The best place to begin your deep dive into the new album from LCD Soundsystem is to actually pick up a book. The book in question is Meet Me In the Bathroom, Lizzy Goodman’s fantastic oral history of the last time New York bands were king. With great aplomb and wild abandon, she sketches the timeline of a decade when The Strokes, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Walkmen, The National and many others were talking loud and saying something worth listening to.
It began with a cassette. My English teacher decided that the time had come to introduce a bunch of young bucks to Bob Dylan's greatest hits and that's where the cassette came in. That same teacher, a great character called John Joe Fahey, was also the one behind crazy games of soccer which took place in his back field. These regularly featured every adult and whippersnapper from a few townlands around trying to kick a ball and mostly kicking each other.
The reason why fake news stories get so much traction is because you really want to believe what you’re reading. Case in point, a recent yarn about an Arcade Fire film project involving Terry Gilliam, which was reported to have cost millions of dollars, taken up many years and was nowhere near completion. You wanted to believe this because, well…look, you wanted to believe it.
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".