Wednesday Music News

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  • Taking offense to a bad Pitchfork review is akin to yelling at the clouds for floating up above and about as effective. But tell that to Father John Misty. Former Seattle resident Josh Tillman launched into a tweeting tirade after online indie tastemakers gave his recent album, Fear Fun, a decent 7.3 rating. (Josh, we think the album is much better than that!) Maybe it’s a bit petulant, but it’s certainly entertaining. Check out the litany at Seattle Weekly.
  • Independent radio has lost another standard-bearer. Boston’s WFNX announced today that its sale to ClearChannel pending FCC approval. Apparently, the commercial megalith doesn’t intend to absorb the long-lived alternative station’s content or even its call letters, so potentially there could be life left for WFNX, but since seventeen of the station’s 21 employees were reportedly laid off, even that seems unlikely.

  • The question on Yeasayer’s website: “SUMMER 2012 + SHOWS + NEW SONGS?” The answer: YES! The Brooklyn band lists a handful of East Coast tour dates and just released a new song. Check out “Henrietta” now:

  • The lineup to the Summer Meltdown Festival, “The Biggest Little Festival in The Northwest,” was just announced yesterday. The Moondoggies, El Ten Eleven, Ha Ha Tonka, Pickwick, Beats Antique, and Blitzen Trapper will all appear at the Bellingham-area Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater (actually in Darrington, WA) on August 10th - 12th.
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