Of Mice & Men will releaseRestoring Force on January 28 via Rise Records. The artwork can be found in the replies.
1. Public Service Announcement
2. Feels Like Forever
3. Bones Exposed
4. Would You Still Be There
5. Glass Hearts
6. Another You
7. Break Free
8. You Make Me Sick
9. Identity Disorder
10. You're Not Alone
11. Space Enough To Grow
Big Snackers (Ryan of Mixtapes and Justin Schaefer's podcast) is surprised and happy to celebrate over 150,000 downloads of their podcast. This week they take listener questions, it's the year in review for music and video games so everyone shares their top lists. They talk to the man who left behind making the Bioshock series to start a 4 man indie company and make a game with ZERO action, and how that risk payed off. They talk to Food Network star Guy Fieri about movies this year, they talk about the Lostprophets frontman and how creepy he looked anyways and much more.
We're back with another Waiting Room session, this time from Stray From The Path, who stopped by Panda Studios to perform the following: "False Flag", "Radio", and "Black Friday". You can pick up their fantastic new album Anonymoushere. You can also catch them on For Today's "Fight The Silence" U.S. headliner in early-2014. Check out the band's session in the replies.
The Rocket Summer will release an EP titled Christmas Madness on December 3. You can hear previews on Amazon. The band will be playing a pair of shows to celebrate the release. Details are in the replies.
1. Christmas Madness
2. Elf Creep
3. Grapevine Christmas Eve
4. O Holy Night
Virginia singer/songwriter Jim Ivins, after dropping one of my favorite EPs of 2011 (the solo acoustic work of Late Night Drive) and another great collection last year (the full-band effort, Everything We Wanted) is now turning his attention to a new band called Tomorrows. The band's first single, called "Heartbreakers" is straight ahead, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll, and you can hear it right here. The band will release their full-length debut album, called The Code Duello, in 2014.
Ok that wasn't too catchy, but I tried. Bad Timing Records is offering a 20% discount on Acceptance's Phantoms. Use the coupon code "TAKECOVER20" at checkout or click here for it to be applied automatically. BTR002 will be announced and in the label's hands in early December.
In probably the best use of Black Friday week ever, Riot Fest is offering $70 three-day passes to its 2014 festival, which will take place Sept. 12-14 in Chicago. The festival, which AbsoluteVoices sponsored last year, is promising to go bigger than ever as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. More info can be found on their website.
It's been quite the year for Save Your Generation Records and they have one more hit for everyone before 2013 ends, as we have the latest song from Livingston, Michigan pop-punk outfit Hung Up, titled "Like A Dog." It's off the band's upcoming debut EP, A Mind's Way Away, which was recorded with Nick Diener of The Swellers. Check out the new song in the replies - the EP is also available to pre-order.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
It's already almost Thanksgiving, where the hell did this year go? Well, as the year is winding down we're beginning to think of our favorite albums of 2013 and that means we're collecting lists from bands, staff, and industry folk to include in our yearly feature (related: our 2012 feature). If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record...