Soundgarden to Keep Releasing Music – Yay?
Soundgarden recently reunited, like every band love to do these days. Unlike some of these reunion tours, the band also released a new album, called King Animal. Most bands stop this reunion rubbish after a quick
payday tour and half-hearted album, but this isn’t going to be the case with Soundgarden. Chris Cornell thinks there’s no reason they can’t keep release albums (via Billboard). I’m pretty sure the impending zombie apocalypse is a good reason.
“I don’t see any reason why not,” Cornell tells Billboard. “I think the overall attitude about keeping it going and the way we want to treat it to keep it going is really good. There’s nothing stopping us from continuing to make records and continuing to play shows, that’s for sure.”
Soundgarden are on a tour through February, and roll by Toronto this Friday and Saturday.
Spotify Makes a Deal with Orange Young in Switzerland
Music streaming service, Spotify, has signed a deal with mobile Orange in Switzerland (via Tech Crunch). Specifically, the deal is with Orange Young, which are plans for people under 27, which is like 95% of all cell phone users (warning: made up stat).
The deal offers unlimited music services to customers of Orange Young, as well as unlimited calls and texts. It should’ve been called Orange Unlimited – what were they thinking? Orange is also selling Spotify subscriptions, with the catch that the data used doesn’t count towards your data usage, which could be key in winning some people over. You need free candy to win me over. Beer might help, too.
Myspace Accused of Using Indie Music without Permission
Myspace, which still exists and is trying to re-re-relaunch itself, might have run into some trouble with indie labels. As part of the rebranding, the Justin Timberlake-owned Myspace plugged his new song. What they don’t have permission to do, apparently, is use music from a music group that represents indie labels – Merlin (via Slash Gear).
Merlin makes deals on behalf of independent labels (such as Domino Records and Merge) across this earthy planet of ours. Merlin CEO, Charles Caldas, says that the deal with Myspace expired a year ago, and that hundreds of songs that they represent are on Myspace. Gasp! Myspace claims that their users uploaded the tracks, not Myspace themselves. So….take them down like YouTube does maybe?
Watch! Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile (live acoustic)
Frightened Rabbit are gearing up for their new album release. We just saw the somewhat comical video for The Woodpile. Now, we can see singer Scott Hutchinson play the track acoustically for The Line of Best Fit, in a live setting. Check it out while you wait for new album, Pedestrian Verse.
Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile (live acoustic)