Episode 47 - Breaking the Internet: Threatin's Invisible Army
Due to some personal issues David couldn’t join us this week, which means that Rustie’s ‘Glass Swords’ has again been pushed back until next week. We didn’t think it’d be right to cover a record he chose without him.
So Chris and Mark decided to try something a bit different.
Threatin is ostensibly the solo project of LA based musician Jared Threatin. In November 2018 he and four sessions musicians embarked upon a European tour in support of the band’s debut album ‘Breaking the World’. Once they began their tour things took a turn for the strange.
This week Chris and Mark dust off their old investigative journalism hats and take a look at the curious case of Jered Eames. Threatin, and the media shitstorm which followed, serves to highlight a a huge number of shady dealings that go on in the music industry on a regular basis. From those who take the mantra of “fake it til you make it” quite literally, to those at the very top of the music industry who have no qualms with using bots to enhance the figures of some of the world’s biggest artists, it’s clear this is not just an isolated case.
So sit back and enjoy a deep dive into the career of a fictional band, and listen in wonder as we tell you just how messed up the internet can be for musicians of all kinds.
Whyte Lace commerical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQwgVYzEEnQ