01) The Library (Intro)
02) I. The Crawl
03) II. worldstar
04) Dial Up
05) I. The worst guys (feat. Chance The Rapper)
06) II. shadows
07) III. telegraph ave. (ďOaklandĒ by Lloyd)
08) IV. sweatpants
09) V. 3005
10) Playing Around Before The Party Starts
11) I. The Party
12) II. no exit
13) Death By Numbers
14) I. Flight of The Navigator
15) II. zealots of stockholm (free information)
16) III. urn
17) I. pink toes (feat. Jhene Aiko)
18) II. earth: The oldest computer (The last night) (feat. Azealia Banks)
VersaEmerge will release their first EP, Perceptions, on vinyl - more info to come Sunday night. The band also released another statement about their name change to VERSA, stating they'll release their debut single "shortly."
From now until December 2nd, the city of Boston is calling on local talent to submit music to be its hold music for the city's 24-hour hotline.
Musicians are encouraged to send in links to their original music to city officials at the DoIT Twitter and Facebook pages with the #BOStunes hashtag, allowing Boston city hall to create a new "transfer music playlist." So far, Bostonians seem happy to oblige: a handful of musicians have already taken to Twitter to submit their Soundcloud and Bandcamp tracks.
We debutedBackslashes and Bad Ideas' new single last month, and now we have their entire EP, There's No Place Like Home, for your listening pleasure. Head to the replies to hear it. Listen for a guest spot by Fred Mascherino (Terrible Things, ex-Taking Back Sunday) on the track "Defend Josh's Life." The effort comes out on Tuesday via Harbor Records.
The conversation Reed shared with director Farida Khelfa was part of a photo shoot for Parrot ó Reed had offered his sonic expertise to the company, adjusting the balance of the Parrot Zik headphones so they'd be better suited for rock. In the quite significant footage from that day just a month before his death at age 71, Reed appears gaunt, but his mind remains razor sharp. Explaining why he became a musician, Reed said, "You do what you love... or you get arrested." Asked if his father bought him his first guitar, Reed spat back, "My father didn't give me shit."
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Looks like "Leave all the Lights On" by A Day To Remember has popped up online. The band's new album Common Courtesy will be released in physical form on November 25th and the deluxe version will also be available online.
The person fell from the balcony of the auditorium to the lower level, a distance of perhaps 20 feet. There was no word on the extent of injuries suffered by the victim, who was taken to a hospital by paramedics.
Very excited to premiere the video for "11:22" from thrash pop-punk outfit So Many Ways. The band's new EP Seer is coming out Nov. 19th and is available for pre-order. While the video starts out as a normal performance piece, it quickly becomes a hilarious and, for lack of a better term "trippy," video. You can view it in the replies.
Backtrack have premiered the title track from their forthcoming full-length, Lost In Life, due out January 14th, 2014. It'll also be on the Can't Escape teaser EP, out December 17th, which can be pre-ordered here.
Today we're premiering a new single from Anavae called "Bring Me Down." It comes from the band's upcoming LAB Records release Dimensions. If you're a fan of early VersaEmerge or Paramore, this is for you. Listen to the track in the replies.
The Arcade Fire have released an album that elucidates our constant psychic vacillation between uber-connection and utter disconnection. They ask you to be aware of your fractured attention span/psyche/in touch with your humanity. Arcade Fire so mercifully avoid the Nuremberg-rock cliches ("Hey!") in favor of sleaze, anxiety, and pathos that you can dance to.
Trigger warning: Sexual assault discussed very bluntly. A guest-post on PutYourDamnPantsOn alleges that the author was sexually assaulted 16 years ago by the lead singer of The Casualties.
When I came out that next morning, 16 years ago, the band was gone, my wallet was stolen, and I was left a shirt by the band as if it were some sort of consolation prize. The irony of the bandís name, and me being a CASUALTY in my own right, was not lost on me. All these years later and every time I write those words, speak them, re-live them, I choke back vomit. I remember how The Singer smelled, tasted, his jagged rotten teeth, his worn leather skin, how the band argued about not cutting their hair...
Included with the Table are confirmation of authenticity from Natalie Curtis, Debbie Curtis, Marco from Joy Division Central and Vicky Morgan. Also there is a four page print from a web site with pics taken inside 77 Barton Street when it was a B and B and a picture of Dorothy Smith.
PropertyOfZack is reporting on a new A Day To Remember and Victory Records case development that alleges the band paid John Janick (at the time of Fueled By Ramen) a sum of $450,000 over a period of four years as a manager to the band. However, the court has ruled that Janick was not acting as a manager and that means a variety of things for the case, including that Janick can now be deposed. You can read a rundown of the case here and view the latest document (sent in by Tony of Victory Records) here.
Islander released their new EP, Pains, last month via Victory Records. The South Carolina alt-rockers brings to mind the likes of Deftones and Rage Against the Machine, and H.R. from Bad Brains makes a guest appearance on the EP. We're giveaway a merch pack from the band that includes two T-shirts, a sweatshirt, a tank top and a pre-order of Pains on vinyl (out December 3). To enter, comment below with your favorite track from Pains and why. Three winners will be chosen.
I worked with AP.net user John Boles (Align in Time), you may have seen him around the site, to post an interview with Matthew Healy from The 1975. It's worth grabbing a beer, tossing on their latest album, and reading straight through.
I kind of became a parody of myself. All of these elements of my personality that Iíve spoken about on the record were being validated by people really liking it, so I was becoming more and more like that, an excuse to be at my most, you know, polarizing and my personality, that was being endorsed by those people, and itís even more like that now. If I wanted to, I could become more and more and more like myself; Iím very aware of that, Iím very aware...
Earlier this week, NPR asked if musics reviews matter to listeners. So let's pose the question here: do you still read reviews every day? Do you read them to get a different view point on what your listening to? Do you check them out to generate a conversation?
These days, I'm not so sure negative reviews have as much of an effect. If someone wants to know whether or not they like a record, they'll probably just listen to it online somewhere. It really depends on the band and where it is in its lifespan. A stellar, four- or five-star review for a new or emerging artist could be huge for them. It looks good in press releases and ads. Pull quotes end up on album cover stickers, and the...