IN-D-A, IN-D-A, IN-D-A; Digital Sales Surpass Physical Sales in IN-D-A

I never really bought into that whole U.S. Empire business. Sure, its clear that the United States has always wanted to be an empire, but it was just too lazy to get off its saturated fat ass to actually make it happen. How can a country with a military budget of $439,000,000,000.00 lose a war to Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan? That's the worst empire I've ever heard of.

India, on the other hand, they've got a shot. They've got the numbers, soon they'll have the cash, and they already got the bomb. The earliest signs are already emerging -– okay, it's not the earliest sign, but I think it's important -– as the tech-savvy Indians become the first country in the world to have digital music sales outreach the old-fashioned physical purchases. Not only has the Indian population embraced digital music far more readily than us North Americans, they are also way beyond us in the technology they use to get it. While you're waiting 30 minutes on a DSL line to grab the new Shellac, they're waiting seconds to have it transferred directly to their cell phones.

So, ask your grandma about the finer techniques of the duck 'n' roll, and get ready to use it. The Indians are a force to be reckoned with, and if we look at their ability to embrace technology compared to ours, we're in trouble. The nukes could be homed in on Washington as we speak. Oh but wait... they wouldn't do that, we're the only assholes prepared to blow up the earth –- or space, if Putin will ease up after his and Bush's fishing trip -– for no apparent reason. They'll just pull the old colonial switcheroo, as the American music industry becomes the salt mines of the Indian Raj, and we all cower in the face of the new India-Nokian Empire.

Outback Steakhouse Penis Outback Steakhouse Penis Outback Steakhouse Penis; Of Montreal Tour

I defer to the YouTube comments for Of Montreal's single "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse":

- It's fucking brilliant! you lot have no grasp of the surreal! Go back to your grey offices and do some number crunching! -Monkeyslash

- i hate commenting but i have to this kevin person must be the gayest guy in the world -fermata40

- OK THIS IS REALLY SILLY AND STUPID! BUT I LOVE MY MOM AND I DONT WANT HER TO DIE OKAY!?

If you do not copy and paste this onto 10 videos your mom will die in 4 hours -Thewaterofthepool

- Possibly the gayest band in Human history!!!!!! -tigasexy06


- Well, is to indie...Like I told you, I am more alternative-rock-experimental... I do like Indie but this is to much for me...maybe Eric is the one that likes them... -bremex

- its David bowie dancing with a bear head on!!!

Psst...

Psssssssssssssst!!!

Hey, YOU!

Shhhhhhh... listen up, son: You didn’t hear it from me, but Icelandic musical mess-makers Müm just might be tip-toeing across the Atlantic this fall for a clandestine crop of North American anti-shows to support a new top-secret record this fall.

SHHHHHH!!!! I know, I know, that’s amazing news, but KEEP QUIET! Do you wanna blow my cover here?? Don’t say anything to anyone about this, but word on the street is that the timid-voiced, cold-weather collective of hushed post-rock troubadours will release their newest full-length effort of tiny tinklings, Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy, September 24 via FatCat Records. And a little bird told me that the album was recorded at a variety of locations, including the music school in the small fishingtown of Ísafjörður in the west fjords of Iceland, where the band made use of the schools various instruments. But again, don’t tell anyone I told you.

Although the band is now seven members strong, the new album and tour will mark the first time Müm will appear without longtime member Kristín Anna Valtýsdótti (a.k.a. Kria Brekkan), who you may recall recently snuck-off with husband and fellow out-freaker Avey Tare of Animal Collective to make some nifty backwards music together. With seven members, though, it’s a wonder how these guys can keep anything quiet these days...

Hey, think you can keep another secret? Okay then. Come closer: the typically-fancifully-titled LP may or may not be quietly preceded by the single “They Made Frogs Smoke Till They Exploded,” which FatCat describes as a “chirpy song about animal cruelty.” Let’s just pray that “chirpy” doesn’t mean “loud.”

But either way, if you live near one of these cities, you’d better keep your lips zipped, put on your best disguise, and tip-toe your way down to one of these hush-hush venues to catch some of this top secret music for yourself. But let’s get our stories straight first: We’ve never met, I don’t know you, and you’ve never seen me before in your life, got it? Just trust me, don’t say anything to anyone about this shit becau... hey... HEY! Where are you GOING!?!?

It’s a Secret to Everyone:

Marry ME, Annie Clark; St. Vincent To Wed and Tour

An Open Letter To St. Vincent (a.k.a. Ms. Annie Clark):

Ms. Clark... or can I call you Annie?... Annie, I hope this letter finds you well. I'm sure your world is buzzing, what with the release of your debut album rapidly approaching on July 10. But then again, you're no stranger to the music biz (as we like to call it) after the release of The Polyphonic Spree's The Fragile Army, an album on which you played. As an aside, I do have to say I'm very glad you didn't drink the Kool-Aid that Jim Jones -- er, Tim DeLaughter -- had to offer. You're better off on your own than in that sea of robes, anyway.

But with releasing an album, doing press, and touring with Scout Niblett (!), I'll bet your life is going to be pretty hectic. Point being, I want to be your rock. If you accept my proposal and Marry Me, I can prepare us a warm, cozy home for you to return to when all of this brouhaha dies down. I'll water the plants and scramble the eggs, and all you have to do is sing me your beautiful songs when we wake up in the morning. You know what they say: "Behind every great female songstress, there's a great online music news writer." I know in the title track to your album you ask some "John" to marry you, but honestly, what does John have that I don't? An 'h' and an 'n'? Come on! And I know you have a thing for 'J' names, as proven by your work with SufJan Stevens.

Well, Joe here, and I'm ready to settle down. Hit me up.

Sincerely,

Joseph

Marry Me tracklist:

Tourdates:
07.06.07 - Denton, TX - Hailey’s*
07.07.07 - Austin, TX - The Parish*
07.08.07 - Houston, TX - Walter’s*
07.09.07 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish / House of Blues*
07.10.07 - Decatur, GA - Wordsmiths Books In-Store (solo)
07.11.07 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
07.12.07 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle*
07.13.07 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506*
07.14.07 - Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel*
07.15.07 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar*
07.17.07 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
07.18.07 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East*
07.19.07 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa*
07.20.07 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern*
07.21.07 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
07.22.07 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
07.24.07 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
07.25.07 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room*
07.26.07 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar*
07.27.07 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive*
07.28.07 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue*
07.30.07 - Vancouver, BC - Lamplighter #
08.01.07 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge#
08.03.07 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord #%
08.04.07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
08.05.07 - San Diego, CA - Casbah #
08.07.07 - Phoenix, AZ - Modified #
08.08.07 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
08.09.07 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
09.01.07 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot

* Scout Niblett

# Death Vessel

% Ferraby Lionheart

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Tourdates:

# Born Ruffians

Melody Day, the single EP from the forthcoming Andorra, out on July 10:

1. Melody Day
2. Melody Day (Four Tet remix) featuring Luke LaLonde, Adem and One Little Plane
3. Zoe *

* not on the 7-inch

Aesop Rock Controversially Elects To Release, Rather Than Drop, New Album On August 28

This is what we call investigative journalism. Hearing that Aesop Rock had made his new album None Shall Pass available for a limited-edition pre-order, I hit the Hip-Hop Database forums to see what the kids were saying. Due to the overwhelming ignorance, I planned to change the names to protect identities and maximize hilarity. However, after 15 minutes of struggling to create funny-sounding aliases, I resolved to just imagine this forum bashing occurring at the Doha Extremism Debate... because sloppy political references are funny?

[SIC]

shaykh Hamza Yusuf: heheh you ready? Im'a ghost write for aesop!

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actually, this shits too good for aesop, half of the time that MF dont even ryhme.

John Esposito (founding director of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University): yeah right,,
arock is tight...basically..compare YOUR rhymes..on a cassette player..(oh sorry..cd player)..rRIGHT next to his....PROLLEM Solved.///..

Diana Buttu (former spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority): more like asuk rock

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: he's different...he's gonna have haters and homies

For the homies, the disc is available for pre-order now. The first 500 copies will be signed and include stickers and a poster. The title track is available for free download from the Adult Swim/Definitive Jux collaboration Definitive Swim and torrent sites everywhere.

  

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