water under the bridge
A little while ago, record companies decided that they could dissuade people they send promo CDs to from uploading pre-release material if they watermarked the data with the name of the person who would receive the disc. It hasn't really worked, although this dude got a finger wag for selling a Beirut CD to a used record store before its release (which is sort of an uncool thing to do), and apparently some other critics/bloggers/etc got phone calls after uploading albums to OiNK.
The actual idea, of course, was that the record company could keep tabs on who was leaking their promo material and either a) stop sending them stuff or b) get litigious.
Of course, this only works if the watermarked CD goes to the right person.
Which is why I found it quite funny when Frank from Chromewaves sent me a message to let me know that he received a copy of the new Rachel Yamagata CD and that if he ripped and uploaded it (which he wouldn't, for the record) the files would have my name all over them.
It's because all of us Asians look alike, right?
The Wintermitts are having a CD release show at 1114 E. Pender (just East of Glen) on Saturday with Hannah Georgas & her Sisters and Adelaide.
Collapsing Opposites and Bible Belts are at the Railway on September 20th to celebrate the release of their split 7" with Greenbelt Collective, Lala, and Payday Millionaire.
The same night, Vapid, Nu Sensae (who have a record that I've bought, but haven't had a chance to listen to yet), and Juvie are at the Peanut Gallery.
Novillero are at the Bourbon on September 24th. The Details and the Good News support.
The Stolen Minks are at Casbah! at the Astoria on September 26th with the Tranzmitors, the B-Lines, and the Mean Jeans.
On September 27th, Defektors are celebrating the release of a pair of records at the Emergency Room, White Lung are celebrating the release of one, and the B-Lines and Vapid are there to help them.
And, on Remembrance Day, Gang Gang Dance and Marnie Stern are at the Biltmore.
now playing: Marnie Stern - Shea Stadium
Labels: show announcements
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