Soundcloud artist promo-bots are a puzzling phenomenon. I mean... after getting a deluge of PMs from accounts with the same pfp and generic message has anyone actually thought to themselves "Y'know what? Yes! This is definitely the answer to whatever has been stopping me blowing up online"?!!?! Who are these mythical rubes that make this a scam worth running? I'd genuinely love to meet one unless... unless it actually worked and all the big timers are keeping it a secret!!
I am really enjoying the cybergrind revival! So good to see a genre I loved 15 years ago finally outgrowing the edgelord white boy bullshit that held it hostage in the MySpace days.
Also Headless Blood Idol is planning regular gigs and we are open to anyone interested in gaining experience creating video sets and organising/running streaming events. We are committed to creating a community space where we can all learn from, and support each other to develop our crafts together. Feel free to DM if this sounds like something you'd be interested in and let's chat
Anyone in the mood for some chaotic mash-upcore energy should check my friend Magenta Skull's livestream out RIGHT NOW
Oh and their last album 'Just Got Back From The Discomfort — We’re Alright' is a Malcom in the Middle concept album. Ok... I'll stop now!!
Also the band are absolute sweethearts and their fandom is the most wholesome thing on the internet. Trust me, it will restore your faith in the universe!!!!
If you like lo-fi weirdness and think awkward angular emo music needed more Sonic the Hedgehog samples and/or trumpet then I cannot stress how much you need to listen to The Brave Little Abacus.
The project I've been working on with Anuraag Bhatia for the last little bit is now live over at https://www.room2.fm/ as part of Darebin Arts 'Exhibiting Culture Online'. It's a series of reflective prompts set to a different soundtrack and and visual each day which will culminate in an online performance on the 5/3. For us it was about creating a space that allowed for both personal contemplation and a shared vulnerability
I have created the PERFECT LOOP!! And all I had to do was go to rave.dj and loaded SOAD - Toxicity and Techno Chicken into the Mashupinator3000, then chop out a bar out of the combined clucking/solo guitar intro and slow it down by 20%. It is so perfect that I will now be retiring from music (joke... I'll never stop!!!!)
Interesting read about how problematic memes can be appropriated as a source of power for the people they target. Doomer Girls and goth gfs RISE UP!!!
A really interesting analysis of how alpha-maleness can leave men vulnerable to being exploited by weaponised misinformation online. Think of this as a sombre warning to all those Chads out there 🙃
Sorry for the bird site cross posting but this tweet about encroaching centralisation and Bandcamp seemed too relevant to @benbyrne and @p_hase not to. https://twitter.com/hhhhhennies/status/1349876030715080704
Thanks to the magic of internet I was able to participate in Throw Down whilst also being on holidays without my computer. The 2 day Australian vaporwave (and adjacent genres) streaming fest organised by Kanga Corp Records is now being archived for posterity by the label on their YT channel. Just in case you feel like your day needs more noisy sample torture here's a link to my set ( but also check out the others, there's so much good stuff!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FZz0hgWYgY&feature=emb_logo
Anyone whose ever broached the subject with me will know I have a very love/hate relationship with Mark Fisher but I'm finally reading his The Weird and the Eerie and it's helping me piece together so many thoughts about the affective qualities of strangeness as both a research method (making strange) and a cultural mode (weird internet).
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