Morning Music Notes – The British Are Coming!
British Bands Are Number 1 and 2 in America
For the first time since May 1992, British bands occupy the number 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard 200 (via Hollywood Reporter). Muse might have hit number 1 in the UK recently, but they only managed to make it to the second position in the USA this week. Mumford & Sons hold the number 1 spot for the second week in a row, selling 169,000 copies to Muse’s 101,000 albums.
The last British bands to be number 1 and 2 were Def Leppard with Adrenalize at number 1, with the Cure’s Wish at No. 2. You’ve come a long way, Britain!
CSI: NY to Feature Green Day (AS MURDERERS!)
Okay, maybe Green Day won’t be murderers on CSI: NY, but their music will feature in an episode of the crime show (via NME). The music for the show will actually be pieces from all three new albums – ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tre!. The songs used will be Stop When The Red Lights Flash, Amy, Night Life, The Forgotten, and Kill The DJ. I’m guessing these will be during torture sessions of the accused?
In a typically generic statement about their music being used, the band said, “We were stoked when we found out CSI: NY wanted to use our music instead of dialogue to narrate the first few acts of the episode. It’s the first time something like this has been done on the series, and we are blown away with what we’ve seen.”
Kickstarter to Launch in the UK
We’re big Kickstarter fans at PHM. Yes, we’ve never put down any actual money for the products, but we’ve featured them. This sounds exactly how we are with the music industry, too. Kickstarter, a funding site for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their products, is expanding from being a US-only site to now launch in the UK (via Slash Gear).
The official launch day will be Halloween, which is Oct. 31 for those confused Brits who don’t celebrate the best holiday of the year. The website will feature both US and UK products, but the funding amounts will be shown in local currency, which is still Pounds Sterling in the UK until the Euro gets its way.
Listen! Hot Chip – Don’t Deny Your Heart (Radio Edit)
Hot Chip may have recently played in the back of a cab, but they have returned with a more orthodox (read: not in the back of a cab) method of playing a song – on the Internet. The latest release from In Our Heads is for Don’t Deny Your Heart, which is why I eat lots of eggs, so my heart is not denied the pleasure of clogging at a young age. The song starts off with sounds reminiscent of music from the NHL ’94 video game, and quickly injects lots of samples and Hot Chip goodness. Check it out below.