This Wild Life is giving us a peek at their new album “Clouded”. The Long Beach, CA duo recorded their debut full-length album at The Vanguard Room with producer Aaron Marsh. The album is due out on May 27th on Epitaph. The video for the first single “History” shows the band making the best of a bad situation.
I dig the video. The song is good, too.
Hey, did you know barely anyone is buying albums? Well, the record industry hit a new low last week. Billboard is reporting that for the first time since album sales were counted, they’ve dropped below 4 million.This week’s 3.97-million album sales tally is the smallest weekly sum for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. It’s also the first time weekly sales have fallen below four million in that time span.
Mark Joseph Stern, writing for Slate, looks at the psychology and neuroscience for why nostalgia plays such a large role in our musical preferences.To understand why we grow attached to certain songs, it helps to start with the brains relationship with music in general. When we first hear a song, it stimulates our auditory cortex and we convert the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies into a coherent whole. From there, our reaction to music depends on how we interact with it. Sing along to a song in your head, and youll activate your premotor cortex, which helps plan and coordinate movements. Dance along, and your neurons will synchronize with the beat of the music. Pay close attention to the lyrics and instrumentation, and youll activate your parietal cortex, which helps you shift and maintain attention to different stimuli. Listen to a song that triggers personal memories, and your prefrontal cortex, which maintains information relevant to your personal life and relationships, will spring into action.
MADE IN LOS ANGELES (DOCUMENTARY SHORT)
Perhaps I am oversimplifying the matter, but the platform of a Christian leader can be used in a great way or in a destructive way.