Watch: What and what not to do for April Fools’ Day

Today is April 1st, which according to Wikipedia and the people dressed up on the Price is Right this morning is April Fools’ Day.

Now this generally means pranks, or hoaxes. Basically, something like what Peter Bjorn & John recently unveiled:

The video is just genius for the mere fact that if you weren’t paying super close attention, you’d actually believe this Swedish trio had somehow picked up a new sound in the last 24 hours. At least, that’s what happened to yours truly when I first checked out the video this morning. (Oh, and in case you were wondering, the sounds at hand come from St Sanders, a Youtube genius who has crafted the technique of making indie pop outfits actually look like they are shredding – heavy metal style.)

Then there’s the little gem Amanda Palmer has offered up. To be fair, Ms. Palmer’s aptly titled “Please Drop Me” was first debuted days before April Fools, and is anything but a prank/hoax. But because only now the internet, and executives which song is aimed at are getting wind of the number, it might come off as a bit confusing…

Moral of the story: if you want to get dropped by your record label, don’t do it around April Fools’ Day. But that’s coming from someone who has already been pranked like 134 times today.

Edit: Then again, probably not…


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