Sounds about right. Twee "indie" groups that appeal to the UO set. LOLZ GYPSY PUNKZ.
I guess I just don't understand the vitriol that Mumford brings out. I actually really like the concept behind the Gentlemen of the Road. Any attempt to bring music to the masses that isn't what is on the radio should be applauded, not ridiculed.
Note: I realize that Mumford is one of the "bands on the radio" now.
My issue with Mumford is how one dimensional they are. Basically it is like they decided to sound like the REALLY popular Americana, and then skipped all the rest from the genre. To me it is if someone started to write songs that emulated the Chili Peppers but they only went with the ballads like Under the Bridge and Scar Tissue while continuously referring to themselves as a punk metal band.
Awesome! That's really helpful thanks for the link. Either way we'll know the lineup soon. What day is everyone thinking it'll drop? Would Valentine's Day make sense?
They usually do it on a Tuesday around V-day, so your theoretical most likely day is the 12th. That really only counts as a guess though. Past history did exactly jack with predicting Coachella's this year.
so ya... mardi gras...
i feel like AC and Superfly couldn't pass up on the opportunity to celebrate mardi gras by dropping their lineup
Please note that I am one of the most vocal M&S defenders on this board. I far prefer them to all the more "legitimate" Americana-ish semi-folk quasi-bluegrass bands out there.
you wouldnt be talking about all the "brothers" bands would you?
Yeah, they're in there. Basically, I just can't get past the idea that people bag on Mumford & Sons but love the Avetts or Old Crow or whomevertheQuack. The only real knock against M&S (fi you're into banjo-y pop music) is that they're successful. And you can't really hold that against them, because EVERY SINGLE BAND YOU HAVE LIKED OR WILL EVER LIKE would KILL for that kind of success.* The fact they've achieved it shouldn't matter.
EVERY SINGLE BAND YOU HAVE LIKED OR WILL EVER LIKE would KILL for that kind of success.*
*Not Fugazi. Maybe a couple others.
Nirvana. In fact, they'd kill to not have that kind of success.
But I totally agree with this argument and always bring this up whenever anybody calls a band or an artist "sellouts" (one of the most consistently ridiculous accusations ever).
I'd have to agree with you on Nirvana. Any band where the lead singer KILLS HIMSELF to avoid the grind of celebrity life gets put in that category. Though I'd argue Dave Grohl certainly has no problem with it, so maybe just some of Nirvana. I'd also include Radiohead in here. Despite the fact that they are mega popular, I don't think they give two sh*ts about it. If they went back to playing 1500 seat theaters tomorrow, I don't think they'd even blink.
But yeah. People who think that their favorite indie/hip-hop/metal/EDM/whatever act wouldn't jump at the chance to have their songs all over the radio and to play packed amphitheatres all over the place are insane.
Game over, everyone. Pitchfork booked my boy Kellz to headline. No festival in the U.S. is matching that this year.
I am 100% serious. The festival market has become so overcrowded and homogenized, booking a legend like R.Kelly in an out of left field headlining slot is f*cking genius. Clearly Pitchfork can afford to take a few more chances, but the festival headlining circuit is so f*cking stale. This is amazing.
So you've never done anything you didn't want to do?
So you're going to argue that they were forced into signing with a major label and being on the VMAs?
Not forced, necessarily. But yes, I'm going to argue that if it weren't for external pressure (possibly even from his bandmates), Kurt Cobain would not have pursued that kind of success because he didn't want it. It seems like he made it pretty clear that he didn't want that level of success when he, ya know, killed himself. Although I do think there is a lot to be said for the argument that people with depression will be depressed regardless of their circumstances. So, if that's what you're getting at, I can agree with that.