New tracks from Cut Copy

Cut Copy has announced a new track from their upcoming album called "Free Your Mind."  To hear the track, you must go to one of six locations in the world:


This is how it works:

Step one: travel to one of the six locations.
Step two: open their website on your iPhone or other smart phone.
Step three: your location is determined and verified, and the music for the new Cut Copy track will start playing.

My initial reaction was disappointment.  I want to hear the song right now, as other fans surely do.  The nearest location for me is Detroit (I'm in Brooklyn right now, a 10 hour drive away).

As I think more about how we listen to music in this day and age, perhaps this is a welcome change.  By providing the music in a specific location, Cut Copy creates an experience and a focus for enjoying it, similar to the way that going to see a movie at the theater does for films.  What do you think?

In the meantime, enjoy a different track from their forthcoming album, courtesy their label, Modular:

Live Stream Sigur Rós review, links to videos and more

To celebrate the release of kveikur, sigur rós will play played songs from the album live during a special 360 interactive webcast from Germany.  Fans can interact with cameras and watch the show from whichever angle they want!

During a break from work, I was able to catch part of the live stream, and the interactive cameras were neat, but not totally seamless; whenever you switched cameras, there was a pause in the audio and video stream, which made the experience less than perfect.  Still, the music sounded great, and it was exciting to be involved in the viewing experience from a screen.  If you haven't had a chance to listen to the entire album, previews are available now on iTunes, Amazon, and on their website