Just taking a minute to thank everyone for all the fun at the shows recently. As Chris Conley would say, we feel powerfully psyched. It's a beautiful day today, and we are really looking forward to tonight and the remainder of the shows on the East coast.
We've put some new t-shirt set designs up in the store. One design of each set will be available exclusively at live events, so if you happen to be at a show, pick one up.
I don’t really think that I’m out of line when I say that a bunch of grown men pulling a kid into a room and injecting him with a drug that will cause him to get a boner and then taking pictures of said boner is a fucked up, terrible thing. Yet that’s exactly what seems to be on the verge of happening in Manassas, VA as retribution for a 17 year old guy texting a picture of his boner to his 15 year old then-girlfriend during a sexy text exchange. The girl seems to have texted pictures of herself to the boy as well, but it was the girl’s mom who found the boner on her daughter’s phone and...
Capo Touch helps you learn the music in your iTunes library quickly. By slowing your music, automatically detecting chords, or changing key, this new iOS version of the award-winning Mac App Capo's capabilities let you learn to play your songs faster than ever.
In a new interview with Kerrang, Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) talks about how Iggy Pop and Tommy Lee have been helping him with advice in regard to his sobriety.
"Now I'm sober, I don't get calls from certain people that I used to… the drinking friends," Whibley said. "Now I'm the bum-out to them. Who wants to invite the sober guy to the party? Y'know who has been incredibly supportive? Iggy Pop. He had a lot of great advice; he's been through it all. We've been friends for years."
The Times of London are reporting that members of Arctic Monkeys have been named as among more than 1,600 people who tried to shelter £1.2 billion through one of Britain's most aggressive tax avoidance schemes. Billboard has a good rundown of the story, as the original is behind a paywall.
However, under new Treasury rules due to be brought in this month, Liberty members may have to pay back hundreds of millions of pounds in disputed tax before any hearing takes takes place. The Times states that Gary Barlow, who reportedly invested over £4 million ($6.8 million) in the Liberty scheme, is among those who can expect to receive a large tax bill in the coming weeks.
One of the hottest acts this summer on Warped Tour has been K. Flay. Today, we're premiering a video of the Bay Area hip-hop artist talking about her recent album, Life As A Dog (stream it and purchase it). Make sure to catch her the rest of the summer playing the Beatport Stage on Warped Tour and check out the exclusive video in the replies along with her new video for "Thicker Than Dust."
Yesterday we posted about Less Than Jake's collaboration with Vannen Watches, which drops today at noon ET. Now we're excited to deliver some more details about the watch! First off, it'll be limited to only 150 pieces, with the packaging of each piece autographed by the whole band. If you head to the replies, you can see the first reveal of the watch itself, with artwork done by Richard Minino (aka Horsebites). It'll cost $70 and will be available via Vannen and LTJ at noon ET, as well as at Less Than Jake's merch booth on Warped Tour.
The missing “E” in HTRK could easily stand for “Explanation” or “Explicit.” The lyrics on Psychic 9-5 conjure imagery, imply context. Nothing is overt, nothing is spelled out. On “Give It Up” and “Love Is Distraction,” Standish sings alternately about how she’s “gonna love you much better” and about how “love is distraction from your life,” claiming “we won’t evolve because of it.” The deep ambivalence in her lyrics and delivery omit intention, leaving each listener a meditation on the value of love in a life.
Watch Gerard Way (ex-My Chemical Romance) talk to NME about his new solo album album, the heavy Brit-pop influences on its sound and why he's choosing Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK to debut his solo material all in the replies.
Lionfight recently had an incident at a Massachusetts venue called Anchors Up where some members of the band were singled out by staff due to their race. Under The Gun has the full story and interview covering it.
For the first time in probably a decade I ran into some kids who were giving me trouble because of the color of my skin. Haverhill, Massachusettes – you made me feel like I was in elementary school again. We played at this super “punk” venue that didn’t believe in backtracks/samples … Which is totally okay. We like to be that raw band that can play with or without bass drops and pull it off either way. It was only the way the venue workers got in my face, told me they can’t...
why can’t the world we live in be good enough? why do we have to count on places outside of our reach? if you want heaven and hell so badly i say love like heaven and live like hell. THAT is a religion. THAT is something that i am willing to put my time and faith in. religion is not somebody else’s book.. it is not somebody else’s story… it is your own. if you want a bible… write it. believe in belief, have faith in faith itself, and learn to feel love towards love. i live by this and most importantly live FOR this. hell.. believe in whatever movement, god, or idea that you wish to.. but never...
Veara has been quietly releasing some of the strongest pop-punk music from the scene over the past few years. Today we're premiering an acoustic video of the band performing their song "None Of The Above" off of their album, Growing Up Is Killing Me, which was released last September. Head to the replies to check it out.
Park's new EP, Jacob the Rabbit, is streaming the replies. You can read the entire concept story behind the effort on this website. The vinyl is still available for pre-order from our friends at Bad Timing Records.
Magic!'s debut album Don't Kill The Magic! will hit the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at number six and the Digital Albums Chart at number two in its first week. The hit single "Rude" continues its reign at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
A Will Away and Head North are releasing a split EP pressed in two variants via Giant MKT. We are streaming a song from each band - "Transparent People" from A Will Away's side and "In The Water" from Head North's side. Fans of bands like Forever Came Calling and The American Scene should enjoy these tracks. The split releases July 22nd - you can pre-order it. They'll also be heading out on a co-headlining tour this summer. Check out the songs and tour dates below.
Side A - A Will Away
2) Transparent People
Side B - Head North
1) In The Water
2) Poor Posture
Aeges will release Above & Down Below on September 23rd via The Mylene Sheath. The band self-produced the album and it was mixed/mastered by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Children of Bodom). Stream a new song called "Fault" via Metalsucks.
02) The Hunter
06) My Last Words
10) The Line
11) Wasted Time
12) As I Grow Old
Hi everyone! How are you doing? We don’t wanna get all sappy but we have some bad/good news. After Fest this fall, Mixtapes is gonna go on a break. We’re not breaking up for good—eventually we want to play as Mixtapes again—but as of now we’re not sure the next time that will be.
Nothing drastic has happened—just because of life, and personal reasons, we all have reached a point where we feel like we need to go off on our own for a while. We still love playing in the band! but especially because of the way our band has always been… Because we started solely as an outlet...