Backtrack have premiered the title track from their forthcoming full-length, Lost In Life, due out January 14th, 2014. It'll also be on the Can't Escape teaser EP, out December 17th, which can be pre-ordered here.
Today we're premiering a new single from Anavae called "Bring Me Down." It comes from the band's upcoming LAB Records release Dimensions. If you're a fan of early VersaEmerge or Paramore, this is for you. Listen to the track in the replies.
The Arcade Fire have released an album that elucidates our constant psychic vacillation between uber-connection and utter disconnection. They ask you to be aware of your fractured attention span/psyche/in touch with your humanity. Arcade Fire so mercifully avoid the Nuremberg-rock cliches ("Hey!") in favor of sleaze, anxiety, and pathos that you can dance to.
Trigger warning: Sexual assault discussed very bluntly. A guest-post on PutYourDamnPantsOn alleges that the author was sexually assaulted 16 years ago by the lead singer of The Casualties.
When I came out that next morning, 16 years ago, the band was gone, my wallet was stolen, and I was left a shirt by the band as if it were some sort of consolation prize. The irony of the bandís name, and me being a CASUALTY in my own right, was not lost on me. All these years later and every time I write those words, speak them, re-live them, I choke back vomit. I remember how The Singer smelled, tasted, his jagged rotten teeth, his worn leather skin, how the band argued about not cutting their hair...
Included with the Table are confirmation of authenticity from Natalie Curtis, Debbie Curtis, Marco from Joy Division Central and Vicky Morgan. Also there is a four page print from a web site with pics taken inside 77 Barton Street when it was a B and B and a picture of Dorothy Smith.
PropertyOfZack is reporting on a new A Day To Remember and Victory Records case development that alleges the band paid John Janick (at the time of Fueled By Ramen) a sum of $450,000 over a period of four years as a manager to the band. However, the court has ruled that Janick was not acting as a manager and that means a variety of things for the case, including that Janick can now be deposed. You can read a rundown of the case here and view the latest document (sent in by Tony of Victory Records) here.
Islander released their new EP, Pains, last month via Victory Records. The South Carolina alt-rockers brings to mind the likes of Deftones and Rage Against the Machine, and H.R. from Bad Brains makes a guest appearance on the EP. We're giveaway a merch pack from the band that includes two T-shirts, a sweatshirt, a tank top and a pre-order of Pains on vinyl (out December 3). To enter, comment below with your favorite track from Pains and why. Three winners will be chosen.
I worked with AP.net user John Boles (Align in Time), you may have seen him around the site, to post an interview with Matthew Healy from The 1975. It's worth grabbing a beer, tossing on their latest album, and reading straight through.
I kind of became a parody of myself. All of these elements of my personality that Iíve spoken about on the record were being validated by people really liking it, so I was becoming more and more like that, an excuse to be at my most, you know, polarizing and my personality, that was being endorsed by those people, and itís even more like that now. If I wanted to, I could become more and more and more like myself; Iím very aware of that, Iím very aware...
Earlier this week, NPR asked if musics reviews matter to listeners. So let's pose the question here: do you still read reviews every day? Do you read them to get a different view point on what your listening to? Do you check them out to generate a conversation?
These days, I'm not so sure negative reviews have as much of an effect. If someone wants to know whether or not they like a record, they'll probably just listen to it online somewhere. It really depends on the band and where it is in its lifespan. A stellar, four- or five-star review for a new or emerging artist could be huge for them. It looks good in press releases and ads. Pull quotes end up on album cover stickers, and the...
After many long conversations and a lot of time to think, we as a collective unit have decided that it is time that we walk away from Conditions. At the turn of this year, we will have been a band for 8 years, and feel itís at that point that we all consider whatís next for us individually. We are incredibly thankful for the experiences that weíve had and being so lucky to have people like all of you believe in us so strongly. We want this to end on the highest note possible, because thatís where all of us are. Weíre happy. Weíre thankful for this band taking us all over the world and giving us so much, but weíre also excited...
Our interview with Brandon Boyd (of Incubus fame) can be found here, where he talks about his new project with Brendan O'Brien, Sons of the Sea. The track "Jet Black Crow" can also be streamed in the replies.
Thereís definitely some intentionally autobiographical material in almost everything Iíve ever written. I guess you could say my life or my experience thus far is the most cooperative muse. I make very consistent mistakes in my life. I learn hard lessons, and I learn about those things through an abstractive externalization of them. I think thatís what a lot of artists do. Youíll draw out the things youíre feeling when youíre writing them down and form them into clever little...
The deluxe version of the singer's new album Prism has been the subject of international security concerns, because the artwork contains a seed paper that fans are encouraged to plant and "spread the light". Australian officials have been told to inspect any copies of the CD from overseas, since the international versions of the album include seeds that are not locally sourced.
The church-turned-nightclub is being purchased by Grace Centers of Hope, with plans to hold the first service at the Gothic church on Easter Sunday. "Clutch Cargoís is no longer a nightclub," Pastor Kent Clark, CEO of Grace Centers of Hope, said to applause from more than a hundred people gathered for the announcement.
The biggest summarization of the whole song in general is in the lyric "Love is not a choice," which I completely believe. I'm proud of who I am and I'm gonna act accordingly. It's really kind of loosely based on the majority of relationships I've been in, even now with my wife. Yeah, she's attracted to girls, and I think some men are extremely attractive and I don't wanna hide it. I have no shame in it. I like being able to shed some light on that. It's nice to be able to open up like that.