Rock critics have long fallen back on superhero mythology to describe musicians; it's a handy way to add grandeur to what tend to be fairly rote backstories, bending boring arcs of rehab and redemption into the Hero's Journey, all in a quest to avoid quoting the drummer. But My Chemical Romance was the first group I covered that actually used that mythology for themselves. Gerard called his band "an idea," labeled his fans an army. From album to album and show to show, MCR reinvented themselves across a multiverse of possibilities: They were...
Baroness drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni have parted ways with the band.
Nothing can truly prepare you for a brush with death. The event is unique one, singular to the observer. Trust me, you don’t want to invite the experience. Our bus accident left indelible marks, external and internal, physical and mental, you name it. Each of the nine of us went through and continues to go through an entirely different, yet common experience. We are tied to each other by a trauma, which, despite its damage, has been made individually easier through our shared ordeal. While I would never wish the incident on anyone, I cannot imagine going through that wreck alone.
Under The Gun has unveiled a new feature called "Chords and Canvas" - a feature dedicated to highlighting the efforts of those who dabble in the visual arts in addition to their work in music. To kickoff the column, they have an interview with Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) about his clothing line, design work, and more. Check it out here.
I’d watch cartoons, and I would just kind of like… I would want to make them because there weren’t any limitations. Even at a young age, I didn’t see limitations. Like a cartoon could be of anything… Literally. I know I’ve been using that word a lot, but I try to only use it when it’s correct, so that I emphasize. A cartoon could be anything, and...
Shad has revealed that his new record, Flying Colours, is very close to being finished.
Inspirations for the disc include, "Kyle Mooney, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eli Stone, Queen/Spadina, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, my friends, my family, 30 Rock, We Are the City, Tolstoy, good weather, and the idea that trying is worth it even if you fail."
Eisley will release their new album, Currents on May 28th, 2013 via Equal Vision Records.
02) Blue Fish
03) Drink The Water
04) Save My Soul
06) Real World
07) Wicked Child (feat. Merriment)
08) Find Me Here
09) Wonder English
10) Lost Enemies
11) The Night Comes
Update: The chat is now over! Thanks so much to the band for hanging out for a couple hours and to all of you for sticking through our technical difficulties today. It means a lot to us, the band and Hopeless Records. Be sure to check back here for more TWY news as their album release cycle continues!
Welcome to The Greatest Monday. Today we are endlessly excited to share with you all the first song from The Wonder Years' upcoming album, The Greatest Generation. You can now stream "Passing Through A Screen Door" in the replies and check out a lengthy interview I did with frontman Dan Campbell as well. In addition, the record can now be preordered and "Screen Door" will be...
Today we're so excited to stream the debut EP from Boston up and coming act Paris. The self-titled EP from the young act shows an extreme amount of poise which is all lead by the incredibly dynamic Lynn Gunnulfsen fronting the band. Guitarist Alex Babinski creates hard hitting and spacy guitar leads while Brian MacDonald (Bass) and Brad Griffin (Drums) provide the backbone for the band. This is recommended for fans of Conditions and Circa Survive and I promise you this band will be making waves very soon. The EP drops tomorrow but you can stream it now on the band's AP.net profile.
This auction is sponsored by Republic Records and the monies raised will go to Newtown with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the "Sandy Hook School Support Fund" set up through Newtown Savings Bank/ United Way of Western Connecticut. United Way of Western Connecticut has waived their fees so all the money will go directly to Newtown. Funds will provide support services to the families and community that have been affected.
Weatherstar released a new single "Better Off Alone" for free via Property of Zack. In April the band will be headlining a run of dates in support of the new single and the upcoming EP, which you can view in the replies.