Our influence comes from a wide variety of bands, especially with the new stuff weíve been writing. One Direction, The Summer Set, Katy Perry, and Imagine Dragons have all seemed to find their way into the new songs! It makes for an interesting and diverse mix, which is something we want to be apparent in everything we put out.
Miserable (former Whirr vocalist Kristina Esfandiari) released Halloween Dream today. You can pick up the 7" from The Native Sound or download the EP on iTunes, Amazon or Bandcamp. We're giving away an ultra clear with gold haze 7", which is hand-numbered out of 300. To enter, leave a comment in the replies saying why we should choose you. One winner will be selected at random at the end of the week.
Pallbearer are currently at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, OR with producer/engineer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, Sleep, Swans) recording what will become the band's follow-up to 2012's monumental Sorrow & Extinction. Expect the LP later in 2014.
We're really excited to premiere a brand new track from up and coming metalcore band The Prestige, who will be releasing their debut album Ecotone (prod. Antoine Lussier) on March 18th. You can pre-order the album here, and you can check out "World At My Feet" in the replies.
Hit the replies to see a Taco Bell commercial featuring Brian and John of The Summer Set. Speaking of Taco Bell commercials ... did anyone ever wonder just what was going to happen if that dad caught the to-go taco-nacho munching, apparently daughter touching, kid in their last commercial?
A Yeezus film project, a collaboration with Bret Easton Ellis, is in the works.
You know what, I canít. Itís in Kanye Land, and thatís subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didnít want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. Heíd given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether Iím right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And thatís how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. Weíll see what happens.
I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance-art way in the press, but if youíre just alone...
Bowling for Soup have launched a new PledgeMusic campaign to fund their "Official Greatest Hits Volume 1" album. It looks like they'll be re-recording the songs for the release (to get around licensing issues with their past labels maybe?) -- check out all the information here.
As of now, the album is 17 classic BFS songs from the first 10 years of our band re-recorded to bring them the glory we think they deserve and 1 brand new original song!
The fifth annual OVO Fest, taking place in Toronto and put on by the city's own Drake, is the latest festival to announce Outkast as headliners. The recently reunited duo will headline the August 3rd date at Molson Ampitheatre. Special guests are yet to be announced, but when I attended last year Kanye West, TLC, A$AP Rocky, and Lil Wayne (among many many others) performed unannounced. I'm sure the milestone fifth year will be even more jampacked and thrilling. Tickets are on sale February 21st.
In a big move for late night TV, Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show last night. On the debut episode Will Smith was a guest and he was presented with one of Chris Farren's (Fake Problems) "The Smiths" shirts ... kinda amazing. Congrats Chris! If you want a shirt you can pick one up here.
Deep Elm has released their entire catalog as "pay what you want" for the downloads. So ... many ... good ... albums.
Fan support of our artists is a key element in the creation of music that inspires, excites and consoles. Itís all about bands and fans coming together as one and experiencing musicís awesome ability to move the soul. So if you have the means, please show your love by Naming Your Price for a download. If you sincerely do not have any means, in exchange for each download we politely request that you post, share, tag and tweet to tell your friends about the album
NEEDTOBREATHE will be hitting the road starting in May in support of their new album, Rivers In The Wasteland, which will be released on April 15th via Atlantic Records. You can find all of the tour dates in the replies. You can also find a new song called "State I'm In" over on Billboard.
NJ's Abilities is gearing up for the release of its new EP Encouraging Calm and label debut on Meletov Records. For fans of Moving Mountains and Athletics, this 4 track release will certainly satisfy your craving for that ambient instrumental sound. Listen to "Maple" in the replies.