It’s just dumb, to have a record finished, knowing it will leak, and not release it. What are labels waiting for? To market it? Blogs already do that, unpaid and without being asked to. If labels could get over it and move the fuck on they’d engage the mechanisms that are already in place for music distribution instead of trying to fight them. The latest I heard about the MPAA and RIAA’s plans for putting a HALT! STOP! on pirating was unbelievabley disconnected from reality. It’s almost as if they think that consumers are just waiting for the right way for the industry to screw us, and we’ll surely allow them. Life has moved on from the old distribution model, meanwhile the execs are scrambling for a time machine. In any case, I have the new Crystal Castles, and I’m liking it. It’s a little mellower than the first, and that’s funny. Why? Because I always said these two were PUNK, and it’s classic Rock ‘N Roll that a punk band’s 2nd record isn’t as gritty.
Thanks Crystal Castles! Thanks for not breaking up and making another record! I’ll buy the vinyl. For now, I’m jamming on my portable mp3 player.