Links for 5.25.08: Suburban slumps, crowdsourcing the pie, booming female DJs…

by Josh Kimball

*I’ve written about or mentioned the crowdsourcing of various elements of music many times in the past, including linking to SlicethePie, a site that allows fans to finance bands they think can make it. The Telegraph reports on SlicethePie’s progress. [largehearted boy]

*In Europe: Rise of the female DJ?

*The A.V. Club pans Mates of State’s newest album, and blames it on a “suburban slump” (aka having a kid).

*Muxfind: Find tunes you want to hear on Muxtape. I guess I should finally make one of those things. [vc]

*Sneakers: If you want to wear designer metal shoes, it will cost you around $225. [hypebeast]

*Sorta off topic: – a simple tool that lets you check who’s listening to whom on Twitter. [mediaeater] Also, Crowdstatus allows you to create Twitter groups. I haven’t tried to use it yet. Generally, I dislike large groups.