Monday, July 28, 2008

Paul Westerberg Sells Album for $0.49

This is last week's news, but Paul Westerberg's new album, 49:00, is selling for just $0.49. The album sells as just one 43 minute track and the home recording's unique qualities don't end with the price:
Songs fade into one another like one weak radio signal on a road trip supplanted by the next as the car crosses some invisible border. Two tracks occasionally play simultaneously. Snippets of a dozen cover songs-- Beatles, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, the Partridge Family-- are squeezed into the span of a few minutes. Lyrics fade in and out of the mix, sometimes clearly, sometimes not. [Via Pitchfork]

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