Copeland did an AMA on Reddit today. Some key things the band revealed is that they're planning a fall headlining tour, Ixora will be getting a vinyl reissue this summer and the Ixora twin album should be available digitally this month.
According to sources, Concord Bicycle paid about $10 million for Fearless, which has about $15 million in annual revenue including a nice merchandising business and a small publishing catalog. The label's catalog including albums by Plain White T's, At The Drive-In, Bigwig, The Aquabats, and Sugarcult, while its current artist roster includes Pierce The Veil, Breathe Carolina, The Maine, Mayday Parade, The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Alesana, and Every Avenue. Fearless is expected to issue about 15 albums in the current year.
5 Seconds of Summer played a new song "Permanent Vacation" live for the first time. Video in the replies. Just think, to many around the internet, this was like Brand New playing "Mene" for the first time.
O'Brother have been added to Brand New's show in North Carolina this weekend. The band have also asked all attending to bring two cans of non-perishible food to be entered into a raffle to win a signed set-ist.
Clean Girls' new full length record, Despite You, is now streaming over on their Bandcamp. The record is a noisy, hardcore and heavy affair that any fan of the classic skramz sound should check out. The vinyl can be purchased here, and a press release for the band can be read in the replies.
Last week I had the chance to check out Lord Huron play a bunch of tracks from their new album Strange Trails, along with some old favorites, to a packed house at Philly's Union Transfer. Check out my photos and show review in the replies!
Last summer we premieredPetals, the debut full length from Austin, TX post-rock/metal band Funeralbloom. Today we are premiering the 14-minute long video for "Lust," which you can check out in the replies. I stated that this is a record that'll take your ears on an incredible journey through various soundscapes (especially if you dig Deafheaven) and now it's also being pressed to wax so check that out as well.
Noah Gundersen has announced his new album, titled Carry the Ghost. The LP will be released on August 21st, and is available for pre-order in vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Hit the replies for more information.
I was recently introduced to Susanne Sundførby Ryan (@COREhorizon), and I'm in love. The track "Fade Away" can only be described as everything I love about music from the 80s and Scandinavian pop. Listen to it below.
In this, the first year of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," we have already been blessed with a very good remix of that song. Now, the 6 God himself, Drake, has seen fit to bless us further by remixing Fetty's next single "My Way." Praise be and stream the song in the replies.
Today’s Mixtape Festival has announced The Movielife as the first headliner - their first Long Island show in over 13 years. The full lineup and general admission tickets will relase next week, but Early Bird passes are now available.
However, the actual release is different than the way we initially intended. “Matter of Time” was supposed to be number eight, I believe?]Oh, yeah, so the label was like, “‘Matter of Time’ is the hit, man, we’ve got to move it up.” So it turned out to be fourth and it ruined our tuning order.
Hot Mulligan released their debut EP Fenton in November of last year. It's being re-released later this month via Save Your Generation as well as a new EP titled "Honest & Cunning. The reissue of Fenton, with new artwork and an acoustic version of "Buy a Fire Extinguisher Before You Need One," can be preordered on Bandcamp. If you'd like to give the band a try before preordering, "Buy a Fire Extinguisher" is streaming in the replies. It gives a rawer look at the band's emo-inflected pop punk style.
Another day, more radio silence regarding this. Some bands have spoken out, some remain silent, others about to embark on huge tours have deleted their tweets, and the band in question has said nothing. I checked their website today because I was curious when their next tour started. Not only because I was curious to see who their upcoming tourmates were and what they had said about this entire thing (looks like nothing), but I wanted to know the dates and get a feel for the timeline of everything coming up. To my surprise I see the AP.net logo sitting on their tour imagery. This is about the time my blood starts to boil. I turned down this sponsorship "opportunity" (so many air quotes)...
Red City Radio's new video for "Two Out of Three Ain't Rad" can be viewed in the replies (via Brooklyn Vegan). The band is currently out on tour supporting Strung Out; you can find their remaining tour dates in the replies as well. They're supporting their recently released self-titled album, which can be purchased here.
I was contacted by Rob Stevenson, who was [Fall Out Boy’s] A&R guy at Island Records. Basically he told me he had this band, Fall Out Boy, and I don't believe I had specifically heard of them. He was very excited about me being involved in the record and said he thought I’d be a perfect fit and could he send me some demos from the upcoming record, which he did. They probably were on CDs at that point. I don't remember how many he sent me—maybe five, a handful—and my initial reaction was that I was not interested in doing the record. I just felt like the songs weren’t that...
Vince Staples, hot on the heels of his fiery new single "Senorita," has announced that his debut album for Def Jam is titled Summertime '06 and will be released June 30th. The album will be executive produced by No I.D. and you can check out ""Señorita" in the replies.
So, that headline is weird -- but we've got a really cool exclusive for you guys today. Frequent readers may recognize the name Sparrow Sleeps -- he's the artist who turned songs by the likes of The Gaslight Anthem, blink-182, Taking Back Sunday and others into fully unique lullabies. Today, we're announcing the re-launch of Sparrow Sleeps in a big way: He's got a brand-new, shiny website featuring new albums with songs by Thrice, Cartel, The Early November and MXPX (and some of those links have cool blurbs from the bands about these lullaby renditions). We also teamed up with Sparrow Sleeps to stream some fully exclusive, brand-new single tracks that the AP.net staff got to choose. In...
Citizen's sophomore LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven, is due out June 23 via Run For Cover Records and you can stream the first single, "Cement," in the replies (via Noisey). The record went up for pre-order overnight and can be found here.