Castle of Genre released their new album, Home: Loss & Ghosts, this week. To celebrate, we are streaming the whole thing, which you can check out in the replies. Lyrically, the album's concept is that no matter how bad the memories that are rooted in where and what your "home" is, it's always going to be your home regardless and that will never change. Musically, the album lays in the more noodly emo genre, appealing to both fans of The World Is A Beautiful Place and even Manchester Orchestra at times ("Champion of Death"). The band cites influences of The Killers, and at times, the vocal accent is definitely similar. You can grab the album for $5.
Sorority Noise have posted one of the more lyrically powerful songs from their new album, Joy, Departed, called "Using." Head to Alt Press to hear the song and to the replies to read a post by singer Cameron Boucher about the his battle with manic depression.
Emily Hainesof Metric sent out a beautiful note to her fans last night. Her words resonated with me, as I'm sure they will with many of you, whether you're a music fan, artist or someone that works in the music industry. Take a moment to read it below. Metric's new album Pagans In Vegas is out on September 18th, but you can pre-order it here now.
Carly Rae Jepsen released the track listing to her 17-song new album. iTunes Japan lists a June 24th release date, and you can hear the title track here.
01) Run Away With Me
03) I Really Like You
04) Gimmie Love
05) All That
06) Boy Problems
07) Making the Most of the Night
08) Your Type
09) Let's Get Lost
10) L.A. Hallucinations
11) Warm Blood
12) When I Needed You
13) Black Heart
14) I Didn't Just Come Here To Dance
15) Favourite Colour
16) Never Get To Hold You
17) Love Again
You can check out our interview with Marianas Trenchhere. The band's new album, Astoria, will be released later this year.
I think the difference with this record is that the lyrics are very candid. We had a lot of stuff going on with the band over the last year and a half, which is the reason why it took us so long to get this new record out. There's been a lot of personal stuff happening. Nothing with the four guys or anything, but just personal stuff. I won't get into any gritty details, but when you guys hear this new record, it's an open book. It's reading right from the diary.
Ghost will release their third sacred psalm, Meliora, on August 21st via Loma Vista Recordings. Listen to the effort's first hymn, "Cirice," in the replies. You can also grab a free download on the band's website.
Attention all of the users who like to comment "I thought this was AbsolutePUNK," it's time for you to rejoice (hopefully). FIDLAR have announced that they will release their new album entitled, Too, on September 4th via Mom + Pop. The band has also released the first single "40oz On Repeat" in the form of a music video which draws influence from some of the band's favorite music videos of all time. Head to the replies to check out the video, the list of videos they replicate and the album artwork.
01) 40oz. On Repeat
03) West Coast
04) Why Generation
05) Sober ...
Stray From The Path will release their brand new album, Subliminal Criminals, on August 14th via Sumerian Records. Pre-order packages are available here, as well as a new song, "Outbreak", which you can view in the replies. Our exclusive interview with guitarist Tom Williams will be up soon.
“I don’t remember them really giving us any art direction at all throughout the whole process,” recalls Don. “I remember them liking what we submitted, and being a pleasure to work with during the entire process. It was a really fun project.” For such a seemingly easy process, the team never thought the artwork would have such an effect on fans. “It was pretty amazing to see the response to the artwork,” says Don. “If I could go back, there are a zillion little things I would do differently. I was much younger (and greener) at the time, so some of the light and shadow work is a bit clunky - but I...
Mark Kozelek is becoming better known for being awful than for his music. John Mulvey writes for Uncut on how the musician targeted a journalist at his show the other night.
Two hours into the show, however, as Kozelek lurches back onstage for the encore, the theme takes a substantially nastier turn. First he names a British journalist who has, for reasons that are not entirely clear, annoyed him (full disclosure: that journalist is a friend and fellow Uncut writer. I would hope that my disgust at what Kozelek says is not materially affected by this, though he will doubtless beg to differ). Then he begins a spontaneous song about the writer – a woman – about how she “totally wants to...