Fall Out Boy spoke with Rolling Stone a little about their "Flappy Bird" rip-off and how they can relate a little to the backlash the developer saw over his game. I posted a link to this article the other day in my blog, and it touches on a lot of the same topics from the perspective of another indie-developer.
"We were over in Japan, playing Flappy Bird when it went crazy," Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz tells Rolling Stone. Because of jet lag, the band would all wake up around 4:45 a.m., and then discuss Flappy Bird in the pre-dawn hours: Was the designer pulling the game just as a stunt? “It seemed genuine that this was not the kind of attention that he wanted,” Wentz says....
The Madden Brothers have announced that their upcoming album will have two sides, the first titled "Dear Jane" and the second "California Rain." Side 1 was produced by Eric Valentine and Side 2 was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
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Happy Valentine's Day! Go on, guess what we got you. No, not that. Not that either. Nope, that's illegal in several South American countries. It's music. We got you free music. Look, it's below and includes a compilation from Community Records, who are celebrating their sixth anniversary this week and have loads more releases up for free download on their bandcamp. Enjoy.
Drake has taken to his blog to apologize for his comments regarding Rolling Stone's decision to replace him on cover with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.
*basscalist [base-ka-list] - (n) a person that is both the bassist and lead vocalist of a band.
Ex. Fat Mike, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, Comrade Aaron, etc.
Origin: 2013; 21st Century English < Latin: bezsacalistica
The seventh annual TWLOHA "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck" chat on AbsolutePunk will be occurring tomorrow, February 14th, at 8 PM EST. The whole crew will be here including founder Jamie Tworkowski, so make sure you stop by and hang out.
In case you haven't noticed, Tiny Engines has been killing it thus far in 2014. And you can add another hit to the list as Florida's Direct Effect will be unleashing its brand of abrasive punk rock in the form of its new album, Sunburn, this March 11th. We're offering up a taste of that LP today by premiering "Thoughts of Honey" and if you like loud, noisy punk in the vein of Pissed Jeans, then check this jam out in the replies. You can pre-order it on vinyl or buy it now digitally for $5 at Bandcamp.
My name is Johnny, that's what my dad called me. I like Johnny Cash, a story teller with integrity in his writing and delivery. He wore black to identify with those less fortunate and I remember the black suit I wore at my father's funeral when I was seventeen.
Despite a hiatus announcement back in December, Thee Oh Sees have made it clear they're still recording music, just not touring as fervently. Today the band announced that they'll have a new album called Drop coming out on April 19th; you can check out the track list and typically awesome album art below.
John Mayer will reunite with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan to perform as the John Mayer Trio on Late Night with Seth Myers February 27th. This will be the group's first official performance in almost five years.
Update: John Mayer tweeted the Trio will also be "hitting the studio for a few days with some legendary guests to record an LP." Commence excitement. --JB
Head to Revolver to hear a new Illustrations song called "Leave Me." The track is off their upcoming debut album, In Vein, which releases February 25th. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album.
Jack Kennedy and British vocalist Hannah Melbourne of NightBus have debuted their new interactive video for "When The Night Time Comes." It uses some new and "innovative" technology called 3-Way Stereo Technology. Head to Mashable to watch it.
The track, which was recorded in a groundbreaking and unique sonic experience – three infectious singles in one – creates an innovative way to hear a song taking note of the way two friends in today’s pop culture listen to music by sharing one set of earbuds. The left and right tracks are 100% sonically different. When you listen on the left, you hear the song sung by Hannah backed by an electronic dance pop track; on the right, it’s Jack’s...