How about a little aggression to wake you up on a Monday? Today, we have a brand new song premiere from the Minneapolis melodic punk outfit Household. The song is titled "Undertow" and it's off the band's upcoming album, Time Spent (out September 25th), which you can pre-order via Blood & Ink Records. Produced by Jay Maas, the song will be a treat for anyone looking for a little more kick in their daily pop-punk routine. Check it out in the replies.
You may recall the intense live session with Arrowhead we shared a few months ago. Now we're streaming a new studio track from the Boston hardcore act, titled "Stay," in the replies. It's the first single from their full-length debut, A Collection of What You’ve Lost, which will be self-released on September 4th. Combining traditional post-hardcore and melodic hardcore elements with ambient, post-rock influences, the band should appeal to fans of Pianos Become the Teeth, Defeater, Touche Amore and The Saddest Landscape.
Everything Ever's van was broken into last night in New York and the band lost $5000 worth of gear. This is always a bummer, so please learn all the details and find out how to help.
A police report has been filed, as well as a claim with Geico for the damage done to the van itself. We also are in the process of getting the security camera footage that covered right where the van was burglarized. However, we don't have insurance for the gear that was stolen and there's no guarantee that we'll be able to track down whoever did this.
Just Surrender's If These Streets Could Talk and Hussey's Ground Me are available on vinyl for the first time from Enjoy the Ride Records. Both releases have been remastered for vinyl and are limited to 500 copies across three colorways each.
Head to the replies to stream Lydia's new song called "Past Life" which is the first song from their new album, Run Wild, which is set to drop on September 18th. The album was co-produced by the one and only Aaron Marsh of Copeland as well. If you dig what you hear, be sure to go and pre-order the record.
The Maccabees have officially got the number 1 album in the UK this week with Marks To Prove It! Huge congratulations to the band and if you're still intrigued check out my review here and listen to it here.
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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.
When we finished recording this week's podcast episode I tweeted that it was my favorite we've done in a while. Listening back today while editing I still feel that way. We touch on a lot of bigger overarching themes this week. If you've never given one of our podcasts a try, this would be a good one to start with. With the news about Property Of Zack shutting down we discuss the life of writing online. We talk about what we would want our "legacy" to be, what advice we would have for someone wanting to start their own music blog in 2015, and why sometimes it becomes time to walk away from the things that have defined you. We also answer some reader questions about favorite movies so far...
$51,573.42?! As I was writing this it was difficult for me to look at these numbers now 5 years later and see how irresponsible and ignorant I was. All of the band expenses were on top of my living expenses including school debt and personal loan payments totalling around $48,000. During the course of three years, I’d spent more money on the band than on my own living expenses. I could write an entire post breaking down the mistakes in my spending, and I will comment on it more in a later post, but for now, I’m going to focus on a lesson that was very...
I almost can't believe all these "ads" that have been created to promote the anti-piracy campaign are real. The ones found from 2007 are just fucked up.
Paul Resnikoff, over at Digital Music News, has a series of fairly graphic anti-piracy ads from Universal Music that it used in Brazil in 2007, each one involving a dismembered body part, implying that downloading music leads to cutting off (or out) pieces of a musicians' body.
Regretfully, I am quitting Ovid's Withering. Recently, we have discovered inexcusable actions by Aaron Rodriguez. Multiple sources have come forward and confirmed that he solicited inappropriate pictures from underage girls. I, without any doubt, believe these accusations to be true and am disavowing him publicly. I, along with the rest of the band, am disgusted by these revelations.
The victims of his indiscretions deserve vindication and I encourage anyone with additional information/accusations to come forward (anonymously or otherwise). He will try to lie his way out of the situation so any additional information is useful....
The Second Record from the band A Thorn For Every Heart (It's Hard to Move You), was set to be released on July 31, 2007. It was recorded with record producer Matt Squire. Later, due to the demand of their label Interscope, they returned to the studio with Mark Hoppus and recorded two songs that completed the record. . It's Hard to Move You leaked in its entirety on June 1, 2007. However, their record label, Kickball Records, was closed by its parent company Interscope Records, leaving the record shelved. The record has never...
Here are three previously unheard initial run-throughs of 'Something Is Squeezing My Skull', 'One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell' and 'Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed' from the 2008 Years Of Refusal sessions.