In the spirit of this landmark year, here are the 100 best singles from the year pop popped. To be considered, the song had to be released in 1984 or have significant chart impact in 1984, and charted somewhere on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dear You will release a new EP called I Can Only Blame Myself on October 14th via Third String Records. View the track listing and album art below, along with a teaser video for "This Is How You Rewrote Yourself."
1. I Can Only Blame Myself
3. Maybe I Didn’t Feel A Thing
4. This Is How You Rewrote Yourself
6. Have You Already Forgotten My Name?
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties are shooting a music video in the South New Jersey area on Wednesday, September 24. They are looking for extras around 25-ish years old with access to formal wear (aka dress up fancy). If interested, find details in the replies. We Don't Have Each Other is out now.
Check out another interview with Laura Jane Grace over on MTV. There is no such thing as too much Against Me! news.
“It was really reassuring just hearing how varied everyone’s end-definition of what gender means to them is,” Grace told MTV News. “Reassuring in my own way in still trying to figure that out. Having other people say it who are further along in their transition or further along in life — [who] just have more experience — hearing them be like, ‘Well, I don’t really know, I’m still kind of figuring it out,’ was like, ‘OK, you know, I’m in a good place.’”
"I started playing in a band when I was 19 years old and started touring heavily, and that swept up a big chunk of my life and it was really easy for me to compartmentalize certain parts of myself and not think about certain things," Grace said. "Then it all built to a boiling point where I had to address what I was going through in order to continue to survive as a person."
Meet Vulvatron, a spiky purple Amazon whose massive (prosthetic) breasts occasionally shoot geysers of blood out onto her hapless audience. Vulvatron is not dancing, or breathing fire, or keeping the slaves in line (though one assumes she’ll be adept at all three). For the first time since the departure of dancer and backing singer Slymenstra Hymen (Danielle Stampe) in 2000, GWAR has a female member, and she’s the frontwoman.
"I thought it was a lot riskier to kind of make the same kind of records we did with the same formula than it was to mix it up," Horowitz said. "We don't want to be that band that attempts to write the same record over and over again just to appease whatever, like critics or fans or anything like that."
Our drummer, who was a junkie for a long time, one of his stories is how he had a bunch of packs of heroin in his mouth, scoring, got pulled over, so he swallowed them all. The next day he drank a bunch of coffee and sh-- into his mom's colander and had to get the bags out of his sh--, rinse it out and put the colander back in the drawer -- stuff like that. We also talk about the time my lady put saline solution in my tits, 250 CC's in each one, in Jamaica, and gave me breasts. I had big tits, I was walking down the beach.
I'm officially supposed to stop now because this is becoming a Kanye West-esque rant for Rollingstone.com. Because apparently, nowadays, you aren't allowed to speak to your own fans about anything, lest it be a rant. So forget ISIS, forget the war in the Middle East, forget any problems at home, forget gay marriage, forget everything you ever thought about everything. This not a rant. This is just me saying, hello Cleveland!"
Anberlin have announced the support acts for their final tour happening later this year. Lakes, The Weather (Formerly Campfire OK), Mike Herrera and '68 will be supporting select dates. Head to the replies to find out who's covering what dates.
State Champs and Pure Noise Records are running a contest for The Acoustic Things where fans record a cover of "Leave You In The Dark" and upload it to Youtube. The favorites will be featured on Pure Noise's Youtube Channel, as well as receive receive a vinyl/cd of the new album. To enter, upload your video to Youtube then post it on Twitter or Tumblr with the hashtag #theacousticthings.
Stream The 3-Volume “Fourward” Benefit compilation released via Old Point Light, the label owned and operated by Small Brown Bike member Travis Dopp. It features rare, live, and b-side versions of tracks from the likes of Chuck Ragan, Tim Kasher, Rocky Votolato and more, recorded onto a Tascam four track or any at home studio. All proceeds from "Fourward" will be donated to the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. You can also grab it on iTunes.
It's all about women in the Billboard Hot 100's top five again, as Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" heads up an all-female top five for a second straight week. [...] Below "Bass," Taylor Swift's former two-week No. 1 "Shake It Off" holds at No. 2 for a second week; Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" stays at No. 3 for a third week after reaching No. 2; Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow," featuring Rita Ora, rises to a new high (5-4); and Minaj's "Bang Bang," with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, backtracks to No. 5 from its No. 4 peak.
I finally had enough time at home to write/earned enough money from touring to record my demo. Its almost done, I'll be droppin it on bandcamp this weekend for free. Some cool merch will be available online as well.
Future Crooks (featuring Weatherbox frontman Brian Warren on guitar) will release Future Crooks In Paradise on October 7th via Bad Timing Records. We are streaming a new song called "The Deep End" in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it on vinyl or digitally.
The production traveled to universities across the world, including Carnegie Melon, MIT and Tokyo, to research robotic advancements - including soft robotics - in order to accurately portray Baymax while the film’s score includes original music from Fall Out Boy.
The Dismemberment Plan will reissue their 2001 release Change on vinyl for the first time on November 4th via Partisan Records. The record will be a 180-gram LP in a gatefold sleeve with a 12-page booklet containing art, photography and lyrics to all 11 songs—including “Ellen And Ben,” which was omitted from the original CD version. You can pre-order the release over on Partisan Records' webstore and you can stream "Time Bomb" in the replies.
Mineral had their van broken into in St. Louis last night.
After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris’ birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen. Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant. When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone....