Monday News Mash-Up

  • After purchasing the popular cloud-based music site Lala, technological juggernaut Apple, will be shut down effective May 31st. Rumors are abound that Apple will turn Lala’s technology into an Apple-labeled software for their bevy of electronic devices.

  • The name Walter Sear is likely a question mark to most, but the founder and innovative mind behind Sear Sound for over three decades past away last week at the age of 79. Not only was Sear a renowned studio honcho, he was a composer and multi-instrumentalist, most notable for his use of the Moog and its proliferation among American culture during the 60s and 70s.
  • If you are unfamiliar with fundraising site Kickstarter, the minds of niche labels Night People and Sacred Bones are looking to lure you into the website’s fold with their own project: Twelve Dark Noons. The film project is being dubbed a “psychedelic movie for the apocalypse in twelve chapters” that is shot in the Australian Outback. You can visit the film’s fundraising page and contribute a tiered amount, each aimed at giving you goodies from the film and the labels involved.
  • As technological boundaries continue to crumble, the walls between media formats continue to crumble. Look no further than the introduction of high quality music placed into the stylized world of video games. When these devices are placed in the hands of artist collective FAILE and artist BAST, not only does the caps lock key get a work out but so do old school video game cabinets. The artists have reprogrammed old cabinets with brand new video games with brand new soundtracks supplied by Seth Jabour of Les Savy Fav. The exhibit, Deluxx FLUXX Arcade 2010, is currently in New York and will be open to the public until May 27th in an abandoned Lower East Side storefront.
  • You can view the new video for “The Overachievers” from Liars by following this link or watching right here:

  • It’s becoming hard to quantify just how much caffeine and alcohol that is coursing through the veins of Robert Pollard but if it’s the fuel that keeps him going, then so be it. Clearly it’s driven him to his latest project: creating the soundtrack for the upcoming Pete Rose documentary 4,192. Pollard also has two other albums on the horizon because it just wouldn’t be a calendar year without multiple releases from Pollard.
  • Time again to set your DVR to record this week’s noteworthy appearances on late night talk shows. This week’s highlights include The New Pornographers, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Local Natives and more.

    Monday, May 3

    Jimmy Kimmel: Two Door Cinema Club
    Carson Daly: Metric (R)

    Tuesday, May 4

    David Letterman: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    Wednesday, May 5

    David Letterman: Willie Nelson
    Jimmy Fallon: The New Pornographers

    Thursday, May 6

    Craig Ferguson: Local Natives

    Friday, May 7

    Jimmy Fallon: Common

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One Comment

  1. Jeremiah
    Posted May 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Lala enabled me to find so much music I would have never listened to. As a result I probably bought and downloaded more mp3s in the year I used it than I had previously. sad. In memory I joined the group RIP lala. Primarily because of the rad logo.

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