The best of K Records
guide to the best 12 albums put out by K Records (myspace here) is live. Feel free to post your disagreements here. I have to revise one choice, anyway, because of evolving distribution rights for Snuff. Banging this out let me appreciate Beat Happening again (yep, they're on myspace), and made me check out all the K artists I'd only read about. If anyone ever tells you something "sounds like a K band," send them to this piece. Good to be working for Michaelangelo Matos and, indirectly, Michael Azerrad, whose Our Band Could Be Your Life was indispensable for the article.
Recent posts elsewhere not completely out of date:Tell me something good: 5 Things to Remember About Race and Hip-Hop (MNArtists.org 4/3/06), Big Proof's music-video death (cpculture.com 4/12/06), The club formerly known as the Quest is now Heaven and Earth--no, really (cpculture.com 4/24/06), Sex machines: Phone me again! Over and over! (cpculture.com 4/25/06), To the tune of "Dust in the Wind": "Snakes on a plane/All we are is snakes on a plane" (cpculture.com 4/27/06), The Keep Aways, a reason to go to Duluth next weekend (cpculture.com 4/228/06), CD review: Mazta I, Thank the Lord and the Sword! (Citypages.com 5/3/06), Late Pass: Video of Atmosphere on Jimmy Kimmel (cpculture.com 5/3/06), Name the new band of Prince/Flyte Tyme vets (cpculture.com 5/5/06), Wanna get married onstage? At a rock show? By robots? (cpculture.com 5/5/06), Grant McLennan of the Go-Betweens: 1958 - 2006 (cpculture.com 5/8/06), Top ten blurry highlights from Homegrown (cpculture.com 5/9/06), First Geek Prom, now Goth Prom--and Punk Rock Prom (cpculture.com 5/11/06), PM Dawn at Club Underground Saturday (cpculture.com 5/12/06), Art party: Negativland at Creative Electric tonight (cpculture.com 5/12/06), Late pass: The Quest is still the Quest, with new web site (cpculture.com 5/12/06), CTG: Smiley faces lied well before Wal-Mart tried to trademark them (cpculture.com 5/12/06), The E Music Dozen: K Records (emusic.com 5/12/06)