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...
Chapter 3 of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series" find the band members discussing the recording of their new album, Summer Bones, which is due out on March 24th via Pure Noise Records. In addition to some great footage from the studio, you'll get an early listen to some new material. Catch up on the firsttwo episodes if you missed them, and check back next Monday for the next installment.
"Stay weird, stay different." Graham Moore's candid acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game was one of the most talked about moments of the Oscars, as he brought to light the subject of suicide. Similarly, a compilation titled To Show That You're Still Here will be released tomorrow to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Head to the replies to hear the recently-disbanded Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe's inclusion, "Untitled #6." It reminds me of something from Pianos Become the Teeth's Keep You. You can pre-order the effort for only $5 to support the cause. The comp also features The Hotelier, Banquets, Beach Slang and more.
The 87th Oscars begin tonight at 4pm PST on ABC. Like the Grammys' we're creating an open thread here on the homepage to talk about the awards, the winners, and all of that jazz. All of the nominees can be found here.
Scarlett Johansson is not a stranger to the music world and now she has formed a group that is "super-pop" with Este Haim (Haim), Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julie Haltigan called The Singles. The first track "Candy" was produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and will be released on his Federal Prism label, you can also hear it in the replies.
"The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls," Johansson said in a press release. "I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go's. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke."
"We will stop selling physical CDs in our stores at the end of March," a rep for the Seattle-based company tells Billboard, adding: "Starbucks continually seeks to redefine the experience in our retail stores to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Music will remain a key component of our coffeehouse and retail experience, however we will continue to evolve the format of our music offerings to ensure we're offering relevant options for our customers. As a leader in music curation, we will continue to strive to select unique and compelling artists from a broad range of genres we think will resonate with our customers."