Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint, about rewiring things and punching people, and now I'm working on a new one called Heat Signature, about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. Here's some more info on all the games I've worked on, here's the podcast I do, here are the videos I make on YouTube, here are some of the articles I wrote for PC Gamer, and here are two short stories I wrote for the Machine of Death collections.
I don’t often think of Low when I’m asked my favourite bands, but I really should. They’re probably third or fourth, something completely ridiculous like that. Their last, The Great Destroyer, is one of the most perfect albums ever recorded, up there with Come On Feel The Illinoise and The Greatest.
Seriously, though, is there a way I can be informed of this stuff? Is there some music release-tracking site out there where I can subscribe to each of the bands I like as an RSS feed, to be notified each time they release something? It seems like something Amazon, if no-one else, ought to do.
The_B: Actually, it's a rather interesting point. The closest thing I can think of would be sites like Last.FM and the like, which offer RSS feeds of when someone reccomends you a song (although I know you've had problems with them in the past), but indeed - it could be an interesting idea for the record companies and artists to take note of..
erdniS: There IS a message board that more or less ALWAYS upload leaked albums like this. I had the new Modest Mouse and Ted Leo a month ago++. Baiscally people upload albums on sites like sendspace and gigasize and post them on the board. There is also a lot of obscure music, b-sides and live recordings.
If that's not your cup of tea though, I guess you could read the thread names to get an idea.