October 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
So I’m usually not too big of a Pitchfork fan, but this interview just popped up with Win and Will from Arcade Fire and anytime I get to hear what they have to say, I listen. This interview was shortly after they’re stunning MSG performances and the #1 landing of “The Suburbs”
If you are a band and want to know how to do it right, #1 Make good music. #2 Learn from Arcade Fire
October 4, 2010 § 1 Comment
In the blog age, legacy musicians are an uncommon commodity, so how did Ben Folds carve a career?
Best known in the ’90s for dour radio hit “Brick,” Folds could have easily clocked out a one-hit wonder, but the long-time piano man has only gained momentum since parting ways with Ben Folds Five. That’s not to say he hasn’t been burned. While Folds’ trademark mash of hard-driving piano plunkers and introspective ballads remains the same, his recent albums betray a more weathered edge. As he describes it, he’s stopped catering to an industry that doesn’t necessarily understand itself.