Gerard Way did an AMA with Reddit earlier this week. All of his answers can be found here.
Wow! I'm so glad that helped in figuring out your gender identity. I have always been extremely sensitive to those that have gender identity issues as I feel like I have gone through it as well, if even on a smaller scale. I have always identified a fair amount with the female gender, and began at a certain point in MCR to express this through my look and performance style. So it's no surprise that all of my inspirations and style influences were pushing gender boundaries. Freddy Mercury, Bowie, Iggy, early glam, T-Rex. Masculinity to me has always made me feel like it wasn't right for me. It was...
XTRMST, the side project of AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget, will release their debut self-titled album on November 18th via Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. You can listen to a new song called "Words For The Unwanted." The official first single called "Conformist" releases October 7th.
1. Words For the Unwanted
3. Social Deathplay
8. The Breed
10. The Way
11. Swallow Your God
12. Dirty Nails
14. Coward Bow Your Head
You can check out the first part of my interview with Favorite Weaponhere. In this half, I talk with vocalist Hance Alligood and guitarist Alex Heroes about the band's beginnings, naming their band after Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon, and what we can expect from their Velocity/Rise Records debut, Sixty Saragossa. Check back tomorrow for part two.
Immediately following Woe, Is Me, I knew I still wanted to do music, but I just didn’t know at that point whether it would be a new band, solo album, whatever. So last October, almost a year ago I went to Florida with Tom Denney, and he said “I don’t know what you’re thinking about doing with music, but if you want to come down and just...
The Great Explainer will release its self-titled debut full length on October 27th via Panic State Records. You can check a new song, aptly titled "Untitled," from said record in the replies. If you dig the band's vibrant and enthusiastic punk vibes (think early Polar Bear Club), you can pre-order the record now.
Hit the replies to check out a new song from Hand of Mercy, "Static". This song comes from their upcoming record, Resolve, which drops November 11th in the U.S. via UNFD/Rise Records - you can pre-order it.
Hit the replies to watch the incredible video for "Never Catch Me," Flying Lotus' equally incredible collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. FlyLo's new album You're Dead! is out October 7th via Warp, and you can catch him on one of the tour dates in the replies..
I'm excited to share a brand new song from Favorite Weapon, a brand new band on Velocity/Rise Records. "Thorn" is arguably one of my own personal favorites off the band's debut record, Sixty Saragossa, and I'm confident that a lot of you will like it as well. Hit the replies to check it out. If you liked this or the band's last couple of songs, "Hollow" and "Let's Shake On It", then be sure and pre-order the record, which drops October 14th. You can currently see Favorite Weapon as part of The Amity Affliction's U.S. headlining tour, remaining dates are below. You can check out the first part of my interview with vocalist Hance Alligood and guitarist Alex Heroes tomorrow.
Maybe some of you forgot thatSteve Aoki was in the studio with Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz at the beginning of this year. Well, Steve's new album has finally been released and the song has seen the light of day. Head to the replies to stream "Back To Earth."
Owen will release a cover album entitled, Other People's Songs on December 2nd via Polyvinyl Records. You can stream his cover of The Smoking Popes' "Under the Blanket" over on Stereogum.
01) Descender (Lungfish)
02) Girl in a Box (Blake Babies)
03) Some Kinda Angel (Mojave 3)
04) Forget Me (The Promise Ring)
05) Judas (Depeche Mode)
06) Just Like Them (ALL)
07) Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart (Against Me!)
08) Under the Blanket (The Smoking Popes)
I'm very excited to share a brand new music video from one of my new favorite bands, Souvenirs. From the small hidden oceanside city of Carpinteria, Souvenirs have been quickly making a name for themselves all over Southern California since their conception in 2011, and they're officially joining the Other People Records family. Drawing influence from bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, and Braid these boys have dug up this corpse of a genre and brought it back to life in their own unique way. This is your favorite band you haven't even heard of yet. Head to the replies to check out their video for "A Mile High", off their debut album You, Fear And Me out December 16th via...
Vice has gone to ask a plethora of musicians their stance on the whole stage diving fiasco that has been brought to light by Joyce Manor's recentincidents. There's commentary from Max Bemis, Laura Jane Grace, Chris Conely, Jack Antonoff and just about everyone else. For some users, I highly suggest you read this and get some insight to the way people feel the way they do.
Pretty soon, I'm going to need to get my front teeth replaced. Playing in punk bands since I was 14-years-old, I've accepted the fact that every so often, a stagediver is going to kick a microphone into my teeth. Two years ago, we were playing a show in North Carolina, we were two songs from the end of the set, and I...
Antarctigo Vespucci, the esteemed collaborative project between Fake Problems frontman / punk celeb Chris Farren and Bomb The Music Industry mastermind / general badass Jeff Rosenstock, will embark upon the Don't Die In Yr Hometown Tour with support from Hard Girls in November. Per usual, the dates are in the replies.
This is the kind of story you can't make up. Kris Trindl aka 'Rain Man', one third and the only male DJ in the act Krewella has been kicked out for his new found sobriety. In return, Trindl has filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit against his former group.
The story of Krewella starts out like an American fable: Two sisters and one former boyfriend from a Chicago, Illinois suburb form a music group, and using some social media savvy, rocket to fame as headliners of popular EDM festivals worldwide. Unfortunately, now the trouble happens: Kris Trindl, a founding member, is suing sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf for at least $5 million for kicking him out of the group and for allegedly...
Today we're proud to present our new music video for "One Bedroom." We teamed up with Invisible Children to give a look at the reality of what life is like for people in central Africa who are still being terrorized by Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.
Working with Invisible Children was an incredible experience. We have never had the opportunity to connect our music to something so much bigger than ourselves in such a direct way.
Together we can put an end to this unnecessary violence and bring back the women and children who are still held captive
Following the controversy between the two bands earlier this month, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek posted an explanation for his comments about The War On Drugs on his website. Now, Kozelek has challenged The War On Drugs to let him join them on stage at an upcoming show at the Fillmore on October 6th to perform a song he wrote called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself." You can't make this stuff up.
War On Drugs. Due to all of the fuss, I checked out your live track on Pitchfork, and I called it right. You sound like Don Henley meets John Cougar meets Dire Sraits meets "Born In The USA" era Bruce Springsteen. It's not a criticism, it's an observation.