various artists: enjoyed: a tribute to bjork’s post
stereogum brings us another tribute album, this time they took on bjork’s post and asked various artists to covers the songs.. download the entire album for free – but do it soon! they only offer the downloads for a limited time [scroll to the bottom of the article to grab the whole thing]
nine inch nails: the slip
nine inch nails released their last album for free, as a “thank you.. to our fans”. you can buy a limited edition cd/vinyl version of it or download all 10 tracks for free
this 9 track live album will be made available as a free download on Coldplay’s website, starting on May 15th
know of any other bands offering free album downloads? please let me know – thx!
where: Target Center, DT Minneapolis
when: tonight – Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 @ 7:30 PM
cost: $89 – $383
okay – this concert was amazing. seriously. granted, i haven’t seen an arena show in about 15 years or so .. the last one was Jane’s Addiction or Chili Peppers headlining (i honestly can’t remember which – so that gives you some idea of my state of mind back then) with smashing pumpkins opening, right after gish came out – (this show only filled HALf of roy wilkins!! and corgan threw a hissy fit, stopping mid-song to threaten that he was going to leave if the crowd didn’t pay attention to him – what a whiner) because i hate big venues (give me first avenue – where i actually saw the best nin concert in the history of nin concerts.. but now i’m rambling)
but even my jaded arena-concert loving friends agreed that it was the best show they had seen – blowing both beck and radiohead out of the water with the crazy lcd screen sht.. it was obviously a stretch for them to blend the old with the new tho (and the new won, hands down). the songs from year zero, the slip and ghosts were absolutely amazing, but the kids preferred the old stand-bys (song 10-20 years old) and i found myself getting that feeling i experience when watching the big cats do “tricks” at the zoo.. slightly sad and wanting to look away, out of respect. regardless, i guess getting paid to perform (even songs 20 years old) is better than most jobs and performing those four or five songs probably paid for these lcd screens.
that said, my favorite song of the night was actually “big come down” :) so i guess i still want to hear some old stuff too.. the greater good and great destroyer were amazing and every track from ghosts blew my mind (the visuals blended best with these songs, i think). songs from the slip were awesome too but fit oddly with the rest (head down and echoplex were particularly perfect.. hey, it just occurs to me that i don’t think they played demon seed.. which is disappointing..hmm) and this was the coolest thing i have ever actually seen with my (relatvely sober) eyes.. (ie not in my head) – check it out on youtube [note: click "watch in high quality"]
lastly – the one thing that really wasn’t great about this show was the fact that we weren’t on the floor – my fault, since i missed the nin.com presale by 15 minutes due to poor planning (i was on a plane, waiting to take off and the stewardess put the smack down on my attempted ticket purchasing :(
ok i wish that nin would just take a break from doing all the news-worthy sht they do so i could get some work done – tco is coming next week and i barely have time to sleep let alone blog..
anyway, nin has decided to release their new album “the slip” for free. FREE. period. go get it: www.nin.com
ps – advance tickets for the aug 2nd minneapolis show on sale on the 7th.. ticketmaster on the 10th..
ok, so it’s not official yet but greg kot (chicago tribune) broke the news awhile ago that this is the case..
the event is august 1-3 and tickets are going to run $200/$300 (or more depending on when you buy them -check out the brilliant/evil ticket fare scheme they’ve come up with.. basically they will keep raising the ticket price indefinitely – or rather until they reach the limits of what people will pay – genius but still evil) + airfare + 3 nights hotel in dt chicago
if you’re not up for it – nin will be playing in minneapolis august 2nd (the night before they play lollapalooza)
ok, new nin album and you can download all 36 tracks for $5
Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I – IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I – IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.
Trent Reznor explains, “I’ve been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn’t have made sense until this point”..”I’m very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts.”-nin.com
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