The Ready Set has signed to Razor & Tie. The new album, The Bad & The Better, will be released on May 27th. The album can be pre-ordered now in various bundles and on iTunes. The album was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick (Neon Trees, Breathe Carolina, The Plain White T’s, Young The Giant). A press release can be found in the replies.
Noise Collective is New York’s largest free music networking event, striving to bring people together in a social environment with the common thread of music. The monthly event covers all facets of the New York music community with attendees including artists, managers, agents, labels, promoters, publicists, music tech, and more. The next event is tomorrow night at Idle Hands Bar. Head to the replies for more info on the community.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
We offer something that is so hard to define, so hard to classify or label, and that's a good thing! We genuinely enjoy what we do and we have fun. That's something that comes through in the music. We're regular people, and I sing about regular stuff. It's a very raw sound, and we don't try too hard. So, if you like good, honest rock and roll, we're the band for you.
You can check out our interview with Blackbearhere. We talk about working with Basecamp on his debut album The Afterglow, Spotify, Warped Tour, and more. He currently is out with T.Mills and MOD SUN on the rest of the "All I Wanna Do" tour, dates are in the replies.
"Best Day of My Life" lifts 2-1 on Adult Top 40. First released on the Brooklyn band's self-titled EP, which topped Heatseekers Albums for two weeks in January/February, the song doubles as the lead track from its debut full-length "Oh, What a Life," due on next week's Billboard 200. The song (up 23-21 on the Hot 100) is a band's first career-opening single to rule Adult Top 40 since the Lumineers' "Ho Hey," which led for eight weeks and became the format's top title of 2013.
Ascap, which represents millions of songs, had asked the court to raise Pandora’s royalty gradually from 1.85 percent, its current rate. Pandora sought a rate of 1.7 percent, which is what most commercial radio stations pay Ascap. The difference represents a potential shift of millions of dollars for the whole industry, and the case came to symbolize the economic conflict between technology companies and the traditional music industry.
Downpour - featuring former and current members of Shadows Fall, Overcast, Unearth and Seemless - have released their first track. Check out a demo titled "The Serpent's Tongue" in the replies. Their debut is due out this summer.