The Movielife have announced two additional shows to their March 25th Philly date with The Early November. The band will play Webster Hall in NYC on March 24th and Peabody's in Virginia Beach on March 26th. Tickets can be purchased here.
Radiohead have confirmed performances at three music festivals this summer: Primavera in Barcelona, NOS Alive in Lisbon and Open Air St. Gallen in Switzerland. More dates are expected soon, as is their 9th studio album.
Recently signed with Whelmed Records,Tiny Kingdoms hailing from Villa Park, Illinois create a unique sound that will immediately catch your ear, the group should appeal to fans of Armor For Sleep, Saosin, and Mae. Coming from one of our Absolute 100 bands we're excited to premiere their music video for "Stay" in the replies. The track appears on the band's EP Stay, which is available here for preorder.
The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane) will release their new album Everything You've Come To Expect on April 1st. The album was recorded with Rick Rubin at Shangri-La alongside Owen Pallett, James Ford and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions). Hit the replies to check out the video for "Bad Habits".
02) Miracle Aligner
03) Dracula Teeth
04) Everything Youíve Come To Expect
05) The Element Of Surprise
06) Bad Habits
07) Sweet Dreams, TN
08) Used To Be My Girl
09) She Does The Woods
11) The Dream Synopsis
During an interview with KROQ, Travis Barker talked about the new Blink-182 album, and looking at a summertime release window.
"Just having someone like Matt (Skiba) whoís in the studio everyday is great. You got to show up, thatís the first part. Itís just exciting. Itís a new chapter and weíre not striving for mediocrity, weíre looking to kill it. Weíre gonna make a great album.
I think summertime [for the release]. Thereís tentatively some plans to play shows during summer. Everything will come together and be revealed in due time. Itís gonna be great.Ē
I have SoundShifter on the piano to pitch it down a half step. We wrote the song higher and changed the key, but I liked the piano sound and didnít want to replay it. I sampled my Roland TR-808 kick drum into the EXS24 and used that in the chorus to double the bass. Valhallaís VintageVerb is on the guitar single-note stuff. I filtered the drums with the Logic AutoFilter. I used SPL Transient Designer to shorten the length and add attack on those drums. And thereís a little bit of Sylenth1 playing a sine-wave, organ-like pad under the chorus.
We'd like to welcome Sam Means (formerly of The Format) to the website to chat today about his new album 10 Songs, which will be released this Friday, January 22nd. Hit the replies to chat with him about the new record, plans for the future, etc. I'll also be posting my interview of the record (which is really great) early next week.
Update: The chat is over. Thanks to Sam for hanging out.
Bandcamp has introduced "exclusive" players for their platform. Look out Soundcloud.
Attention music journalists, publicists, and artists who like the idea of a review or feature driving direct sales: you can now create exclusive embeds on Bandcamp! A site like Pitchfork, Fader or Stereogum can use an exclusive embed to offer its readers a first listen of an album or track, complete with a link back to Bandcamp to pre-order or purchase. Exclusive embeds can stream tracks that you arenít streaming from your public album page, they can be restricted to one or more sites you specify, and, like other Bandcamp embedded players, they can be customized for a specific size/layout.
Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice, or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favorite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass. View the chords youíve played, add comments and lyrics, or share your recordings with friends or directly to Apple Music...
Twenty One Pilots are featured in another Rolling Stones article. One of the items discussed is the idea of adding additional "members" on tour.
"We come from a sensory-overload culture, and so we wonder if one guy on drums and one guy dancing around is enough," says Joseph. "Adding guys was something we always were curious about. We decided for this run specifically to stay a two-piece. In the future, we definitely could add members. When Josh and I play at the same time, I donít want to be too dramatic, but something magical happens. Youíre in sync with somebody. To add people to that would only make that feeling even more potent."
All Time Low talked to MTV UK about new music and potential 10 year anniversary Put Up or Shut Up EP shows.
"Thatís something that weíve kind of discussed, but we havenít confirmed anything. We did one show at the end of last year and we played Put Up or Shut Up in full, it was just a cool experiment to see how it would do and it was probably the most fun show Iíve had in a really long time. I think itís a very strong possibility."
Later today, I will be sitting down to chat with Stephen Christian (Anchor and Braille, formerly of Anberlin). If you have any questions you would like for me to ask him, leave them in the replies and I will try to ask them.