-I was reading about Foster the People on We All Want Someone To Shout For, confirming my theory that they’d be putting out their record with Columbia (Sony)/StarTime Intl. How did I know? People don’t generally comment on this site too often, so when three people leave comments for the same band in the same time period, I occasionally take a look at where they are coming from, in this case Sony music employees. Of course, by mentioning the band again, I’ve triggered a google alert, possibly subjecting this post to another round of “I just bought this EP and its awesome” comments.
The album is called Torches and it’ll be out May 24th. Tons of dates on the horizon, including SXSW, a Toronto show in April and festivals all through the summer.
-IFC has some good advice to making good use of your time at SXSW with their SXSW 2011: South by South Best video. Wish they could have had an appearance by Clell Tickle though.
–Listening to a few songs from Calgary’s Samantha Savage Smith. Tiana from Ride The Tempo picks her for Canadian Music Week in a post on Tsururadio.com as part of the new Paper Crane Collective of bloggers.