Is “Extraordinary Nobodies” a reference to something?
Yes! It’s a reference to the song “The League of Extraordinary Nobodies” off of El-P’s 2007 solo album, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead. That album is incredibly important to me, and the name worked well since we’re essentially nobody writers forcing our opinions down your throat.
I personally think it’s glorious.
Why are your review scores generally high compared to other blogs?
As this is a side project, we mostly want to spend time reviewing music that we love. Negative reviews have happened here before, and they will again in the future, but it’s difficult to find the time and energy to discuss music you’re not passionate about. We don’t review “as many releases as possible” like larger sites with more than two writers and one editor. We review what we feel like reviewing, and often that means things that we enjoyed.
Will you review my mixtape/album/EP?
Maybe, but probably not. Our Contact Us page has an option for music submissions, and you are more than welcome to shoot us a link! We don’t have a lot of time for review requests though, as this is a side project; however, if something catches our eye you could very well find it on the site eventually.
Will you promote my new single?
Absolutely not. We don’t do short format articles for single or music video promotion. While I realize that many blogs do this for easy to publish additional content, I think it’s an extremely low effort way to bulk output. We don’t collect ad revenue from the site, so I see very little benefit to watering down content that way.
That’s not to say I don’t want to hear your singles or watch your music videos, because I do. Sending them to us is a great way to end up on our radar in the future. We just don’t do promotional runs.
Do you have a release schedule for new articles?
Nope. Everyone involved with this blog is either a full time student or otherwise employed. Thus, we’re unable to set times for articles. We try and release a minimum of three per month, but that’s not a guarantee either.
I tweet out all our new articles through my twitter though! The easiest way to be alerted to our new content is to either check the site, or follow on twitter. Maybe one day we’ll move into a more fixed release schedule, but not right now.