Dylan, of course, was at the vanguard of the artistic wing of the Civil Rights movement, so it may seem impossible that anyone could accuse him of such a thing. But the Croatian group appears not to have appreciated comments made in Rolling Stone’s cover interview of Dylan from this September.
Today we're bringing you a song from The Rocket Summer's upcoming Christmas EP. The song is called "Grapevine Christmas Eve" and can be streamed in the replies. Basically, the idea behind the EP was that Bryce gave himself three days to write the songs - the record all of it himself in a little over a week and a half. Bryce commented to me that he's really proud of it and that it "couldn't sound further from my newer stuff," so be on the lookout for that next year. The EP comes out on December 3rd via all digital retailers. And the band will be playing two Christmas shows on December 18th in California, and December 20th in Dallas.
Boy, do we have a track premiere today that'll snap you out of the winter blues. In the replies, you can stream KDC's "Rutwaltz," a delicious slab of hardcore from the Buffalo three-piece that originated in Puerto Rico. The band's dynamic new album, The Veracity of Solitude, is available tomorrow December 3rd, but it is available to order now. If you're into Comeback Kid or Blacklisted, make sure you check this out immediately.
To celebrate tomorrow's release of the new Schematic (Dave Elkins of Mae) album, Color (n.) Inside The Lines, we've teamed up with Spartan Records to give away three copies of the album on limited edition double vinyl. There will be one winner for each variant - all you have to do is enter to win. For another treat, head to the contest page to hear a new song called "Hide & Seek" that we are premiering with the contest. Good luck and enjoy the track! Be sure to pick up the album tomorrow if you like what you hear.
In honor of Cyber Monday, No Sleep Records is giving 75% off all their digital releases on BandCamp with code CYBER13. That means Balance & Composure's The Things We Think We're Missing is $1.75, Sainthood Reps' Headswell is $1.25, and all the other goodness No Sleep releases for just about the same. Go give a great label your money.
Bruce Swedien (the engineer and mixer for many of Michael Jackson's albums) released a book earlier this year that we never posted about. I just found out about it through Steve Guttenberg's blog, and he seems to really like it. The book is called The Bruce Swedien Recording Method and it's available on Amazon.
Swedien discusses the importance of studio acoustics, and he prefers to use as little dynamic range compression or equalization as he can on vocals and instruments. Swedien feels that using a lot of compression is an admission you don't know what you're doing. His approach to recording drums struck me as a little unusual, he starts getting the sound first with the kick drum,...
Earlier this week, we learned that the allegations of child sexual abuse against Ian were true, and that he would not be contesting them in court. Until then, we found them extremely difficult to believe and had hoped it was all a mistake. Sadly, the true extent of his appalling behaviour is now impossible to deny.
Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge....
The srcvinyl 2014 Subscription Volume One is now available to pre-order at ShopRadioCast. None of the fourteen releases have been announced yet (although they are in production), but a newsletter sent out earlier today seemed to be teasing towards the much-anticipated re-press of Brand New's Deja Entendu being included in next year's subscription.
We will be announcing the first titles over the next few weeks. Hint, the first one is from a band that we did an exclusive color for (not an srcvinyl title) and is a title many of you really really want.
In a recent BBC Radio 2 interview, Billie Joe Armstrong reveals that Green Day will be "taking a break" after completing their Australian tour dates. Guys, I beg you ... you can't go out on those last three albums.