Hear a new The Republic of Wolves song titled ďPioneersĒ on PropertyOfZack. The band will be playing a series of upcoming New York performances to preview the new release, including a November 30th appearance with Robbers at Brooklyn's Rock Shop and their official record release show taking place December 13th at Fat Baby in New York. Also, the band will be hosting an exclusive CD listening party and acoustic set on December 17th at Idle Hands Bar also in New York, beginning at 8PM. Their upcoming album, No Matter How Narrow, releases on December 17th.
Steve James, the director of Hoop Dreams, is raising funds on Indiegogo for a documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir, Life Itself. You can find the video pitch in the replies.
[T]he first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.
Most airlines and TSA agents will give musicians trouble if they try to bring instruments as carry-ons, but it appears the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 made it entirely legal. Section 41724 is below, as pointed out on Ari's Take. Ever taken an instrument on a plane?
"An air carrier providing air transportation shall permit a passenger to carry a violin, guitar, or other musical instrument in the aircraft cabin, without charging the passenger a fee in addition to any standard fee that carrier may require for comparable carry-on baggage, if
(A) the instrument can be stowed safely in a suitable baggage compartment in the aircraft cabin or under a passenger seat, in...
Part of the problem is I canít stay in one place long enough to properly listen to the mixes, approve them and have whatever changes made in a timely fashion. Itís quite infuriating and at this rate the record will not come out on time. So Iíve decided to delay the release until I can gather all of the pieces of this little endeavor and get them out at the same time.
The producer of a documentary about The Wrecking Crew (ie: the band behind some of the most well known music ever recorded), has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to be able to afford the licensing costs to release the film.
This is a documentary film about an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960ís who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and thatís just a few! The amount of work in which they were involved was tremendous. These musicians...
I made a comment in the news post about the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" being used in a pretty awesome commercial, that it was one of the rare times the band has allowed this to happen. Looks like I spoke too soon. According to a lawsuit filed by Goldieblox, "the Beastie Boys have now threatened GoldieBlox with copyright infringement. Lawyers for the Beastie Boys claim that the GoldieBlox Girls Parody Video is a copyright infringement, is not a fair use and that GoldieBlox's unauthorized use of the Beastie Boys intellectual property is a 'big problem' that has a 'very significant impact.'"
Is that "fair use"? To answer the question, a judge will be looking at the four factors of fair...
Rock photographer Ryan Russell, perhaps known best around these parts as the creator of Nervous Energies, previously announced that he would be releasing a photo book titled Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham via No Sleep Records. The label has announced a February 11th release date for the book, which will also include a bonus 7-inch; the bands on the 7" have not yet been announced.
We're all pretty excited to hear what's next for Some Stranger. The combination of Tym (ex-Daytrader) and Daniel Danger worked wonders on their debut EP, but the new stuff should absolutely destroy the old. The guys are recording with Will Yip (Balance & Composure, Circa Survive, Off The Board) and Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser) and have added a new drummer to the mix - hit the replies for a studio update that includes footage of Moe beating the living hell out of drums, Daniel playing with a beer bottle slide, and Tym dancing. Remember - nothing is tympossible.
Although it's late into November, you're going to want to roll down the windows and sing along to "Forty Five" from Vancouver's Ellesmere. Taking cues from many 90's So-Cal skate punk bands (If you were old enough to remember), the band plays its brand of pop-punk reminiscent of NOFX and others that would have been staples on Warped Tour. Their EP Bail City comes out Dec. 10th on Dying Scene Records. Listen to "Forty Five" in the replies and leave your thoughts.
Former Hey Monday members Mike and Chris Gentile have formed a new band called Rescue Kid. They released their first single "Make You Mine" in early 2013 and later went on to release their first EP Ignite in the Spring. They are re-releasing their first EP, now titled Re-Ignite due out January 28, 2014, featuring the 5 tracks, 3 new acoustic tracks, 1 brand new track, and guest vocals which will be announced soon. The band released a video for "Make You Mine" which you can view in the replies.
Bruce Springsteenjust announced a new album called High Hopes for release January 14, 2014 via Columbia Records. Hit the replies to see the artwork and the track listing. This represents his 18th studio album and the follow-up to 2012's No. 1-charting Wrecking Ball. The 12-track album consists of three cover songs as well as two new takes on old songs: Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), who plays live semi-regularly with the E Street Band, will duet with The Boss on a new version of "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and we also get a studio version of "American Skin (41 Shots)" from Live in New York City. The rest of the album is composed of new or previously unreleased material.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I happened upon a Long Island five piece Sunning. The post-hardcore band got together in 2012 and have just released their fourth release. The five track EP, Losing Youth is a blistering, sad collection of Touchť Amore -esque epic post-hardcore which will tug at the coldest of heartstrings. Not only that, but it's 'name your price' on their Bandcamp, so there's no excuse to not check it out! Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
The Hold Steadyhave started a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the recording of a covers EP. In the explanation of the EP on the PledgeMusic page the band also confirms that they will be releasing a new full-length album sometime in 2014.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL post-hardcore band Featherweight will release their 3rd EP, Heaven Sent on December 10th, 2013 via Limited Fanfare Records on limited edition cassette and digital formats. The EP was produced and recorded by Ryan Haft (Capsule) and Jonathan Nunez (Torche). Download "Ugly" on Limited Fanfare's free sampler on Bandcamp.
It looks like Kony (the warlord brought to the attention of many via the Kony 2012 campaign) is reportedly "in talks" with the Central African Republic governement to possibly surrender.
US officials expressed doubt that the new talks represented a long-awaited breakthrough. The US State Department said the LRA's top commanders had used "any and every pretext to rest, regroup and rearm, ultimately returning to kidnapping, killing, displacing and otherwise abusing civilian populations".