Future performed "March Madness," LeBron's favorite song - and potentially the greatest song of all time (one man's opinion) - at last night's Streamy Awards, which is apparently an awards show for online video that we are now supposed to be watching. Check out the performance in the replies, which features video from protests in Ferguson and Baltimore, via Vulture.
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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.
Lil Dicky has premiered the video for his latest song "$ave Dat Money" featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, and its entire premise is filming an epic music video without the epic cost. Check it out in the replies.
Tip, (nee T.I., apparently) has taken to the radio this week to promote his new Da Nic EP. Today, he essentially laid out what everyone probably thinks is a long time coming: his relationship with the controversial Iggy Azalea is pretty much done. She's apparently still signed to his Grand Hustle imprint, but it's unclear exactly how long that will last now. Hopefully not very.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Riot Fest in Chicago, and while the weekend was a little imperfect it was nonetheless an amazing time filled with great music. I saw an enormous amount of bands, including Bayside, Thrice, Foxing, Doomtree, and many, many more. Hit the replies to read my experience at the festival.
“I told [Billie Joe Armstrong] he should document the recording of the album and he said they had tried and it never worked,” says Director John Roecker. “I suggested that he set up tripods around the studio and just have cameras run so it would not be too invasive of the process of the recording (I was hoping he would get my hint!). Then I got a phone call on a Friday night and he said he and the band will be in Los Angeles on Monday and why don’t I be the tripod. Thus began my nine months with Green Day.”
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio (aka Baio) is releasing his debut solo album this week, The Names, and we talked with him about it here.
What was very exciting about making this record was realizing that nobody was particularly waiting for it. No one was particularly excited for it, but I knew I wanted to do it. I knew I had to do it, and that was very freeing for me. If I had made something and didn’t like it, didn’t think it was worthwhile to put out into the world, I just would have deleted it from my hard drive.
Sundressed will release their new EP entitled, The Same Condition, on October 23rd via Take This To Heart Records. Jump to the replies to stream a new song called "Beck and Call" which has some strong Motion City Soundtrack vibes. If you dig what you hear, go and pre-order the release.
1. Good As You
2. Beck and Call
3. Ordinary Day
4. Every Part is Moving
Young Thug has shared his new mixtape Slime Season. The most eye-catching thing in the mixtape's 18 tracks is the opener, "Take Kare," which features Lil Wayne. You might remember Thug being accused, alongside Birdman, of conspiring to murder Lil Wayne a few months ago. The song originally was released in November of 2014, before the beef started in earnest, but it's appearance here seems to indicate they may have buried the hatchet. Either way, you can download Slime Seasonhere.
Ellie Goulding will release her new album, Delirium, on November 6th via Interscope Records. You can stream her new single called "On My Mind" on Spotify.
1. Intro (Delirium)
3. Something In The Way You Move
4. Keep On Dancin'
5. On My Mind
6. Around U
8. Holding On For Life
9. Love Me Like You Do
10. Don't Need Nobody
11. Don't Panic
12. We Can't Move To This
14. Lost And Found
16. Scream It Out
17. The Greatest
18. I Do What I Love
Around this time last year we premiered a Nothernmost song called "All Smiles." Today, we are premiering their whole new EP, Pinedale, a day before the release via Rude Fox Records. The EP reminds me a lot of what I loved about Head North's Bloodlines and A Will Away's Bliss earlier this year. Opener "Greenbrier" has a slow build aided by the drums, while "Afterglow" is the loudest song here, resembling Balance & Composure as the vocals build around the guitars. I have a feeling a lot of you will enjoy this one - give it a listen below.
Dead Ahead (featuring former members of Autopilot Off and With The Punches) will be releasing their self-titled new album on October 9th via Panic State Records. Today we're bringing you a premiere of the new song "Exit Letters" -- which you can check out in the replies. If you like what you hear, make sure to pre-order the new album.
Handguns are set to release Disenchanted on November 13th. A new song, "Self Portrait," can be heard in the replies. Pre-orders are available here. As this post is in relation to Pure Noise Records, I'd like to direct your attention to this post where there's a lot of great information about consent education, sexual assault literature, and much more.
I recently caught up with Thousand Foot Krutch vocalist Trevor McNevan, in which he gave a lot great details in regards to the band's upcoming record, Oxygen:Exhale, as well as a look back on the ten-year anniversary of The Art of Breaking. The band will be heading out on a world tour this fall. Head here to check out the interview.
Oh man, always. We’re always so blessed. We’re fortunate to be around as long as we have, and I feel like we’re just getting going. To have that support grow up and stick with us and now their kids are growing up and getting on board, it’s such a cool thing, you can’t make that happen, it’s such a blessing. We’re very thankful, and God’s been such a blessing.
No one told Pentimento about the sophomore slump. We've been covering the band since their earlydays, and they have yet to disappoint as they've progressed. Their forthcoming album, I, No Longer, is their most nuanced and cohesive effort to date. Head to the replies to hear their new single, "My Solution Is in the Lake," which infuses a Jimmy Eat World vibe into their signature sound. Produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer), I, No Longer will be released on October 23rd via Bad Timing Records.
Kanye West is presenting his Yeezy Season II fashion line at New York Fashion Week today, and apparently soundtracked the presentation with a new song. The song, apparently titled "I Feel Enslaved" and featuring Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, is available in the replies via a recording of it being played at the presentation. As of yet, there is no confirmation if this will be on the still-mysterious seventh Kanye LP SWISH.
Fetty Wap will release his highly anticipated self-titled debut LP Fetty Wap on September 25th via 300 Entertainment (you know, the same label as Coheed & Cambria). The album is now available for iTunes preorder with a confirmed tracklist. All of his released singles will appear, as well as a number of songs that had previously existed only on SoundCloud. Check out the 20-song deluxe edition tracklist in the replies and pre-order the record here.
The Front Bottoms surprised many long-time fans earlier this year when they signed to major label imprint Fueled By Ramen. Now the New Jersey group is gearing up to the release of their third full-length album and Fueled By debut, Back On Top (You can read AJ's review of the new album here.) We got the chance to chat with vocalist Brian Sella for an extensive phone conversation in which we discussed the decision to sign to a major label, what, if any, impact that decision had on Back on Top, what it's like to be from New Jersey, and a variety of other topics. You can find the entire interview here.
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