Against Me! has had to cancel their upcoming European dates (but not their UK ones).
Due to unforeseen logistical circumstances, we need to reschedule all of the mainland Europe dates of our November tour (11/20-12/10). However we will still be keeping all UK dates[...] Stay tuned for more info as we work to reschedule the cancelled shows in the best way possible. We promise it will be worth the wait
Kate Bush played her first show in 35 years the other night. Stereogum has a great rundown of what went down. Looks like some photos and videos even emerged despite Kate's plea for no cameras. A video of "Among Angels" can be found in the replies.
Grey Gordon will release his debut full-length album, Forget I Brought It Up, on September 2nd via No Sleep Records and today we are premiering the album in its entirety. Check it out in the replies and then make sure you pre-order it.
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.