So first, final scores for yesterday's games:
- (5) PJ HARVEY & NICK CAVE drubs (12) Midnight Oil 93-38
- (10 JOY DIVISION destroys Erasure 117-19
- (7) BOB MOULD holds off (10) Peter Murphy 63-47
- (6) CROWDED HOUSE romps past (11) Leonard Cohen 98-54
Here's your updated bracket:
Analysis: as we expected, the scores were lower over the weekend since folks aren't as easily misled from the work tasks with obsessive projects like this one. That's okay, since most of these games weren't particularly close. We expect scores to be a little higher into the second round since word is spreading about #marchsadness and the games get a whole lot harder here.
A word about the tournament format: today through Wednesday we'll play the second round games, and the game posts will focus mostly on the matchups. You can read our original coverage (see the archive at the bottom of the page) for more in-depth discussions of the bands and songs. As always, votes on a matchup are open for 24 hours. Vote here on the blog posts or if you're on twitter, via @angermonsoon's feed. Comments on the posts are always welcome or on Twitter, facebook, whatever.
Looks like a few folks are writing articles about March Sadness. Awesome. Also do you like our score ticker? We do.
Okay, so today's games are tough ones: the battle of the covers (This Mortal Coil vs Indigo Girls), the battle of 1995 (Radiohead vs Nine Inch Nails), the battle of the weirdos (The Cure vs Tom Waits), and a battle of total unlikes that doesn't have a real cool name yet but feel free to suggest one: Tori Amos vs Swans.
Tomorrow we'll see (1) Neutral Milk Hotel vs (9) New Order, (5) James vs (13) The Church, (11) Ride vs (3) Sinead O'Connor, and (10) Smashing Pumpkins vs (2) Jeff Buckley. Interesting that there were zero upsets in the the northwest region (playing today), but many lower seeds playing into tomorrow in the southwest. See you then.