Apologies for the late reporting but I hope to be all caught up with my AVERSE assignments by day’s end. Paul is not afraid to ride me, hard. Let’s flash back one last time to the CMJ Festival and talk about the Matador Records/True Panther showcase. For the unaware, True Panther Sounds is an imprint of Matador Records that focuses on bands that don’t fit into the Matador Records stable. Which frankly, doesn’t make any sense, since Matador has been home to Liz Phair, Large Professor, Fucked Up, Pavement, the New Pornographers and Dead Meadow. Their roster never made for a coherent label sound, which is part of what makes Matador such a great label. I’m not clear on why, in a time when labels matter the least they ever have, anyone would start a NEW imprint, but Sub Pop has done it too (Hardly Art), so I guess it’s all the rage to start pointless imprints. Coming soon: AVERSE’s sister blog imprint, AVCRSE (“A Veritable Consumption of Records, Succinctly Examined”) where we will do exactly what we do here, except different?
- Akon Animal Collective Bear in Heaven Beyonce Big Boi Blink 182 Brokencyde Bruce Springsteen Built to Spill Camera Obscura Cold Cave Darlene Love Devo Dirty Projectors Drake Elvis Presley Ezra Koenig Fabolous Fight Like Apes Fool's Gold Fuck Buttons green day Gucci Mane Harlem Shakes Health Isis Jackson 5 Jadakiss Jamie Foxx Japandroids Jay-Z Jay Reatard Justin Timberlake Kanye West Keri Hilson Lemonade Liars Lil Wayne Maino Mariah Carey Mastodon Memory Cassette murder city devils Ne-Yo Neon Indian OJ Da Juiceman Pains of Being Pure at Heart Phoenix Pitchfork Raekwon Real Estate RUN D.M.C. Screeching Weasel St. Vincent stevie wonder Superchunk Swizz Beatz T-Pain T.I. Talk Normal Tanlines Ted Leo and the Pharmacists The Dream the Kinks the Pogues the Ramones the Sonics The Very Best Titus Andronicus Trey Songz Vampire Weekend Washed Out Woods Young Jeezy Young Money