MC Larsis streaming his new album, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, on Myspace. The album is executive produced by The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg and features collaborations with Watsky, Kool Keith, Spose, Roger Lima of Less Than Jake, STZA Crack of Leftöver Crack, and Brian Mazzaferri of I Fight Dragons.
Want to time travel back to the 1990s? All you have to do is listen to Ivadell's Maybe Tomorrow in the replies. The South Carolina group's debut album drops this Friday, November 6th, on Broken Circles. Its melding of alternative rock, post-hardcore and shoegaze influences evokes '90s favorites like Quicksand, Hum, Failure and Slowdive.
The first HBO project will see The Daily Show alum work with cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., to develop new technology to allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
Buzzfeed has a "33 Newer Pop Punk And Emo Albums You Definitely Need To Check Out" list up that's almost as viral in my network as the hard hitting question of "should fanny packs come back?" that landed with a thud yesterday. There's some good stuff on here, there's some really bad stuff on here, and no one should check out Jarrod Alonge.
Our buddy Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, our favorite iPhone kicking guitarist, made a return to the Adventures In Design podcast. This time, he talked about being the official artist for Warped Tour 2016, making each piece of art better than the last, the secrets of Ozzfest, and more. It's really a great conversation. You can check it out here.
If you're looking for a great metal record, iTunes is offeringMiss May I's latest record Deathless for only $5.99. I suggest picking it up and then watching them kick ass on Parkway Drive's current U.S. headliner - that is, if your city isn't already sold out.
You may remember that last week we posted aboutMIGHTY releasing their first song, "Fingertip." Well today we're lucky enough to bring you another new song called "Other Kids" which is the third track off of their upcoming EP, Bye, Have Nice!, which drops this friday via songintheair. It's worth noting that the release had the help of members of Grouplove, All Get Out, o'Brother and Big Jesus. Head to the replies to give the track a listen and let us know what you think. Then after you've done all that go pre-order the EP and receive a digital download of the whole release on demand
The International Business Times is reporting that an email Tony Brummel sent to staff indicates that Victory Records will have to lay off staff if they're not paid by Spotify.
Nearly two weeks after Spotify pulled all of his artists’ and songwriters’ music off its service, Victory Records founder Tony Brummel says that unless his label’s catalog is placed back on Spotify soon, he will be forced to begin laying off staff and dropping artists. “They are over 70 percent of our monthly digital sales,” Brummel wrote in an email circulated to undisclosed recipients Friday. “Sorry to curse but in a few months -- I am f---ed.”
Pennywise have announced three shows at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on March 10th, 11th, and 12th. The band will perform their first three albums in their entirety with one album per night. More information is in the replies.
You know what I found so amazing about that record? That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best. I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that. […] I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘Fuck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, Ray of Light.’
Interesting interview between @imstilljosh and my old investor in @collectrecords — makes me wonder if we jumped too soon in cutting ties. I think Capitalism as a whole can be pretty gruesome and Pharma especially. I am starting to wonder where all the patients that have been denied access to Daraprim are. And–obviously– my first duty is to my bands and artists. To make them feel comfortable about being on an ethically responsible label. xx
Weezer have debuted another single called "Do You Wanna Get High?" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. You can stream it in the replies. In the band's interview with Zane Lowe they mention that there is no album in the works right now.
We hope you enjoyed Part One of our track-by-track exclusive with Mike Hansen of Pentimento, because today, we present the second half of our discussion about the band's latest full-length, I, No Longer. Give it a read in the replies and let us know what you think so we can catch up with more of your favorite bands.
The Maccabees were in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today and naturally decided to cover the biggest song on the planet right now (who also happens to be a friend and fan of theirs). Hit the replies to watch them cover Adele's "Hello".
FiveThirtyEight breaks down a new study that looks at if streaming is cannibalizing or boosting music sales:
They set out to determine, in their words, “not only whether streaming displaces sales but, if so, at what rate.” To do so they measured the growth of Spotify streaming and the sales of digital music in 21 countries for an eight month period in 2013, and on all music sales (including physical ones) in the U.S. from April 2013 through March 2015. What they found corroborated Swift’s claim, at least in part: more streaming led to fewer digital track sales. Specifically, they estimate that for every 137 streams there was one fewer sale.