Cut Teeth (Red Knife Lottery, Monday’s Hero, The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather) will begin recording their new album this weekend. It's set to be released early spring/late summer via Topshelf Records.
Even though we've posted about Aaron Marsh's (Copeland) studio The Vanguard Room multiple times, we thought we'd let you know that they have a brand new website. There's some neat live session videos on the site and Aaron's always looking for new bands/artists to produce so give it a look.
Rdio has decided to make their streaming service on the web -- free.
If you love something, set it free. Well, we couldn't agree more. So starting today Rdio is free in the U.S. on the web. That means you can listen to 20 million songs plus all the albums, playlists, and stations you love anywhere there’s a computer. Absolutely free. Our ad-free option, Rdio Unlimited, will still be available for $9.99 a month for mobile and web access. If you’re already an Rdio Unlimited subscriber, your listening experience will stay exactly the same.
The routing of the Vans Warped Tour schedule for this summer has changed due to scheduling conflicts. The Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, TX dates of the tour are now at the beginning from June 13th-15th, and the Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO dates are now on August 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Check the replies for all the dates.
Hit the replies to watch some behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the making of You Blew It!'s excellent new album Keep Doing What You're Doing, out now via Topshelf. The video also features Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It., who produced the record, and comes courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Finally, keep your eyes open for Drew's review of the record going up tomorrow!
Seahaven has announced that Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only will be released on March 25 via Run For Cover. The album was engineered and mixed by Ben Brodin (Bight Eyes, Pete Yorn), and produced by Seahaven's Kyle Soto at Mike Mogis' ARC recording studio in Omaha, NE. The "Silhouette (Latin Skin)" 7-inch is still available for preorder and it drops next week.
Anberlin has uploaded a video to YouTube – check it out in the replies – where they announce that 2014 will see the band release its final album (via Tooth and Nail) and embark on its final world tour.
In 2014 we're going to release our final record and tour the world one more time. We don't want to fade out. We want to end with hugs and celebrate the life that was Anberlin and not be bummed about us ending.
Brighton's Signals have something pretty swell going on musically, falling somewhere between Deas Vail, Mae, and Search The City. The band's debut album is releasing on January 21, but we've got "Trumpets" today - go enjoy that in the replies and pre-order their record via BandCamp.
Pleased to premiere "Life Moves", a brand new song from Cardiff, UK's Goodtime Boys, who are signed to Bridge 9, and will release Things I Still Don't Understand on February 25th. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis, Defeater, and Balance & Composure. Head the to the replies to check it out, and if you like what you heard, you can pre-order the record here.
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
Today, we're finally reaching the artist whose song gave our feature its name: Mr. Bob Dylan. How it took us 11 volumes to get...
If you're doing hardcore right, you'll have at least one of; menace, grit and ferocity in your armoury. Fortunately for London crew Lay It On The Line, they boast all three. Scroll down for a first look at the band's heavy-hitting video for "Petticoat Lane". The track is taken from recent EP Vigilance, which is streaming on their Bandcamp page.
Every Memorial Day weekend at Neumos in Seattle, WA, the best hardcore festival in America takes place - Rainfest. The first half of this year's announcement has been posted, along with ticket links (which will go fast). Head to the replies to check out the bands, which include: Down to Nothing, Backtrack, and Cold World. The second half of the bands will be released February 15th at 9pm PST. Oh yeah, did I mention Andrew W.K. may perform? Nobody can miss that.
Most companies that use a so-called "freemium" model report that the longer a person uses their service, the more likely they are to pay for that service at some point. That's one reason that Spotify has millions more users than any other on-demand music streaming service: its free offerings have always been significantly more generous than its peers. Eliminating the caps on free listening will cost the company more money in the short run — but it may also help the company pull away from its competition even faster.
Our pals over at Light & Noise just released video of You Blew It!'s set at this past year's Fest 12. It features the band playing a handful of new tracks, which appear on the band's new album, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which hit stores this week. Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Key (Yellowcard) talks a little about the band's current status and what their plays are for this year in an interview with the OC Weekly.
I've written more than I usually do at this stage...everyone in the band is really spread out geographically right now. Usually, Ryan, Sean and I start writing together early on, but that's kind of hard to do this time. We've talked a lot about it though, and the general consensus is we want it to be really big sounding. We want to open it up big and wide. Songs that we reference are "Be The Young" and "Only One," so more stuff like that maybe...Also, I'm not sure where I'm going to go lyrically with it, but going through this insane personal...
July will be performing an acoustic version of "What We Signed Up For" on Canada's "Breakfast Television" tomorrow morning - it's the Canadian version of Good Morning America. In addition, the band will be heading out on a short tour in February with SayWeCanFly. Dates can be found below.
The concert industry grossed a record $5.1 billion in North America last year, according to a new analysis from trade publication Pollstar, thanks to near-record prices and a huge number of shows by major acts. The top 50 world-wide tours generated combined revenue of $3.83 billion, up 27.6% from 2012.