Big Snackers (Ryan of Mixtapes and Justin Schaefer's podcast) this week talks to Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake/Fueled by Ramen/Paper and Plastic, Ryan drinking “Lean” and his terrible diet starting decisions, why people fool everyone with disgusting treats at christmas, how weird it is to go to Christian school, and then play a game of "Bad High School Poetry or Imagine Dragons Lyric?", a story about the Fake Boys, and give Super Bowl predictions.
If you're channeling Thrice and Defeater as much as early 2000's rock like 10 Years or Tool, I'm interested - which is why I'm happy to premiere Matter's latest tune. We have "A Voice", the first song from their upcoming sophomore album, Teraphim. In the coming days, the band will seek crowd-sourcing to help finish the record with producer Erik Ron (I The Mighty, Get Scared, Panic! At The Disco) - so check out the song, and follow their Facebook to find out when you can donate. Then, donate.
While Seahaven won't release their new full-length, Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only, until Spring 2014, they are tiding fans over with a 3-song 7-inch release on January 21st. You can hear the first song from that release, "Silhouette (Latin Skin)", on The AV Club.
Unconditional Arms was conceived by The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright as a gift to his then-unborn son. After releasing his ambitious debut, Kinship, earlier this year, Wright has returned with another whirlwind of ambient instrumentation. "No Nerves" is a song inspired by love, courage and perseverance. Listen to it in the replies.
If you dig the vibe from bands like Deftones, Circa Survive, or even Thrice, you may dig New Jersey's A Balance Between. Today, we are premiering the band's new video for the song "Negative Space," which you can watch in the replies. The band's upcoming EP of the same name will be released in January 2014 via Broken English Records and can be now.
Tickets links for all shows will be rolled out over the coming weeks, and we will also be announcing opening acts and more specific dates in the near future. In regards to the two album set lists we’ve played recently, we haven’t decided or committed to playing these sets in Europe, or for any other future tour, but it’s not impossible that it will happen. We’re not being cryptic, just letting you know in case you were wondering.
If you are one of the 3 people in France that still listen to us, we’re sorry, but the rest of your country didn’t want us there. Next time. We swear! Also, If you live in Ireland, we aren’t...
In the newest issue of NME, Johnny Marr says that he can't think of "anything more opposite to punk rock than Spotify" and then lays into Haim for dedicating a song to British Prime Minister David Cameron.
It’s really simple: they made themselves look like idiots. It’s ridiculous. No-one put a gun to their head. The Conservatives tried to do the same thing with The Smiths, to re-appropriate us in a false way, to be cool by association.
Bad Timing Recordshave officially launched sales for the first ever pressing of Valencia’s We All Need A Reason To Believe on vinyl. The release features alternative artwork and the pressing is limited to 1,000 units: 300 half light brown / half red and 700 mint green marble. Grab your copy here (Records will ship the weekend of January 3rd).
Today we're premiering Count To Four's new video for "I Hope Not." The pop-punk band made references to "Say Anything…", "Ferris Beuller’s Day Off", and "Better Off Dead," so how can you go wrong? Watch the video and read a text commentary in the replies. The album is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
Ex-Lostprophets singer, Ian Watkins, faced his sentencing for child sex offences today and received 35 years imprisonment from Cardiff Crown Court. To make things even more grim, it has now been revealed that after admitting to the offences last month, Watkins has made phone calls from prison describing the events as "megalolz" and that he "didn't know what everyone was getting so freaked out about". Read full details of the sentencing here and live updates from the proceedings here.
On November 27, the day after he admitted he was a paedophile, he said of the court hearing: "It was, like, either me go up there and say 'Come on, it wasn't that bad, nobody got hurt', I do my charm. Or do...
Considering Ritter’s rock & roll background it’s no surprise that he will sing and play piano and organ in the film, while Russell reportedly showed off his slide guitar chops during his audition and will be singing and playing in the movie as well. This is far from Ritter’s first go at acting either: He recently appeared in a multi-episode arc on the NBC show Parenthood, and is a recurring character onBetas, a new comedy streaming on Amazon.