Aiden will be releasing their final album on October 31st. It be self-titled and be given out for free. There's a bunch of guest vocals on it and the new song "Crawling Up From Hell" can be heard in the replies.
I was lucky enough to sit down with Lydia to discuss the band's new album Run Wild for almost a half an hour. We talked to the band working with two different producers, the Illuminate pressing that they had nothing to do with, and why Leighton hasn't listened to his debut record in years, among other insightful topics. Check out the full interview here.
Leighton: To be perfectly honest, I have not listened to that record in years.
Matt: Itís like looking at a picture of yourself in high school.
Justin: You donít want to look at it, but itís the one hanging on your momís wall.
We recently had the chance to chat with Pat Kirch about The Maine's latest record (and free tour cycle), American Candy. Find it here.
Weíve changed a lot between each album that weíve made, and thatís been because we just do what feels good at the time. I was 17 when we made that [first] record and Iím 25 now, and I feel like if you donít change during that time period youíre just trying too hard to hold onto something. And thatís not honest.
Brian Marquis has just wrapped up the A Bike & A Mic For A Cure Tour where he rode 1,225 miles on a bicycle, with his guitar in tow, playing shows around the Northeast to raise money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Marquis was also able to raise over $10,000 that will be donated to support research, care, community outreach, and education for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Full press release in the replies.
Ethan Oliva of Absolute 100 artist Barlow will be releasing a Guided By Voices tribute album titled American Superdream on November 20th under the name Sucko. The compilation will contain 52 tracks. You can stream his cover of "I Am a Scientist" in the replies.
So my relationship with this record is such that having had it for a year, as Iíve gotten older and as Iíve written songs I think a lot more of it Iíve gone with my gut instinct. I sort of let instinct take over. Like I think I had the chorus for ďI Can Feel YouĒ but I didnít know what it meant, and then I had to write around that even though I didnít know what it meant. Then as I started piecing together the verses, then what the song was about changed and the chorus made sense to me.
The New York Times is reporting that Playboy will soon no longer print nude photos in their magazine.
Previous efforts to revamp Playboy, as recently as three years ago, have never quite stuck. And those who have accused it of exploiting women are unlikely to be assuaged by a modest cover-up. But, according to its own research, Playboyís logo is one of the most recognizable in the world, along with those of Apple and Nike. This time, as the magazine seeks to compete with younger outlets like Vice, Mr. Flanders said, it sought to answer a key question: ďif you take nudity out, whatís left?Ē
Okay: YouTube wants us to know that the video for ďSee You Again,Ē Wiz Khalifaís Paul Walker tribute from the most recent ďFast and the FuriousĒ movie has been seen a billion times. But what YouTube really wants us to know is that lots of music videos have generated a billion views recently. Up until a few years ago, no video had generated a billion views, but now itís happening all the time.
EMA have released a new song called "Active Shooter" taking on the all too common theme of mass shootings. The video is in the replies and contains footage from a Texas Police Department's training video (filmed in a middle school) on mass shootings.
Publishing giant Conde Nast has acquired Pitchfork Media for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will take place starting today. To celebrate, I will analyze the buyout in the replies in a 25,000 word think piece.