Recent Articles in Done Deals
Musicmetric of London sent us an early morning Monday message stating that they’ve handily put together stats on the online interest and response to Beastie Boys (RIP MCA) for the last week. Here’s the breakdown…
“Breaking a stranglehold had been a lifesaving technique since such training first began in the late 19th century. In fact, turn-of-the century rescuers were taught to break a victim’s “death grip” by knocking the person unconscious. However, delivering a knockout punch in deep water with no foothold was difficult to impossible, and eventually slightly milder tactics were taught.” – Scouting Magazine.
It’s going to be a close to a year (April 27th is the exact date) since we’ve received the all too professionally composed email from Third World Music announcing a new project by the name of Death Grips.
Post-ABBA music history teaches that Swedish musicians take pop extremely seriously. Miike Snow, following suit, released their 2009 self-titled rookie: the sincere singles were swallowed whole, lightening the vacuous caverns of primetime television soundtracks for Gossip Girl and the reboots of Melrose Place and 90210…
The UK’s male/female duo Big Deal, made up of KC Underwood and Alice Costelloe, has just been signed to the esteemed Mute Records. Their first full length LP will be released this fall.
It is with a heavy heart that I type these words: the White Stripes officially announced their split today with a heartfelt statement posted on the duo’s official website.
Hold on to your tom-toms Jane’s Addiction fans — things just got infinitely more interesting. TV on the Radio guitarist and producer Dave Sitek has come aboard the ever-listing ship as bassist and contributing songwriter for the legendary group’s fourth studio album due Summer 2011 on Capitol Records.
Boardwalk Empire is the talk of the town, being that it’s the upcoming HBO series directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter (known for the Sopranos), starring everyone’s favorite, Steve Buscemi.
Canadian neo new wavers You Say Party released a statement today, thanking fans and supporters for all of the support since the sudden passing of drummer Devon Clifford in April and announcing the band’s plans going forward.
Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head is no more. Stating that the band’s “love affair with Natalie’s name was like a summer fling that lasted… and lasted… and lasted…” the Seattle quintet has announced its intention to now be called Brite Futures.
Josh Homme’s imprint label Rekords Rekords has found a new lease on life with a newly inked partnership with Dangerbird Records, home to Silversun Pickups and Minus the Bear.