Bad ass new track from the Arctic Monkeys‘ third album, Humbug(August 25, Domino Records) and Produced by Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco). “Crying Lightning” is a simmering creeper anchored with a spooky bass line and reverb guitars. I like.
Fuck the labels man, they suck. The last thing they’re stripping down is their own expense accounts and shit. I mean, Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records takes a private jet or rides first class to tell a band they don’t get tour support. You know what I mean? Fuck that shit, I’m tired of it. And I’m not gonna be quiet because the American label, not Canada, not Europe, but our American label’s fucking us like crazy, so fuck them. Why should I not say anything, what am I afraid of? I’m not afraid of them. […]
And I’m not even bitter, people say labels are evil, no. They’re just lame. […] If we were selling shoes, it wouldn’t be like ‘you evil shoe selling fucks.’ It would be like, ‘how come you’re trying to sell shoes to cows?’ You know? I THINK OF INTERSCOPE AND ALL THESE LABELS AS THE BIGGEST FUCKING IDIOTS ON THE PLANET. And print that in capitals, because they can’t do anything to me. […]
I’m really sad for the days of the glorified groupie with the fucking hundred thousand dollar expense accounts. They’d drop bunches of bands before they would ever cut their expense accounts.
The whole interview is pretty funny. “How can retarded kids know to not throw a Frisbee at the forehead of another retarded kid?” One of life’s eternal questions…