So this is incredibly great news for everyone with ears: The Wrenshave finished recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2003's classic The Meadowlands. The band says they will have handed the record over to mastering within about ten days. Rejoice!
I repeatedly call the middleman. He answers at noon. I demand an explanation for his actions and how he intends to rectify them by 4:00pm. At 5:23 (he forgot the timezone thing, silly millionaire) he calls. And sacks me. I was fired from my own company. No reason provided.
Hank Harrison, the ex-manager of the Grateful Dead, said that while he can't prove his daughter pulled the trigger on the shotgun that ended the grunge star's life 20 -years ago, he 'can prove her involvement to a high degree of certainty.'
Jon Hopkins released a new version of "We Disappear," the opening track from (my personal favorite record of 2013) Immunity. It features new production and vocals from Lulu James. Stream it in the replies and check out his new North American tour dates as well.
We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of Sudden Suspension's sophomore EP, titled Basement Songs. Self-described as " a pop-punk band who likes to play songs and jump around," Sudden Suspension's brand of pop-punk will please fans of Real Friends or This Time Next Year. The EP can be pre-ordered on their bandcamp.
Dave Grohl of Foo Fightersrecently recalled the first time he heard Lorde's "Royals," saying it was "it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop." He went on to say Lorde has "something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic," which is why she was one of the musicians selected alongside St. Vincent, Joan Jett, and Kim Gordon to front Nirvana at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Devin Ingelido, a former member of VersaEmerge, has posted a blog calling out ... well, basically everyone. The full thing is in the replies.
Finally, we met with the owner of Fueled by Ramen, had dinner with him and was convinced that label was the right fit. This is where there is much speculation. I can tell you that I feel signing with fueled by was such a mistake. A 360 deal doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing if the band is going to be pushed. The more money the label makes, the more the band makes. Except the label has a hand in every pot.
I feel the band was signed to not create competition for Paramore.
The poster for Kanye's Hype Williams-directed Yeezus film has been released, and it comes with some information about the production of the film. No word on a release date or much of anything else yet. Check it out in the replies.
We're premiering a brand new Jesse Denaro song titled "Break Your Heart," which you can check out in the replies. It's off his upcoming new album, Dear, Love, which is being self-released on May 13th. Fans of City and Colour and the like should check this out.
"This song is about how sometimes you have to break your own heart to grow from a situation, like a bad relationship or something. It's very honest and clear, that was my goal with this track."
2013's Absolute 100 inductee Infinity Crush has announced their first ever full band tour for the summer. Accompanied by Fun Home and Wish List, they'll be performing along the east coast. Check out the dates in the replies. Also, Infinity Crush's label Orchid Tapes has their entire back catalog for pay what you want on bandcamp, and basically everything they release is phenomenal.
Finch have signed to Razor & Tie Records. The band is currently recording their new record with producer Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds To Mars). The band will also be on this year's Warped Tour. You can see the dates and a press release in the replies.