That there interweb is big and vast and sometimes it’s easy to miss some of the awesome that happens on it. So here is an attempt to link to some of the other awesome that’s happening out there:
- Did you know ninebullets loves Have Gun Will Travel? Of course you did. Hell, at this point we should be their friggin’ PR team and finally, you get to hear what all the latest hype is about. Pre-Orders for HGWT’s new album, Mergers & Acquisitions have gone live and every order gets an immediate download. So stop futzing around and get it already! You can read the rest of this post while you’re listening to it.
- One band that’s been getting a shit ton of well deserved of buzz lately is The Alabama Shakes. If you ain’t heard then you need to check out this video for “You Ain’t Alone” from their new EP.
- We like Fifth On The Floor around here and we wrote the review to prove it. They released a video for “Distant Memory Lane”, one of our favorite tracks from their album, this week.
- Suburban Home Records released the 8th installment in their mix tape series. Reminding me how much it sucks that I don’t live in Denver.
- Speaking of Denver: Denver based Tin Horn Prayer have put their debut cd, Get Busy Dying, up for download. All it’ll cost you is an email address. We liked it enough to call it Essential Listening.
- William Elliott Whitmore teamed up with Daytrotter for another Daytrotter session and that’s more awesome than you can shake a stick at.
- Remember when RomeoSidVicious wrote about J Roddy and The Business and couldn’t stop comparing the album to drugs? Well, hopefully this video of them performing “Don’t Break The Needle” at ACL this week won’t send him off on a full fledged Scarface moment.
- Depending on who you ask Nevermind turns 20 tomorrow or yesterday or today. Paste decided to ask 20 musicians how it impacted them and leave the specifics of it’s birthday to the ever changing Wikipedia page.
- R.E.M. called it quits this week and there has already been no shortage of homages to the band and their discography. Personally, I was never a huge R.E.M. fan but I did find these two articles interesting. They were the first two articles ever written about the band and that kind of history is fascinating to me. I also find the news a tad convenient as the band has “their first career-spanning retrospective” coming out in November. Now, I’m not saying this is all a stunt to boost sales…I’m just saying I wouldn’t be exceedingly surprised to see a reunion tour in a couple of years.
And that’s it folks. Have a fun, safe weekend and try not to get hit by any falling satellites.