Many of our blog posts here at A Metal State of Mind are backed by links to videos on YouTube. We do that so you have something to reference to. It also helps spread the word about new and exiting music and even bring back memories of years past. In the process of seeking appropriate videos to accompany our posts, we come across some pretty cool videos created by fans.
This Themed Thursday is dedicated to fans that make their own interpretation of a song. I am posting some of them here because I think they are either well done, represent the song well, or just pretty cool. Plus, if you haven’t heard of any of these bands, you might want to explore them even further, though these bands represented with this post are not so obscure. This is a part II of sorts from an article Matt did a while back on atleastimhousebroken. You can check that original post here.
It’s time to step outside the confines of the steel container (AKA “the Box”) on this review. On Monday, 14th November, I treated my wife (and myself) to an evening with Cake at the Roundhouse in London. Although Cake wouldn’t be classified as “metal” I am posting this because, well, it’s okay to step outside the box once in a while and do something un-metal-like. Besides, Cake is fun!
One of the great benefits of being a metalhead and living in England is the plethora of concert opportunities I can choose from. Since A Metal State of Mind is a blog of all things metal, I rarely ever blog about music that isn’t metal even though I do like nonmetal music. Metal is just my preferred genre.
Why would you waste your money on shit? When it comes to music it probably happens far too often. Here is an interesting tidbit on where the music industry stands today. Ever heard of a band called Cake? Well, my friends, Cake’s newest release was the #1 album this week (in America). Cake! Not a Metallica, Taylor Swift, nor a Snoop Dogg caliber band/artist, but Cake! A little quirky fun band from Sacramento, California.
Now I know Cake’s music pretty well. I have two of their CDs, they play great at parties…fun, fairly neutral for a varied audience. They are quirky and catchy, but this week Cake’s new release debuted at #1. That is quite an accomplishment. Cake has a niche market. I don’t even think Cake started with the intention of taking the world by storm,yet they are #1 this week. Interestingly enough, they made #1 with the record lowest sales ever for a #1 album (about 44,000 copies sold). What does that say about the music industry today?
I think Cake got incredibly lucky to release an album during a week when no other major act released an album. But also, consumers are starting not to care anymore. Why is that? Because music sucks these days. Why do you think the #1 one band this week only sold 44,000 copies?