You know what’s not cool at all? A lot of shit of course, but if you’re a label that gives a website an exclusive track to premier from an upcoming release, you probably don’t want them to talk shit on it. It sucks even more when you have to pay or leverage something in order to secure something like this on a big name music site, making a put down sting even more. So that all stinks, but there’s even more ways to blow it as Stereogum writer Chris DeVille did today.
Things went terrible for Terrible/Collect Records recording artists Sick Feeling (founded by Ink and Dagger’s Don Devore) earlier today when Stereogum dropped a track from their LP Suburban Myth, describing singer Jesse Miller-Gordon’s the lyric “I miss my dad!” as “getting his Jonathan Davis on” and “really suburban.”
Well, I have to paraphrase here, because after Miller-Gordon tweeted at them that the lyric was in reference to his father passing away while the record was being written, DeVille changed the post to be a little more complimentary. A quick Google search does still show this snippet which clearly shows the original diss and intention.
Instead of inaccurately implying Miller-Gordon is a Korn fan who wants his da-da, the write up now reads, “Lyrics don’t get much more suburban and/or mythic than “As a teen I wore a backpack to your party/ Broke the speakers, and stole a couple $20s.”
I’m not really sure what’s mythic about that lyric either, as it doesn’t deal with The Birth of Athena or anything that sounds that exaggerated, but at least it’s not shit talking someone for missing a loved one, so that’s better… maybe? Anyway, here’s the direct link so you don’t have to give Stereogum any click throughs.