“It’s a very strange phenomenon,” Ness said. “Most bands that have been around 35 years, their heyday was 35 years ago and they’re still trying to live off that. For us, it was the opposite. Back then we were struggling, guys in a van going across the country broke. It just kind of evolves and progresses, and we’re really fortunate that way.”
When we wrote and recorded our first record, it was before "Defend Pop Punk" and that type of shit. Once it came out, we were very embraced by that community, and we weren’t necessarily comfortable with that. So we kind of made this reactionary record where it sort of focused on what we weren’t good at, and trying to succeed that way. But yeah, you should just make a record you want to make and not think about people’s expectations.
You can read our interview with This Wild Lifehere. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be releasing more video content in the fall, as well as writing new material. The band will also be one of the opening acts on Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil's winter co-headling tour.
We’re going to do a really large U.S. Tour in the winter that isn’t going to allow us to do any fall touring because of Warped Tour’s radius clause. So we’ll be home and we’ve discussed doing some different things. We’re definitely going to put out more video content in that time, we’ll be writing more because we want to get ahead of the next record – our record’s been out for a month now,...
Considering its caffeinated, soused, sweet, and wired music, it’s fitting Joyce Manor was consecrated over an alcoholic energy drink. And as a kind of quintessential California suburb, the physical and conceptual “Torrance” is the perfect place to inspire a perfect summer rock album, i.e., Joyce Manor’s new LP, Never Hungover Again, released today. Most people drawn to this music formed their idea of “summer” at a time in one’s life when summer was significantly different from the rest of the year — Johnson describes his own as consisting of “backyard shows, everyone would be skateboarding, chased off by security guards, throwing water...
Joyce Manor's music video for "The Jerk" can been seen at the A.V. Club or in the replies. Never Hungover Again is officially out today and you can also read our interview with the band if you missed it last week.
A lot of it is about relationships that can’t last and deteriorate for whatever reason, I think that’s more of a theme on all of our records. I spend quite a bit of time alone so that probably plays into it. Most of the songs touch on that in some way.
Veara has been quietly releasing some of the strongest pop-punk music from the scene over the past few years. Today we're premiering an acoustic video of the band performing their song "None Of The Above" off of their album, Growing Up Is Killing Me, which was released last September. Head to the replies to check it out.
Noisey's article on "The Method Behind letlive.'s Madness" is an interview with frontman Jason Butler discussing the duality of his presence and the mindset and meaning behind his live performance.
It is a rather interesting duality when I stop to think to about it or discuss it with someone like yourself. It’s this very demanding, as well as commanding, duality and it’s quite ironic, because in the past when they were happening, those emotions would actually make me become rather placid and slow me down. I think my way of chilling with them now is how you’ve put it before—almost exorcising them, like really getting rid of them and expelling them in a way that, I guess, is rather...
Joyce Manor have signed to Epitaph Records. The band will release their new album, Never Hungover Again, on July 22nd which you can pre-order. Head to the replies to stream the band's new track "Catalina Fight Song." (via Noisey)
01) Christmas Card
02) Falling In Love Again
03) End of Summer
06) Heart Tattoo
07) The Jerk
08) In The Army Now
09) Catalina Fight Song
10) Heated Swimming Pool
This Wild Life's new song "Roots and Branches" is now available on iTunes. Like what you hear? Pre-order the album here, and sign up for their mailing list here to get the live version (streaming in the replies) song as a mp3 download.
If there was something we were actually worried about, it would be that the punk community tends to shun what comes next for a band after they release a successful album. If a relatively unknown band releases a good album people like to jump on that because they like to feel like they’re a part of something and then they’re immediately on their guard for the next release.
Following their recent signing to Epitaph, This Wild Life have released a new song/video called "History" on AltPress. The track comes from their upcoming record, Clouded, which releases May 27th. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album.
2) Over It
3) No More Bad Days
5) Roots and Branches (Meant to be Alone)
6) Bound to Break
7) Better With You
8) Looking Back
9) Don't Stay
Head to the replies to stream The Menzingers's new song, "I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore." The track is from the band's new album, Rented World, which will be released April 22nd via Epitaph Records.
Due to the the first two variants selling out in a day, The Menzingers have released another vinyl variant of the band's upcoming hotly anticipated album, Rented World. It's a a clear/white mix version limited to 1,000 copies and is available to pre-order.
You can check out Architects UK new video for "Broken Cross" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming album, Lost Forever // Lost Together, which hits stores on March 11th and is available to pre-order.
Letlive.'s #whoisletlive viral campaign has lead to #youareletlive. The band will be taking pictures of the audiences at their upcoming shows and posting them on their social media sites. Afterward, they will select a few lucky fans to be a part of their forthcoming Renditions release.
Letlive. have released their first installment of an unofficial series dubbed "Renditions," which is a new way to listen to The Blackest Beautiful. The band will enlist some of their favorite vocal performers - one for each song. The first video features Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die singing on "27 Club." It's in the replies.
We presented them one song off of our latest album and asked them what they would do with a certain section if I (Jason Aalon) never sang in said section. We asked them to explore with free reign utilizing their particular style and prose. The point of this was not only to share our gratitude and adoration for other bands/artists, but to work with other artists...