BREAKING NEWS: Shamir Reveals That “Ratchet” Lyrics Were Partially Written By GarageBand

Posted: June 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Welcome back, readers!

Many of you are perhaps unfamiliar with Shamir and his new album, Ratchet. This is sad, because the news outlets tried — they really, really tried. The New Yorker’s Anwen Crawford profiled both artist and album here. Pitchfork’s review of the album also named it a “Best New Album,” which is like a Grammy, except that it’s for music.

All of this went to press before rumors began circulating, earlier this week, that Ratchet’s lyrics were unaltered versions of lyrical “samples” included for free with Apple Computer’s GarageBand software.

(The software, which comes pre-installed on most Apple computers, has become extremely popular with independent producers, up-and-coming musicians, and people who actually do have a little band that is really just for fun but does play a few gigs, on occasion, if you want to check them out on Facebook.

GarageBand is also a staple app for thousands of electronic artists — specifically, DJs who give entire concerts by connecting…

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