Probably the weirdest part about the music industry tumbling all at once is the alternative methods of promotion that have sprung up in the wake. Not that it's a new thing for bands to appear on animated shows, but as far as we know, this is the first time that six—SIX!—songs from a single band will be integrated into a show's story. Normally we'd be like, That SUCKS! How are they going to defile the sanctity of such carefully crafted visual programming?!? (We're not being sarcastic either, at the right time TV is great). But this situation has two things going for it, one is that the show is American Dad, which we've never actually seen more than five minutes of (sorry, millionaire Seth MacFarlane!), and two, the special guests are My Morning Jacket, which means that we'll hopefully get some out of control guitar solos or at least a drawing of Jim James in crazy sasquatch boots.
November 10, 2009