Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Score One For the Blogosphere

This is great! A band called Arctic Monkeys has been referred to by one writer as the first Blog Band to hit it big before attracting the attention of the record industry. Arctic Monkeys launched a website to introduce their music. The group's album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not- is now the "the fastest-selling debut in British chart history." It will be released soon in Austrailia as well as the U.S.

I heard about this on CBS's The Early Show and the article is featured here . This kind of hype may be part of what the group refers to as "propaganda and bollocks," but it's getting them noticed in a big way. Arctic Monkeys will be worth watching.