You can hear a preview of John Nolan's new song "Here Comes The Wolf" on Facebook. The song serves as the theme for the independent film Bridge and Tunnel that just won an award for Best Original Score at the Long Island International Film Expo. The film was scored by Ryan Hunter (Envy On The Coast).
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Andy Hull is on the latest episode of Matt Pryor's podcast, Nothing to Write Home About. He talks about the new project Manchester Orchestra is working on right now as a "completely alternate version of Cope," called Hope. He says they're "stripping the songs down and re-doing them." He also mentions that he's "mixing lyrics up and writing songs and melodies differently" and that it'll be "its own thing." He says it'll be released in November. He also says they will be touring on this alternate version and will be playing in old churches and venues like that. You can hear the audio starting around 48:35 on the podcast.
Riot Fest's Denver stop (Sept. 19-21) has been moved to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium after Byers, CO recently denied the festival a permit. The festival will recreate the original May Farms campground aesthetic at the new location and all original tickets will be honored of course (and tickets are still available). They're also giving free passes to all Byers residents who want them and are allowing Byers businesses to set up booths at the festival at no cost. Check out the full press release in the replies, which includes a statement from the festival and details about a new college scholarship initiative. Yay!
Outside of bringing the May Farms aesthetic to the new site,...
DLSL Design Co.'s ongoing Covers series saw its third release yesterday, this time offering three alternate artwork prints of Taking Back Sunday records (previously he's done blink-182 and Brand New). Tell All Your Friends, Where You Want To Be and Louder Now were the inspirations this time around - check them out in the replies. They're available for purchase in his Etsy store.
Back in April, we brought you a collection of our favorite releases from the first quarter of 2014. Today, we're bringing you the best of the best from April, May, and June of this year. We're hoping that you can discover some new releases to add to your end of the year list. Head to the replies to check out the AbsolutePlaylist in Spotify and Rdio formats!
“This was definitely a challenge,” Bannon says. “A lot of bands, at least in our music world, tend to tour Europe in the summer, since there a lot of festivals there in the summer.. . . In the US it doesn’t really culturally apply. Kids out there will camp out and see bands for seven days, watch random techno bands, then black metal bands, then, like, I don’t know, Prince on day three. It’s really varied and unique. A lot of bands from the States in the punk world tend to get invited to those things, so it was a challenge to make sure people are around. But we’re...
Ever wonder what your favorite podcast hosts dream about? The answer is revealed in this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. We follow up last week's discussion with a few more thoughts on the best artist catalogs. Next, we move into some 'behind the scenes' talk by looking at if getting advances ruins the music listening experience for us, how we feel about bands going with "bigger press opportunities," and the overall use of embargoes by bands and labels. We finish up talking a little bit about Andrew McMahon's re-branding. Also, I just want to point out that starting now you can quickly get to any episode of the podcast by using the url: absolutepunk.net/podcast/# -- just...
A lot of it is about relationships that can’t last and deteriorate for whatever reason, I think that’s more of a theme on all of our records. I spend quite a bit of time alone so that probably plays into it. Most of the songs touch on that in some way.
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties sold over 3,000 copies of We Don't Have Each Other in the album's opening week. That was good for number one on the New Artist Album and the Alternative New Artist Album charts, number seven on the Vinyl LP Album chart, and number 89 in the Billboard 200 overall. More numbers: number 18 Current Alternative Album, number 18 Independent Current Album and number 18 Top Internet Album. Congrats to Dan Campbell and Hopeless Records!