Morning Music Notes – Ripping Off Indie Artists Happens in Many Forms

Laura Marling Announces New Album, Once I Was An Eagle, Apparently Names Albums After Weird Dreams

Laura Marling, who rose out of London’s folk scene with Mumford & Sons, has announced her fourth album. It will be called Once I Was An Eagle, which proves she is a shapeshafter afterall. The two time Mercury Prize nominee’s new album will be out May 27.

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

Marling told NME that the album doesn’t feature her band, and opens with a 20 minute medley. That sounds cool – sort of like CAREER SUICIDE. Marling noted “It’s just me and [producer Ethan Johns] this time. I gave him the songs and he pretty much ran with it. I’m very lucky to have him.”

Check out the first track she’s offered up called Where Can I Go?

Noel Gallagher Has Lots of Songs, No Imminent Album Plans

Love him or hate him, Noel Gallagher is a bit of a songwriting machine. During Oasis’ early years, not only did Oasis have two solid albums released in quick succession, but they also had a shitload of really good B-sides that were proper album quality. It seems Noel still hasn’t quit his knack for writing, as he has 42 songs completed, but no real plans to release an album (via Gigwise).

Noel told Time Out Dubai (for some reason, they got the scoop?), “I never sit down and think ‘today I’m going to write a new album’. I just write as a hobby, whenever I get ten minutes I’m always [messing] about on this guitar here and if a line for a song pops into my head I might write it down. And then there’ll come a point where somebody will say ‘you’ve not made a record for four years’ and I’ll cobble together all the songs that I’ve got. [Now] there’s nothing, there’s no plans. I am really, really enjoying resting on my laurels at the minute. My laurels are [very] comfy.”

He added, “If somebody put a gun to my head tomorrow and said ‘I need four albums by the end of the week’, I could probably do it.”


YACHT Noticed That Kohl’s Ripped Them Off Big Time

US department store Kohl’s has made a t-shirt that seems sort of cool. However, YACHT realized that the shirt incorporates elements of their logo along with a lyric of theirs (via Pitchfork). The band posted an image to their Tumblr and you should think the band commissoned Kohl’s based on how similar the design and concept is.

YACHT and Kohls

The band wrote on their Tumblr:

Listen, we’re interested in how ideas circulate through popular culture, but this “If I Can’t Go To Heaven” triangle t-shirt is too much. Kohl’s is a huge corporate entity that stands to make way more money off our lyrics and design than we ever will. Please share this image and let Kohl’s know it’s not OK to rip independent artists off this blatantly.
☮♥▲, YACHT

Kohl’s, shame on you!

Watch a Studio Version of Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Josh Homme Playing Mantra

Yesterday, we posted a perhaps unofficial recording of Mantra on the Sound City documentary soundtrack. Now we can watch how Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Josh Homme recorded it, as we have a multi-camera studio video of the track. There are no lyrics, but it’s great to see these 3 artists in the same room. Check it out below.

Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Josh Homme – Mantra (instrumental version)

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