On this week’s podcast, we’re talking the return of indie-rockers Modest Mouse. For Strangers To Ourselves, their first album in eight years, Isaac Brock and crew mashed together a little of the old and a whole lot of the new to make an album that’s decidedly Modest Mouse, but is it any good? Kevin and Paul discuss the album, the band’s legacy and more, but not before diving deep in to the clusterf#@# of the Blurred lines decision handed down late last week. Hit with a $7.4 million fine for copyright infringement, Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams are on the front lines of a fight that’s about to heat up, one that threatens to cripple the way all art, not just music, is made and sold in the very near future.
PLUS! We’ve got a dark and sophisticated new track from DC collective Waltz Brigade you to put in your ears off of their recent EP Slow Mountain! Tune in and turn it up, cuz we’re running lean and mean on Episode 108 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!
- Find out more about Washington, DC's Waltz Brigade: Bandcamp | Facebook
- Everything you need to know and more about the Blurred Lines decision:
- Did Robin Thicke steal ‘Blurred Lines’ from Marvin Gaye? (Joe Bennet)
- Squelching Creativity: What the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant. (Salon)
- Okay, so maybe Marvin Gaye’s family has something against Pharrel (AV Club)
- ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawyer Rocks Music Industry Again (New York Times)
- Blurred (Legal) Lines? (Future Of Music Coalition)
- The Lines of Copyright Infringement Have Always Been Blurred (IP Breakdown)
- Why the “Blurred Lines” Copyright Verdict Should Be Thrown Out (The New Yorker)
- Copyright and competition intersect on two coasts (Project Disco)
- Why did Robin Thicke file a lawsuit over blurred lines? (Project DIsco)