Carissa’s Wierd: They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003 (Hardly Art) – good record for Hardly Art.
Dangermouse & Sparklehouse: Present Dark Night of the Soul (Capitol)
The Love Language: Libraries (Merge)
M.I.A.: MAYA (NEET/Interscope) – fuck this bitch.
Panda Bear: “Tomboy” 7″ (Paw Tracks)
School of the Seven Bells: Disconnect from Desire (Vagrant/Ghostly International)
Sun Kil Moon: Admiral Fell Promises (Caldo Verde) – FOH Pick, big surprise I’m sure.
Superchunk: “Digging for Something” b/w “February Punk” 7″ (Merge) – Good for Superchuck good to see them putting out records still.
by Ryan Meehan
It’s a recession. Times are tough. Consumers have less and less money to spend on a daily basis. And in a recession, the first thing that gets cut on the coporate level is marketing. This is usually because the business needs to focus on point of sale issues, and doesn’t have millions of dollars to blow on advertising like McDonald’s or WalMart. Point is, the unnecessary stuff is the first to go.
Unfortunately, this need to eliminate unnecessary spending doesn’t translate well to this “general populace” that I’ve been referring to a lot lately. Scratch lottery tickets are still flying off of the fucking shelves like it’s the end of the world. Continue reading