Post by thelampincident on Nov 9, 2010 20:32:47 GMT -5
Anybody who believes in the ideals of underground music to even the slightest degree should be boycotting the fuck out of this thing. The cover art alone makes me want to puke. Fuck anybody who supports this shit too. You're throwing ethics under the bus and must be stopped.
Post by ToLiveALie on Nov 10, 2010 11:44:17 GMT -5
Free CD. If you hate the advertising, throw it in the trash. These guys are my friends and I'm interested in seeing how it is. If I'm totally offended by anything about the CD I would send it back to where it came from, but I'm thinking it will be solid and worth carrying for free.
Post by absurdexposition on Nov 10, 2010 12:17:50 GMT -5
I'm personally indifferent to the whole thing. Scion isn't making money (directly from this release) by giving it away for free. That's not to say their marketing isn't getting geared up for the future, but when it's a money-making world and money is really shitty right now, I think everyone has a right to make money how they see fit and if that is what Magrudergrind is doing, then good for them. Is this really hurting anyone? No. Maybe everyone's "death to false hardcore" attitudes or "anti-corporate" sentiments. But I think it's safe to assume that everyone here buys records from Relapse and probably even bigger labels than that. While I realized that's a little (or perhaps a lot) different than a car company-turned-record-label invasion into hardcore, the principals of contracts/more "mainstream" approaches remains. I find it really hard to believe that Magrudergrind/Trap Them/Pulling Teeth/whoever else is involved signed contracts that would in any way limit or change the sort of music they create. Or that Scion would even think to try that on such a "market" as hardcore. Music is music. Business is business. It's a money-making world and it was bound to happen some day.