With his hip-hop-shaded funk, folk and quirk rock, no artist embodied the post-genre ideal of the ’90s quite like Beck. He rapped like a Beastie Boy, danced like a robot, and spoke with the slackery nonchalance of Stephen Malkmus (even as he played to alternative rock’s wider audience, he was always keenly dialed into the sensibilities of indie-rock, which may be why his brand has held up better than, say, Soul Coughing’s).
Casey Seymour cannot stress this enough: His band Ravi/Lola may draw inspiration from the ’60s, but they’re not a retro act. To the extent that the quartet’s music recalls the ’60s, Seymour says, it’s because he’s listened to so much music from that era that it’s seeped into his own songwriting. “We’re pigeonholed into this nostalgia group or a complete ’60s group, but really if you listen to the music it’s far more than that,” he says.
One of the most romanticized ideals in rap music is the “greatest rapper alive”—the notion that one artist, through sheer talent, gets to claim the Iron Throne. It’s a myth, though. Rap has never been a winner-takes-all endeavor. In truth, there’s plenty of room in the pasture for everybody, as evidenced by the literally dozens of nearly indistinguishable, mumbly male rappers all sharing the limelight right now. If only women rappers were treated the same way.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".