Archive: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Friday Fall-ies: "Hey! Student"

Song: "Hey! Student" Album: Middle Class Revolt (1994) Number of other compilations/live albums it appears on: 4 Possible Band Names Derived From Lyrics to This Song: Letters to the Evening News, Dead Brains How-ah many times-ah does MES add his famous suffix-ah: 16 (1 every 16.9 seconds) Is the...

By David Malitz | December 19, 2008; 4:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brightening The Corners With Spiral Stairs

Wave to the camera. (Photo by Marcus Roth) One thing is abundantly clear when talking to Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg: He loves his old band, Pavement. If de facto frontman Stephen Malkmus has sometimes seemed like he's running away from his past with the Best Indie Rock Band of the...

By David Malitz | December 17, 2008; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Please Explain To Me ... Year-End-List Lobbying

The messages started to arrive in late October, just as I was digging my way out from under the avalanche of fourth-quarter releases. The first one was from a publicist at EMI Music. Subject: EMI Music Year-End List Dear Editors and Writers, It's been a year full of fun and...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 16, 2008; 1:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

Ten Popular Acts From 2008 That People Won't Admit To Liking By 2011*

* If not sooner. 1. Katy Perry 2. MGMT 3. Justice 4. Duffy 5. Kimya Dawson/Moldy Peaches 6. Leona Lewis 7. Girl Talk 8. Sara Bareilles 9. Bon Iver 10. Jonas Brothers...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 16, 2008; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (5)


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