The Kim Kardashian-repping, PETA-slapping Kanye West and DJ Khaled single, “Theraflu,” that debuted earlier this week caught a tongue-lashing denouncement from the official Theraflu camp yesterday, a spokesman from the company saying, “We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner (via TMZ). Smells like a lawsuit. In other Kanye news, the enigmatic MC made due with his Good Friday, G.O.O.D. Music single, “Mercy,” of which you can thump and drawl ominously to over on the label’s YouTube channel. And meanwhile let’s hear some opinions of Kanye’s choice of “Theraflu” cover art?
Oakland, CA’s biggest rival to Spotify, the “music genome project” Pandora Internet Radio, is reporting listener numbers on a 59% rise up from last year’s count ’round this time. Meaning subscribers who have used the service at least once in the past 30 days. That’s not necessarily a positive reflection, as the company’s stock plummeted 19% in March. But definitely a reason for comparing Spotify’s recent American market “honeymoon” extension, in which non-pay subscribers get a continued free unlimited streaming pass until further notice (via the LA Times).
Blood On The Screen:
Bobby D is getting another silver screen treatment via Brazilian production company RT Features, as the two behind the company, Rodrigo Teixeira and Fernando Loureiro made public their purchasing of the rights to the icon’s 1975 best-selling record, Blood on the Tracks. The mostly Portuguese-language familiar producers are looking to showcase an English career push with plans to “work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans,” while citing themselves “as longtime admires of one of the greatest albums in the history of music” and “privileged to be making” the film, said Teixeira (via Hollywood Reporter).
My Bloody Valentine:
One of the most infamous crusaders of indie rock loud, Dublin’s My Bloody Valentine casually reported to Pitchfork that they’re working on a follow-up to their second of only two albums ever, 1991’s Loveless. In case you need us to do the math, that was 21 years ago. “I tend to work really quickly, suddenly, and I might be willing to do that right now,” frontman Kevin Shields’ dangled out there all carrot-like. They did reunite a few years ago just to keep their earplug notoriety in check. And Shields has been known to dangle said album carrots before. But, hey, what’s excitement without hope. Thus is the life of a music nerd.
Today marking the crucifixion of Christ, according to Christian observation, consider this a twisted thank you for dying for our sins via The Cure. Even though Christians have condemned the band as satanic and blasphemous, it’s Friday, and we’re in love:
Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday, I’m in love