In probably the best use of Black Friday week ever, Riot Fest is offering $70 three-day passes to its 2014 festival, which will take place Sept. 12-14 in Chicago. The festival, which AbsoluteVoices sponsored last year, is promising to go bigger than ever as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. More info can be found on their website.
It's been quite the year for Save Your Generation Records and they have one more hit for everyone before 2013 ends, as we have the latest song from Livingston, Michigan pop-punk outfit Hung Up, titled "Like A Dog." It's off the band's upcoming debut EP, A Mind's Way Away, which was recorded with Nick Diener of The Swellers. Check out the new song in the replies - the EP is also available to pre-order.
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 spinner for album streams of new releases.
It's already almost Thanksgiving, where the hell did this year go? Well, as the year is winding down we're beginning to think of our favorite albums of 2013 and that means we're collecting lists from bands, staff, and industry folk to include in our yearly feature (related: our 2012 feature). If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record...
You’re a religious guy? There’s some asshole atheist out there who thinks you’re fucking stuuuupid. You’re into sports? Here’s someone who is angry about the hegemony of warrior/slave culture. You’re angry about the hegemony of warrior/slave culture? We’re just trying to party over here, bro, don’t fucking break my stride with that shit. You just want everyone to have enough food to eat? You’re a communist. You’re quiet? Speak up, loser. You’re loud? Shut the fuck up. It goes on and on like this. Fuck, even if you’re a total centrist on every single position, extremists think you’re a pussy and the rest of us think...
eahaven’s Silhouette (Latin Skin) foreshadows the dreamy, sprawling, airy mood created on the bands sophomore full-length Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only (due out spring 2014). Sauntering A-side "Silhouette (Latin Skin)" combines equally contemplative and carefree sounding pop with a climactic string section and warm, beachy reverb. Produced and engineered by Ben Brodin (Bright Eyes, Pete Yorn) at Omaha‘s ARC recording studio, the subtle combination of emo, indie and post-punk is brought to life by the uplifting natural production and orchestral instrumentation providing a perfect glimpse into the band's forthcoming...
Frontgate has sent out an email saying no name changes on tickets will be allowed for Brand New's upcoming NJ show. The more you know.
As part of Brand New's effort to discourage scalping, keep tickets affordable and in the hands of the true fans, there is a strict 2-ticket limit per person. Mulitple purchases are forbidden and violation of this policy will result in the buyer forfeiting ALL purchased tickets. All tickets will be WILL CALL ONLY and name changes will NOT be permitted. If you are not able to attend the show, you must email us by 9AM EST on Tuesday, December 3rd to cancel your order.
When arriving at the venue, simply show the credit card you used for purchase along...
Katy Perry performed at the AMAs last night in what appears to be a mixture of a Japanese kimono and a Chinese cheongsam. You know what the online response is going to be right? Not good.
And because of that, some are calling Perry's performance racist. One Twitter user (via The Huffington Post) said Perry "nailed the traditionally ignorant costume of a white pop singer." Another also asked, "why are you dressed like a geisha katy perry. why. for what. #thisisracist like horribly obviously racist." [SIC]
A reader wrote to Music on Vinyl about the sticker on their Brand New vinyl. The response can be found below. And with that, stickergate is being retired.
Sorry to hear that you feel this way about the sleeve. FYI: the artwork was approved by the label who owns the rights for this record.
So, we are not going to be sending out replacement jackets since there’s nothing wrong with them.