Andy Hull, Robert McDowell (as Gobotron) and Chris Freeman (as Alaska) have all released solo tracks on the upcoming charity album Fadeaway Records 10: Friends. Proceeds will benefit cancer research, and the album drops February 25th. You can learn more and hear the three tracks right here.
A cool new podcast has shown up called "Song Exploder." In each new episode the guest goes over exactly what went into building and breaking down one of their songs. The first episode is with Jimmy Tamborello as he breaks down The Postal Service's "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight." You can download it here.
The effort may be nothing more than an elaborate joke, but launching a cryptocurrency is actually relatively easy since the Bitcoin source code is public. Many serious and half-serious clones have launched, but Coinye and the meme-cenric Dogecoin are getting a lot more attention than Litecoin, Namecoin, and other virtual currencies that attempt to improve upon Bitcoin.
Hope everyone had a great holiday and is starting off 2014 on the right foot. Pretty sure I've already broken most of my resolutions. The "holiday theme" has been retired for another year, I know, sad day. Anyway, we will be releasing a whole bunch of staff and band/label "best of 2013" lists early next week when everyone's champagne and egg-nog hangovers are subsiding and the rest of the music industry starts coming out of hibernation as well.
Travie McCoy will release a new solo album this year.
"Anyone knows from the past, from Gym Class Heroes or (2010ís) ĎLazarus,í that Iíve always given zero F about catering to one genre or one particular audience," McCoy tells Billboard. "Iím influenced by so many different types of music, and this record is no different. Itís kind of me still putting my foot in different waters and trying different things. Itís never really been, like, a conscious decision to be different or, like, color outside the lines. Itís just what I do."
Lorde has opened up about a variety of topics in a new New York Times interview.
People like to paint me in a certain way, but Iím a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked. For me personally, I just donít think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. Itís not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies ó I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasnít felt necessary for me.
Unfortunately, there were some etching issues on the Dog Problems vinyl that have caused a bit of a delay in production. Weíre being told they should hopefully be in our hands by the middle of January. Sorry for the last second information, we only just received it yesterday. Weíll pass along more updates as they come along. On the bright side, if youíve placed a vinyl order that does not contain Dog Problems, it should have already shipped earlier this week, or will be shipping on schedule tomorrow.
I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New...
My most anticipated album of 2014, McCafferty's debut LP BeachBoy has been released as 'name your price' on their Bandcamp. If you're a fan of The Front Bottoms, supporting small but awesome bands, or you like me at all; don't miss this record!
Fearless Records has confirmed that Punk Goes '90s Volume II will be the next release in the Punk Goes... series. Head to the replies to watch a video teaser, which around the one minute mark advertises the release of Get Scared's cover of Lit's "My Own Worst Enemy" on January 7.
Remember when news broke that The Gay Blades were breaking up? Haha, just kidding - the band is totally back together again. The band will be playing a few shows in January and are planning on releasing a new album in 2014.
With members of Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Hail The Sun, and Stolas, you'd assume Sianvar's debut EP would play as some safe amalgamation of their resumes. Turns out it's anything but - the boys stretched far past their day bands' comfort zones and set a standard for 2014 post-hardcore excellence akin to early Circa Survive or The Fall Of Troy. Today we're streaming the band's debut EP in full, out January 5 via Blue Swan Records - check the record in the replies, pre-order on their BandCamp, and catch Sianvar on tour with A Lot Like Birds, Stolas, and The Venetia Fair this month.