my clairecords order:
+ damien jurado - 4 songs (12")
+ meisha - s/t
+ meisha - returns forever
+ mirah - cold cold water cdep
+ mirah - you think it's like this but really it's like this
+ the summer in between - s/t
there's all this debate over whether or not online file sharing hurts the music industry [both big and small]. i personally think it HELPS the music industry, especially the independent music industry. 90% of the music i buy these days is something i heard about via the 'net. if something sounds interesting, i jaunt on over to audiogalaxy, download a few tracks, and give it a listen. if it's something i play over and over again, i buy it. example: mirah. laini put a song on my xmas mixtape that i absolutely loved, so i went to see mirah with lala and the show ruled. it took me awhile, but i downloaded some mp3s a week or two ago and absolutely fell in love. and now i've got 4 releases by her [2 7"s, 2 cds]. the mainstream music industry can suck it. i give my money to (semi)little labels! now i'm going to drown myself in music.