Tag Archive: Arts


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At the 5:55 minute mark of Amanda Palmer’s now legendary TED talk, I actually teared up a bit. I could totally relate.

She talks about the un-documented immigrant family who sleeps on the couches and the floor in their small apartment so that Amanda and her band can take the beds.

Amanda lies in bed with a sinking feeling of “These people have so little. Is this fair?”

Read more here: http://bit.ly/Zs5Qs3

Amanda has a lot to teach us in the way of trust, connection, & asking for help

Of the 100′s of interviews we’ve done with crowdfunding project creators, asking for money is at the top of the “feared” list.

Musicians feel uncomfortable looking into the camera and asking for money. It feels like begging.

Amanda often asks opening bands if they’d like to go out into the crowd and pass the hat so they can make a little extra cash. She recalls one band member being reluctant because it felt like begging (6:35).

It’s a feeling that what you’re doing is “not very job like” or it’s shameful. Wondering “is this fair?” and the fear of someone yelling “get a real job!” as Amanda has experienced.

This deep seated fear is the root of why almost every artist second guesses herself and her dreams.

When crowdfunding, it’s the one thing that keeps many artists from flipping on the video camera and asking for help. They can’t help but imagine that one person telling them to, “get a job.”

The Ninja, Master Level Fan Connection

At her Kickstarter backer party in Berlin at the end of the night, Amanda stripped and then let everyone draw on her. She claims this to be a “Ninja, Master Level Fan Connection.” The ultimate display of trust where she seems to say, “I trust you this much. Should I? Show me.”

Amanda’s message is clear: Make the human connections, then trust the relationship even though it sometimes seems awkward. Just trust.

[Thumbnail image of Amanda Palmer courtesy Luis Pedro de Castro.]

New video.  Bjӧrk “Mutual Core”

The video, directed by Thomas Huang, will be shown every night during March at the Times Square’s big screens. This song taken from Bjork’s latest album “Biophilia”

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Phoenix finally unveiled today the first song taken from their upcoming new album ‘Bankrupt!‘. Watch below the lyric video for “Entertainment”. 

Bankrupt!‘ is out on April 22nd.

 

Lana Del Rey helped launch the campaign for Jaguar’s F-TYPE convertible with her tune ‘Burning Desire,’ and now there’s a video to accompany the song.

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The clip features the sultry singer onstage in an empty ballroom, swaying to the seductive beat, Gina Vespa reported for diffuser.fm. Read more here: http://bit.ly/14V5ihU

It’s no secret that we’ve been anxiously awaiting a new LDR record since the release of ‘Born to Die’ last year – even when she claimed it might be her final album, Gina Vespa from diffuser.fm reported. Rumor has it that she’s working on a follow-up disc, as she was recently spotted at a recording studio in L.A.

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Tom Odell releases ‘Hold Me’ on April 1. The track serves as the lead single from his debut album Long Way Down, which follows on April 15. Watch the official music video below:

Made by Jonathan Keogh. Enjoy!

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Puscifer
Tim Cadiente

Tool and A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan has made the experimental / electronic / comedic rock band Puscifer his top musical priority as of late, and the collective are set to release the new EP ‘Donkey Punch the Night’ on Feb. 19. As with Keenan’s other projects, fans are always champing at the bit to hear new material, so we’re happy to inform you that Puscifer are now streaming the new track ‘Breathe’ on the band’s official website.

Read more about Puscifer here: http://bit.ly/YCinZM
Stream the song by clicking the link : : : puscifer : : :.
by graham hartmann for loudwire.com
Ra Ra Riot - "Beta Love" video

David Dean Burkhart, a fan of Ra Ra Riot, recently made his own video for “Beta Love,” the dance-poppy title track from the band’s new album, by editing together footage from a local 1980s Bay Area UHF show calledDance Party. The band liked his work enough to make it the official video, and I’m not surprised. Those fuzzy images work as a monument to the timeless spectacle of giddy teenage awkwardness. Watch it below.

Beta Love is their latest EP. Ra Ra Riot is going to perform with Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Jakarta, Indonesia tomorrow, February, 1, 2013 at Dimensions Love Garage event.

source: stereogum.com

The Strokes
NEW MUSIC FROM THE STROKES

New album coverhey guys,

it sure has been a while. lots going on these days…

first off, the new album. it’s got a title (Comedown Machine). it’s got artwork (see right). it’s got a release date (3/26 in the U.S. and 3/25 in the U.K. for other international release dates, best to check your local media for upcoming news). you can also preorder it in the band’s store. head over to thestrokes.com for more.

next up, the single…

the first official single is called “all the time” and we’ll have it ready for you on 2/19 when it will be available as an instant download for anyone that preorders “Comedown Machine” @ iTunes or the strokes store.

hopefully you’ll be hearing it on the radio before then though. if not, call your local radio stations and ask them to play “all the time”… they’ll have the track in house by valentine’s day, but probably not before.

last but not least, free music

Free Downloadthat’s right, free. in case you haven’t heard, last friday, we posted a free song from “Comedown Machine” atthestrokes.com. it’s called “one way trigger”. it won’t be free forever so go download your copy now or you’ll have to wait for the full-length album to come out soon.

oh, and if you’re one of the new folks to join our list through this promo, now’s probably a good a time as any to say “welcome!” from all of us. so, welcome! you’ll be hearing from me plenty more as we get closer to 3/26, though i think that’s just about enough for now.

in the meantime, all news can be followed at thestrokes.com

until next time…

-ryan
wiz kid mgmt.

 

 

by dacey orr for paste magazine image from popmontreal.com

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