Kelly Conaboy, writing for Gawker, on how concerts should end at 11pm.
“All right, we just have a couple more songs for you guys,” announces the singer of a band you like, or a band you are seeing out of obligation, from the stage. You look down at your watch: It is 11:25. Man—come on.
Here is the correct time for a concert to end: 11 P.M.
1. Thisisgoodbye - Digital Age
2. bradsonemanband - I Want To Hear You Sad
3. mka12992 - Outside
4. icmame11 - No Good At Saying Sorry
5. T.E.N Fan - Every Night's Another Story
6. Patterns In Traffic - Figure It Out
7. Joey-Wan Kenobi - Hair
8. teebs41 - Wearing A Tie
9. PIG DESTROYER - A Stain On The Carpet
10. aoftbsten - Ever So Sweet
Steven Hyden, writing for Grantland on "Lead Singer Disease" and the new album from Nate Ruess:
The cliché about solo albums is that they compel an artist to finally indulge his or her unrequited whims. But eclecticism is already baked into Fun.’s music — what’s left for Ruess to show off on Grand Romantic is the depth of his Rolodex. For “Take It Back,” a gently loping prairie blues that culminates in Ruess’s over-eager theater kid vocal histrionics, Jeff Tweedy makes a surprise appearance to lay down an impressively gnarled guitar solo. It’s both stunning and totally incongruous, like seeing Mark Kozelek suddenly pop up in a Maroon 5 video. But Ruess is angling for a seat at a more...
With a wink, Andrew McMahon tells Billboard backstage that one of his old bands, Jack's Mannequin, might be playing some shows later this year or early next year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album, Everything In Transit.
The rollout of Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, E•MO•TION, is a weird one — it’s being released in Japan on Wednesday, where Jepsen has a large fanbase, which means that it’ll be available in certain corners of the internet if you know where to look
One of the best parts of Warped Tour is discovering bands you've never heard before, so we're excited to introduce you to London's own TAT. Check out their new single, "Anxiety," in the replies. Frontwoman Tatiana DeMaria channels Joan Jett with her raspy-yet-melodic voice and punk rock ethic. The trio are rocking Warped's Beatport stage this summer, then finishing up their sophomore album for an early 2016 release.
I recently spoke with Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind as he celebrated the release of the band's fifth album, Dopamine. Check it out here.
We were pushed into marketing and branding that we never recognized. We would do photo shoots and I would look at them and just flatline. I was like, “I have no relationship to this. I don’t know what this is.” It was just our record company trying to get the quickest line to a dollar. And we would have fights and arguments about it, but what we didn’t realize is that we could just say no.
Back in April of 2014, we hosted a stream of Northbound's Death of a Slug. Today, we're premiering the new and improved version of the album, which comes out on June 30th via Animal Style Records. For the re-release, the Florida group has replaced the 5 acoustic songs with full-band versions and recorded two new tracks. Head to the replies to listen to it, especially if you're a fan of Into It. Over It., Citizen or Modern Baseball.
Imagine if Ellie Goulding sang for an indie rock band and you have a pretty good idea of what Auction for the Promise Club sounds like. The British trio are releasing their new single, This May Hurt, this Friday, June 26th. Head to the replies to watch their music video for the B-side, "Instincts." The stop-motion video was inspired by Terry Gilliam.
Mike Shinoda recently took to Periscope a few minutes ago to talk about the new Fort Minor song, "Welcome". He clarified that Fort Minor isn't working on any new music right now, but the door is now open. In addition, the song will be played at future Linkin Park shows. "There are no more surprises," Shinoda concluded. The new song is below.
After the success of Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple, a photographer has penned their own open letter asking Taylor and company to re-think their photography policy.
Now.. forgive me if I’m wrong, but if you take points 2 and 3 in that contract (which is provided to Photographers who need to agree to those terms before they are allowed to do their job in photographing you for editorial outlets), it appears to be a complete rights grab, and demands that you are granted free and unlimited use of our work, worldwide, in perpetuity. You say in your letter to Apple that “Three months is a long time to go unpaid”. But you seem happy to restrict us to being paid once, and never being...
Cementing Taylor Swift's position as the most powerful person in the music industry: Eddy Cue of Apple justannouncedthe company will pay artists (probably means the labels) for streaming that takes place during the free trial.
Cue says Apple will pay rights holders for the entire three months of the trial period. It can’t be at the same rate that Apple is paying them after free users become subscribers, since Apple is paying out a percentage of revenues once subscribers start paying. Instead, he says, Apple will pay rights holders on a per-stream basis, which he won’t disclose.
This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid...