You may be familiar with Matthew Mayfield's smooth southern-rock sound, but it's always had an acoustic backbone. Recently, Mayfield has cast aside his acoustic guitar and resurrected his full-fledged rock project, The Blue Cut Robbery. The result is an expertly produced, hard hitting EP they call Coquette, which hosts some of the best sounding guitar licks I've heard in years. Today, we're proud to bring you the video premiere for the exceptional second track on that EP, "Nashville, TN." If you're into Pearl Jam or The Gaslight Anthem, you'll feel right at home. Check out the video in all its face-melting glory in the replies and be sure to pick up the EP here!
Rich Homie Quan, the rap game James Bond, dropped a new mixtape the other day titled If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In, Ask Double RR that you can download here. The tape follows previous mixtapes Still Goin In (Reloaded) and I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In.
Tame Impala have shared another new track from their new album Currents called "Disciples" that you can stream in the replies. Currents will be released on Interscope, but does not yet have a release date.
Titus Andronicus are back with a new track called "Dimed Out" that you can stream on Rdio and Spotify. Looks like the band will be releasing its fourth LP The Most Lamentable Tragedy on July 28th via Merge and will be following through on its plans to release a 30-track concept record.
Underoath's Tim McTague recently talked to AltPress about their upcoming documentary, Tired Violence, the idea of a reunion, and the end of the band. You can also watch an interview with Spencer Chamberlain from the film in the replies. It releases on Friday May 1st.
When you only have two weeks, you can’t take three days off just to drive and play a badass L.A. show. So, we took two days off total [during the tour], and played shows every other night. We didn’t break up because we hated each other or because we hated playing music. We broke up because we literally didn’t have the capacity and the schedule to do stuff.
The Chemical Brothers have announced that they will release their new album, Born In The Echoes, on July 17th via Astralwerks. You can stream a new song called "Sometimes I Feel So Deserted" in the replies.
01) Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
02) Go (featuring Q-Tip)
03) Under Neon Lights (featuring St. Vincent)
04) EML Ritual (featuring Ali Love)
05) I'll See You There
06) Just Bang
08) Taste Of Honey
09) Born In The Echoes (featuring Cate Le Bon)
11) Wide Open (featuring Beck)
Alabama Shakes have landed the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with their new album, Sound & Color, selling a whopping 96K units. The band also released their new video for the title track which you can find in the replies.
Twelve years ago, Ryan Adams was performing at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, when a fan decided to heckle Ryan to play Bryan Adams' forever timeless hit, "Summer of '69." Ryan Adams twelve years ago didn't care too much for this, ripping into the concert attendee and kicking him out of the show (refunding his money of course). That brings us to last night, where Ryan was playing the Ryman Auditorium once again, this time in a better state of mind and better spirit. Ryan finally covered Bryan's hit song just a mere 12 years later to the fans approval -- the video is in the replies.
Update: the van will not be fixed today. Secured a one-day van rental here in Nurnberg. While we picked it up, the other guys started bringing all our stuff down from the apartment we were staying at to the street. Idea being, we'll pull up and take off right away for Weisbaden. We show up, and find out that somehow the door closed behind them while taking a load downstairs. The guy's only key is locked inside. So now we are driving to his grandparents' house to get the spare key. 40 minutes round trip.
Once we get the key, and get back to his apartment, and get the rest of the stuff, and get on the road, and get to Wiesbaden, and...
While we were there, she played a stripped-down version of “Pretty Girls (The Mover)” and gave us some insight to the song’s creation and ongoing evolution. After that, though, she offered up a truly unexpected bonus track: a plaintive take on Michael McDonald’s 1982 hit “I Keep Forgettin’” with a drum loop of The Cure’s “Close To Me” as the backbeat.
Our friends over at Stereogum posted their "Top 10 Brand New Songs" and while most "let's make a list of something" articles being posted up on internet are worthless (ok, this one is pretty worthless too), at least it gives us a chance to argue about something.
It’s called Dragon Ball Super. And it’s the first new, original Dragon Ball television anime in nearly two decades. [...] The series will take place after Goku defeats Majin Buu, and the world has become a peaceful place again.
Senses Fail will release Pull The Thorns From Your Heart on June 30th via Pure Noise Records. A new song called "The Importance of the Moment of Death" is in the replies via Noisey, along with the album artwork.
You can now stream Turnover's new album Peripheral Vision in its entirety in the replies. It's a fantastic bit of shoegaze-y pop, and quite a departure from the band's previous material. Let us know your thoughts in the replies.
Blurwill play a free show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on May 1st (Friday). The band will be performing their brand new album, The Magic Whip, in full and you can register for tickets here. This is the band's first headline show in new York in 15 years. In addition to this, they will also be performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 30th. Hit the replies to catch their recent live performances on Later...with Jools Holland.
If you're into pop-punk in the vein of The Bouncing Souls and The Loved Ones then you will want to check out today's premiere of Rebuilder's new song, "Look What You've Done." The track is off the Boston band's upcoming Jay Maas-recorded album, Rock & Roll in America, which will be available on June 2nd via Panic State Records. Check out the tune in the replies and if you dig it, make sure to pre-order it.
The Venetia Fair just wrapped up a tour with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band wrote a three-part tour diary for us, along with providing exclusive photo content. This week we have the third and final entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. You can read entry one and two if you missed them.
We're premiering Aviator's new music video for "Weathervane" in the replies. This is a good time to remind you to check out their underappreciated full-length debut, Head in the Clouds, Hands in the Dirt, which came out last year on No Sleep Records. The Massachusetts-based band plays post-hardcore with a tinge of emo revival that should appeal to fans of La Dispute or Touche Amore.
Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem joined Butch Walker onstage last night at a concert in Philadelphia. The two duetted for a killer take on "21+", a standout track from Walker's fantastic new album, Afraid of Ghosts. Hit the replies to see a video of the performance.
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno spoke to BBC Radio 1 last night and confirmed that their as yet untitled new album has a tentative release date of September 26th. The band is also playing a one off show at London's Wembley Arena on November 21st.
"I feel like we've gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past."