Have Mercy will release their Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, on October 27th which you can now pre-order. Head to the replies to check out the album artwork and the band's video for their new track "Spacecrafts." This is going to be a site favorite before the year's over.
01) To Convey
02) Two Years
04) The Place You Love
05) Pete Rose and Babe Ruth
07) Plastic Covered Furniture
08) Pawn Takes Rook
09) Inch By Inch
10) Nails and Teeth in Pavement
alt-J has made their new album, This Is All Yours, available for streaming ahead of its release via an official app. Once you download the app it finds "blast areas" near you via Google maps, which are locations where you can go and stream the album in full via the app itself and potentially meet up with other fans to do the same thing. The app is, however, only available in the UK and has more and more locations across the country being added over the next few days, starting today with public parks.
Riot Fest Chicago is around the corner, and all the punks are dancing in their pants. But what is it about Riot Fest that has set it apart from the rest of the festival scene? Is there something other fests are missing? (Spoiler alert: YES). Check out my two-cents in the replies. Tickets are still available, but you only have a few days until the party starts.
Apple are unveiling new iPhones and possibly a wearable or something else cool today at 10am PDT. The event can be livestreamed here, our technology forum has an Apple thread where other fans will be talking about the whole thing, and John Gruber wrote a really good piece about what to possibly expect.
Typesetter will be releasing its Black Numbers debut, Wild's End, on October 14th. Today we have a video premiere of the band's new song "Summer Storms," which you can view in the replies. And after you do that, you should pre-order it.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
The Gentle Hits (Ian Metzger, ex-Dear and the Headlights) has launched their Facebook page and official website. You can read a history of the band and also watch "A Visual History" where Metzger himself explains the dissolving of Dear and the Headlights and what has lead him to start his new band. Not only that, but there's a behind-the-scenes video from Metzger too with some clips of songs included. Check them out now at the official website or in the replies.
Beau Burchell, founding member of Saosin, will host a free CreativeLive course called "Guerrilla Recording" next month on October 14 beginning at 9:00AM PDT. In this seven-hour course, Burchell will demonstrate how to walk into any recording situation and make the most of it, whether it's with one mic, three mics or a fully staffed studio.
I love how people assume when I work with an artist that the actual ARTIST has nothing to do with deciding how it will sound. I love my day job, but these kind of shallow assumptions take some fun out of it. I've seen em say the producer "ruined their favorite band." ..When most people have no clue what they are talking about or how it works. Sometimes, God Forbid, the ARTIST comes in with their vision. Good on Panic and FOB for wanting to evolve and change. Most bands in their scene can't...
Going in to this shoot, there was a very ambitious concept: light painting all of the lyrics around New York City using a Pixelstick. The shoot would incorporate stop-motion techniques, as well as hyperlapse shots, going from Brooklyn to Manhattan over the Williamsburg bridge, as well as through Times Square.
Despite the unconventional shifting that he does between the worlds of molecular biology and punk rock, Aukerman says heís never suffered "any kind of fallout." Fellow scientists, he says, "are very interested in someone whoís not just stuck at the lab bench all day and who can actually go out and do something completely different, something wacky and bizarre." Likewise, for peers in punk rock, "even if they don't really understand what I do necessarily, it's so different to them that it becomes more of a facet that can be fascinating," he says. Even Aukermanís parents have come around to...
Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it wonít, because itís that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it.
Our interview with Finch can be found here, where they talk about reuniting for their first album in over nine years.
I donít know what people are expecting and expecting of us. I just hope that people like it, thatís all. If people donít like it, thatís OK. It wonít stop us from making music. I donít think that ever has. Weíve never stopped because we didnít think that people mattered, it was just because we werenít comfortable. We stop when things feel odd.