Spotify has posted a nice little "Year In Review" app, which will calculate some stats on your personal streaming. Check it out, and post your Top 10 songs in the replies, so we know how many times you listened to "Get Lucky."
The Alexisonfire Vinyl Box Set will go on sale Christmas Day, for $250. It includes Alexisonfire (2xLP), Watch Out! (2xLP), Crisis (2xLP), Old Crows/Young Cardinals (2xLP), The Switcheroo Series (12"), Death Letter (12"), Dog's Blood, (12"), Math Sheets Demo (10"), Aussie Tour (7"), Insulation Tapes (7"), Crisis Bonus Tracks (7"), Death Letter Bonus Tracks (7"), a 28 page photo book, a vinyl slipmat, 45 adaptor, and digital downloads of all included songs. More info on the band's website.
Illusions' new single, "Cowards," is debuting in the replies via a lyric video. The track features a guest spot from Palisades vocalist Lou Miceli. The Orlando, FL post-hardcore group will release their debut EP, Origins, on January 7 through Harbor Records.
Today we are excited to premiere Fever Fever's new video for "Hallucinate." Not your normal indie-rock/pop band, these guys use instrumentation techniques to craft their sound for this track, including ukuleles and xylophones. Watch it in the replies. The video is part of Mug & Brush Sessions, a new YouTube music series that features national and local bands playing stripped down versions of their music in the vintage, intimate setting of the Mug & Brush barbershop located in Columbus, Ohio. The Mug & Brush Sessions is a collaboration between the Mug & Brush barbershop owner Jim Morris, audio engineer Keith Hanlon, and FWD: Video & Social Branding.
Today we're premiering Liferuiner's video for "H A R V E S T / F A M I N E." The pulse-pounding track is complemented by a video of equal intensity - utilizing quick cuts and lots of motion to keep the adrenaline pumping. Watch the video in the replies.
WENN is reporting that the US version of Morrissey's autobiography has been edited to various degrees, including the editing out of details surrounding his relationship with photographer Jake Walters.
The tome, titled Autobiography, details several anecdotes involving Walters, and Morrissey writes movingly of their two years together, but in the U.S. release, which was published on Tuesday (03Dec13), many details in the original book are missing or edited down.
Soundscan has confirmed that A Day To Remember's Common Courtesy has sold 92,874 copies. A portion of the press-release is below.
Today Neilsen Soundscan verifies that the band sold 40,550 copies through their own digital direct to fan presale as well as 52,324 albums through traditional retail outlets such as Best Buy, iTunes and Hot Topic. In total, the new album has sold 92,874 copies in the US alone. The album will not debut on the Billboard chart this week due to the untraditional nature of this release but the band is very thankful for the overwhelming support and loyalty of their fans. Had Common Courtesy been eligible the band would have had a Top 10 debut this week.
Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way. On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…
Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas...
We had a good productive practice tonight (minus Rob..he’s on tour with Implants) We went over all the songs we’ve got written so far and we even wrote another one. I think we’ve got like 18 now and we will narrow it down to the best. December is crunch time cause we shall be hitting the studio by the 1st week of January 2014. This means, 2014 will for sure be seeing a new Strung Out album!
Kaiser Chiefs have announced that their 5th album will be titled, Education, Education, Education & War and will be released April 1st, 2014 via ATO Records. You can preview a new song called "Misery Company" in the replies.
01) The Factory Gates
02) Coming Home
03) Misery Company
04) Ruffians On Parade
05) Meanwhile Up In Heaven
06) One More Last Song
07) My Life
08) Bows & Arrows
Arcade Fire have extended their Reflektor tour by adding three new dates. A third show has been added to the Barclays Center as well as stops in Bangor, ME and Toronto, ON. The full list of dates can be found in the replies.
The War On Drugs will release their new album, Lost In The Dream on March 18th, 2014 via Secretly Canadian. You can stream the band's new song "Red Eyes" in the replies. The track listing is below and the album artwork is in the replies as well.
01) Under The Pressure
02) Red Eyes
04) An Ocean In Between The Waves
06) Eyes To the Wind
07) The Haunting Idle
09) Lost In The Dream
10) In Reverse
Band of Horses will release their new acoustic live album, Acoustic At The Ryman on February 11th, 2014. You can stream the live acoustic version of "Neighbor" over on the band's site. The track listing can be found below and the album artwork is in the replies.
01) Marry Song
02) Slow Cruel Hands of Time
03) Detlef Schrempf
04) Everything's Gonna Be Undone
05) No One's Gonna Love You
08) Wicked Gil
09) The Funeral
In the spirit of humanity and togetherness, Brand New are adding a single show to each coast in December. We will be playing one at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on December 8th, and the other at The Bell House in Brooklyn on December 22nd. (Four & Twenty better get baking.)
Fanclub sales through Ducat King start at 12pm Local time TODAY. Additional on sale for Brooklyn will be TODAY at 2pm EST. All of the tickets for LA will be sold through Ducat King.
These shows are smaller, and we are doing everything we can to make sure these tickets end up in the hands of the people who are actually going to jump around with the bands....