Alright, so one of the bigger DC-area acts these days is a band called Middle Distance Runner. I can’t say I know their music all that well, but they seem to have a pretty big following, and several blogs that I know and respect have a pretty high opinion of them.
I noticed earlier today that they’re scheduled to play Iota, right down the road from me, in late March, so I figured I’d go to their website and see exactly what they sounded like.
My verdict? They’re fine. But that’s not the reason I’m posting. If you go to their website, and click on the “Placements” button at the top of the page, it takes you to a listing of all of the advertisements that their music has been used in.
Listen, I know that this is how bands make money these days, and I don’t have a problem with the New Pornographers or Of Montreals of the world selling their songs for ads. But do you really have to devote an entire page on your website to list each time you’ve done it?
That so is not punk rock.