Today's Quick Mention: By now you've
probably heard that Lala is shutting down at the end
of the month. I can't seem to find an exact
reason anywhere, but the rumor is that Apple (it
owns Lala) is making room for an iTunes.com launch
later this summer. Interesting, yeah?
I'm still not sure whether I like either of the new
Wolf Parade songs that every blog in the world has
posted up in the last 24 hours, so instead today
I'll be providing you a little something from Curtis
Plum. I meant to mention this guy when he put
out his debut on Sage Francis' Strange Famous
records back in February, but I totally forgot.
Oops. The LP is called Call My Cellphone.
Plum - Indie Rocker:
Before you hit play you should know that you're going to
need two listens before you "get" it. The first will
be to break the ice and to start the process of getting over
how completely fucking ridiculous this song is with its big
Casio-beat and Curtis' bizarro accent. The second will
be to come to the realization that what he throws down here
may be the most true stuff ever. "Remember junior
high/What happened to you/I remember when you listened to
Curtis Plum - More Than One Hat
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