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The Sadness of T-Pain
, the much maligned auto-tune singer who had so many massive hits in the mid 00s, has a new profile in the New Yorker
that takes a look at how he felt when everyone started to treat him as a joke. The nastiest bit is that Kanye West
, who had called T-Pain in to consult on 808s and Heartbreak
, wrote a song during those sessions essentially calling every idea T-Pain had garbage. It’s an interesting, short piece, and one that I highly recommend.
But what has made T-Pain most resentful since his fall from the top was seeing certain artists use Auto-Tune and not get criticized; rather, they were celebrated as innovators in a way that T-Pain never was. Chief among these were Kanye West, who employed Auto-Tune to great acclaim on his 2008 album, 808s and Heartbreaks, and, more recently, the Atlanta-based rapper/singer Future, whose use of Auto-Tune has won him the adoration of critics as well as incredible success on the charts.
In an interview this past January with Vladimir Lyubovny, a d.j. whose popular YouTube channel VladTV is sort of like raps Larry King Live, T-Pain talked about being brought in as a consultant during the recording of 808s and Heartbreaks. At one point during the session, Kanye wrote a song about how dumb all of T-Pains ideas were. He then proceeded, T-Pain said, to make everybody in the studio join in with him to sing, like, T-Pains shit is weak.
Free Music Friday (03/07/14)
Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. This time around, our Free download of the week comes from Long Island mob Go Big
. Their new album The Story From Our Side
is a sunny blast of eccentric punk rock has shades of Fake Problems
and Streetlight Manifesto
coursing through its veins. The record is available at their Bandcamp page
Happy Birthday Tay (@TayJardine)!
Since it’s officially past midnight here on the east coast, it’s Tay Jardine’s (We Are The In Crowd
) 24th birthday! Be sure to leave her some love in the replies and send her some tweets
Mimicking Birds Release New Track
have released a new song entitled, “Bloodlines” which you can stream in the replies. The track is off the band’s upcoming album, EONS
, which will be released on May 13th via Issac Brock’s (Modest Mouse
) label Glacial Pace.
Matt Pond PA Launches Pledge Music To Fund New Album
Matt Pond PA
is currently in the studio recording a new album titled, The State of Gold
. He has started a Pledge site to help fund the recording/production of the album, which can be accessed here
.Submitted by radxbandit
Mad Caddies To Release 'Dirty Race' on May 13th
their first new album in seven years, Dirty Race
on May 13 through Fat Wreck Chords.Submitted by botDs-r
NO Release Music Video For "Leave The Door Wide Open"
's new music video for “Leave The Door Wide Open” can be seen in the replies.
NK's Basement Tapes Available on Vinyl
's Basement Tapes Vol.1 & 2
are now available on vinyl
.Submitted by KingKong19
The Gaslight Anthem Start Pre-Production For New Album
Atmosphere To Release 'Southsiders' on May 6th
will release their new album, Southsiders
on May 6th via Rhymesayers. You can stream the duo’s new single, “Bitter” in the replies.Track Listing
01) Camera Thief
02) Arthur’s Song
03) The World Might Not Live Through The Night
04) Star Shaped Heart
05) I Love You Like A Brother
08) Mrs. Interpret
10) Kanye West
11) We Ain’t Gonna Die Today
12) My Lady Got Two Men
14) January On Lake Street
15) Let Me Know That You Know What You Want NowSubmitted by imposs1ble