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.
Musicians use Next to record short videos of their music -- anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes. Users then log on and watch 30-second excerpts of the songs, swiping left to dismiss and swiping right to like. If you find an artist you're interested in, you can follow them on the app or tap to share via SMS, email and Twitter.
By early 2013, Vancouver resident Kasey Anderson had already been caught bilking 30 investors in a non-existent benefit album for the “West Memphis Three.” Rather than change his ways, though, federal prosecutors say he soaked two more victims, both old friends. [...] To court investors, Anderson claimed Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and several other high-profile musicians would be on the album. Profits from the album and an associated concert series were to go to the West Memphis Three Legal Defense Fund.
As you’ve seen with all of our tours, when we select our support acts, we attempt to bring acts that will help introduce Combichrist to fans outside of our fanbase. This has worked well for us in the past, and it was in this spirit that we invited Blood On The Dance Floor to tour with us. Like all announcements, we knew that this decision would be met with some concern but we thought that the different styles would be the source of conversation. We were not aware of the controversy about their past behavior. It has been difficult to read everything posted today; our sole goal is to bring you a kick ass tour that...
Washington, DC, duo The Obsessives play a style of catchy indie rock sort of like Dowsing. Today, we're excited to bring you a stream of their new EP, Manners. Stream it in the replies, and pick up a digitla copy on bandcamp.
Up-and-coming Massachusetts pop punk act Traditions have released their new music video for "Eyes of a Man," which is premiering in the replies. The track comes from their impressive debut EP, Cycles, which was put out earlier this year via Take This to Heart Records. Check them out if you're a fan of Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years or The Swellers.
Have Mercy were robbed in Buffalo. Head to the replies to see what was taken and if you see or hear of these items, you can email management. The band is accepting PayPal donations through HaveMercyOfficial@gmail.com.
Soundsupply are doing a label drop for Run For Cover Records, where you can get 10 digital albums for $15, 10 CDs for $50 (bonus CD for first 25 buyers), and/or 10 LPs for $99 (bonus 7" for first 25 buyers).
That dude from Brand New sings a line that I think is pretty good: “Jesus Christ, I’m not scared to die. I’m a little bit scared of what comes after.” It’s evocative of the weird uncertain relationship humanity has with death, but I think it’s wrong. Being dead is a breeze. We’ve all already done it before. Begin at the moment you were born and go backwards to the beginning of time. How long is that? If you answered anything other than “an infinite amount of time” then god bless your foolish heart. You’ve already not existed for eternity and you’re fine right now, right?
There's a really nice profile on producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, The Gaslight Anthem) over on SoundonSound.
"After these years of working predominately with pop music that involved a lot of programming, I had a period of rebellion to it, during which I fell out with computers and wanted to work all-analogue and solely with tape machines,” remarked Crossey. "I was inspired by the Steve Albini approach and worked with many guitar bands. These days, I'm somewhere in the middle, and so last year I was talking with my manager about finding this mythical band that blends pop, commerciality, programming and electronic elements with being a guitar band with real instruments, credibility and...
Fall Out Boy have announced they would like to come to Garden Spot High School and perform a song with the marching band. This is the marching band who were recently told they couldn't perform "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by the school board. The video of Pete Wentz talking about this can be found in the replies.
Up-and-coming Brooklyn band (as if there's any other kind) Young Runner are set to release their first EP in a few weeks, but you can get a taste of their Vaccines-ish, post-grunge, plain fun rock 'n roll right now in the form of "Wet Cement." Check it out in the replies.
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Tokyo-based screamo band Blue Friend will release their debut full-length I Will Be Your Friend in September via Dog Knight Records. It's twenty-five minutes of dissonant, harsh screamo in the vein of classics like Beau Navire or modern groups like Old Gray. Today we're got an exclusive stream of the track "Kowai." Hit the replies to check it out, and then you can pre-order the LP via Dog Knight's site.