Correction: The headline of this story incorrectly identified IODA as a label.
MySpace Music has signed a deal that will bring independent music artists to the site. And boy does Rupert Murdoch's upstart music service want to ballyhoo this announcement.
IODA, a company that aggregates and distributes digital music for indie artists, said Wednesday that it has agreed to supply more than a 1 million tracks to MySpace Music. Terms of the deal were not released.
In the month since MySpace Music launched, the indie community has bashed the service for not offering the same kind of favorable terms … Read more
There is magic with "Only Mirrors" - the atmospheric and absorbing debut solo album by Drew Andrews, guitarist from The Album Leaf. A rich dreamlike state beyond the gentle intricate guitars and Drew's feathery soft vocals. Maybe the abundance of feeling is from recording an album once again with a father who most of his life never knew he had a son.
Former Archer of Loaf Eric Bachmann has forged a quiet path since the demise of his much-loved indie band. But don't take that solemn calm--spread over three lush records and a few EPs--as a sign of anything but strong reserve. With Bachmann's latest under the Crooked Fingers moniker, his poetic laments find fruition.
Natali says she giggles when she sees guys using the tiny little Eee PC. But she doesn't question their manliness. Engnr_Chik thinks Netbooks are for everyone. Plus we speculate on the rush to release a prebeta of Windows 7, demand Wal-Mart do something about their forlorn DRM music tracks, and I'm possibly moving to Japan. Or New York. Or space.
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Indie, rock, and new wave styles all collide in the music of the Stills, a band that unabashedly treads the hallowed earth of love, despair, and emotional reflection with a sound driven by wiry, droning guitar lines and evocative, powerful melodies. The Canadian rock group comes from the same homeroom as Kent, Echo and the Bunnymen, and other present-day groups inspired by early-'80s artists, and they have definitely graduated into their own distinct and powerful sound.