Yo La Tengo at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2015 in London. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Hoboken, New Jersey-based indie rock trio, Yo La Tengo (YLT), is so storied that it is puzzling that a wider audience does not know its music.
Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest at Coachella in April. Photo: AlamyWill Toledo was 18 when he began self-releasing his indie-rock albums on Bandcamp, in 2010. The online music distribution site was then barely two years old but had already begun establishing itself as a place where artists could not only upload, stream and share their work but also offer downloads for a price. Toledo, whose albums then were largely solo affairs, published his music under the name Car Seat Headrest.
John Perry Barlow in 2014. Photo: API did two things early this month when I read that John Perry Barlow had died. I fished out Go To Heaven, a studio album by the Grateful Dead that I hadn’t heard in ages; and I searched for an interview with him that I remembered reading in this publication several years ago. Barlow was an internet pioneer who for much of his life led a campaign for a cyberspace free of government meddling and controls.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".