Friday, May 31, 2013

MP3 REVIEW: Everybody Talks "L'appel du Vide"

Everybody Talks "L'appel du Vide"
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            My gripe of the day:  Putting your band under a false genre on Band Camp.   It happens all the time, yes, and I have been a victim of it before.   (We all know June 1974 isn’t shoegaze, yet they keep coming up under that tag)  So my question is… why?  Forget about how certain websites have filters where you can report such instances while Band Camp doesn’t, because I don’t want to have to file a report with Band Camp to let them know that some band is misrepresenting themselves.   But what is in it for the band?

            If you’re a metal band, for example, and you put yourself under pop, do you think kids searching for music that like Justin Bieber are going to be excited to hear your rendition of GWAR?  Or is it just some big internet hoax, where the band can say, “Haha, this many people played our demo and they all thought it was country when it was really hip hop.  Boy did we fool them!”.  

            In any event, in a game that has no clear winner and only losers, I present to you a band called Everybody Talks, who came up when I searched for grunge yet they so clearly are not.   They combine some old Saves the Day with, you guessed it, newer Saves the Day, which if I do the math correctly means they missed their calling by about fifteen years.   

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