We’ve all seen it, most of us have even enjoyed it. Auto-tuning has come to plague our iPods and radio stations. Kanye ODed on that shit making his latest album, 808s and Heartbreak, and T-Pain has shown us consistently that we do indeed love the auto-tunage. But I feel like we must eventually draw that proverbial line in the sand and say, enough is enough.
I was encouraged that I was not alone when I stumbled across an article on my Twitter. Death Cab For Cutie was interviewed at the Grammy’s on Sunday when their Auto-Tune Awareness ribbons caught MTV reporter’s eyes. They were quoted as saying “I think over the last 10 years, we’ve seen a lot of good musicians being affected by this newfound digital manipulation of the human voice, and we feel enough is enough.”
Hoorah Death Cab, Hoorah.
On the other hand, the so called Auto-Tune Awareness had no website, contact information, no real way to become more aware…thusly meaning Death Cab For Cutie was basically just being one collective dick. Regardless, I feel that this little dalliance into auto-tune might soon become an addiction if left unchecked. Rally to the call of the human voice and lets go back to the days when Kanye was making Jesus Walks and Through The Wire.