The long weekend probably seemed a bit longer to the variety of Torrent sites that were shut down by the US Government. But no use crying over spilled milk if that milk was ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADED. Waking up from our Turkey coma hasn't been easy, but many others found the energy to attend their local Black Friday sale shenanigans... was it enough to put Kanye's record on top of the charts? Solid probably. As we power our way into December, it's become clear 2010 was a great year, but we've got plenty of reasons to look forward to 2011 (and we've got details on one big one).
The Strokes: LP4 is coming soon-ish.
10 songs, produced by Gus Oberg (the guy who took on Albert Hammond's first solo record) and recorded in upstate New York, according to a recent Rolling Stone interview. Quote Albert: "We spent the last 6 months recording in my studio upstate and we are beyond thrilled with the 10 songs we have for this record. We cannot wait for everyone to hear it. I'm positive that youll be as excited as we are." YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS [via.]
The Department Of Homeland Security seized illegal sites.
According to the New York Times, "a number of sites that facilitate illegal file-sharing" were shut down this weekend by the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), a division of Homeland Security. "Among the domains seized were torrent-finder.com and three that specialized in music: onsmash.com, rapgodfathers.com and dajaz1.com." The Pirate Bay is still going strong although the notorious haven for mischief has been facing its own legal trouble in Sweden. [via.]
Kanye is projected to sell between 500-600,000 first week for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
At least that is the internet speculation. We'll find out soon enough!