Saturday, September 18, 2010
*[pitchfork.com] According to a new essay by Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood for UK organization Index on Censorship, the band "have just finished another group of songs, and have begun to wonder about how to release them in a digital landscape that has changed again." When we spoke with the group's drummer Phil Selway back in July, he said Radiohead were "slap dab in the middle of" making their new album. Now, they seem to be done. (A spokesperson for the band had no further comment on Greenwood's statement.)
The eloquent essay is a must-read for fans of the band and music in general as Greenwood gives us a peek inside Radiohead's thought processes on releasing music in 2010. "I understand that we have become our own broadcasters and distributors, but I miss the editorialisation of music, the curatorial influences of people like John Peel or a good record label," he writes. "I liked being on a record label that had us on it, along with Blur, the Beastie Boys, and the Beatles."
He goes on: "Traditional marketplaces and media are feeling stale-- supermarkets account for around 70% of CDs sold in the UK, the charts are dominated by TV talent-show acts-- and we are trying to find ways to put out our music that feel as good as the music itself. The ability to have a say in its release, through the new technologies, is the most empowering thing of all." Read the whole thing HERE!
*[theprp.com] Primus will be the musical guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on September 24th. For now, fan filmed footage of the bands recently taped performance for the show can be found below:
*Torche’s entire new album “Songs For Singles” has been posted online in streaming audio form over at the bands Myspace. The album is slated for a release through Hydra Head this coming Tuesday, September 21st.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:36 AM