Happy Thanksgiving everyone. The website will be much slower in the news department than usual today as we gorge ourselves on food, drinks, and as much family and friends as we can handle. As Thomas wrote yesterday, the podcast is taking the week off as well. I just want to wish everyone a happy holiday.
The next few days always have a bunch of sales that show up for people to spend their money on, so I'm going to keep this thread open for the weekend and if there's a great deal you know about, please share it in the replies. Personally, I think this price on Amazon for one of my favorite pair of closed headphones, the Beyerdynamic DT-770s, is really good. Other sites worth checking...
1. Ivan & Alyosha - Being Home For Christmas
2. Bhi Bhiman - Who's Up There?
3. Langhorne Slim - Deck The Halls (with Boughs of Holly)
4. SOAK - The Christmas Waltz
5. The LeeVees & Matisyahu - Outside of December
6. Born Cages - Ave Maria
7. Family of the Year - NYE
8. Robert Pollard - What Begins on New Year's Day
9. Amason - O Little Town of Bethlehem
10. YACHT - Christmas Alone
11. Tuxedo -...
Chart Attack held a panel discussion in Toronto last night discussing racism, power, and privilege within the music scene. You can watch the entire panel in the replies.
Music: Racism Power + Privilege 101 will feature alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Damian Abraham of Fucked Up, Simone Schmidt of Fiver/The Highest Order, cellist Cris Derkson, journalist Max Mohenu, and media and culture sociologist Kim de Laat. It will be moderated by April Aliermo of Hooded Fang and Phèdre.
Shane Told of Silverstein interviewed Dan Campbell for his podcast Lead Singer Syndrome. They talk about writing melodies, the challenges of starting a solo project, being a free agent after fulfilling their deal with Hopeless Records, and more.
Given that we usually post new episodes of Encore on Thursdays, and tomorrow is Thursday, and also Thanksgiving, we've decided to take the week off from our regularly scheduled programming. Jason and I are both very thankful toward the folks who listen each week, and toward listeners who have just stopped by for an episode or two to see what the fuss is all about. With our rebranding and Teespring campaign this year, we were able to see first-hand how many people like listening to the show each week and it's still something we're not quite used to. We love recording the show every week and we love the interaction that we get to have with our listeners so often. It's a pleasure, and it...
Tyler ‘Scout’ Acord has left Issues. A full statement from Scout can be found here.
The problem with doing something that your heart isn’t fully committed to though, is it wears off real quick. I started to become envious of every other band member living out their dreams playing what they were passionate about, getting better at their craft, all the while I was showing up for work every day. It got to the point where my least favorite part of the day was getting on stage, which is pretty ass backwards to the point of playing music for a living.
Billboard reached out to various members of N*Sync to get their thoughts on Adele's accomplishment today, and Joey Fatone responded.
"Records are always meant to be broken, but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat," Fatone tells Billboard. "In all honesty, Adele is the truth -- kinda excited a rare talent like hers is in the same breath as our group. I'm a huge fan....I even bought the damn album."
For the past month, Minus the Bear has been touring around the US for their Menos el Oso Tour. I caught the band, with supporting acts Murder by Death and Aero Flynn, at The Observatory OC last Friday night. Check the replies for some of my favorite highlights from the show and view the full gallery on our AbsolutePunk flickr!
I don’t know if we can save rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t know if that’s even the point. I think the thing is, rock 'n’ roll needs to be saved from the old folks’ home. It needs to be saved from being a vision of the past. It needs to accept that there is a future, and it needs to relate to the future.
Rechtshaid is used to pushing the artists he works with in unusual directions. As well as helming records for artists such as Haim, Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend, in the past few years he's been in high demand by the mainstream, giving a leftfield touch to tracks on big pop albums. Perhaps this can be traced back to 2012, when he made R&B cornball Usher sound like a whole other artist on the simmering “Climax.” In the past 12 months alone, he’s worked with Madonna on her comeback single “Living For Love,” Carly Rae Jepsen on E•MO•TION standout “All That,”...
Fall Out Boy will be performing at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage in Hollywood as part of the post-show concert series on Yahoo. You'll be able to stream the show on Yahoo! on Wednesday, November 25th at 12:35 AM EST/9:35 PM PST.
every time you go on tour you want it to be different…and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people. and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage. but there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on. this time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of, ágætis byrjun, when for two years we formed and re-formed...
Riffstation.com lets you play a music video with the song's chords showing up next to it. It's currently in beta but it looks pretty cool. Check out Blink-182's "I Miss You" here.
The chord recognition algorithm detects major, minor and 7th triads with about 85% accuracy in typical rock/pop music. The chord positions shown are in root position only. The chords will always be detected and shown in the actual key the song was recorded in. If the song is in difficult key to play in, you can use the capo tool and play in any key you like with a capo on your guitar.
David Joseph at Universal Music in London has refused the request made by Morrissey and the band to re-issue 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' as a loving tribute to the lives lost in the Paris atrocities. David Joseph is instead arranging his own tribute to Paris utilizing his current crop of Universal artists.
Today, we're fortunate to bring you an exclusive stream from Pettigrew, a duo featuring Household frontman Josh Gilbert. Meloncholia is reminiscent of nu-wave emo bands La Dispute and Balance and Composure as well as the melodic moments of pop-punk juggernauts The Story So Far. It's a unique and effective blend of styles, and if you like what you hear, you can preorder the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies.
For this new series called Disposable Diaries, we will be giving bands a disposable camera to document what it is like for them backstage. To kick off the series, Stalking Gia and Scavenger Hunt give us a preview of their shenanigans before their Orange County show. Check out some of the highlights in the replies and view the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.