The excitement and expectation of a new album, along with the sometimes uncontrollable need to listen to what is in the works by our favorite artists, make us move in directions that sometimes fall apart from those that actually help our favorite bands.
The National has shown a concern for a low quality leak of their new album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet, Their concern, I am sure does not come from the lost profit from potential sales of their CD, since I am sure this is not their prime source of income. In my opinion, the band is truly concerned about the opportunity to display their work at the level of quality it was intended for. Their option at this moment is to offer a live stream of their album at full quality in the New York Times on Friday April 23rd.
As a token of my respect to the band, in this case my own favorite, I will wait for May 10th/11th to purchase High Violet as offered by 4AD worldwide.
I certainly invite you to do the same.
De lo mejor que he escuchado durante el 2010. De esas joyas que me arde haber dejado escapar durante el 2009. Enjoy, desde Leuven, Vlaams-Bravant Bélgica, enorme disco... Download.
After 15 years of playing, making and recording music with several rockbands (Soon, Ellroy,...) Gaëtan Vandewoude felt the time was right to start creating his very own songs. Mostly writing & recording during nighttime, in a shabby old stable, this resulted in a collection of introspective yet observing songs, inspired by his immediate surroundings. Somewhere in that proces a band was formed with Naima Joris, Bart Borremans and Gianni Marzo, allowing each one of them to give their own colour & contribution to the music. Zealrecords came to notice Isbells and got them on board. References here are Bon Iver and Nick Drake and at the first listen it immediately is clear why.
Early this week, The National released to soundcloud.com this great song that promises to be Track 05 of their High Violet, or in other words what in my list will become the number 1 album of the year.
Afraid of Everyone
Afraid of Everyone
It has just been confirmed that Arcade Fire will play this year's Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago on Sunday 8th, 2010. The band from montreal will join an stelar line-up along with Soundgarden, Green Day, The Strokes, Phoenix, MGMT, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Grizzly Bear Gogol Bordello, Yeasayer, Metric, Dirty Projectors, The xx, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Blitzen Trapper, The Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, The Antlers, Freelance Whales, among others.
Info about this festival can be found here.