Brianna from Tigers Jaw has released a statement regarding what occurred at last night's show. It's depressing that this even needs to be said, but everyone: read it -- share it.
Last night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, someone came on stage and very forcibly tried to kiss me, and actually did kiss Britty while she was playing. Another person from the tour was kissed while taking a photo… This tour is the first time something like this has happened to me, and I definitely feel responsible to say something.
IT IS NEVER OKAY TO TOUCH SOMEONE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. Ever. I felt so upset and violated, as did the others who this happened to.. Touching someone without their consent is...
02) I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark... and Lonely
03) We Are People Here. We Are Not Numbers
04) A Keepsake
05) You Have to Be So Much Better than You Ever Thought
06) Stay Divided
08) Things Not Worth Fixing
09) If It's Bad News, It Can Wait
10) It's So Much Darker When a LIght Goes Out than When It Would Have Been If it Had Never Shone
11) The Promise That Life Can Go On No Matter How Bad Our Losses
We have an exclusive lyric video premiere of My Iron Lung's new song "In Defense of Drowning," which you can watch in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Pure Noise Records release, Relief, which hits stores on July 8th (pre-order).
In a new interview with Billboard, D'Angelo's manager Kevin Liles said a new album is "definitely" coming in 2014 and that D'Angelo will be going on tour in the fall. This will be his first studio album since 2000's Voodoo.
Brand Newhave updated fightoffyourdemons.com with the news that they've been doing some writing, some recording and some "studio building" with promises that more updates will be coming soon. Holy shit. The whole update is in the replies.
In support of their upcoming stint on the Acoustic Basement at Warped Tour, Light Years recorded acoustic renditions of three tracks from their latest LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You. Stream them in the replies below. You can grab the Acoustics digital EP from Paper + Plastick for a buck to help the band out this summer, and be sure to catch their set if you go to Warped.
Sucks that a culture of entitlement has engrained that its cool to kiss nonconsenting strangers so well that he didnt know what he did wrong. But it just makes me appreciate all of the wonderful supportive and respectful people on this tour and at the show tonight.
T-Mobile has introduced a new initiative called "Music Freedom" which will allow a handful of music services to bypass the carrier's monthly data allowances. It's an interesting idea, and one probably exciting to music fans, but as pointed out by The Verge this sets a dangerous precident:
The list of Music Freedom-compatible services currently includes Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker, Spotify, Samsung's Milk, and the forthcoming streaming service from electronic music destination Beatport. It'll also be taking votes from customers through its website and on Twitter for other services to add to the list of exemptions. [...] It's a terribly slippery slope: T-Mobile...
The first thing he does when he walks onto any plane is sterilize the seat with anti-bacterial wipes, he says. “Everyone looks at me like I’m a fucking nut, but when was the last time you saw someone clean a plane? It’s just gross.” He always hugs hello and good-bye—that’s not just friendliness; he avoids shaking hands. He won’t sing into anyone else’s mike and doesn’t play brass instruments, because “talk about a cesspool for disease, a trumpet?” He’s an avid Uber user and jokes he hasn’t been on public transit since 2001, though that’s only partly because of germs; he also saw a dude pull his...
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It’s fine, I guess. I don’t wanna shit on any traditions, but it IS more or less a waste of time and energy at best and at worst it’s a terrible platform for some dumb dick who lucked into a lottery-win caliber job to reinforce their own deluded notion that they understand how the world works better than everyone else (this is particularly funny because there’s almost no one less qualified to explain to young people how to make it in the world than people who get paid millions of dollars to pretend to be other people, write laws about other people, or play shitty pop songs)....
"Gangnam Style" has now surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube -- that's equivalent to 140 million hours, or more than 16,000 years years of watching this video.
Had people not been watching PSY—the South Korean pop star who released the song in July 2012—they could have constructed three such ships. Alternatively they could have built more than four Great Pyramids of Giza, or another Wikipedia, or six Burj Khalifas in Dubai (the world’s tallest building). The song’s nearest rival is Justin Bieber’s “Baby”, at a paltry one billion views. The opportunity cost of watching PSY’s frivolity is huge, but humanity has at least been entertained.
Tomorrow Masked Intruder kicks off a massive tour which sees the band playing shows all over the United States, Europe and three Canadian cities. To celebrate we're teaming up with Fat Wreck Chords to give away a signed CD copy of the new album M.I and a signed poster plus the band is throwing in their infamous ski mask and your choice of Red, Blue, Green or Yellow (Orange) sunglasses. To win just leave a post in the replies stating which song you're most excited to hear live. One winner will be notified via PM on July 2. Good luck!
With their seriously cute rocker looks, it's no surprise that the boys admitted they've "got, like, briefcases full of bras" from fans. But in case you've sent a special gift to the guys, you'll be happy to know that they keep them all! "We keep everything. We keep absolutely everything. But we can’t fit everything in our [apartment] anymore. It’s too much stuff!" said Matthew. The coolest thing they've ever gotten? "[Puzzles] of our own faces. That was pretty cool."
Hit the replies to watch a video for Budweiser and Jay Z's "Made in America" video series that spotlights Seattle. The video features Ben Gibbard, Tacocat, La Luz, and the staff of Sub Pop talking abot their city. More episodes will be airing leading up to the Made in America Festival later this year.