New York Times Popularizes the Term “Blipster”–Guaranteed To Offend Just About Everyone

In a article about indie music lovers who happen to be black, published on January 28th on, included the following passage: There is even a new word for black fans of indie rock: “blipster,” which was added to UrbanDictionary .com last summer, defined as “a person who is black and also can be stereotyped […]

Independent Record Labels Pool Their Resources for Online Distribution

According to the Associated Press, “independent record labels behind artists like The White Stripes (on British label The Beggars Group), Deep Purple and Arctic Monkeys announced a global deal Saturday to pool access to their catalogs, seeking to grab a bigger share of online music sales from the major record companies.” The companies have signed […]

Band of the Day: The Blood Arm

NAME: The Blood Arm HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, California, United States WEBSITE: HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: My friend Sarah had one of their songs set as her Myspace page theme song. LATEST RELEASE: Lie Lover Lie [BUY] SONG LISTENED TO: “Suspicious Character” [DOWNLOAD the A Faulty Mechanism Remix] WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: Holy Franz […]

Band of the Day: Dustin’s Bar Mitzvah

NAME: Dustin’s Bar Mitzvah HOMETOWN: Acton, London, United Kingdom WEBSITE: HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: I was checking out the top “indie” bands on Myspace and they were number 19. And apparently they are huge in Japan. LATEST RELEASE: Get Your Mood On SONG LISTENED TO: “Kick Him Out” [LISTEN] WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: […]

Band of the Day: Duchess Says

NAME: Duchess Says HOMETOWN: Montreal, Quebec, Canada WEBSITE: HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: They left a comment for me one one of the Band of the Day posts. LATEST RELEASE: Budgie Laboratories SONG LISTENED TO: “Black Flag” [MP3] WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: Early 80s Madonna meets Le Tigre. Dancy, fun, and a bit riotous. […]

Band of the Day: Walter Meego

NAME: Walter Meego HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois, USA WEBSITE: HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: I randomly caught his set when I was at the Iceland Airwaves festival in 2006 LATEST RELEASE: Romantic [CD Single] SONG LISTENED TO: “Wanna Be a Star” [MP3] WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: Dancy synth pop, blah blah blah. Like LCD Soundsystem […]