Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng has passed away. He was and will continue to be a huge inspiration to everyone who came into contact with him, whether in person or through his music. He will be sorely missed.
Relient K members, John Warne, Jon Schneck and Ethan Luck have posted an update on the band's current status.
It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.
After Dark Entertainment (a booking company/show promoter from Buffalo, NY) seems to be teasing at Brand New playing a show or possibly touring. Or maybe they just want to know what time they should play chess. Your guess is as good as mine.
In addition to streaming the new The Summer Set album, you can also watch the first part of Buzznet's Legendary series in which they interview each member of the band. The first video features a chat with lead man Brian Logan Dales, which you can watch here.
Today Friday discussion on PropertyOfZack is about the best album openers from bands in our community. They list some pretty great ones, including Say Anything's "Belt," Blink-182's "Feeling This" and Jack's Mannequin's "Holiday From Real." Check out the full list and an Rdio playlist with the tracks, and hit the replies to discuss your favorite album openers.
The Maine will release their fourth album, Forever Halloween, on June 4th. The band will put it out independently in the U.S. in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, while Rude Records will handle the release internationally. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
Cartel recently released Collider, and we had a chance to sit down and talk with Will and Joseph a little bit about the past, present, and future of the band. You can check out that interview right here.
Thats it. We put our career in the hands of our fan base. If people want to hear more, they'll buy the record and/or buy a ticket to a show. Beyond that, we have no control. I'd love to continue this as long as possible. Hopefully, a great enough percentage of the folks who have bought our records in the past will do so again and we'll continue on. I don't think we've said everything we have to say or written the songs that would allow us to walk away with no letdown.
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Paramore will be releasing a Record Store Day 7" titled The Holiday Sessions.
Record Store Day is just over 1 week away and Paramore will be celebrating with an acoustic performance at Grimey’s in Nashville. Grimey’s will also be selling a Record Store Day exclusive die-cut 7” vinyl in the shape of a hibiscus flower with the 3 interludes from the new album. The Holiday Sessions will be limited to 700 total copies. 300 of those will be available Grimey’s with the rest available in The Paramore Webstore for those who can’t make it to Nashville. The acoustic performance will begin at 1pm on Saturday, April 20th followed by a signing.
You can listen to Small Brown Bike track "My Unanswered Whys" here. The song originally appeared on a limited split with Cursive in 2001, and will be on the band's upcoming Recollected LP to be released on May 28th.
[Wolf's Law] is this scientific term and theory, like you described, of bones being able to adapt to different types of stresses. We’re always interested by language and imagery in language. Like many things do, it seemed to have a relevance to the tracks we were starting to write, the album we were starting to make.
Anberlin just kicked off a primarily Canadian tour with Paper Route and Make Do and Mend so we're teaming up with Union Events to give away a pair of tickets to the Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton shows. Want to win? Just leave a post in the replies clearly stating which city you want a pair of tickets for. Entries will be put into a draw and winners will be notified through private message by April 19th.
Rochester, NY musician Declan Ryan will release his new EP, Introducing Close Calls, on April 23rd via Secret Audio Club. The effort marks a transition from acoustic songwriting to a full-band alt-country sound. Listen to the first track, "Manhattan Square," on his AP.net profile or in the replies. Recommended for fans of Monsters of Folk, Ryan Adams and The Gaslight Anthem.
In an interview earlier today with Alan Day (Four Year Strong, The Here and Now), we have confirmed that Four Year Strong is not breaking up, going against many rumors flying around earlier today. In the interview, which you can read here, we spoke to Alan about his new project, The Here and Now, which has a new EP called Born To Make Believe Part I available now for name-your-own-price download via Black Numbers. He told us that his upcoming tour dates would be played with a full band for the first time and also discussed influences and the writing/recording process.
There's no real plans with Four Year Strong right now. Like...we are not breaking up, and that's what a lot of people...
We are so excited to premiere the new The Summer Set album Legendary in its entirety. After self-releasing the What Money Can't Buy EP, the band signed to Fearless Records and has been slowly teasing us by releasing singles. Now, we can all finally enjoy one of this year's most anticipated releases. If you haven't yet, check out Joe's review of the record. Listen to Legendary on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Rock For Justice will be releasing Songs For Justice this spring and they've released an image explaining where the proceeds are heading. The pre-order for this album will go live on April 17th and they also released a new song from Generationals, which you can stream in the replies.
You can stream a new Psy song titled "Gentleman" in the replies. He will be performing the new song for the first time in a YouTube live stream on April 13 at 5:30 a.m. EDT from the Seoul World Cup Stadium. I'm so sorry.