We've had an ill-timed and expensive breakdown in Nevada en route to finish our summer tour dates with Tigers Jaw. We'll be leaving the van in Nevada for repairs and pushing on in a rental to play the SF, LA and San Diego dates. Unfortunately, the cost of the van repairs and the rental is going to wipe out all of our funds. To help raise some money, we've decided to reprint our Dogwalk crewnecks in a different color way. Orders will determine the quantity we end up printing and these will not be reprinted in this color way again.
Starting on Thursday, June 26th at 1 pm PST ... you'll be able to order The Matches' E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals on vinyl. The pre-order will be taking place on the band's webstore as they have gotten the rights to press this album themselves. It'll come out as a double LP: one black, one red. One album will be the original, pre-label version (which includes "Superman") and the second will be the version made famous by Epitaph. It also includes a 12 page booklet with old photos and memories from each member of the band. There will be 350 that will be signed and $40.00 and the remaining 150 will not be signed and sell for $35.00. All 500 will be numbered. These will go insanely fast....
During Fall Out Boy's set, Wentz commented about how cool it is to have two rock bands with guitars that are played on the radio on tour together. Indeed, the Monumentour pairs two of our scene's biggest acts into one package. With dynamic, 75-minute sets from each band, fans of both are guaranteed to leave pleased. Maybe Save Rock and Roll was not, as naysayers purported, such a pretentious title after all.
Notch paid $46,300 for the LP — a test pressing that's believed to be one of only four in existence. As Joyrex says, a portion of the auction will go to charity, as voted on by his website's community. Current leaders include Doctors Without Borders and the World Wildlife Fund. The remaining money is supposed to be split between the artist himself and his record label.
Hit the replies to watch Image Society's new video for "Mirror Images" via The 405. The band recently worked with John Bender (Blondie, Paramore) on their upcoming EP, The Doom Of Youth, which releases August 5th via The Tone Library.
A Will Away and Head North are releasing a split EP pressed in two variants via Giant MKT. You can pre-order it for the July 22nd release date. They'll also be heading out on a co-headlining tour this summer. Tour dates and artwork are below.
Check out our new interview with Chelsea Grin from the Pomona, CA date of the Warped Tour here. The band's upcoming album Ashes To Ashes is out July 8th, and you can see them on the Monster Energy stage through the end of tour.
The EP was kind of like a start, a lot of experimentation, and the full length was a combination of so many styles of music. We have 15 songs on the album, so we wanted to experiment while at the same time have that crushing Chelsea Grin sound.
Going to a show but not familiar with an artist's catalog? A new web app called "Set Listener" will create a Spotify playlist for you of an artist's most recent show's setlist.
To use The Set Listener just type in the artist name, and hit the search button, you’ll be presented with a playlist of songs from that artist’s most recent show. Hit the ‘Save this playlist to Spotify’ button and you’ll have a Spotify playlist that you can listen to on your desktop or on your mobile phone.
But we are. Everyone is the same. Whether it's a boy or girl singing on stage or someone walking down the street or in a classroom, no one should have to deal with being touched or sexually assaulted. For some reason musicians on stage are viewed as some kind of approachable sex symbols. And I'm sure a lot of people have seen a girl get on stage and hug a lead singer and not thought twice about whether or not they wanted to be hugged. But I certainly wouldn't walk up to a girl on the street I thought was cool or attractive...
Although the tour doesn't wrap up until late August, Wentz revealed that the fellas are already looking forward to gigs in South Africa, their final set of shows for this album. And as for upcoming projects that fans can look forward to, don't completely write off a Fall Out Boy musical!
Noisey published a really interesting interview with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. The site also premiered his new film The Truth. I recommend it.
I’m a simple person. I’m just me. I’m no more special than anybody. I think people are like, “What’s so special about that fuckin’ guy? Nothing! He gets on my fuckin’ nerves!” I go, “Well, I get on my nerves too. What the hell am I doing here? What happened?” It’s crazy. I just have some stories inside of me that I need to tell. I feel compelled to put them out and to give them away, for people to react to. It seems like everything I do, meaning finds me later.
You can stream a new Aviator song titled "Pipe Dreams" at Noisey. It's off the band's upcoming No Sleep debut, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt, which will be available on August 19th and can now be pre-ordered.
You can stream You Blew It!'s cover of Weezer's "Surf Wax America" at Stereogum. It's off the band's upcoming "Blue Album" covers 10", You Blue It, which is now available to pre-order (available digitally on July 15th and on vinyl August 12th).
To celebrate the release of Love, Robot's new album, B.A.D., we are streaming the whole thing today. This should be right up the alley of fans of an edgier We Are The In Crowd and VersaEmerge. Check it out in the replies, and be sure to pick it up if you like what you hear.
FKA Twigs is set to release LP1, her debut full-length, later this summer. She's shared "Two Weeks," the first taste of the record, with a new music video directed by Nabil. Check it out in the replies.
Jimmy Eat World have announced a U.S. tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Futures. The dates and ticket links are in the replies and pre-sales start on Thursday at 10am local time. The password for presales is FUTURES. Additionally, the band is releasing remastered represses of Static Prevails, Clarity and Future as double LPs. They're all available here, or from ShopRadioCast here.
Ryan Rockwell from Mixtapes sort of tried to explain his side of the incident at Warped Tour on his podcast. I listened to most of this thing and didn't hear the words "I'm sorry" used once, and I'm still a little confused why this wasn't what he immediately said on Twitter instead of the sarcastic "yeah?" he posted soon after. Couldn't the easy response have been, "it was a horrible joke gone wrong, I immediately corrected myself and am an idiot, I am so sorry I said that" on Twitter? That would have obviously been reported if he tweeted that instead.
I always like to mess with the rest of my band if they’re talking. Maura was talking about that situation and I wasn’t really thinking...
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.