Arthur Newman Preview Debuts On BitTorrent
Who is Arthur Newman? The answer is not who you think. Arthur Newman was one of the most talked-about films at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, it’s the story of a man who fakes his death to reclaim his life. Wallace Avery (Firth) is a disappointment: a washed up…
Friday Download: Ween
In this week’s FDL: things get weird. Three vintage live shows from Ween. Pop absurdity, lovingly preserved by the archive.org curatorial team. Happy Friday, people. Friday Download: Ween 1. The Longhorn / Stuttgart, Germany / 2000 2. Princeton University / Princeton, NJ / 2002 3. State Theater / Minneapolis, MN / 2006
Pretty Lights Debuts New Single At Coachella – And On BitTorrent
Last year, we worked with Pretty Lights to help break the barriers of sound and access; delivering 3 of his EPs, a new single, and a Bonnaroo tour video to BitTorrent fans. 5 million downloads led to 60 thousand new emails, 30 thousand new Facebook fans, a 700% increase in web traffic, and sold out…
Friday Download: Jason Molina
Every week, we spend time getting lost in the stacks at archive.org. Each Friday, we offer up a few of our favorite preserved objects and found moments. This week: we remember Jason Molina, with a short survey of live shows kept in kind by archive.org. Read on for the torrent links.
Friday Download: The National
Every week, we spend time getting lost in the stacks at archive.org. Each Friday, we offer up a few of our favorite preserved objects and found moments. This week: a short survey of live shows by The National. Read on for the torrent links.
Friday Download: Fugazi
During an era littered with bloated hair bands charging increasingly higher prices for tickets to see arena concerts, Fugazi emerged from the underground Hardcore scene as a form of protest. They insisted no one pay more than five dollars at the door and that no one be denied entry. That’s right. Affordable shows for all…
Behind The Scenes With NODE: Army of Two
Created by Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch, NODE Studios is a new gaming channel on YouTube. And it’s fast becoming one of our favorite places to find gaming content. They’ve got multiplayer demos, mashups, and yelling. In other words: it’s real. This week, the guys are taking on EA’s Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel….
Friday Download: Minutemen and Billy Bragg
In this week’s FDL: vintage live shows from Billy Bragg and Minutemen, circa 1985. Beautifully preserved punk nostalgia. Happy Friday, people. Friday Download 1. Minutemen / San Francisco, CA / 1985 2. Billy Bragg / Koln, Germany / 1985
7 Days, 1 Million Downloads, and Alex Day Outcharts Justin Timberlake
A few days ago, Dave Grohl’s SXSW keynote reminded us why we believe in music. Why we’re ridiculously lucky to be alive here and now, at a time when it’s “easier than ever to start our own bands, make our own records, book our own shows, and publish our own zines”. We can grow up…
Friday Download: Martial Arts
In this week’s FDL: fighting words. We brushed up on strategy with Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. We watched girls kick ass in Lady Whirlwind. We found a copy of The Streetfighter, the first film to earn an X-rating in the US for extreme violence. (Sigh.) We went stealth mode/beast mode with Ninja Death…