brutal rumor: coachella 2k11 lineup leaked, not leaked #rumorwave

as we near the official announcement, the annual coachella lineup guessing game is upon us and the internet-o-sphere has already taken to predicting the lineup based on bubbling rumors, tour schedules, album releases, iphone coming to verizon, myspace laying off employees, and statistics from past coachellas.

so as a member of the elite music blogging community, i too will construct a coachella 2k11 lineup consisting of totally uneducated guesses, wishlist rubbish, and past coachella participation factors. i have made sure to include some shitty acts since every year there are tons of barf worthy artists on the bill.

here is the brutal hipster coachella 2k11 lineup in no particular order…

best coast
velvet revolver
pj harvey
sleigh bells
the arcade fire
daft punk
kings of leon
lykke li
kanye west
major lazer
beach house
no joy
company flow *reunion
sufjan stevens
la sera
girl talk
dimmu borgir
valient thorr
busy p
dj medhi
sunn o)))
lower dens
toro y moi
gold panda
harrys gym
woah hunx *reunion
tame impala
tim and eric
das racist
aloe blacc
ty segall

what do you think? best lineup ever? are these bands on your wish list? are you gonna ditch at&t for the verizon iphone?

girl talk culture mash: pittsburgh name 12/7/2010 “greg gillis day”

photo credit: andrew strasser

serial infringer of copyrights greg gillis, better known as girl talk, has been rewarded for… im not sure what for… but the city of pittsburgh has officially declared december 7, 2010 “greg gillis day”.

this mashup of city-level governments, copyright infringement, unauthorized distribution, and hip alt party music as culminated to a fully unforeseen display of honor towards someone who should have been prison-raped by now for violating age-old copyright laws. so perhaps this honor is to recognize his ability to not be touched by the strong arm of law.

12/7… never forget.

girl talk releases new album, crashes internet

mash up darling girl talk has released a new album, “all day”, for free via the internet this morning and has subsequently crashed the internet due to foreseen demand. if you havent already acquired it, good luck. youre better off waiting until later in the day or doing a quick google search.

the digital album comes in two collectable formats… a single album-length mp3 or separated mp3s. girl talk states that the album is meant to be listened to as a whole but provides a listener-friendly split-up version for easier navigation. and he doesnt even ask for your email address in return! what a swell guy!

so… which version will you download?