Yellowcard's Lift a Sail is in stores today and we sat down with lead singer Ryan Key to talk about the process behind writing the album, the fears of taking a risk vs playing it safe with music, and the band's lessons from their ride in the music industry. This interview ended up being quite long but I think it's a fascinating read for anyone that's a fan of the band or interested in the artistic and behind the scenes songwriting process.
And, in that process, we realized we really felt good about that. We talked about it, and we had those talks of like, “well, is this what we’re going to do? I mean, we’re clearly leaning in this direction and feeling inspired here, but is this going...
I've written about The Wonder Years so many times over the past 5+ years, but they never cease to amaze me. Not only are they excellent on record, but their live show takes their songs to a new level; they embody the perfect balance between high energy and strong musicianship. Vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell leads the group and their loyal fans on an hour-long roller coaster of a performance.
In celebration of Will Yip's Off the Board's first anniversary, the compilation is available for pay-what-you-want digitally and everything is 50% with the discount code "ONEYEAROFOTB" in the store. It features tracks from Title Fight, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure, Man Overboard, Polar Bear Club, Citizen and more.
Heart Attack Man recently signed to Mayfly Records, and we're excited to premiere their label debut Acid Rain in full. Check it out if you're in the mood for some Weezer-influenced pop-punk. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the EP.
Today we are bringing you an exclusive look at Finch's new video for "Anywhere But Here." The song comes from the band's new album, Back to Oblivion, which is now in stores, and the video can be found in the replies.
Knuckle Puck's new EP While I Stay Secluded will be released on October 28th via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders will be up on Wednesday at 2pm EST in a variety of packages. If it's like their last one ... it'll go fast. Hit the replies for a trailer for the EP. Bad Timing Records is owned by Zack and one-third of your favorite podcasting crew, Thomas Nassiff.
Update: Head to the replies to also see a message from Cam regarding the future of the band.
Kevin and Jason have announced they are leaving Sorority Noise. A few upcoming shows may be cancelled, so we'll keep you up to date on all of that information. Head to the replies for the full statement.
we have not discussed the future of the band from here on out, but a line up change will likely be in order. several of our upcoming shows may likely be cancelled.
Copeland have officially announced their new album and release date (November 24th in stores but if you pre-ordered you'll get it November 14th) -- hit the replies for the video announcement and to stream the fantastic new song "Disjointed."
If you missed the hour long stream last week of the new New Found Glory album (and were one of the tens of people that didn't then just go download the leaked album), you can stream the album over at Rolling Stone India. It hits stores tomorrow.
Angels and Airwaves, which now consists of just Tom DeLonge and Ilan Rubin, are streaming "Paralyzed" over on Rolling Stone. The new album will be titled The Dream Walker. Stream the song in the replies.
There's a song called "Tunnels" that's really interesting. It was the first song that we wrote, and I wrote the whole song up until the chorus, lyrically, about doubting religion. So, flash forward a year-and-a-half later and about two or three months ago, my dad passed away. The night that he passed away, I woke up from my sleep with an extraordinarily massive amount of energy, and I can only describe it as though someone injected me with a gallon of methamphetamines and Ecstasy with...
Butch Walker is releasing a new record called Afraid of Ghosts on February 3, 2015. It was produced by Ryan Adams and features Johnny Depp, Bob Mould, and Mike Viola, and others. You can hear the gorgeous new alt-country-tinged single, called "Chrissie Hynde," here.