You know we're big fans of I The Mighty 'round here - today we're happy to announce the awesomeness planned in honor of Satori. At 12pm PST this Wednesday, we're premiering "Echoes," the second track from their new record. Then at 4pm PST, the band is coming on AbsolutePunk to chat about the song, their new album, their upcoming tour, and all things I The Mighty. Oh, you want a giveaway too? Go like the AbsolutePunk Facebook and share this post for the chance to win an ITM mega bundle, including the band's own brand of green tea. Get ready.
Okay, this is going to take a minute: Derrick from The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Dieposted a blog regarding the leak of his band's record, Whenever, If Ever. He explains why the band tried to get the leak taken down (tl;dr: because Topshelf Records didn't want the record online) but simultaneously does not seem to care if you download the leak. He also admits to oftentimes ripping records from Bandcamp if they aren't available for pay-what-you-want download and added this: Fuck, I leaked American Radass, that most recent Circle Takes the Square Record, the most recent mewithoutYou record, and even more recently a new Self Defense Family EP. The linked post...
Update: Brand New just announced four shows -- Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Buffalo and Clifton Park. Tickets are available here.
Brand New just announced a show in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall on September 18, the admat for which can be seen in the replies. This show comes soon after the weekend of Riot Fest in Chicago (Sept. 13-15), which the band will be performing at as well. Could we be getting a short run of Brand New tour dates later today?
Into It. Over It.'s new book and 7", titled Life Is Suffering, can be preordered now via Topshelf Records. The full-color, hardcover book features 200 pages of photos taken by Hilary J. Corts on IIOI's first full-band tour. The 7" features two live performances.
Razor & Tie has signed INVSN. The Swedish alt-rock group was formed by Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén. The band will release their new album in the fall. Listen to the track, "Down in the Shadows," here.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has joined Stone Temple Pilots, replacing original vocalist Scott Weiland (fired for the billionth time in February). The band revealed Chester in a surprise performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast yesterday, playing a set which included a new song called "Out Of Time." The recorded version is in the replies - What do you think?
American Fangs debut, American Fangs, is streaming here and if you like it, pick up a copy. Recommended if you're a fan of bands like letlive. (without the screams), The Sleeping, Paramore, The Body Rampant, I Am The Avalanche.
Pre-orders for Kanye West's new album, Yeezus, were accidentally placed online earlier today and shortly taken down thereafter. But people were quick to grab a shot of the album artwork which you can find in the replies.
Fest 12 has added another new crop of bands, among which are Paint It Black, Off With Their Heads, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Pianos Become the Teeth, Banquets, The Holy Mess, Light Years, Pentimento, After the Fall, Reverse the Curse and Run Forever. Hit the replies to check out the full list of bands playing so far -- including those added on the May 4th update that we forgot to post -- for a total of nearly 200 bands. Fest 12 happens from October 31 to November 3 in Gainesville, FL and Big Fest in Little Ybor happens October 29-30 in Ybor City, FL. Tickets are available here.
The guys in Small Brown Bike will be chatting with us on Monday, May 27th at 6 PM EST (3 PM PST). They'll be talking about their return to songwriting as a band and their amazing upcoming Recollected 2xLP out on May 28th, which you can pre-order here. See you then!
On tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel, Warped Tour alumni Bad Rabbits performed "Can't Fool Me" and "Fall In Love", both from their brand new record, American Love. You can check out the performances in the replies.
Kanye West projected video footage of a new song titled "New Slaves" at 66 locations across the world tonight. You can see a few video clips of the projections here. Be sure to catch him on SNL tomorrow night where he will presumably be premiering new material.
Update: You can now view a video of the full song here, and in the replies.