Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm


>>> Reports are swarming the web, indicating that Kurt Cobain’s ashes were stolen from Courtney Love’s L.A. home. No word yet on if she actually just mistakenly snorted them. (via Spin.com)

>>> Apparently cats and open spaces are big influences on the recording process for the third Yeah Yeah Yeahs album. Funny, we thought it was pouring beer on yourself and looking like a vampire.

>>> The voice behind Justice vs Simian’s “We Are Your Friends” and Simian Mobile Disco’s “I Believe” is going to be all up in your grill this summer (if your grill has an affection for slightly effeminate soulful pop music, that is). Former Simian vocalist Simon Lord is releasing two self-titled records this summer, one as Lord Skywave on June 9 in the UK (via This Is Music), and one with electro duo the Black Ghosts July 8 on IAMSOUND. (via Pitchfork)

>>> Hey, fake DJs: We found a new band to add to your playlists when you’re busting your jams at super-dangerous, underground after hours parties. They’re called Woodhands — and sadly, not Meathands or Hoovehands — and they have a record called Heart Attack coming out this fall on Toronto’s Paper Bag Records. Listen to a track here.

>>> So, the new Weezer album comes out today, and to celebrate, there’s this video floating around of the “Chocolate Rain” kid and the only cool Weezer — Brian Bell — playing “Pork and Beans.” It’s like a phenomenon, within a phenomenon, within a phenomenon. Sort of like what it would be like if LL Cool J showed up during a pivotal scene in John Travolta’s Phenomenon to rap “Phenomenon” in a phenomenal way. Or something.

>>> Working for an online magazine is totally amazing sometimes, especially when you get a press release that states: “Reel Big Fish in studio now working on super, top secret magnum opus project.” That’s like saying, “Stay tuned to see the cast of High School Musical do a song-for-song reworking of The White Album.”

The Daily Fix is compiled every day by Ryan Allen. On second thought, that could be kind of cool.

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