Sondre Lerche in New York Magazine. Good to know the Junos aren't the only national music awards that suck:
Sondre Lerche (SAHN-druh LAIR-kay) is honest when asked about his Best New Artist Norwegian Grammy win. “I’m still bummed out I didn’t get Pop Album of the Year,” he admits. Who won? “You wouldn’t know him. He doesn’t have an international career.”
[via larghearted boy]
Not all acts affiliated with Warner Music Group labels have been as lucky as the Flaming Lips. Coyne watched Wilco's well-publicised fight with Reprise over 2001's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," which eventually was released on WMG's Nonesuch, and admits to worrying about being dropped.
After all, Wilco had a more consistent sales history, and the Flaming Lips had just released the four-disc "Zaireeka." That album was an experiment in which all four CDs were designed to be played at the same time. (Band manager Scott Booker says "Zaireeka" did not count towards the band's contract.)
"We have a firm understanding of what the company is trying to do and what we're trying to do and where we all meet," Coyne says. "When we made 'Zaireeka,' which is a very difficult record for a company to try and market, we didn't hand it to Warner Bros. and say, 'F*** you, we're making art.'"
Radiohead in NME -- the band promises "terrifying" new album.