Beyoncé saw the release of two remixes to her single "Drunk In Love" today. One was by Detail, who released a seven minute version of unused vocals and production from when he worked on the original version called "Drunken Love;" the other was by Kanye West, who extends the track and throws in a verse of his own. Hear the Detail remix in the replies.
The staff of To Write Love On Her Arms (including founder Jamie Tworkowski) will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST in our seventh annual "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have To Suck" chat. Come on in (click on "replies" link) to start posting questions for the staff and chatting with other TWLOHA supporters.
1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice [vinyl only bonus track]
The latest addition to Dan Campbell's ongoing video interview series, Talking With Soup, can be seen in the replies. He speaks with All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth about his band's small label beginnings (and what a major label was like later), moving to America at a young age and more.
Today we've compiled a special edition of AbsolutePlaylist for Valentine's Day. All of us here on AP.net have different plans for the holiday - and whether or not we're in a relationship, we're excited to share a few songs with you. A batch of staff members who are in relationships asked their significant others to choose a song that was meaningful to them and that, in a way, represented their relationship. We let them do the writing this time and they contributed a short blurb about why they chose that song. Another batch of staff who are riding solo today chose songs as well and contributed short writeups. Just click into the replies and check it out.
In honor of Valentine's Day, hit the replies to watch the thoroughly NSFW music video for "Good Sex" by Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene. His second solo album Darlings drops March 18th via Arts + Crafts.
Five days before his May 2008 sentencing, Pearlman, who will be 74 when he gets out, issued a formal request to be permitted to develop bands while behind bars-all he would require was a telephone and an Internet connection two days a week. Prosecutors objected strongly, as did Judge G. Kendall Sharp, who instead ordered Pearlman to 300 months in jail-one month per $1 million he admitted to stealing-with the stipulation that his sentence could be reduced one month per $1 million he repaid.
Fall Out Boy spoke with Rolling Stone a little about their "Flappy Bird" rip-off and how they can relate a little to the backlash the developer saw over his game. I posted a link to this article the other day in my blog, and it touches on a lot of the same topics from the perspective of another indie-developer.
"We were over in Japan, playing Flappy Bird when it went crazy," Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz tells Rolling Stone. Because of jet lag, the band would all wake up around 4:45 a.m., and then discuss Flappy Bird in the pre-dawn hours: Was the designer pulling the game just as a stunt? “It seemed genuine that this was not the kind of attention that he wanted,” Wentz says....
The Madden Brothers have announced that their upcoming album will have two sides, the first titled "Dear Jane" and the second "California Rain." Side 1 was produced by Eric Valentine and Side 2 was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
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Happy Valentine's Day! Go on, guess what we got you. No, not that. Not that either. Nope, that's illegal in several South American countries. It's music. We got you free music. Look, it's below and includes a compilation from Community Records, who are celebrating their sixth anniversary this week and have loads more releases up for free download on their bandcamp. Enjoy.
Drake has taken to his blog to apologize for his comments regarding Rolling Stone's decision to replace him on cover with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.
*basscalist [base-ka-list] - (n) a person that is both the bassist and lead vocalist of a band.
Ex. Fat Mike, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, Comrade Aaron, etc.
Origin: 2013; 21st Century English < Latin: bezsacalistica
The seventh annual TWLOHA "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck" chat on AbsolutePunk will be occurring tomorrow, February 14th, at 8 PM EST. The whole crew will be here including founder Jamie Tworkowski, so make sure you stop by and hang out.
In case you haven't noticed, Tiny Engines has been killing it thus far in 2014. And you can add another hit to the list as Florida's Direct Effect will be unleashing its brand of abrasive punk rock in the form of its new album, Sunburn, this March 11th. We're offering up a taste of that LP today by premiering "Thoughts of Honey" and if you like loud, noisy punk in the vein of Pissed Jeans, then check this jam out in the replies. You can pre-order it on vinyl or buy it now digitally for $5 at Bandcamp.