Rolling thread for young whippersnappers using old bands names on Spotify etc

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Had a few of these pop up in my Release Radar.

Today it’s a new version of The Jam where it appears Weller has discovered autotune https://open.spotify.com/track/4gyd7RVZdudHH4HPV0AzRO?si=A2xbyyPISfC3LU8m3AZlDA

Dan Worsley, Friday, 3 April 2020 10:01 (seven months ago) link

good idea! I run across this all the time but of course now I can't think of any examples

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 April 2020 13:30 (seven months ago) link

Swedish theater troupe Ghost

brimstead, Friday, 3 April 2020 15:36 (seven months ago) link

currently on my release radar is Australian post-punk outfit Total Control, with their new single We Ready ft Go Gettaz [EXPLICIT]

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:40 (seven months ago) link

A few months back, my release radar included an unannounced track from Candy. I was certain it was going to be some Soundcloud rapper, and not the hardcore metal band I had recently been enjoying. To my surprise, it was the same band releasing a new single. I let my guard down. Candy showed up again only about two weeks later -- Of course it was the new single from a Soundcloud rapper with the same name. Grr.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:29 (seven months ago) link

*triplet flow* erryone be makin art

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 17:32 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/OqSGb2e.jpg

This was the first thing in my “release radar” playlist today!

Microbes oft teem (wins), Friday, 3 April 2020 18:02 (seven months ago) link

T.Rex was mentioned in the other Spotify thread but it's the one that came to mind right away.

I saw a new Spazz EP last week.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 18:37 (seven months ago) link

I heard Boris sold their guitars and bought a sampler, then started rapping in Spanish

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:55 (seven months ago) link

then rose again on the Sunday

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:56 (seven months ago) link

There's an even worse Gene than Gene.

nashwan, Sunday, 12 April 2020 13:23 (seven months ago) link

Got an email about a metalcore band called Kingsmen. If they don't have a cover of "Louie Louie" in their repertoire I'm going to register a complaint.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 12 April 2020 13:26 (seven months ago) link

my latest Release Radar included tracks by the wrong Moebius, the wrong Rainbow, the wrong Boris, the wrong X, and the wrong Bill Evans

Brad C., Sunday, 12 April 2020 13:30 (seven months ago) link

There's an even worse Gene than Gene.

― nashwan

but does he still love jezebel

reggae mike love

i'm kind of fond of italian soft-machine-circa-volume-2 worshippers "the winstons" even if they don't ever whip out the amen break

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 April 2020 14:04 (seven months ago) link

to be fair britpop pulp just a bunch of johnny come latelys recycling the name of these folks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpZCMOp7kNI

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 13 April 2020 01:25 (seven months ago) link

Pretty pissed at how many Bisons there are on Spotify. I'm positive my band was the first.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 13 April 2020 01:30 (seven months ago) link

Fresh new trap instrumentals from Rick James

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:30 (seven months ago) link

The vaguely post-grunge band Sponge has apparently pivoted to mid-tempo house techno

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:32 (seven months ago) link

L.A. punk legends X shocked fans by dabbling in meandering dorm room EDM

How the fuck did I get three of these in one week?

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:39 (seven months ago) link

the boring non-punk X is back on today's Release Radar, but I guess we have to let X = X

the latest entries in the reappropriated name sweepstakes are the wrong Peter Green (fair enough), the wrong Baroness (whatever), and the wrong Talk Talk (really?)

I'm sure name duplication often happens with no ill intention, but "Talk Talk" is an especially egregious example of gaming the system

Brad C., Friday, 17 April 2020 14:23 (seven months ago) link

I’m listening to the fake talk talk as we speak

Microbes oft teem (wins), Friday, 17 April 2020 14:25 (seven months ago) link

Only one today of note, Chief Shake with Lil’ Mandigo and Yes.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 17 April 2020 15:14 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

T-Rex mentioned upthread showed up this morning on my release radar, as did The Beat.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 22 May 2020 08:17 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

good morning, hip hop R.E.M.

the cover art shows the artist's name as "REM$$" but Release Radar shows it as R.E.M.

Brad C., Friday, 10 July 2020 13:23 (four months ago) link

Sparks and Suicide showed up for me today.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 10 July 2020 14:23 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

new Pavement

billstevejim, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 22:31 (three months ago) link

Y tho

https://toolofficial.bandcamp.com/

kvetches of spain (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:01 (three months ago) link

This week I have the wrong Chic, the wrong Bent and the wrong Cameo

or something, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:12 (three months ago) link

Only tangentially related but there was a time a million years ago when I was in college and got super excited when I saw flyers for a Helium show up all over campus but then like the day before the show the flyers all suddenly read 'Helium Oxygen' and that was a bummer.

Ask yoreself: are you're standards too high? (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:14 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Electric Light Orchestra going hiphop. https://open.spotify.com/track/2M4ycWjc3IrkeTrUcNflJP?si=iSakZZNqTl-Eig7MDv9KRw

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 21 November 2020 11:09 (three days ago) link

I guess all these people are banking on streaming services mislabeling their tracks and accidentally paying them out mucho dinero?

Siegbran, Saturday, 21 November 2020 12:08 (three days ago) link


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