The Mowglis have released the first track from their upcoming sophomore album, Kids In Love, which is set to release April 2015 via Photo Finish/Republic Records. Head to the replies to give "Through The Dark" a listen and check out where you can find the band next year.
You can watch Dr. Dog cover of Architecture in Helsinki's "Heart It Races" in the replies via Consequence of Sound. The performance is from the band's upcoming live album, Dr. Dog Live at a Flamingo Hotel, which will be released on January 13th via Anti-Records.
Sam Smith's debut album, In The Lonely Hour, has officially gone platinum.
Sam Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, following Multi-Platinum (4X) certification for his debut single, “Stay With Me,” and his current Platinum smash, “I’m Not The Only One.”* In addition to In the Lonely Hour selling more than one million copies by the traditional measures of physical and download album sales, it has sold an additional one million when factoring in the newer metrics of track- and stream-equivalent albums (as computed by Nielsen SoundScan).
I was driving. It happened so fast. One moment, I was driving carefully - conditions were not great - the next moment, I felt the van had lost control, and the next thing I knew we were going down into the median ditch and the van started to roll. Then we landed upright and I felt the cold wind coming in, and we immediately made sure everyone was okay.
Quick reminder to bands, labels, and industry folk that we're collecting "end of the year lists" right here for our year end feature. This way of submitting lists is for industry related folk and bands only. If you're a member/reader/special person of the website, you can post your top albums of 2014 lists right here in our forums.
Nate Ruess of Fun. did a four-song set with Brian Wilson on Friday night, including a song, "Saturday Night on Hollywood Boulevard," that will appear on Brian's upcoming album. He also sung "Hold On Dear Brother," "Darlin'," and "God Only Knows." The show will air on PBS next year but you can hit the replies for a stream.
A former Guantanamo guard allegedly contacted the band to let them know their songs were being used as torture tools against detainees, and Skinny Puppy have since gotten the advice of lawyers who believe they have a good case against the U.S. government.
Our plan is to start at Irving Plaza and go from there. There are pieces of land on this planet that we want to bring our gear onto and play on. I don’t think the UK would allow us to reunite and not come visit them. I think the hatred and frustration would implode the whole country, so we’re definitely going to come over there, I think. I mean, I’d like to. Brandon and I are the two biggest Anglophiles in the band, so the two of us definitely want to visit.
We're streaming Its Teeth's new EP, Pulses, in the replies. The instrumental, ambient post-rock solo project of Jacob Belcher has been compared to the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Russian Circles and the film scores of John Carpenter. If you like what you hear, you can grab a digital copy on bandcamp; 100% of proceeds go to a no-kill animal shelter. Otherwise, we'll all assume you hate puppies.
Fall Out Boy's American Beauty/American Pyscho pre-orders are going up tonight. It's now up on iTunes and you can grab "The Kids Aren't Alright" with it. Artwork and the new track is in the replies.
2) American Beauty/American Psycho
4) The Kids Aren't Alright
5) Uma Thurman
6) Jet Pack Blues
8) Fourth the July
9) Favorite Record
11) Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)
The legendary D'Angelo has announced a new album titled Black Messiah, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2000 masterpiece Voodoo. You can stream a new song titled "Sugah Daddy" in the replies, alongside the tracklisting and a write up about the album title. There is no confirmed release date for Black Messiah yet, but rumor is that it's dropping this Tuesday, December 16th.