How are you to know the shape and dimension of your dreams, much less the dreams of those you share a stage with? In the beginning—and we’ll begin with Tom, because this story is his story as much as it is the story of the band; he’s the one telling it—in the beginning he was just playing with people, because that’s what Tom did. He played the guitar and David played the bass and Danny played the drums.
They were all music students in Boston, then, just mixing and seeing what might match. They played together a few times before Danny said to Tom, “Hey, I have a band [...]
Andrew W.K. is (maybe) a party rocker and motivational speaker. He is also, by his own unreliable admission, an actor who plays "Andrew W.K.," which is a creation of a shadowy group of entertainment industry lawyers and mind-control experts. He may or may not be "Steev Mike" or "Dave Grohl." Also, he/it is mostly known for a single ridiculous orc-lite 2001 punk-pop anthem called "Party Hard" and a live-action show about exploding things, with children, on the Cartoon Network. (Late-night masochists will also know him from frequent appearances on the alternate-universe Fox News program "Red Eye.")
Whether he's a self-created troll or something entirely more [...]
I mean, it's nothing as glorious as his last one, Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry, but I don't think the cover to Ghostface Killah's new album, Apollo Kids, is as Pitchfork says, "truly unfortunate." In fact, I kind of like it.
I don't know what the problem is. The font? What, like only Ratatat is allowed to play with Judas-Priest-style '80s-metal electro-lettering? The colors of the notebooks? Garish. But eye-catching! And, hey, Ghost is nothing if not colorful. The custom-printed "Apollo Kids" pencil? That's the best part! It's all of theme and it's got a positive message. Stay in school, kids!
In a victory for subjectivism, the rap music magazine The Source and mostly-rock music website Pitchfork have both awarded Texas rap legend Bun B's new album Trill O.G. a quantitative rating of 5 in their record review sections. But the two ratings mean very different things, as a 5 is The Source's highest rating, while Pitchfork's scale goes up to 10.
The new Arctic Monkeys record, Humbug, is out today! (It's pretty good.) Please enjoy this ABC webcast which features a review of the album by some Pitchfork writer. The ABSOLUTE best part is the way they make it seem like he is TALKING TO YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE. It's almost interactive! The future is finally here! Seriously, though, check out the record. It's a little more abrasive then the previous two, but there are people who like that.