Members and ex-members of The Ataris, Anadivine, and Nightmares for a Week have formed The Red Owls. The band recently finished tracking their debut EP, Do You Feel Any Better?, at Nada Recording Studios and it was mixed at The Blasting Room. You can stream the title track in the replies.
Head to the replies to listen to a new iwrestledabearonce song titled "Erase It All" featuring Suicide Silence's Eddie Hermida. It comes from the band's Artery Recordings debut, Hail Mary, which arrives June 16th.
If you like gruff punk then you'll probably enjoy the new record from Break Anchor that's streaming on the website today. The band features Suicide Machines singer Jay Navarro and all 13 tracks on In a Van Down by the River have a definite '90s punk vibe which might remind you of bands such as Face to Face. Stand-out cuts include "Gone" and "First World Problems," mostly because you're going to have a hard time getting them out of your head. If you like what you hear the record officially drops tomorrow through Paper + Plastick and you can order a copy over here.
Lyrically there is an anti-authoritarian feel to it for sure. It is also a very personal record at times and I feel...
Desaparecidos will release its first album in 13 years on June 23rd titled Payola via Epitaph Records. You can stream a new song featuring Tim Kasher of Cursive called "City on the Hill" in the replies. The album will also feature Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and the So So Glos as well as many previously released tracks such as "MariKKKopa", "Backsell", "Anonymous", "The Left Is Right", "Te Amo Camila Vallejo", and "The Underground Man".
Good Old War will release their new album, Broken Into Better Shape, on June 30th via Nettwerk. You can stream the group's fantastic new single called "Tell Me What You Want From Me" over on The Wallstreet Journal.
We all know Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams are the best, there's no hiding that. They both have a mutual friend Abigail, who is a huge Dashboard Confessional fan, who just so happened to turn 25. What did the two do for her birthday? Just invite Chris Carrabba to play at her intimate party. You can watchthevideos to witness how awesome it is.
Nate Ruess will release his highly anticipated solo album, Grand Romantic, on June 16th via Fueled By Ramen. You can watch a behind the scenes video from the shoot for "Nothing Without Love" in the replies.
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! has announced some solo shows titled Killing Me Loudly, An Evening of Existential Dread, Fiending and Gender Dysphoria In The Brilliance of Life's Headlights. The shows will have Grace performing, surprises and spoken word performances. One show will take place in California and the other in New York. Head to the replies for the full press release.
Dawes have announced that they will release their new album, All Your Favorite Bands, on June 2nd via Hub Records. You can check out the new song and video called "Things Happen" over on NPR.
01) Things Happen
02) Somewhere Along the Way
03) Don't Send Me Away
04) All Your Favorite Bands
05) I Can't Think About It Now
06) To Be Completely Honest
07) Waiting For Your Call
08) Right on Time
09) Now That It's Too Late, Maria
Darkest Hour are embarking on a brief 20th Anniversary Tour, on which they'll be performing Undoing Ruin in its entirety. Dead to Fall are getting back together to provide support. Hit the replies for dates.
Long Island's This Good Robot will unleash their full-length debut, The Light is Taking Me to Pieces, this Friday, April 10th. Fronted by former Patent Pending vocalist Michael Ragosta, the genre-bending group will remind you of Fall Out Boy or Panic! at the Disco one second, then Boys Night Out or The Format the next. Stream the effort, which was produced by Thursday bassist Tim Payne, in the replies. If you enjoy it, you can pre-order the album.
Reports are coming in that Brand New are sending out lyric books!? What!!? Some pictures have started showing up online (they're in the replies) showing everything that was sent out (including the dollar bill coming back). There's also an insert that claims the infamous demos will be released on cassette later this year. So, either this is a very well executed prank that took a lot of time to put together ... or maybe it's happening. Do we have any other confirmations beside this one user yet?
Update: The company that worked on the Shone viral campaign and works on Brand New's website, "The Up Studio," just posted this (mirror) on their Tumblr page.
Also, for those inquiring about MCS album release dates and why we were only playing this city instead of that city and so forth and so on... Well, Max is the reason. I wanted to make sure she was actually here and ok before I made any formal announcement.
Jonathan Valania of BuzzFeed conducted a pretty fantastic in-depth, longform interview with Modest Mouse that covers the eight-year gap between albums, the death of frontman Isaac Brock's brother, and some of the myths surrounding Brock's life.
If you want to experience it for yourself, you really need to go to Portland. Once you arrive, proceed directly to the Ice Cream Party, a three-level mid-century modern structure situated in Portland’s Goose Hollow neighborhood in the shadow of Providence Park soccer stadium that serves as recording studio, rehearsal hall, storage space, living quarters, and band hangout — it is, in short, Modest Mouse’s Batcave. As instructed, you type in the...
Due to industry wide vinyl delays, Cartel's Chroma will be delayed.
While we were hoping that this would be only a minor setback and that we would still have the records in time for the beginning of the Chroma tour, due to Record Store Day forcing record plants around the US (and the world) into operating beyond maximum capacity, we are now being told that our records won’t be getting sent out to us until mid-May at this point. We asked if there is ANY way for us to get the records before then, even if that meant paying extra out of our pockets, but we’ve been told there is no way to speed this up. We are extremely disappointed, but since it is something that is out of our control, we...