I love that we're not pigeonholed. The fact that we've been able to go out with a band like Motionless in White and then go out with Pennywise and Lagwagon—it's just mind-blowing to me. We did a tour in Europe that was us, Hatebreed and Agnostic Front and then this summer we are doing Warped Tour. It makes it a lot more interesting for us because it gets boring playing to the same types of crowds all the time and you burn out those people. One of the best parts about being in a band is playing in front of new people and having that almost nightly challenge of of "Look, this crowd has never heard of...
The track listing for Mayer Hawthorne's new album, Where Does This Door Go can be seen below. The album artwork can be seen after the jump as well. Where Does This Door Go is set to be released on July 16th via Republic Records.
02) Back Seat Lover
03) The Innocent
04) Allie Jones
05) The Only One
06) Wine Glass Woman
07) Her Favorite Song
08) Crime (with Kendrick Lamar)
09) Reach Out Richard
10) Corsican Rosé
11) Where Does This Door Go
12) Robot Love
13) The Stars Are Ours
14) All Better
Many writing and recording musicians write based on trying to chase a particular listener, chase the approval of somebody besides yourself, whether that person is a radio programmer, a quote unquote “fan,” or the 18-25 demographic. When you start chasing the approval of some completely unknown, unquantifiable listener, then you’re going to end up with something that you’re not going to be proud of. It’s not going to be rewarding. It’s not going to feel good for you to put your name on. Is there a single? Is there not a single? Who’s going to like this record? Are your fans going to like this record? Is anybody going to like...
Nearly 10 summers ago, Yellowcard released its most successful album to date, Ocean Avenue. It's arguably the band's most popular album amongst fans as well, with hits like "Way Away," "Only One," "Breathing," and the title track continuing to be essential pieces in the band's history. To commemorate this release, Hopeless Records will be releasing Ocean Avenue Acoustic on August 13th (which you can pre-order here as well as check out the band's summer tour dates) and you can exclusively view the artwork and album trailer in the replies.
You may notice that the site looks a bit different today (or soon will be) and that's because we are going to be rolling out the red - err,...
Soundsupply has released their latest 'drop' - only this time it's miniature! Let me explain. Mini Drops are 5 albums, sold for just a week at $10. They're highly curated around a specific theme or genre. This week's theme is a lot of fun, as it's "Math Rock Week." Check out the line up below.
1) TINY MOVING PARTS - This Couch is Long & Full of Friendship (Kind of Like Records)
2) DUCK. LITTLE BROTHER, DUCK! - Don’t Take Away Our Filth (Topshelf Records)
3) TOWN PORTAL - Chronoply (Self-released)
4) SO MUCH LIGHT - Supine/Spellbound (Self-released)
5) AXES - Axes (Big Scary Monsters)
SHARE & SCORE BONUS: OSHWA -Transmissions from the Midwest EP
I didn't realize how stacked this month is for releases until I sat down to compile this list. It's just....wow, what a month. Needless to say, you will have plenty of choices for your summer soundtrack. Whether it's pop-punk, hip-hop, or stoner rock - there will be something for everyone. So check out my top five most anticipated releases of June. I know a lot of you will disagree (but I'm hoping a few agree!), so feel free to share what albums you're most excited for as the weather heats up.
Alex and Jack of All Time Low have a new radio show on idobi Radio called Full Frontal. Tune in as the guys talk music, pop-culture, TV and movies, and play some music. It'll air every Monday at 7pm ET starting June 10th, but the show is debuting tomorrow at 9pm ET.
I'll be speaking with Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory again tomorrow at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR as part of the band's Sticks and Stones 10th Anniversary Tour. You can read the last interview I did with Jordan here, as well as include any questions you have this time around in the replies.
Matt Goddard of Chiodos took to the Vans Warped Tour twitter to answer some questions yesterday. When asked when we would hear new material he responded, "You'll be hearing some new stuff soon." Which seems to lead to the band releasing a song before they leave for Warped Tour, even if they're recording their new album after the tour. What do you think?
Ronnie Radke has released another stellar rap song titled "What Up Earth?" This time around he discusses the struggles of having to raise himself as a child and if it hasn't become apparent yet, it didn't work out well. And if you missed it, Vice has written up a fantastic new piece about Ronnie and Falling In Reverse's new music video for "Alone." I highly suggest you take the time for this essential reading.