Tomorrow Masked Intruder kicks off a massive tour which sees the band playing shows all over the United States, Europe and three Canadian cities. To celebrate we're teaming up with Fat Wreck Chords to give away a signed CD copy of the new album M.I and a signed poster plus the band is throwing in their infamous ski mask and your choice of Red, Blue, Green or Yellow (Orange) sunglasses. To win just leave a post in the replies stating which song you're most excited to hear live. One winner will be notified via PM on July 2. Good luck!
With their seriously cute rocker looks, it's no surprise that the boys admitted they've "got, like, briefcases full of bras" from fans. But in case you've sent a special gift to the guys, you'll be happy to know that they keep them all! "We keep everything. We keep absolutely everything. But we canít fit everything in our [apartment] anymore. Itís too much stuff!" said Matthew. The coolest thing they've ever gotten? "[Puzzles] of our own faces. That was pretty cool."
Hit the replies to watch a video for Budweiser and Jay Z's "Made in America" video series that spotlights Seattle. The video features Ben Gibbard, Tacocat, La Luz, and the staff of Sub Pop talking abot their city. More episodes will be airing leading up to the Made in America Festival later this year.
It took some persuading for me to think about writing a book of any kind, but in the end I realised Iíve spent a pretty unusual amount of time touring hard in the last few years, and I have a fair few stories to tell, and maybe even a tiny smidgen of wisdom to impart to people starting out on the same path. Plus I come from a family of yarn-spinners, and I can run my mouth, so it makes sense.
Happy birthday to one of AbsolutePunk.net's sweetest and most adored children, Brand New's Deja Entendu, who turned 11 years old yesterday. It's crazy how fast these kids are growing up. Probably we should get them an iPhone now.
Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Florida, you're all in luck. Updated list of dates in the replies and pre-sale here at noon local time (for all dates except the three Florida dates, which were previously announced). So will there be a new album around October?
Happy birthday to Jack Barakat of All Time Low, who turns 14 years old today, and also to AP.net user Gunz of Idobi's The Gunz Show, who texted us to make sure we posted about his birthday, and who turns 46 this year.
Today, we're premiering Trophy Wives' new live music video for "I'm Gonna Make You Famous", a fan favorite from their first EP Letting Go, self produced in 2012. They are currently writing their first full length record with high hopes to debut in 2015. Stay tuned for a chance to catch them on the Vans Warped Tour in Mansfield, MA via the Ernie Ball BOTB.
Sivu will release a new EP centered around his new track "Miracle (Human Error)" on July 27th. Head to the replies to see the official video for the track. Fans of alt-J, Wild Beasts and Bombay Bicycle Club should definitely check him out and find more songs in the thread here.
The debut symphony from Casey Crescenzo, Amour & Attrition, has earned the number one spots atop Billboard's Traditional Classical and Top Classical Albums Charts, number two on the Classical Albums Chart, and number seven on the Heatseeker Albums Chart. The full press release can be found in the replies and if you missed the episode of our podcast talking to Casey about the project, now's a good time to check it out.
The National will begin recording their 7th full-length record in October.
He continued: "We're talking about getting together, which won't be until about October, taking a little break and then getting together to try and write together in a room - which we've never done. We always work on little things and email back and forth. We have no idea whether it's going to work or not, but that's as far as we've got with the new record: trying to work out a plan and a different approach.
Kanye West spoke at the Cannes Lion Festival, on a panel called "Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape," AdWeek has some quotes from the talk.
There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture. The reason I said I didnít like Samsung particularly is because throughout my entire life, because of how my parents raised me, I have to work with the number one. I canít work with anyone but Jay Z because heís number one. I canít be with any girl but Kim because thatís the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. Iím not going to represent any...
From personal experiences, I have known many small bands to make last minute calls to family and friends hoping people will buy tickets to a show - even if there is no way that person can attend - just so the artist can perform for fifteen minutes an hour and a half before some mid-level national headliner comes out and half heartedly thanks the Ďlocal talentí that opened the show. In situations such as this, which happen daily in cities and towns across the country, who benefits except the absent, uninvolved promoter? No one.
Zach Braff has unveiled the track listing for his upcoming Wish I Was Here film.
01) The Shins - So Now What
02) Gary Jules - Broke Window
03) Radical Face - The Mute
04) Hozier - Cherry Wine (Live)
05) Bon Iver - Holocene
06) Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
07) Jump Little Children - Mexico
08) Cat Power & Coldplay - Wish I Was Here
09) Allie Moss - Wait It Out
10) Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
11) Japanese Wallpaper - Breathe In [ft. Wafia]
12) Bon Iver - Heavenly Father
13) Aaron Embry - Raven's Song
14) The Weepies - Mend
15) The Head & the Heart - No One to Let You Down
We are excited to announce we are in the early stages of a writing a new album for Fat Wreck Chords to be released some time in 2015. It was a soul crushing, stir crazy winter and weíre really looking forward to getting that grossness out and onto a slab of wax for your listening pleasure. Prepare for what is bound to be next yearís feel bad album of the year.