Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patrick Wolf & Fever Ray/M83 tangent!

So, Patrick Wolf plays Antone's tomorrow night in support of his latest release the Bachelor. I have been a fan of Patrick Wolf for a while now but I didn't realize what he was doing with this new album. Apparently he was once signed to GiantFacelessMusicCorp. Record Label Machine and got dropped. So, to fund the Bachelor and its up-coming companion The Conqueror, Wolf took to a site I had never heard of called Band Stock where fans purchase shares in an artist and become investors in an album/tour/whatever. How crazy is that? I didn't really peruse the site too much yet, so, I'm not sure if there are any other "well-known" artists using this method but it seems to make sense to me. I'd invest in _________ or The _________s to hear their new material.

Just for the record, I'm really not sure how I feel about this video/how this video makes me feel:

Patrick Wolf - Vultures video via YouTube

At the time this post was written, you could still get tickets to see Patrick Wolf at Antone's for a mere $15. You also get to see Living Things and Plastiscines. Hell, if you get there early enough you can even see Jaguar Love! Not to be confused with Radar Love or JagJaguwar

Patrick Wolf - Hard Times video via YouTube

I feel like an American-born singer-songwriter could never get away with music like this. I don't know why that is but I believe it to be true. There are just certain sounds that are inherently European and P. Wolf def sounds Euro to me. That's not a bad thing, M83 sounds Euro and I love them THIIIIIIS much.

M83 - We Own the Sky video via YouTube

While, I'm on a tangent here, have y'all heard Fever Ray? I first heard this on Sirius XMU and thought damn, this sound like something new from the Knife! Turns out I was sort of right, Fever Ray is one half of the Knife.

Fever Ray - Triangle Walks video via YouTube

I know this is one of the songs that EVERYONE knows by the Knife but it's so effing cool! I'm posting it anyway damn it!

the Knife - Silent Shout video via YouTube