Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ting Tings and Jay-Z?

By Contributing Writer TIM EMMERICK

The Ting Tings probably would not call themselves an indie band (considering they're signed with Columbia and had a No. 1 hit in the UK) but they do most of the same things that our beloved indie rockers do. For example, they make records, go on tour and dress like something that someone once ate at a street fair in Williamsburg. Now rumor has it the London based dance-pop duo has signed with Jay-Z's filthy LiveNation/Rocafella hybrid label RocNation. Not only would that make them the first non-urban act to sign with Hova but also another twisted pawn in LiveNation's plot to make money off of all live music anywhere in the entire world. We've never had much of a problem with the commercialization of "indie" culture but this shit is, in a word, whack. Listen to us, Ting Tings. Please. DO NOT TAKE THE BLUE PILL.