links for 2009-08-24

  • Karen O, a group of singing kids, some acoustic guitars, whimsy, and a thing called love– hey, it's the first single from the soundtrack to Spike Jonze's big-screen adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. "All Is Love" officially drops digitally tomorrow, but you can listen to it on MySpace at this very moment.
  • If Miles Davis's Kind of Blue is a jazz album for people who hate jazz, what about reggae albums for people who hate reggae? Or metal records for those who detest metal?
  • The Rascals frontman Miles Kane has confirmed that he has left the band and is now pursuing a solo career. The singer, who teamed up with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner to form The Last Shadow Puppets, told that he will now start to work on his own material, while the other members would not continue in the band.
  • Musikfreunde, die anderen beispielsweise im Internet ihre Musikauswahl preisgeben, wollen damit häufig ihre Persönlichkeit ausdrücken beziehungsweise unterstreichen. Auf der anderen Seite laufen sie aber auch Gefahr, von anderen aufgrund ihrer musikalischen Vorlieben Stereotypen zugeordnet zu werden.