I've been recording when I can over the summer, on the floors of festival dressing rooms, in hotels, I've been waiting for everyone to fall asleep so I can track vocals in the back lounge of the bus. Making Post Tropical definitely lit a fire. There's no plan for any of it, I have an album in the world and it is rightfully taking up a lot of my energy, but I've plenty energy to go around, I'd like to start putting out some ideas while the ink is still wet, I want people to hear them, to know what they are when we play them live during the autumn Euro and US tours.
Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. I challenge two labels, Recess Records and Asian Man Records to completely disassociate with sexist, racist, and homophobic punk bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel. It is ridiculous that anyone legitimate would be working with them to release their music after the long-term pattern (note: not isolated incidents) of sexist, racist, and homophobic crap they spew online and offline. Mike and Todd, you can do better....
Brolly will release their second EP, Wolfe, on September 23rd. Today, we are streaming a new song from it called "Ghost Town." The band has ambient elements that take influences from both Coldplay and From Indian Lakes, which isn't surprising since Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Culprit, Consider the Thief) helped the band produce the album. Give it a listen in the replies.
Paramore recently talked with The Daily Star and Hayley Williams mentioned that she doesn't see the band still doing this when they all need walkers.
I've always said I don’t want to be a ghost of my former self. I always want to be the best at whatever I'm doing right then. So when I'm that old maybe I'll be better at something other than head banging and pulling muscles in my back. Maybe I'll just want to be a grandma.
Donald Glover has been cast as the voice of Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales for the Disney XD animated series.
"He meets someone who is his hero, and that comes across completely in Donald's performance," Stephen Wacker, Marvel Television's vice president of current animation, tells the newspaper. "He's got a real warmth that suits the character really, really well. If you've read Miles Morales comics, Donald's voice nails what you've been reading."
Bob Dylan will releaseThe Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, a six-disc set that compiles ?every salvageable recording" from his 1967 sessions with the Band, on November 4th. The track listing is in the replies.
One of the most headache-inducing experiences I've had is being straight-up blocked from getting onstage by security even though I was carrying equipment and had a laminate. I walked up to the bouncer and asked him, “Hey, how do I get on the stage?” And he was like, “Why do you need to go there?” I said, “To sing,” and he sill wouldn't let me onstage until I was like, “Well we can wait here until no band starts playing because I'm not there.” Then he finally let me on.
Update: The chat is now over and all of Frank's responses can be found here. Thanks to Frank and all his fans for stopping by for a hugely successful chat!
At 10am PST/1pm EST, Frank Iero will be coming by the website to chat with us. You can ask him about the debut album from frnkiero and the cellabration, who's debut album Stomachaches dropped today. Or maybe you'd like to ask him about his upcoming opening slot on Taking Back Sunday and The Used's co-headlining west coast tour.
Boston indie-rock band The Color And Sound recently signed to Black Numbers; a 2013 EP was re-issued as an introduction to new fans, but the real excitement for the pop-friendly, boppy act begins right now (right now!!) with the September 16 release of a new EP called Peace of Mind (pre-order here). In the replies, we're premiering a lyric video for the first tune to be released from that EP, titled "Cigarettes," in the form of a lyric video that looks like a karaoke machine. Here's the thing; well, here's two things: 1. How have I never seen a lyric video done like this before?? and 2. It's damn, damn good and catchy as all hell. Check it out, or else why did you bother meandering to...
Shadow of Whales are releasing their self-titled EP today via INgrooves/Fontana distribution of Universal. To commemorate the release, we are streaming the whole thing. Fans of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Empires should find something they like here. Check it out below.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Eyal Levi, producer at Audiohammer Studios whose resume includes The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, and Whitechapel, will host a three day CreativeLive course on "GearGods Presents: Mastering Metal Mixing." Special guests include Will Putney, Mark Lewis, and Josh Newell. It will stream live at 9:00am-4:00pm PDT on September 29th through October 1st.
Hit the replies to check out a brand new music video from Hoodie Allen, "Movie". Allen's upcoming full-length album, People Keep Talking releases on October 14th. If you pre-order the album, you could win some cool prizes, such as an all-expense paid trip to NYC to celebrate the album release; two other winners will receive lifetime guest-list passes to any ticketed Hoodie Allen performance.