These are just general tidbits. Rather than sticking them all in seperate posts, they’re here as a unit.
HUNKS – THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS RELEASED TODAY
I dislike X Factor. Well, not dislike – it just bores me. However, I dislike people thinking that buying a record on a major label that’s 15 years old might upset some imaginary apple cart with some fervour, so, whatever you do, don’t buy Rage Against the Machine this Christmas. It’s only got a slender chance of winning anyway, but let’s make those chances even slimmer by buying something that’s actually exciting – like HUNKS! Featuring members of Sky Larkin, Slow Club, Los campesinos and many, many others, it’s been released today in order to push forChristmas Number 1. Or, alternatively, to go for the top 200. Who knows – it might well make it. If not, the money is going to the RSPCA anyway, so it’s all for a good cause. The video is below:
You can buy it from iTunes using this link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-magic-of-christmas-single/id342733800 and they’re updating a blog over at http://awesomeatchristmas.wordpress.com/. Ace.
BEKO DSL MONDAY!
You can tell you’re unemployed when you actually quite like Monday. The buses run a lot more frequently, the postman comes and the house is emptier, meaning you can have a bowl of cereal at 1 o’clock and nobody is even going to question it. A reason for everyone else to look forward to Monday is Beko and their Digital Singles Label! Every Monday, they give away a two track single recorded especially for them. To celebrate Christmas, they’re doubling their efforts, meaning 2 tracks from 2 artists at the start of each working week. Eternal Summers and Romantic States are featured this week, so don’t miss out!
Beko Website: http://www.beko-dsl.com/
TLOBF ALBUMS OF 2009
I’ve always been terrible at lists, and the fact that I missed about 15 of my favourite releases from my contribution to The Line of Best Fit’s end of year list was thoroughly predictable. Anyway, Japandroids – Post Nothing made the list, and I wrote a few words about one of the few albums I actually remembered that I like for them. Link below:
I think that’s it. If you’ve got any news of your own that you’d like crammed and condensed into something terrible like this, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org please.