Today we're featuring the post-hardcore band Giver from San Jose, CA. Sam Pura at Panda Studios manned the boards for the band's new release, so can you ever go wrong when he's involved? Citing influences as Norma Jean, Botch, and Converge, listen to the track "12" in the replies and you can grab a few songs for free on Bandcamp.
I'm delighted that we're exclusively streaming the debut EP from Illinois pop-punkers, Game Changer.Three Years is an exhilarating, fun, youthful EP that brings to mind the likes of The Story So Far, Handguns and early All Time Low. The EP is officially available to buy from the band's Bandcamp tomorrow, but until then, head to replies to hear it. Thank me later.
Living The Dream Foundation will be bringing us the "An Intimate Evening with Falling In Reverse: Unplugged & Uncensored" tour this fall. A portion of all ticket sales will go toward making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. More details and dates can be found in the replies.
It's a shame, for fans' sake, that this isn't a longer tour, as the strong line-up fits well together, but I'm happy to have been able to see it. Here's to hoping we don't have to wait another two years before Blink 182 tours the country again, because they remain one of the most fun live shows.
Casey Crescenzo's (The Dear Hunter) symphony project has been fully funded. You can continue to pledge money to the project throughout the fall, with remaining incentives including limited edition double gatefold vinyl releases of the final recording, autographed and handwritten score books, private house concerts and more.
Just three weeks after Casey Crescenzo, frontman of The Dear Hunter, launched a crowdfunding project to record his debut symphony, the project reached full funding on Friday (Sept 6), thanks to pledges from more than 1,100 fans. Crescenzo is currently completing the symphony, and will travel to Brno, Czech Republic, in November to record it with the Brno...
Apparently the CD version of All Time Low's Don't Panic: It's Longer Now are limited to "only" 15,000 units. It may seem like a lot, but consider the fact that this band has multiple top-10 debuts in the sales charts. They've sold well over 1 million albums and 4 million singles worldwide. Hit the replies to discuss if you think this a sign of a future marketing strategy. Will bigger labels start limiting CD quantities to raise the incentive to buy them? Is this the "vinylification" of the CD?
After a sabbatical through the Himalayas, Uncle Buck is back with a slew of new concerts to give away tickets to. Leave your name and email in the replies to win a pair of tickets to your desired contest.
The creators of "Something in the Water: A Film about the Long Island Hardcore Scene" have started an IndieGogo campaign to help assist with the shooting and post-production of their documentary. More information, including an eight minute clip explaining the film and featuring footage of some of the relevant artists, can be found at on their page.
Varying heavily from the format of recent talks, my newest "Behind the Bits" with stand-up legend Andy Kindler focuses much, much less on his career and places the spotlight on current comedy events and the state of the industry as a whole. While I'm biased, I consider this one a must-listen, even for non-comedy followers.There's not much else I can say without pointing you to the stream, so head over and give it a listen. It's lengthy, but it's the most enlightening conversation I've had with anyone in a very, very long time. Be sure to check back next week, when my guest is stand-up comic and the voice of Bob's Burgers' Gene Belcher, Eugene Mirman.
The track listing for the upcoming Tony Sly tribute has been released and the record will drop on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.
01) Karina Denike – Biggest Lie
02) Mad Caddies – AM
03) Strung Out – Soulmate
04) Rise Against – For Fiona
05) Bad Religion – Let It Slide
06) NOFX – The Shortest Pier
07) Snuff – On the Outside
08) The Bouncing Souls – Homecoming
09) Old Man Markley – Feel Good Song of the Year
10) Lagwagon – Discomfort Inn
11) Teenage Bottlerocket – Via Munich
12) Frank Turner – Keira
13) Get Dead – Pre-Medicated Murder
14) Pennywise – Devonshire and Crown
15) Alkaline Trio – Straight from the Jacket
16) The Gaslight Anthem – Capo 4th...
Miley Cyrus will release her new album, Bangerz, on October 4th.
01) Adore You
02) We Can't Stop
03) SMS (Bangerz) (feat. Britney Spears)
04) 4x4 (feat. Nelly)
05) My Darlin' (feat. Future)
06) Wrecking Ball
07) Love, Money, Party (feat. Big Sean)
08) Get It Right
10) FU (feat. French Montana)
11) Do My Thang
12) Maybe You're Right
13) Someone Else Deluxe
14) On My Own
15) Rooting for My Baby
16) Hands In The Air (feat. Ludacris)