Okay! So here i am with another important Song Shop update. If i can ask you not to skim this email, and that would be a awesome. A lot of people have been letting me know they’ve been getting their songs and that they’re very moved by them. I cannot affirm enough how freakin’ awesome that is, so thank you and please do so when you get your song. It always makes my day/night. Others have been expressing how excited they are to get their song; thank you so so so much for your patience so far. It is invaluable and essential to Song Shop being a thing.
More importantly, I wanted to address something and am slightly nervous to do...
“Once something gets on the Internet, it works its way into people’s lives in a way that I think is pretty powerful. For a gay kid in Jamaica to see the actor who played Spider-Man in that role is pretty damn powerful, in my opinion. … There was just so much thought and love that went into the video I don’t personally see it as negative.”
Laura has also written some thoughts on Twitter to the article:
this article is hella problematic. To start with there's the fact that Win says "he" and...
Most of the gear, including the van, I bought from sleeping on my floor for 6 months while renting my room on airbnb and working full time at a Japanese restaurant. Danny incurred about 10k in debt buying recording equipment to finish the Mason Avery (His other project) record over the past 6 years that is now lost, as the four copies of mixes are on harddrives/computers/laptops in the van. Luckily, the Go Deep record is backed up in LA. We are feeling generally sick after pushing so hard to make music happen in our lives. If you want to help out, hit us on the paypal. Everything helps, and it will go directly to getting us back to being...
Saosin have announced a Chain Reaction show ... tickets only available in person.
So here's the deal. We're adding a chain reaction show on June 5th. But tickets are only going to be available for purchase in-person (no online) and at various, yet to be announced locations. (Not at the chain box office!) There will be a two ticket max per person and you'll need to present ID at point of purchase and at the door. Ya I know it totally sucks, we get it. But !!! We really wanted to make this smaller venue special for those who actually want to share it with us, And not for the scalpers who want to go live on StubHub . No one should be paying the prices some of these dickheads are selling...
I want to fill you in on what's going on with me musically. Before I do that, I want to thank each and every one of you for your unending support and encouragement over the years. You inspire me to push through and create the music I was born to create. So thank you for that. As you may know after Zac and I left the band we started the project "Novel American". We had a great time meeting new musicians and collaborating with them. Throughout that process we could not find a lead singer. We met some incredibly talented guys, but unfortunately none of them worked out. This was a very difficult...
“I think that coming out has made me a lot better of a person. It’s made me less of a stressed out person because I don’t have to compartmentalize my life. And just realizing in a lot of ways that you shouldn’t underestimate people and that people will be there to support you and really can surprise you in life,” she said.
The WorldWide Independent Network, an organization that represents independent record labels around the world, has released a statement in regard to negotiations with YouTube about their upcoming music streaming service. The most troubling is the threat of pulling their videos from YouTube if the terms are not agreed to.
At a time when independent music companies are increasing their global market share WIN has raised major concerns about YouTube’s recent policy of approaching independent labels directly with a template contract and an explicit threat that their content will be blocked on the platform if it is not signed.
According to WIN members, the contracts currently on offer to...
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Drew, Thomas, and I talk about the role of a "music critic" and our thoughts on negative reviews and negative commentary in general. Why write negative reviews? Why voice a negative opinion? All three of us had different takes on how this plays a role in our online lives. After that there's a lengthy discussion about the current "vinyl debate" and the ethics and business decisions behind licensing and selling vinyl both with or without the artist's explicit permission, and our personal thoughts on the topic and how it relates to our musical world. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.
"The whole record was like, 'What can we create as a band using anything at our disposal, as long as we do it organically, without computers or samples?'" Fallon says. "If we wanted to try a synth, we'd try a synth. If we wanted to try a drum loop, we would do that."
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Today we're streaming "Three Whole Years" from Junior Battles' second full-length record Rally, which will be released on Tuesday via Paper + Plastick. Listen to the song in the replies, let us know what you think and if you like what you hear pre-orders are still available. You should also read our interview with guitarist/vocalist Sam Sutherland if you haven't yet.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
Heffron Drive, Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush, have released a behind the scenes video of a backstage look at their time at SXSW and performing "Parallel" live for the first time. It's in the replies.
It's time again for another AbsolutePlaylist, the feature where a staff member or special guest gets you buzzing for the weekend with their very own playlist. This week, the AbsolutePlaylist is in my hands. Given that it's the start of the summer and most of you folks are smoothing out your A Day To Remember tank-tops in anticipation of getting stoked for the Warped Tour, I've decided to remind you all that Ireland (where I live) is still cold and rainy, even in the summer. So, I've created a wonderfully wintery playlist of a particular slice of my favourite sad songs for you all to get de-psyched to. Sorry kids, but it's never sunny in south Ireland. Also, if you'd like to submit your...
Pre-orders for Conditions' final release, Missing Hours, are live. If you pre-order the album, you get an immediate download of a new song "No Mistakes" and then receive a download of the whole record on June 3rd. Their farewell tour with A Loss For Words and Alive In Standby only has a few more dates.
6.5.14: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
6.6.14: New York City, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
6.7.14: Richmond, VA @ The National
Ryan Lewis, known as the other half of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and his mother Julie, a 30-year HIV survivor, sat down with Anderson Cooper the other night to discuss the 30/30 Project. Their goal is to build 30 medical centers world-wide in countries effected by HIV/AIDS, that are sustainable for 30 years. You can watch the interview on CNN.