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    The Cutest Femme Fatale We Know


    It's no secret that we here at Soldout have a special love-mock relationship with Britney Spears. We love  for its vapidity--or surprising lack thereof--and laugh at the popstar for the same reason. Femme Fatale? Over-produced jams with ridiculous lyrics. Love. Her fear of flying but desire to be a bird? Priceless. Mock...and also love.

    Personally, I've come to think that the woman has lost interest in her pop star career and wants to retire, but she knows her retirement wouldn't be a James Murphy-esque step out of the spotlight into another one, but a true decision to stay home with the kids and the new boyfriend watching Dora the Explorer and giggling. And she's not quite ready to admit that and knows that even if her career has spanned almost 20 years, she's still barely 30. And maybe the latest video is her unwillingness to admit that, judging from her Hello Kitty colored hair extensions and Ke$ha-esque irreverence. 

    However, within the video are so many delightful self-deprecating references that I think she's actually grown up a lot. Unless she's a better actress than I know...and that marquee for Cross Roads 2: Cross Harder is NOT a joke: 

    (Thanks to  Edith Zimmerman at The Hairpin for pointing that out--Easter Egg indeed!)

    So...without counting all of the best moments, here are my faves. Add your own in the comments pls!

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    What Pop Culture Dreams Are Made of


    Ke$ha - Blow …the video. With James Van Der Beek, unicorns, rainbows, deadly lasertag, human taxidermy (remember: the album is called Cannibal), and autotune. 




    Reactions upon watching this (in real time from gchat)

    Marley: obv i have to watch this


    This is getting filed with the movie Blow in a category I am calling “WAIT THIS IS NOT ABOUT DRUGS?!”

    Russ: no it is not about drugs but it has unicorns

    Marley: fair enough

    dude laser tag is AWESOME


    this video kinda wins

    Russ: i told you


    updated to add: I just realized that this was the inspiration for the video. Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper plus some 8th grade doodles.  Ke$ha's what, 21 and a day? She still has those.


     ...wait, the movie Blow is totally about drugs, isn't it. huh.


    don't block her shine, shawty

    I have sold out. I admit it -- I'm a slave to the capricious whims of pop music. (I'm a Slave 4 U, Britney.) And like the stunning nike7up (who is subject to a forthcoming Soldout feature), I have a love/hate relationship with the idols I place on the pop pedestal. Lindsay Lohan is no different.

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    Goth/Pop/Religious: Interview with Robin from Tri Angle 

    At soldout, we wear our Witch House/Kill-Juke/Fuckcore/whatever you choose to call it badge on our sleeves with pride (we are, after all, in possession of the only video interview with the syrup-goth ground-layers Salem).  We're not the experts, and we haven't been around the longest, but we'll be damned if we think we don't have the most wide-eyed interest, possibly like the kids wandering into the woods to gladly be decapitated by the scythe-wielding slow-tongued ghostdemon (which in our dreams looks remarkable like Jack Donoghue).  So when Robin Carolan, from the blog that, as far as we're concerned, started it the gothcrunk scene, 20JazzFunkGreats, announced a parternship with seminal (and quite dark and moody themselves) tech label Kompakt that's resulted in the formation of Tri Angle records, we immediately jumped on the opportunity to throw some questions his way, in hopes of finally shedding some (pun intended) light on one of the most interesting scenes in music right now. 

    After the cut, we dig deep into the darkness. Keep your head above the ephemera, kid. 


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    Let us now praise hideous popstars: Keshadollarsign day 

    Yesterday on the twitters, we got into a bit of a discussion about Ke$ha, the new drug-addled pop starlet that your sister wants to be when everyone's out of the house and she gets into mommy's methamphetamine.

    I first became aware of Ke$ha, henceforth referred to by her Biblical name of Keshadollarsign, via posters plastered all over Canal street in Manhattan promoting her album Fuck Me In The Ass With a Chainsaw Big Daddy Animal.

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