After listening to Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago all day yesterday, I went on an all-out hunt for their unreleased album online when I woke up today. I finally found it on mediafire, which I feel just a little bit guilty about. But I will go to one of their shows and contribute to their talent, so.
I’m now getting ready to burn the album for Kyte for his trip to Boston. Because I am, if nothing else, a generous thief.
And Coldplay is enjoying torturing their fans with this viral campaign they’ve created. Dropping nonsensical twitter updates, unleashing short YouTube clips, scheduling summer festivals and yet zero news on a new album. Until today. Sort of. And I’m not really complaining, because in the age of having everything before it’s even available (see my previous paragraph) it’s sort of nice when a band masters the art of forcing the fans to be patient. Even if it sucks and feels like torture.
So even though I’m going to complain: thank you, Coldplay.
The new single drops on Friday and even though the song title sounds… silly? (Every Tear Is A Waterfall) I’m down for trying it out. A million times. Because I love Coldplay and Chris Martin and the lyrics look fabulous to me.
Kasie and I are booking the hotel tonight for the Matt & Kim concert she, Phil, Tyler and I are going to next week in New Orleans. Goodbye, goodbye money. But this is my last summer of freedom and I’m taking it seriously. (Or would it be the opposite of seriously?)
Now for the moment when I feel like I failure of a fan: I just remembered that Death Cab’s new album came out today. After salivating over two unreleased albums all morning and afternoon, I only realized it was out because of a banner ad on Pitchfork’s website. This is tragic on so many levels.