Semi-Obscure Pop/Rock Playlist #2

You like music? So do I. Use your savvy non-braindead skills to seek out these tunes…

1. Charli XCX – “Stay Away.” Charlotte Aitchison’s “Stay Away” baffles me for the fact that it isn’t a hit song that started slowly (like “Somebody That I Used To Know” or “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and ended big, with radio success and the artist on SNL. It’s got that 90’s feel, meets The Knife or something Lovefoxxx-approved, from Drive.

2. Santigold – “Go!” Feat. Karen O. Master of My Make-Believe, the latest from Santi White is everything you could want from a sophomore album. It’s different but not so different that you have trouble identifying and all the songs are top-notch experimental frenzies, everything M.I.A. wishes she’d done with MAYA.  Continue reading “Semi-Obscure Pop/Rock Playlist #2”

Stockholm Singer Soso Uses Pirate Bay To Release Album

I have to give major props to bold new Swedish pop artist Sophia “Soso” Somajo for releasing her debut album for free on the torrent website The Pirate Bay.

You can download The Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up in China (T.T.I.D.S.D.I.E.U.I.C.) there or on her website, where she writes:

“I have written, produced and recorded this album in my bedroom. It’s the story of my life. Literally.”

“This project is an anti-social experiment pushing the boundaries of the music industry. I have even gone so far that I have left my major record label and started up my own. I call it: Do It Yourself Bitch Productions.”

In that very insightful and personal letter she also talks about going back to making music to simply be heard, and not resisting change – referring to the dying physical music industry and vitalized digital one.  Continue reading “Stockholm Singer Soso Uses Pirate Bay To Release Album”