Staff interviewer Jake Denning has started his own new podcast called "This is What I'm Into" where he interviews different guests and talks to them about what they're into. The first guest is Levi Benton of Miss May I and it's available in the replies and on Soundcloud.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, will be out on March 31st. Hit the replies to stream an 8 minute excerpt from the lead track "Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light."
Hey everyone I know you all have questions on the status of the band and we are hoping to answer most of it for you now. As you may have seen we are no longer on Rise Records. We want to thank Rise Records for being a tremendous help to our band and putting out our past releases. Currently we are in the process of finishing up our new cd and will announce a new label soon. For now, we would like to give you a taste of our new music we have been working on. We made this new music video for the song “My Old Ways” and it showcases the sound and feeling of the new record. Thank you all for your patience and we will...
One of the site's favorite television programs, Parks and Recreation, concludes its six-season long run with an hour finale tonight on NBC. Feel free to share your favorite moments, scenes, episodes, and characters from the series in the replies.
Steady/Steady have been working on some music with Michael Govaere (ex-Every Avenue). We are premiering a new song called "Pseudo" - give it a listen in the replies. The song is built up by a constant kick-drum, and the chorus sounds more like a William Beckett solo track than the southern rock tinge of Every Avenue, equipped with "oh-oh-oh's" and everything. It was mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance). If you like what you hear, be on the look out for the band's debut EP in April.
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.
Lots of Nate Ruess news over the past few days -- that's what happens when a new act gets rolled out. Anyway, Nate Harold has been announced as Nate's bass player. Also, to try and combine multiple stories into one: According to a press release today, Nate's latest single "contains backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer."
Producers Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, Whitechapel) and Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men) have announced an Orlando stop on Levi's "Unstoppable Recording Machine" audio boot camp tour at Levi's private studio from March 20-23rd. Guests include Keith Merrow and drummer Alex Rüdinger (Conquering Dystopia, ex-The Faceless).
Dustin Kensrue joins the podcast to talk about his new record "Carry The Fire" which comes out on April 21st. He and the guys also talk about Thrice, the relationship between faith and art, and Dustin's time at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Most importantly, the guys hash out their feelings about "50 Shades of Grey."
Holychild will release their debut album, The Shape of Brat Pop to Come, via Glassnote Records this summer.
01) Barbie Nation
02) Nasty Girls
03) Happy With Me
04) Tell Me How It Is
05) Running Behind
06) Money All Around
07) Monumental Glow
08) Plastered Smile
09) Best Friends
10) Diamonds on the Rebound
11) Regret You
12) U Make Me Sick
Nate Ruess has posted an update on Facebook talking about his new album, and new song, a little more. Full thing is in the replies.
This is probably my favorite song I've ever written. The one I've listened to the most on repeat. And I can't pinpoint what it is about it that makes its so special to me. Which makes me love it even more.
I've long had an obsession with "track ones" on an album. There's just something about setting the stage for an entire experience that has always captivated me. If you blow track one, it's sometimes impossible to recover. I've always felt like Cartel nailed it with "Say Anything (Else)" on Chroma, and today we're continuing our series of acoustic sessions with a performance of that very song. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well. The video of this pretty damn awesome performance, and the band's upcoming tour dates, can be found in the replies.
I recently spoke with Silverstein vocalist Shane Told for a very long in-depth interview in which we talked about the Discovering The Waterfront ten-year anniversary headliner, where he was at personally when writing the record, signing to Rise Records, new album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, and more. This is one of my favorite interviews that I've ever done, and I hope everyone takes the time to check it out. You can read it here.
Yeah man, I was really trying to find myself at that time, I think. I think “Call It Karma” was a song that really summed that up, the lyrics for that song were written very much how I write a lot of songs, where there are multiple meanings. I told...
I'm very excited to share a brand new song off Too Close To Touch's upcoming debut record, Nerve Endings, which comes out March 24th via Epitaph Records. "Hell To Pay" deals with the difficult reality of the absentee father, a reality I've not only experienced, but one that many others have experienced as well. To drive it home, The Word Alive vocalist Telle Smith comes in to deliver one of the best guest vocal spots I've heard in a long time. If you liked what you heard, you can pre-order the record. Head to the replies to check out the song.
The thing about 5 Seconds of Summer is that basically, they’re a pop band and people wanna give them longevity and in order for them to have longevity, they need credibility. That happens all the time with all types of music. A rapper will come out of nowhere and they want to give him credibility so they’ll say that he’s friends with this [other guy]. [Even in] country, they struggle with artistes having credibility. I think that that always happens and I think that people can be fed...