Jason Lancaster wrote a lengthy statement on his blog about the recent break-up of Go Radio.
Iíll jump to the chase and tell you that I am deeply offended but the idea going around that my love Dee had anything to do with my departure from the band. She, in fact, was the only one to ask me to stay. We had so many talks where I would tell her how I was feeling, we would pray together, and I would leave again to let her fend for herself and smile while she did it. She was nothing but absolutely supportive of my career and never ONCE asked me to leave.
Head to the replies to hear our exclusive premiere of Felled Trees' (Thrice, Samiam, No Motiv) cover of Dinosaur Jr.'s "I Ain't Sayin." Blair Shehan from The Jealous Sound sings this track, which comes from their cover-to-cover rendition of Dinosaur Jr.'s album, Where You Been. You can pre-order Felled Trees' version, entitled Where We Been, here.
There's some buzz swarming around Nashville's Daisyhead. The band will release its debut 7" I Couldn't Face You via Spartan Records on November 5th (available for pre-order) and will be playing a hometown "record release" show with Balance and Composure and Courtesy Drop on November 7th. Today, we are premiering a new song from that EP titled "Numbing Truth" The complexity and energy on this song is palpable and if you dig bands like B&C and Daylight, then this is for you. Check it out in the replies.
Hear a new song from Silver Snakes entitled "Sundance" here, from their upcoming 7" by the same name. The track will also appear on their upcoming full-length, Year Of The Snake, via Bridge Nine Records. The song falls somewhere between Balance & Composure and O'Brother - check it out.
After playing for over a decade in The Scarlet Ending, Kayleigh Goldsworthy is looking to release her debut solo record, Burrower. To help out, she recruited everyone from Jay Weinberg (Against Me!) to Kiel Feher (Selena Gomez) to Jani Zubkovs (Sainthood Reps), amongst others. Today, we are excited to premiere "Tennessee," which can be heard on her AP.net Profile or in the replies. She has spent the last year sharing the stage with bands ranging from Against Me! to Lights. Burrower releases on November 5th.
It looks like Killers frontman Brandon Flowers will begin work on a new solo disc once the band gets off the road later this year. The album will be his sophomore solo release and the follow-up to 2010's Flamingo.
Following on the heels of their highly publicized Twitter feud, Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West are set to either reconcile or take the feud to another level face-to-face on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Be sure to tune in, as it seems very unlikely that we won't get at least a few classic Kanyeisms out of this appearance.
I mean, I donít really know the kid so I donít really care. I watched some videos of him on tour with his old band and shit. It was cool. Heís got a good voice so itís not like heís not going to be able to fill the shoes, or however you want to put it, but I mean I canít really expect anyone to ever be able to cover the songs that I wrote and actually have me ever like it. Ya know? It doesnít matter if itís good or not, Iím still not going to like it.
As many of you are aware, AbsolutePunk and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this October's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX. Today we are highlighting the festival and what it has in store for its participants on October 25th and 26th. So check out the festival spotlight in the replies and don't forget to pick up your tickets! You can still save $10 on a Day One ticket as well, as that promotion runs through October 11th.
On October 22nd, PLS PLS will release its debut album, LP LP, on October 22nd via El Camino Media. Today, we have the exclusive premiere of the entire album, which you can stream in the replies. It's a good mixture of í60s Wall of Sound to í70s rock to í80s dance to future pop. Check it out and if you dig it, it's available for pre-order.
Just a quick reminder that our contest for the new gameRayman Legends: Picture Perfect Phantasy prize pack contest ends this Friday. We've partnered up for an exclusive giveaway to allow you to enter to win quite the prize pack - full details are in the replies. Incubus founding members Dirk Lance and Jose Pasillas II teamed up with DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) and MC Slimkid3 (formerly Pharcyde MC) to do the song ďMusical 4-Player Co-OpĒ for the game.
I had the opportunity to sit down with the lead singer of A Day to Remember, Jeremy McKinnon, and talk about boring things things like life, pets, and favorite foods ... wait, no, that would be stupid ... we talked about the band's three year journey to put out their new album Common Courtesy, the current legal situation with Victory Records, and the history behind why the band signed to the label with such a vague contract in the first place. It's a wild ride.
The only thing he was trying to do with this is try and ruin our careers. He would always say that over the years when he would call us up, and we didnít want to do something Ö for instance Ö he made us put out ďOld Record.Ē And,...
Here's a fun surprise - vocalist TYM (Some Stranger, ex-Daytrader) has released his new EP today, titled Third Acts. Hear the EP on Spotify, and check out his music video for the title track in the replies (directed by Some Stranger bandmate and acclaimed visual artist Daniel Danger).
How about some delicious UK metal to start your day? Brighton's Anacondas will be releasing its Prosthetic Records debut, Sub Contra Blues, on October 15th. And we're gonna slap you in the face today with a new song titled "Simianimal," which you can stream in the replies. If you dig the rhythms of Pelican and Cave-In, then this will be right in your strike zone. Let's get sludgy.
What appears to be the original version of A Day To Remember's "The Document Speaks For Itself," allegedly featuring a threatening voicemail from Victory Records' Tony Brummel, has surfaced.
Curious what this video referenced in the voice mail is? Some insight from videographer Drew Russ:
I sent Victory an edit of the "2nd Sucks" Music video I did. It had a watermark over the video which read "Victory Records Proof" like you know, a proof of a photo, that you look at before it's final. (This was standard, They asked for a water marked version)
Tony gets it and thinks it means like Victory Proof like Fire Proof or something. Gets mad, calls me. I thankfully let it go to voicemail,...