Morning Music Notes – Postal Service on Strike
Ben Gibbard Tells People Not to Hold Their Breath….for Another Postal Service Album
Death Cab for Cutie frontman, Ben Gibbard, just came out with a solo album. But what about his other other project, the lovely Postal Service, with producer DNTL (aka Jimmy Tamborello)? Gibbard recently said “”There are no plans to make a second record. I can’t say that enough” (via Spinner). I’m confused – when does it come out, Ben?!
“I really enjoyed doing that record with Jimmy. I find that making music in computers involves a lot of mouse time… I don’t have an aesthetic for that. Keeping up on new software technology, I’m not particularly interested in that.”
Technology – fucking fans out of good music since 1997!
Neil Young Doesn’t Know Who Bono is; He’s Finally Senile!
Okay, he’s not. Yup, misleading headline. But during a Twitter webchat yesterday, Neil Young was asked what he thought about Foster the People, which he probably thought was a charity. @akemi99 asked “what do you like about foster the people? #askneil btw, bono said he likes them, too… it is surprising two super stars like them..” Sorry, why is that surprising?
Young replied “Who is Bono?” Ouch for Bono! The webchat was to promote Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s new album, Psychedelic Pill, which is streaming over at http://neilyoungpsychpill.warnerreprise.com.
Lil Wayne and Dr. Dre Have Recorded A Mere 90 Songs Together
Lil Wayne has been a busy boy. Well, since he got out of jail that is. He has laid down about 90 tracks with hip hop producer Dr. Dre. All of the songs are about headphones though. Lil Wayne said “I’ve always worked with Dre. I’m not sure if you guys know how Dre works, Dre always sends you a song, so I done, probably did like 90 songs for Dre. You just never know which one he gonna put out” (via MTV). Fans are wishing for all 90. Lil Wayne is also rumoured to be working with Kanye West.
Blink 182 Split with Interscope, and the World is Their Oyster
This isn’t morning news, but I didn’t feel like writing a separate post the other day just to discuss Blink 182. I only do that when they’re involved in plane crashes. The band has parted ways with their label, Interscope Records. Mark Hoppus said “As far as labels, to be honest, we’ve been holding our breath waiting for final word from the attorneys that our contract with Interscope had ended. Now the future’s a wide-open door. We’re lucky to be in a position where, after 20 years in our band, we can be independent and open to all options” (via MTV).
Blink 182 are indie then? It’s a tough market, guys. Just look at Radiohead’s struggles in the indie market.
Watch! Swim Deep – Honey
Swim Deep are from Birmingham, England. Yet they make sunny sounds. You can hear their so-called ‘beach grunge’ sound in the video for Honey. Maybe the band should’ve gotten out of the way before the painting started. Check it out below.
Swim Deep – Honey