Looking back on AFI’s now 9 albums and I believe 10 EPs, it’s no wonder they have such a legacy. The new Burials is a solid album, proving they haven’t lost any part of their touch along the way. Not only have they experimented with their sound throughout each record, they have managed to keep quite a strong core fan base over the course of 20 years. That alone is something to be said, and this sold out show proved just that.
The crowd clearly loved every second of it, as this portion of the set garnered the loudest singalongs, the biggest circle pits and the most crowd surfers of the night. Danzig seemed to feed off the audience's enthusiasm, even going on the barricade to sing along with fans a few times. Doyle is an absolute beast, physically wailing on guitar harder than anyone I've ever seen. The songs may be 30 years old, but their unrelenting energy is timeless.
And you start to wonder about it. But maybe it has something to do with age, you know? I mean, gosh—we’re getting old. Well, kind of. I just turned 34 last week. But I kind of like it so far. And I want to grow old. I think it’s a beautiful thing, getting older, as long as you don’t totally turn ugly and fat and unhealthy. Although I have gained some weight lately. But hey—why not? And I think when you write songs, and this goes for most people, there’s always a certain time in your life, like your teenage years and your early 20s, where those years are so intense and so dramatic.
9to5Mac is reporting that Owl City was behind many of the new iOS 7 ringtones. Kinda feel like they should have gone for Ben Gibbard and left Owl City to Samsung ... but what can you do?
According to his discography page, Owl City founder and singer Adam Young is the creator of iOS 7′s sounds. While the visual design changes are most evident in the new operating system, another noticeable change is how most of the regular sounds are revamped and a slew of new ring and text tones are included.
In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, this weekend October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Today, I am highlighting the five must-see acts during the two-day festival. So check that out in the replies (along with our other featured content) and don't forget that tickets are still available.
Who wants to win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice on the upcoming Alkaline Trio & New Found Glory tour? Probably everyone. Anyways, details on how to enter and win can be found in the replies.
Sufjan Stevens's continues to upload rare demos from his hard drive, as he released a 7-minute early version of "Impossible Soul," which you can stream in the replies. This demo eventually grew into the final part of the 25-minute final version.
If you enjoy the indie-folk stylings of Fleet Foxes and Anathallo, then you're going to want to check out The Hand in the Ocean. We are premiering the band's new song, "White Noise," in the replies - it's gentle yet powerful; full of emotional vocals. The Detroit trio will be releasing its new album, Tree/Forts, on November 5th via Save Your Generation Records but you buy it now digitally and pre-order it on vinyl at their Bandcamp.
Grab Bad Rabbits' "Fall In Love" on a special 7" on their webstore via Mind Over Matter Records. The records are individually numbered out of /243, with hand screen-printed sleeves and the BR logo etched on the B-side.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
The release of Trophy Scars' Holy Vacants has been pushed back to early 2014, but it looks like they've found a label to put it out.
Ok... here's the skinny. We waited a bit to announce this because it was both hush hush and had to be done proper. Most of you who read this will at first glance be disappointed - but let it sink in and open your mind to the the long term positivity.
Most of you know we are in our 11th year here at Trophy Scars. Most of that time was spent without a label, broke, and doing everything on our own like most starting bands. Well, we are not a starting band anymore. We just completed the most important record of our careers and we feel as a whole it deserves to...
1. Sharpening The Sword
2. Monkey Suit
4. Glass Ceiling Serenade
5. All Praise The Victims Of The Middle Passage
6. Shit Slinger
7. Chasing Ghosts
8. Excuses & Denials
9. United Stockholm Syndrome
10. Holiday In Siberia
11. Jesus Envy
12. Overseer To Officer