Johnny Marr on the Smiths, Morrissey and putting politics back in pop

Friday, January 11th, 2013

With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why he and Morrissey don’t talk any more

Sex Pistols, ‘posh boys’ Cameron and Clegg, and those butter ads

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ahead of PiL’s UK tour, frontman John Lydon scratches his nuts and surveys the pop-cultural landscape – Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and all

The changing face of lo-fi indie

Monday, July 12th, 2010

DIY is now a way to allow a more intimate relationship with a increasingly fickle audience in the context of a shrinking record industry

Sony Music and IODA Partner – Create Digital Distribution and Services Network for Independent Rights Holders

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Partnership to Leverage Combined Global Online Retail Distribution Network And Complementary Technologies New York, New York — July 1, 2009 — Sony Music Entertainment (SME) today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with IODA to create a new leading distribution and services network for independent rights holders. As part of the partnership, [...]

Akron/Family Reviewed by Robert Ham

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

In the most recent issue of The New Yorker, peerless pop music writer Sasha Frere-Jones mentions the great number of indie bands that (in his words) “have found vitality in massed vocal arrangements that sometimes have little to do with rock.” Frere-Jones drops the name of blog-approved artists like St. Vincent, Bon Iver and Sufjan [...]

Pampelmoose Blog Music and Video now on iPhone

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

iheartnewmusic A new iPhone app has launched called iheartnewmusic and it provides a cool and simple way to stream all the music on Pampelmoose as well as many other blogs. You can see a video tutorial here – iheartnewmusic video and you can download the application directly from this link if you have iTunes installed. [...]

The End of the Album as the Organizing Principle – A Rebuttal

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Last week I posted my thoughts on the music album’s place in an era of ubiquitous access to music – The End of The Album as The Organizing Principle. I concluded that there was no such place. Early technology for music playback, such as the vinyl record, had created restrictions for artists without ever consulting [...]

Tee Pee Records – Rock Music Where Have You Been?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I have long lamented in these electronic pages the lack of good old fashioned powerful rock music. I have missed the anti-star rock shredding of Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr., The Breeders, early Nirvana, even the first Smashing Pumpkins album, Gish. During the mid-90′s when rock went to hell in a hand basket courtesy of idiots like [...]