Some sections of the website are going to start getting a little "lipstick on the pig" updates -- the first being our interview section. The new format can be checked out here and here, if you find any bugs or issues please let me know (including browser and operating system helps a ton).
Motion City Soundtrack will be playing I Am The Movie from start to finish in an acoustic fashion at McNally Smith in St. Paul, MN on Tuesday, May 13th at 8pm CST. They will also be streaming this on StageIt.
Run For Cover Records has signed Camera Shy, which includes Nick Bassett of Whirr and Nothing along with former Whirr vocalist Alexandra Morte. Stream the band's first single, "Spin Me," which premiered on Noisey, in the replies.
Our friends at Haulix have posted a blog about the "Things to Do in College That Will Prepare You For the Music Industry" -- it's an interesting read. I agree with quite a bit of it (and most of the advice doesn't just apply to the music industry, but life in general) but here's my main advice for those that want to get into the music industry in some fashion: figure out what that phrase really means to you. I hear so many people say they want to work "in the music industry" and then when I ask what part they just say something like, "uh, I dunno, at a label or something." Spend some time thinking about what kind of work you'd want, where, and how you can be the best in that field. Then...
Bad Suns will release their debut album, Language & Perspective, on June 24th. Pre-order on iTunes and get the three tracks that were on their EP now.
01) Matthew James
02) We Move Like the Ocean
03) Cardiac Arrest
05) Take My Love and Run
06) Dancing On Quicksand
09) Learn To Trust
10) Sleep Paralysis
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Robert Francis released a new music video for his song, "Love Is A Chemical," which you can find in the replies. The track is from his upcoming album, Heaven, which is set to be released on June 10th.
Shabazz Palaces have released more info on their upcoming album, Lese Majesty, which is set to drop on July 28th via Sub Pop Records. The album will feature 18 tracks seperated between seven suites. Head to the replies to stream, "They Come in Gold."
Suite 1: “The Phasing Shift”:
01) “Dawn In Luxor”
02) “Forerunner Foray”
03) “They Come In Gold”
Suite 2: “Touch & Agree”:
04) “Solemn Swears”
05) “Harem Aria”
06) “Noetic Noiromantics”
07) “The Ballad of Lt. Major Winnings”
Suite 3: “Palace War Council Meeting”:
10) “Down 155th In The MCM Snorkel”
Suite 4: “Pleasure Milieu”:
11) “Divine Of Form”
Suite 5: “Federal...
OK Go will be releasing their new album, Hungry Ghosts, in October. The band has started a Pledge Music to help fund the release with a bunch of different order options. New clips from the album can also be heard on the Pledge Music Page.
Brendan Kelly and Sam Russo are teaming up for a 7" called Split the Tip, which will be released digitally through Red Scare Industries on May 13 and physically on May 20. Today we're bringing you a stream of "Frangelico Houston", which is one of Brendan's songs that you can hear in the replies. According to him it's written about the time he hung out with Peter Murphy and he was drunk in the morning. Lines in the song are lifted from actual conversations that they had. If you like the song pre-orders are currently available.
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 spotify for album streams of new releases.
Producer Joey Sturgis has teamed up with fellow producers Joel Wanasek and Joe Wohlitz to create Drumforge, which they claim is one of the "most comprehensive drum and cymbal sample libraries ever developed." You can pre-order it here for $249, full press release and video trailer in the replies.
Atom Willard, current drummer for Against Me!, sat down with our friends PunkNews.org and there's a lot of great new information in the interview.
There have been a couple times when I thought, "This is it!" Like with Angels and Airwaves, I thought it was the best thing. We had the greatest time and all got along, but circumstances changed when Tom [Delonge] started back up with Blink  again and the whole thing took a different turn. So it's all of those things that have motivated me to move on. I'm just an idealist, I guess.