Before The Streetlights have signed to Antique Records. Westward releases December 11th - you can pre-order it. A preview of first single "Goodnight, Goodbye" is in the replies. The full version releases October 28th.
Into It. Over It.'s set times have changed at Fest. He will now be playing solo instead of full-band.
This message is difficult to write, but I need to address the scheduling changes regarding Into It. Over It.'s set times at The Fest and why they have switched from being full band to me playing solo. Let me begin by saying the guys who play in IIOI, who have devoted countless hours and years of their lives to be in this band, are my best friends. These are people I would do anything for. I have their backs and they have mine. In the recent weeks leading up to Fest it had come to my attention that the mental and emotional health of one of the members was/is not exactly where it should...
French hardcore/screamo outfit Birds In Row have released a music video for "Can't Lie." The track appears on their split with WAITC, which is out now on 10" vinyl via Throatruiner Records. It's in the replies.
Savages will release their second album, Adore Life, on January 22nd via Matador Records. Hit the replies for the artwork and video for first single "The Answer".
“We've observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still...
Having received notices from Victory objecting to the release of the infringing Toh Kay album, Kalnoky informed the label that the band considers itself no longer bound by the 2002 agreement, according to the complaint. Victory seeks more than $1 million in damages for the band's failure to deliver a fourth studio album, pursuant to its record contract, and damages for copyright infringement.
Travis Barker of Blink-182told NME that the band has recorded recorded five songs with Matt Skiba, including new track "Punk Rock Cliché."
"Matt’s killing it," Barker told NME. "He’s fun to play with and write with. We’re just getting started but I think we’ve got like four or five songs right now that I’m really, really happy with. There’s a song called 'Punk Rock Cliché' which I love the most right now. It's about friends of ours and their relationships."
Last week, we got a chance to speak with the ever-amusing and ultra-talented Matt Nathanson. In our interview, Nathanson described the disjointed but ultimately satisfying nature of his brand new album, Show Me Your Fangs. We also discussed the unpredictable audience-request format of Nathanson's current tour, how some of the best records have "great topography" instead of being thematically or musically cohesive, and how elements of hip-hop and R&B have slowly crept into Nathanson's singer/songwriter-oriented music. Read the interview here.
So, I went home for half an afternoon and then I was in the studio every single day until we finished the record. And at one point, I had the impulse to change it from my studio to my apartment, because it was kind of like … that’s where I had felt the bleakest and worst ever. I was like, you know, I’d like to take that same space and turn it into where I made the best thing I’ve ever done.
Amidst an ongoing royalties dispute, Spotify has removed thousands of songs from bands signed to Victory Records.
Based on an audit by a small technology company called Audiam Inc., Another Victory says that Spotify hasn’t paid publishing royalties for the compositions underlying thousands of recordings that Spotify users have listened to millions of times over the past several years.
Sam Means (ex-The Format) has released a new song called "We're Alone." It comes from his upcoming album 10 Songs, which releases January 16th, 2016. No word yet on how many songs will be on the album.
This song may not necessarily be the obvious first choice to kick off the new album, but I’ve never been a fan of playing it safe, I suppose. Disregarding all potentially less interesting back story within the lyrics; the core of it is really just about that overwhelming sense of insignificance that consumes you the first time you’re struck with a basic understanding of how truly infinite the universe is. Doubled, when you find out how little we know about it.