The creator of the 'Wall of Sound' music movement, Phil Spector, has been convicted of 2nd Degree Murder after a fatal Russian Roulette incident where Spector was behind the trigger. Apparently the one-time Beatle producer thinks 'Happiness is a Warm Gun,' too. Too soon? Now he's looking at 15 years to life. That's what he gets for Let It Be.
As with all things internet related, I was a little weary of anything that popped up on the world wide web this April Fool's day, but the Bumbershoot lineup, leaked by Billboard, doesn't seem over-the-top enough to be a fake (UPDATE: Initial lineup confirmed by ReelOne staff). So who's worth mentioning? Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Modest Mouse, De La Soul, No Age, MSTRKRFT, the Long Winters and Matt & Kim.
And, oh yeah, KATY PERRY! I'm not even going to pretend I'm not front-row center for that one. No joke. No seriously. I will literally be front row center, if not stalking her trailer beforehand. Weird lineup thus far (also including Sheryl Crow). Can't wait to see who else pops up.
To celebrate the new releases of Michael Zapruder's Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope and 1090 Club's Natural Selection, SideCho is giving away an exclusive package to one lucky person! You will receive a copy of 'Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope', 'Natural Selection', Michael Zapruder Tshirt, Posters from Michael and 1090 Club, and more. All you have to do is sign up for the SideCho Records Newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Dooo it!
If you've ever seen United State of Electronica live, you'll know it's impossible not to get up and dance. And by get up, I mean literally get up on stage and dance with the rest of 'em. USE has been a Seattle staple for years, and now finally, after five years since their self-titled full length, the emerald city beatmakers will be charming the world with a new release. Check out a sneak peak at the band's newest efforts:
United State of Electronica - 'All the World'