Roughly 95 percent of all iPhone apps are wildly useless. But there are a few that can make a train ride or a cousin’s birthday party go by a bit quicker. In this recurring feature, Pitchfork will round up new music-related apps– for bands, labels, etc.– and try to give you the skinny on whether they’re worth your time and/or money. Click the above link for reviews of recent apps from Jason Forrest, Coldplay, Ghostly International, Depeche Mode, and the Raveonettes.
The top dog web-zine declares “Seattle art-punk trio Talbot Tagora clearly understand the importance of a moniker. Naming themselves for a defunct European car that valued practicality over style yet was not practical enough (i.e., gas-efficient) to withstand the late-1970s energy crisis, the band announces its interest in the mechanical, the proletariat, and the cruelly ironic. And the title of the self-released CD-R/tape veterans’ proper debut for Hardly Art, Lessons in the Woods or a City, hints at the mysterious, primal menace and noisy, urban clamor contained within.” For the full review, check out the above link.