Here’s just the clip of Carl’s interview on This Feeling since some peeps didn’t catch it. He talks about the Libs hotel, the new album, his engagement, sleeping in a cage (again) and Peter calling him from the airport because Rafa got strip searched. There’s more bits of Carl/Jackals through the longer video which @exarcadiaelux originally posted here.
I had never heard of the saving on spotify thing until Niall and Liam, is it maybe new?
i looked into it and it SEEMS it was introduced late 2016:
Kobalt and Spotify are introducing the traditional pre-order concept to the streaming market in the form of Spotify Pre Save.
The new Spotify Pre Save function will allow fans to do just that – pre-save a new record so that it is added to their library and playlists immediately upon release. The first album to offer Pre Save will be Laura Marling’s new album Semper Femina, which is released via her label More Alarming Records.
Kobalt says that the addition of the Pre Save feature will allow fans to engage with an album from the moment is announced, ensuring that they don’t miss it upon release. (source)
i know there’s a swedish artist i love that also pushed spotify hard and he’s with universal (via dd…the things this fandom teaches you) and zara larsson had a campaign to pre-save on spotify and she’s also with universal. which is kind of why i’m wondering if it’s a thing for them? they could have a deal with spotify since i’ve seen sony artists push towards apple music.
On this day in music history: May 23, 1975 - “Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy”, the ninth studio album by Elton John is released. Produced by Gus Dudgeon, it is recorded at the Caribou Ranch in Nederland, CO from June - July 1974. After the successful “Caribou” album, the prolific musician will return to the Caribou Ranch recording studio in the Colorado Rockies to record his next release. The concept album is an autobiographical account of Elton John and Bernie Taupin and the struggles they faced at the beginning of their musical careers. The single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” (#4 Pop), is about John’s half hearted suicide attempt while he’s engaged to a woman, faced with choosing her over his music career (and still struggling with his sexual orientation at the time). His friend and former bandmate Long John Baldry will convince him to break off the engagement. The album will also mark the last time that John records with drummer Nigel Olsson and bassist Dee Murray until the “Too Low For Zero” album in 1983. “Captain Fantastic will make history when it becomes the first album to ever enter the Billboard Top 200 at number one. For the original LP release, a limited number of promotional copies will be pressed on translucent brown vinyl, with each album jacket autographed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy” will spend seven weeks (non-consecutive) at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Here is what you missed on keeping up with One Direction
March was suppose to be the worst month for this fandom… but what the hell happened to July!!! So here we were all blindly disbelieving that Louis becoming a dad was the craziest this week would get. HAHHAAHAHHAHAHA Do you hear me laughing!? WRONG. so so very wrong. As if not enough shit has hit the fan, but Louis, nor his family or anyone from the team is denying or confirming the rumors so the fans will just have to live with this unbearable uncertainty. Just try not to slam your head against a wall thinking of the idea that Louis might actually become a dad.
Anyway as if that isn’t cruel enough already… On thursday, the 16th of July the fandom has hit rock bottom. Updates accounts were being exposed…. Aprently there is Larry footage from not only Wellington but also hotel rooms… Larries wanted to sing and dance… but hold up there are rumors going around that bodyguards and Louis friends asked for sexual favors in order for fans to meet the boys… WTF this is just terrible… so so wrong. Mr X. and a twitter account started exposing all these details and secrets… no one can distingish between lies and reality anymore, it’s like living in inception… You think this shitstorm might be over, but while Larry might actually get exposed, Louis contact info was leaked… HAVE SOME RESPECT!!! It feels like the fandom is expolding, too much information is being thrown at the fans and it’s too much to peacefully digest. You can’t even keep up with the drama anymore because in the past 24 hours, so much was being exposed and rumors were flying left and right, the 1D fandom is finally breaking down becuase they can’t handle it anymore. After hours of trying to sort through the chaos and trying not to run around screaming, the fans have given up and resorted to being in full denial. 1D fans are currently living in 2011/2012 where the only worry they had was that Louis and Niall didn’t get enough solos and Liam had only one kidney. It is a tragedy that fans feel so uncomfortable, frustrated and sad with the current situation that they are closing their eyes, blasting Up All Night and pretending ot5 is alive, no daddy drama, no setlist drama… no drama in general. Zerrie engagement, album leaks, Zaughty twitter fights…. doesnt even come close to how distressed the fans are right now. 1D needs to speak up and sort this shit out, because their fans need answers. Oh yeah and of course the sun also contributed to the shitstorm they declared they have an exclusive story about Zayn/but you know at this point NOTHING IS TRUE ANYMORE…….. Good luck fans and that is what you missed on Keeping Up with One Direction.
Ahhh… the wedding guestbook, typically covered in white satin or lace with page after page of lined paper for your guests to sign, only for you to put the book away in a box somewhere on a shelf or in the attic to never look at it again… OR… you can make super fun use of your engagement pictures by turning them into a photo album/guestbook! I’m very excited to be offering this new product to my wedding clients. I use the favorite pictures from the engagement session to custom design a 30 page (15 spread) book, leaving plenty of white space for your guests to sign. These books, printed and bound by Vision Art, are GORGEOUS- I love the feel and look of the paper and photo covers, and the printing is beautiful. I love the books so much, I’m going to start offering them as session albums to my portrait clients as well (but without the white space for signing, of course). I can’t wait to deliver this book to Karlos and Melanie, who will be using it as their guestbook for their wedding THIS SATURDAY (which I’m all excited about!). Here are just a few pictures of the cover and a few sample spreads.
Let’s be honest. It’s been a while ay it. We don’t really talk like we used to. For the last year we’ve been messing around behind yr backs. It started with robbing drum intros from blink 182 and ended with horns stolen from screaming maldini and in the middle we had these 10 (11) little encounters with a louder noise than you’d possibly be happy about. And if that sentence wasn’t enough of a secret map, we created an entirely probably fictional city for the whole mess to live in.*
Bands are supposed to mellow as they get older, idk quite what’s gone wrong.
Anyway, my point is, we’ve moved on in the last couple of years, you and us. Lives have bloomed and faded in the time it taken to arrange heartbreak for two distorted guitars. Whole genres appeared and expired. R u still in 2 it? Because we are.
Metaphor boken cos i am waay more confident in this record than I am IRL, we are giddy with excitement to cordially** invite you to our 4th proper long play album, available on cd and 12" in March on Alcopop. Over the next few weeks we’ll be dropping things here in the runup to release. Like, tour dates for the UK and beyond, videos and promo and details and other assorted bits of hype. And the name, you’ll probably need to know that at some point.
* srs, you need buy the special edition because it’s gonna come with literally the greatest artwork we can ever do
**I dont know what this word means but I assume it involves fancy cocktails.
Perhaps one of the most anticipated albums of the year has been Lana Del Ray’s Ultraviolence.
After some conflicting dates of release and a few teasing singles, we finally have it in our grips. All the hype and talk has given us time to sit with the ideas that Lana had for this album and mull over the material. Any brief words she would give hinted to a darker album, saying it was “so wrong and exquisite” but beautiful: “It is absolutely gorgeous — darker then the first — so dark it’s almost unlistenable and wrong. But I love it.”
And despite everything, she does not disappoint. Lana takes the time to flirt with some pretty heavy material, like domestic abuse, in the album’s namesake, “Ultraviolence”: “He hit me and it felt like a kiss.” It’s this dip into dark material that gives this album a heavier tone, proving it not as fun or free-loving as her Paradise anthem, “Ride.”
Some of the strongest songs on the album are, of course, “Ultraviolence,” “Brooklyn Baby,” “West Coast,” “Fucked My Way Up to The Top,” and “Cruel World.” At almost seven minutes, “Cruel World” opens up the album with a vintage rock beat that’s full of longing and rumination: “I shared my body and my mind with you/ That’s all over now/ I did what I had to do.” But she’s still into her old habits of donning her little red party dress and singing of want — the want of being young, wild, and free, thus leading us into some of her most melancholic and personal words.
The uptempo “West Coast” delivers what it promises — faster but still languorous and relaxed beats. It flows like a smooth river and is soporifically pleasant, with the upbeat climbs of the song full of longing, while at the same time depicting a desire to run away: “You push it hard, I pull away, I’m feeling hot and on fire/ I guess that no one ever really made me feel that much higher.” The love is so hot it burns her and she wants to pull away, cycling through the ups and downs of love and questioning whether it’s the right thing for her.
Lana is smart, and smarter than most people give her credit for; she’s very perceptive of the world and with ideas of life and death, of struggle, and of unrequited love. She leads us on, and teases us, “accidentally” slipping the (wrong) release date because she knows her fans will eat it up and love it — remember when Ultra was supposed to come out May 1st? She’s also very conscious of the world of the critics. In “Brooklyn Baby,” nothing is clearer than this, as she tackles the harsh words of others with some well-worded quips of her own: “They judge me like a picture book/ By the colors, like they forgot to read.”
Overall, the album engages in some darker material than her pop songs prior, fitting with the visually appealing grayscale album cover and the slow-dance tones. Her lyrics are raw and real, and she pulls no punches. She’s not afraid to find her voice in almost-crude truths of fucking her way to the top, or finding enjoyment in the smart and sharp hit to the cheek.
There’s a certain freedom one feels with Lana’s words: It’s almost encouraging. And they open windows into the most intimate corners of her mind and life; it’s a bold album release that makes us slightly uncomfortable listening to and that illuminates to us, as fans, that perhaps she is not the bubbly and happy person she seems to be. If this album does one thing, it makes you want to sit atop a city building, smoke all night long, and listen to the urban sounds reverberating through the streets below.
The one weakness of the album is the sort of repetitious quality of the songs, without any distinct songs (save for “West Coast”) to break up the flow: Most of the songs tend to flow together smoothly as one sound; there are no pop singles that stand out here, like our “Blue Jeans,” “Body Electric,” “Off to the Races,” or “National Anthem.” Still, it is one hell of an album.