We recently talked with Jordan Pundik about New Found Glory's latest record, Resurrection. Check it out here.
There’s nothing wrong with singing about girls. We’ve always sung about relationships and talked about relationships, but this one was a little more focused. There was a point where we thought this band wasn’t going to be a band anymore. When you come to that point where something you hold so close and love so dearly almost comes to an end, it puts things in perspective for you. That was a big thing, especially going into writing this record. This record was a very cathartic record for us.
Something that was important to Grace was showcasing the wide spectrum of people who identify as transgender, and dispelling any myths that any or all members of the community are exactly the same. “I really made an effort to talk not only to people who were much further along in their transition—someone like [MMA fighter] Buck Angel, who transitioned in the '80s—[but also] people who have transitioned in the last couple years," she says. "To just really showcase the spectrum [and to show] that it’s not like ‘This is what happens when you transition. This is where you end.’" Though in some instances, Grace says, there was some “selfish...
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, tells Billboard that U2's Songs of Innocence has racked up a staggering 26 million complete downloads since its Sept. 9 release as a free download exclusively to Apple's 500 million global iTunes customers. In total, Cue adds, over 81 million Apple customers experienced songs from Innocence, a global figure that includes plays and streams through iTunes, iTunes Radio and Beats Music. "To help put this into perspective," he says, "prior to this, 14 million customers had purchased music from U2 since the opening of the iTunes Store in 2003."
really excited to announce that we recorded a new song for Disney’s upcoming film Big Hero 6 (inspired by the Marvel comic). it’s called “Immortals” and it’ll be out digitally next tuesday in the US/CA and the following week the rest of the world. you can hear a snippet of it halfway through this video from New York Comic Con. the song will also be released on limited edition vinyl soon.
“We’ve been a band for about 10 years now,” says Becker, as he explains the reasons behind the band name change. “We have a lot of footage of us as youngsters playing pop punk music, which is great but I think our new sound is little more beach pop. When we go on tour, people who’ve never heard of us look us up on the Internet and the first thing they see is us playing pop punk and they don’t really see what we are now.” So change they will. The band will be known as Swimmers after their Soundwave Festival appearances in 2015.
Courtesy Drop's new EP Stabilize will be released on October 28 via Animal Style Records. Today we are premiering a new song off the EP titled "Beauty is in the Eyes of the Imperfect." Enjoy the band's style of melodic post-hardcore in the replies and pre-order the record today.
If the name Topher Mohr sounds familiar to you, it might be because he's spent the last few years working with the great Mayer Hawthorne. Or perhaps you came across his incredible debutPhlotilla. 2014 finds Topher Mohr working on his solo project yet again, which, unsurprisingly, is as good as you'd expect. Today we're premiering the song "Do You" (in the replies), a smooth R&B track with a hook that will probably leave you wanting more. Luckily, Mohr is currently working on a new EP, so keep an eye out for that in the foreseeable future... and enjoy this great track for the time being!
Out November 17 is Bruce Springsteen's The Album Collection Vol. 1, which contains reissues of Springsteen's first seven studio LPs, comprising all of his work between 1973's Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. to 1984's super-hit Born In The U.S.A. All of the albums are remastered, and it can be purchased on Amazon now -- for $85 on CD and $200 on vinyl. Woof.
I Call Fives will be playing their debut EP, First Things First, to celebrate its six year anniversary on December 20th at the TLA in Philadelphia. Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years will be providing vocals for the band. The bill also includes Man Overboard, State Champs, Tiny Moving Parts, Front Porch Step, and Light Years.
UK artist Sivu is streaming his debut album, Something On High, a week ahead of its release and you can hear it in full in the replies. If you're a fan of Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club and an orchestral slant then do yourself a favour and check it out.
Hostage Calm has broken up. It’s too soon, it’s too young, and it hurts too much. All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows. I want to personally thank every one of you who supported us over the years. You shared so much more with us than you’ll ever know. From our music to our politics, you helped make a bunch of Wallingford kids’ foolish dreams a reality. It was the great privilege of our young lives. To all of you who’ve connected with us, who’ve grown with us, who’ve loved, changed, cried, lived with us - and to all of you who will yet - Just know that we loved what we did, and we could never have...
We've teamed up with our friends over at Soundsupply to offer a curated "drop" -- a collection of 10 handpicked albums by our staff for only $15. We've got albums from Patent Pending, Half Hearted Hero, The Caterpillars, Junior Battles, Free Throw, and even more on here. So, head over to their site and check it the whole collection, stream some of the songs, read the blurbs written by staff members -- and pick up the drop.
John Nolan wrote the new song "Here Comes the Wolf" for the upcoming film Bridge and Tunnel. The song has already won Best Original song at the Long Island Film Expo, was nominated for the same award at festivals in Maine and Long Beach and is nominated for the same award in this weekend’s Venice Beach Festival. We've got the song streaming for you in the replies. The soundtrack to the film is also now available on iTunes. When describing the difference between writing a song for his solo work or a movie, John said:
It was pretty similar to what I would have done [when writing a song] on my own. Except when I was putting the music together I was maybe thinking of making something a...
i have a whole stock pile of old sum 41 stuff saved in storage. versions of songs that never got used, old demos, unreleased tracks etc. i found something the other day that i had forgotten about. this was the original version for the song open your eyes. it has a shorter first chorus and a different guitar solo. this was the way i intended the song to be but somehow it got changed in the studio along the way. i ended up using this solo in a different song later on, but i always liked this version and i still do
Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.