Morning Music Notes – Free Tattoos of an Album from Your Youth
Following up the excellent Crying My Heart Out, we have another new track from Young Galaxy’s Deluxe Edition of Ultramarine. The track is called Sea Drug.
The track isn’t predictably filled with steel drums and other nautical-themed instruments, but we do get a smooth groove, leaving you feeling like you’re about to OD on sea drugs. Mission accomplished, Young Galaxy. The band are shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, so check out Sea Drug below.
Morning Music Notes
Apple announced a bunch of colourful and cheap iPhones yesterday, and something to do with fingerprints. These are the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. They also announced their much-rumoured iTunes Radio, a music streaming service that is out September 18. iTunes Radio will be free, and you will hear an ad every 15 minutes and see one every hour (unless you close your eyes, like I plan to).
In a bizarre promotion, you can get a free Nirvana tattoo to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero, with the purchase of one of the In Utero releases or the Live and Loud concert DVD. Participating tattoologists include Fingerprints in Long Beach, California, Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, and Silver Platters in Seattle, Washington. I’d hate to see what they are giving away to mark the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death (via Hollywood Reporter)
Music streaming service Songza has raised
an army of elephants $4.7 million with plans of developing native advertising. I love blended, targeted ads! (via TechCrunch)
A cell phone saved a man during a polar bear attack. No, he didn’t dial 911. The light from the mobile distracted and confused the polar bear, and the man ran away. No word on whether Apple, Samsung, or someone else can use this in their next marketing campaign (via Crave)
Nine Inch Nails have a new 4 song live EP from 2013, which you can stream on Spotify.