Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.
It seems this is most people's opinion of the one-sided beef: Kozelek, a notorious curmudgeon, isn't doing anything harmful by harassing these guys. In fact, he's just doing what he's always doneóbeing a grumpy ass who doesn't seem to care what people think of him. These same people insist that ignoring him and letting him continue to do this kind of stuff is the best option moving forward. To speak up about this kind of behavior from artists and performers is to inevitably be met with, "Lighten up, not everything has...
Stick To Your Guns' George Schmitz has posted the third video in a series that explains the recording process behind their upcoming record, Disobedient, which comes out February 10th, 2015 via Sumerian Records. Head to the replies to check it out.
Former Bury Your Dead singer Myke Terry has taken traded in breakdowns and mosh pits for a throwback funk/soul sound on his solo material. The result will appeal to fans of Michael Jackson, Prince and Justin Timberlake. Head to the replies to hear the title track from his debut EP, Red Handed, which is due out later this year.
Crystal Castles have broken up, as singer Alice Glass decides to pursuit a solo career. Can we have a discussion on how incredible this duo has been, so I, you know, don't sit in the corner and weep for the rest of the day? Let's do it.
To celebrate its launch, BBC Music commissioned a cover of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" with Brian Wilson, Pharrell, Lorde, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Chris Martin, Brian May, Florence Welch, One Direction and many more. Check it out in the replies.
Listen to Cold War Kids's new song, "Hot Coals," in the replies. Hold My Home will be released on October 21st via Downtown Records, but you can pre-order it now through Pledge Music and receive an instant download of the single.
If you hit the replies we've got a stream of Somos' "Letters From An Absent Future" -- the first song to be released from the band's 7" split with Sorority Noise, which will be out on November 4th via Bad Timing Records.
"They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever," he said. "If I die, then I die. And if I donít, then I donít. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but thatís what illness can do. Iím not going to worry about that, Iíll rest when Iím dead."
The Classic Crime will release What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited on October 27th - you can pre-order it. The album features a mix of both acoustic and rearranged versions of songs.
1. All the Memories (Revisited)
2. You and Me Both (Revisited)
3. Salt in the Snow (Revisited)
4. We All Look Elsewhere (Revisited)
5. Vagabonds (Revisited)
6. The Coldest Heart (Revisited)
7. My Name (Revisited)
8. Who Needs Air (Acoustic Version)
9. Beautiful Darkside (Revisited)
10. God and Drugs (Revisited)
11. Headlights (Acoustic Version)
12. The Fight (Acoustic Version)
13. Selfish (Bonus Track) [Live in Studio]
14. Where Did You Go (Bonus Track)
Illinois heavy hitters Villains asked fans to take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying what they missed. They compiled the results for a lyric video for their new single, "Like Father//Like Son." You can watch it in the replies, where you'll also find their upcoming tour dates. The band will self-release their debut album, Freudian Slip, on November 11.
New Jersey-based rockers The Blithedale Romance filmed a really cool music video for "State of Fear," which we're premiering in the replies. The song appears on their upcoming EP, Wanderer, which drops next Tuesday. Recommended for fans of Rise Against, Foo Fighters and At the Drive in.
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.
Yellowcard's Lift a Sail is in stores today and we sat down with lead singer Ryan Key to talk about the process behind writing the album, the fears of taking a risk vs playing it safe with music, and the band's lessons from their ride in the music industry. This interview ended up being quite long but I think it's a fascinating read for anyone that's a fan of the band or interested in the artistic and behind the scenes songwriting process.
And, in that process, we realized we really felt good about that. We talked about it, and we had those talks of like, ďwell, is this what weíre going to do? I mean, weíre clearly leaning in this direction and feeling inspired here, but is this going...
I've written about The Wonder Years so many times over the past 5+ years, but they never cease to amaze me. Not only are they excellent on record, but their live show takes their songs to a new level; they embody the perfect balance between high energy and strong musicianship. Vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell leads the group and their loyal fans on an hour-long roller coaster of a performance.
In celebration of Will Yip's Off the Board's first anniversary, the compilation is available for pay-what-you-want digitally and everything is 50% with the discount code "ONEYEAROFOTB" in the store. It features tracks from Title Fight, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure, Man Overboard, Polar Bear Club, Citizen and more.