Google Play Music has announced that the roll-out for their 'Family Plan' options will begin shortly, with signups via Android to "begin in the coming days." The plan is for six people, at $14.99.
The family plan allows up to six people on an account to have individual Play Music profiles, maintaining their own libraries, recommendations, playlists, and listening history. It works across Android, iOS devices, and the web.
A Day To Remember today announce the release of a very special, limited-edition vinyl version of their highly-acclaimed album, Common Courtesy. The "Shark Attack" vinyl (pictured below) comes in a die-cut package designed to look as if a shark has bitten it. The double LP set comes in a clear polybag and is pressed on open water blue vinyl in red "blood splattered" sleeves.
It’s a thin veil that once you’ve seen the other side, you go “How does everyone not see this?” Raising awareness is one of the things that I can do to effect any change. It’s not necessarily about changing people’s opinions, but you want them to be aware of things. Maybe they then can change the way they interact regarding these situations. It’s super ingrained in people to continue to think the way they’ve always thought.
Aaron Marsh of Copeland mentions that the band are throwing around ideas for a new album with New Noise.
I think we’re more cautious about our decisions. We think more big picture than we did before. It’s risky to come back, yeah. If You Are My Sunshine was our last record, I would have been fine with that because I like how it turned out. The last song of that record feels like a good song to say “Okay that is the last song of our recorded history”. I still feel like I have things to do and say on Copeland records.
Frank Turner recently visited the Going Off Track podcast with guest hosts Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) and Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss reality television, the class system in Europe, and the brilliance of the Counting Crows.
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It's the end of the year, so every one and their mother, and now, their president, are here with their favorite bits of pop culture. President Obama, for some reason, gave an interview to People Magazine and discussed his favorite song of the year, Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost." The first lady's favorite song? Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Wonder what Adele song was Queen Elizabeth's jam.
Anti-Flag are streaming their b-side "Coward In My Veins", taken from their upcoming effort Cease Fires, which will be out on December 18th and will include unreleased tracks from the band. Check it out over at Fuse.
Drake hasn't been shy about the troubled relationship he has with Cash Money Records, and this probably won't help things: Hits Daily Double reports that his massive single "Hotline Bling" wasn't nominated for any Grammys this year because of a "clerical error." Presumably it got lost in Birdman's pile of paperwork for his "oil company."
Future and Ty Dolla $ign have announced the Purple Reign Tour, kicking off in February 2016 and taking them around the country. Hit the replies for the tours dates and announcement video while I have a heart attack.
Martin Shkreli, the drug company exec widely loathed for jacking prices of a life saving drug 5,000% higher, is apparently the anonymous buyer of the one-of-a-kindWu-Tang album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Shkreli mentions the possibility of paying other artists to record albums just for him, and also says "I could be convinced to listen to it earlier if Taylor Swift wants to hear it or something like that, but for now, I think I’m going to kind of save it for a rainy day," and RZA says they donated a significant portion of the purchase to charity. I hate this dude.
She Is We stream new single called "Flatlining." Check it out in the replies. New single comes from their debut album titled War, which is due out on March 18th, and can now be pre-ordered over at iTunes.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting Spotify is considering allowing some artists to withhold their music from the free tier.
In private talks, Spotify has told music executives that it is considering allowing some artists to start releasing albums only to its 20 million-plus subscribers, who pay $10 a month, while withholding the music temporarily from the company’s 80 million free users.
Awaken I Am have already taken their native Australia by storm, and now they're setting their sights on America. Progressive post-hardcore highlighted by soaring clean vocals, the group should appeal to fans of Emarosa, Sleeping with Sirens, and Saosin. We're premiering their music video for "Landslide" in the replies. The track appears on the band's debut album, Shields and Crowns, which is available now.
Punk Rock Bowling has announced FLAG, Flogging Molly, Cock Sparrer, Descendents, The Exploited, Dag Nasty, Subhumans, Dillinger Four, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade, and The Dwarves will be playing next year. It will take place Las Vegas, Nevada from May 26, 2016 to May 30, 2016