Misfits have teamed up with horror apparel company Fright-Rags for a pair of designs inspired by classic Misfits songs and horror movie posters. They are available on limited edition shirts and screen printed posters.
If there was something we were actually worried about, it would be that the punk community tends to shun what comes next for a band after they release a successful album. If a relatively unknown band releases a good album people like to jump on that because they like to feel like they’re a part of something and then they’re immediately on their guard for the next release.
After a dozen or so nominees are chosen, their names are submitted to a larger group of more than 600 voters, who include previous Hall of Fame inductees and a mix of music industry figures and critics. Voters receive an advocacy sheet for each nominee, are supplied a link that allows them to listen to tracks that are meant to exemplify the candidate’s work, and then they cast their ballots, with the top five or six vote getters emerging as honorees.
There’s so much music out there; there’s so much stuff that sounds like Haim or CHVRCHES or Vampire Weekend that I’m full. The thing I’m hungry for is not that. I turn on the rock station in L.A. and it sounds like Disney commercial music. And I’m confused by that. The dude from Foster the People was literally a jingle writer. No disrespect, but for me to make that stuff was kind of out of the question.
Mogwai will reissueCome on Die Young on June 16th. The reissue includes over an hour of newly added material (demos, early recordings, unreleased tracks, rarities, the 2001 Travels in Constants Vol. 12 EP, and more).
1. Play The Victim
2. Never Forget
3. Broken Circuit
4. Light House
5. The Fortune Teller
6. Glass Castle
7. 94th St.
8. Your Mirage
10. The Runaway
11. To Struggle And Claw My Way
Just over five years old now, it’s no wonder Illuminate holds such a legacy behind it to so many people. As Lydia encored with three Devil cuts – “Devil,” “Knee Deep,” and “The Exit” – and Paint It Golden’s “Best Nights.” I realized how well the band can do both sides – the dark, atmospheric songs of Illuminate as well as the upbeat, spring soundtrack that is Devil. I find myself enjoying each of their records for a different reason, but Illuminate is the one that will always hold the most meaning to me. It holds more meaning to me than maybe any other record, and this night confirmed...
Stephen Colbert has been announced as the successor to David Letterman, after Letterman announced he would be retiring from his post as host of The Late Show. Colbert will take over sometime in 2015. No word on whether all of the T's will be silent this time around.
All the way from Pittsburgh, Instead Of Sleeping have shared the stage with everyone from fun. to The Dear Hunter to The Fall of Troy. Today, we are excited to premiere a new song called "Insatiable." Check out out in the replies. Young Lungs releases May 28th and was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Bad Religion, letlive).
Blacklist Royals will release Die Young With Me on June 10 via Krian Music Group/UMG. The album was produced by Ted Hutt (Chuck Ragan, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem) and you can stream the first single, "Hearts on Fire," in the replies via Noisey.
1. Righteous Child
2. Missing Something
3. The Open Door
4. Out In The Dark
5. Twenty Six And Gone
6. The Common Things
7. Skeleton Crew
8. Die Young With Me
9. Hearts On Fire
10. Last Days Of The Suicide Kid
11. Take It / Leave It
Modern Baseball stopped by WXPN in Philly to record some live songs from their new album You're Gonna Miss It All. Check out a video for "Your Graduation" in the replies, and hear five more songs here.
We've certainly had an impressive first quarter of 2014 with new releases. Who's your front runner so far for Album of the Year? What albums have you connected with from January, February, or March of this year? Have there been releases that have flown under the radar that you want to share? Head to the replies for a discussion about everything you've loved about 2014 so far and make sure you return tomorrow for a special treat!
Edit: Head over to our special edition of the AbsolutePlaylist featuring some of our favorites from the past quarter.
There has been a lot of speculation regarding the recent announcement of my involvement with From First To Last. I would like to make it clear that I wanted to join them in creating an EP for fun. I met the guys at Taylor Larson’s studio while recording personal music around the same time the band was in the studio. We got along really well and decided it would be fun to work on something together, which lead to me doing vocals on their EP. I’m really honored to work with From First To Last and be a part of this EP as something I’m doing on the side while Periphery is writing....
"Poptimism"—which has long been in place in the ideological arsenals of music critics, from Robert Christgau on down—is not about blindly accepting every piece of radio-ready music that comes down the pike and hailing it as the next important thing. Instead, it's about throwing out the artificial distinctions that elevate Serious Mass-Appeal Music (usually made by men, and with guitars) over Frothy Bubbly Stuff (which often appeals to women as much as, if not more than, it does men). This is not to say that it tosses out complexity in favor of...