Can you hear me now? How about now? If you can hear this broadcast, congratulations! You’re one of the lucky ones.
We’re caught in the middle of an epic legal battle between two multibillion-dollar music companies fighting over Taylor Swift royalties, though we have quite little to do with either of them, and wouldn’t put their music on air if you paid us to. But, long story short, much of Canada and a swath of U.S. listeners have been unable to reach us for the last 48 hours. Awesome. Whether it be a blockage of our app, or the takedown from TuneIn Radio, it’s been a difficult week. We have several stopgaps in place that should fix the problem for most affected listeners, starting today. It seems sad that this is a battle we should have to re-litigate after 2015, but here we are. The major labels would prefer you didn’t hear indie artists, or shoegaze/dreampop music, and they’d prefer we not play them for you. It’s a zero-sum game where everyone (especially indie bands and labels) loses. We appreciate all you have done to support our efforts thus far, and we’ll keep you posted through the chaos.
If you’re lucky enough to hear us on the app, New Tracks Weekend is incredibly proud to be able to bring you fresh new music from Miniatures, The Blessed Isles, Mumrunner, Dead Leaf Echo, VHS Dream, Youth Pool, Lazy Legs, Champanes, Teen Body, These Sonic Waves, The New Tigers, Rain, Nothing, and whatever the hell else we can fit in. One foot in front of the other, one eye over our shoulder.
New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Listen via the Radionomy station page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on
TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our new branded apps for Apple’s iOS, Android and Blackberry. Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile, and live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.
And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!