This is how digital music works…

I have the Hype Machine feed in my iTunes. Every day I get a pile of new music that I passively listen to while working, and let’s be honest, most of it is crap. If it doesn’t creep into my attention and make me go “hot damn!”, it most likely gets deleted. About 90% of the music that comes in goes right to the recycle bin, but I keep listening because occasionally I get something that I just die for.

A couple days ago, a song popped up into my iTunes that made me start drooling all over myself. I had to go stumbling around google to try to find out who it was because the metadata was all missing and all I had was “rain” as the title. I eventually found out who the band was, went to iTunes and downloaded the album. Ran straight over to facebook without passing Go or collecting $200, added them as a favorite band and lo and behold, iLike is telling me that they’re playing a concert in Los Angeles in the next month. I add it to my profile so now my friends can see it. Who wants to go with me?

Unfortunately, the stupid AAC files I bought off iTunes doesn’t let me share the album I just bought so I can tell my other friends in Los Angeles how friggin amazing they are and bring them with me to the show. Fine, I’ll let them KEEP THEIR MONEY.

The song is called Rain by Bishop Allen. Here is the link to the song. Go listen and love it.


3 Responses to “This is how digital music works…”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Jenny. I might just do the same, I currently subscribe to a couple of IndieFeed playlists in iTunes. They have a handful of them, by genre, that you can listen to, but there are only new songs every other day or so.

    Your link for the song no longer works, but I thought I’d leave this Hype Machine search result here for your visitors.

  2. Travis Says:

    Hey Jenny-
    Just reading your post here….I saw Bishop Allen at SXSW this past year. They are a great live band. Lots of energy; really get the crowd going. You might also be interested in a movie called Mutual Appreciation. It screened at NXNE two years ago and stars the guys in Bishop Allen.


  3. Jenny Says:

    Awesome! Thanks Travis!

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