitarists.
also at Largehearted Boy:
Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists