This is just kind of bizarre - Bayside never trademarked its bird logo and some Mexico-based company took advantage of that and trademarked it for their company. So the band cannot use that logo anymore and have been developing a new logo in the meantime. You can hear front man Anthony Raneri explain the situation in the replies.
The Dangerous Summer frontman AJ Perdomo has left the band. He still wishes to make music. He will hold a Q&A tomorrow at 6pm PST on Twitter to answer questions.
As far as the band goes, I originally wanted to do another album in time, and do some shows in the future. I wanted to carry on the name, and let the band just be stagnant while I spend time at home. It has come to the point where I canít do that anymore. Iíve had a hard time sticking with Cody through this for a very long time, and thereís now a complete disconnect. I donít have control over what the band does, says, or sells anymore; I donít know what the future will be for them either. It has just become something that I need...
I was going through it. It was sad, like the passing of a family member. But over time I got great joy and pleasure from reflecting. I was able to truly put on some songs and be like, ĎWow, we really did something. We cracked the heavens.í With MCR we were so busy. I was never able to stop and smell the roses, or evaluate myself completely. Thatís what the past year was all about. I was able to dig deep inside myself and become the man I always wanted to be.
Hot Topic will be pressing some soundtracks from Disney movies to vinyl picture discs. The first two are The Lion King and The Little Mermaid (!!!!), and they are expected to be in stores on April 29 and online on May 6 (and will cost $26.50). More may be coming in the future. Check out pictures of the, uh, picture discs in the replies.
Slaves (fronted Jonny Craig), have announced their first tour as a band. They're going to be direct support for Hands Like Houses in May. Their debut album was produced by Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Issues), and will be out later this year. Tour dates can be found here.
Thereís a delicious middle finger extended here, beyond the fact that the four-chord loop never alters: Pharrellís vocal performances, and Nileís guitar parts, are photocopied. The pre-choruses, the choruses, they are exactly identical, copy-pasted in GarageBand. Itís not even evident that Daft Punk asked its guests to do complete takes. This isnít innovative, but it is egregious, a punkish move, sending a clear message: ďThis Is Pop, Where Repetition Is King, And Our Time Is More Valuable Than Yours.Ē
Describing the origins of the project, Baldi told Exclaim!, "I woke up one morning hungover in Paris, which is where I usually live, and I just had a text on my phone that was like, 'Yo, wanna make a record together?' I was like, '...Okay!' And that was it. It sounded fun." Baldi said the process was "super easy" and that the songs will be released at some point.
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Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. For this week, I put together a playlist of great songs from forgotten or partially forgotten 90s bands. Instead of going for the hits or for songs that everyone knows, though, I chose deep cuts from more recent releases. All of these artists are still active today, and as this playlist shows (I hope), they're still making engaging music. Enjoy!
Ska punk band Survay Says filled out our random interview. Read what they had to say.
Survay Says was created as something me and my friends who could kind of play instruments could call a "band." We spelled it with "A" because no one on MySpace had it spelled it that way. Now it's because of copyright.
Billboard has always been the standard by which music popularity is measured, and Twitter and its millions of users worldwide have added an entirely new dimension and pace to the way the marketplace interacts with, and evaluates, music and music-makers," said Janice Min, Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. "The Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts, a natural extension for media brands so in sync in the music space, stands to once again dramatically shape the conversation...
1. Some Place On Earth
2. Hope I Die On A Saturday night
3. Don't Count Me Out
4. Kiss My Friends
5. Santa Cruz
6. No Generation
7. Cool Kids
8. So Called Life
9. Big Mistakes
10. Right Where We Left Off