Bad Suns' new video for "Salt" premiered on MTV. Out has also covered the video and how it explores trans* identity.
“The idea was to try and universalize that feeling. When the song came out, we didn’t have to say anything about it. But, people would come up to me after the shows, talking about the song: ‘You know, I really feel like this is about me.’ These are people that aren’t dealing with gender issues, you know what I mean? It’s just people dealing with the same sort of lack of identity or whatever it is that’s happening in the lyrics. They’re relating to that.”
Here's your feel good story of the day. Tyler, The Creator and his crew held their Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend. Aaron McCann, an aspiring stand up comedian who cites Tyler as one of his biggest influences flew all the way over form Ireland to attend the show. He also booked a comedy gig while staying in Los Angeles and reached out to Tyler via Twitter to extend an invitation. Lo and behold, Tyler accepted the invitation and showed up to the gig. You can find a video of the show in the replies.
We Are Triumphant Records have signed the UK band Omaha. The band's debut album, Chapters, will release on January 20th and you can hear the first single off it titled "Devilish Acts" in the replies (as well as the band's acoustic cover of Bring Me The Horizon's "Drown").
James Franco and his band Daddy will be releasing a Smiths inspired film and album called Let Me Get What I Want. The coolest part? Franco got Andy Rourke of The Smiths to play on every song. You can watch their new video for "This Charming Man" over on Vice.
Pet Symmetryhas released "Potted Plant Meets Vintage Amp: A Katherine Grube Love Story," from their upcoming split with Slingshot Dakota coming out later this month. Today will also be known as the day Evan Weiss took over our news feed.
YouTube's subscription services will be called "YouTube Music Key." It will be ad-free, contain music and music videos, and be $7.99. The service will launch in invite-only beta next week.
The service, which launches next week in invite-only beta, is to be called YouTube Music Key. "Artists and fans have made YouTube the biggest music service in the world," says Christophe Muller, YouTube’s director of global music partnerships. "We want to continue to make YouTube the best place for artists and fans to connect."
Black Veil Brides will be heading out on their "2015 Black Mass Tour" starting in February with Memphis May Fire and Ghost Town. The band is also planning to release a live DVD in June 2015. You can find the complete routing in the replies if anyone cares.
According to a new Tom DeLonge interview with RockSound, David Kennedy and Ed Breckenridge are still involved with Angels & Airwaves.
So there’s no real story there, and David [Kennedy, guitar] is still here. Everyone’s running around going, ‘What’s going on with David?’. It’s just when it came to writing the record, Ilan and I did that together. Eddie Breckenridge – the bass player from Thrice – is still here too. I think people are just confused.
Mark Ronson will release his new album, Uptown Special, on January 27th, 2015 via RCA Records. You can stream his first single, "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars in the replies. You can also stream "Daffodils" featuring Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and "Feel Right" featuring Mystikalhere and here respectively.
Female-fronted UK rockers Marmozets' music video for "Move, Shake, Hide" can be viewed in the replies. The video captures the band's energetic live show, which caught many listeners' attention on last summer's Warped Tour as well as on the current Journeys Noise Tour with Issues. The song comes from their debut album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, which is out now on Roadrunner Records.