You can listen to Kids and Heroes' Chalet over here. The record will be available through iTunes on Tuesday and the band will play a CD release show at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, MB on February 22nd.
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Stream a new Hierophant song titled "Son of the Tongue's Prison". It comes from their upcoming Bridge 9 debut, Great Mother: Holy Monster, out on March 26th. Recommended for fans of Trap Them, Weekend Nachos, Converge, Bone Dance, Nails, and Gaza.
Last Friday, we premiered the first part of Vinnie Caruana's tour blog. He's been on the road with travelmates Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, Brian Marquis, and A Loss For Words. In this entry, Vinnie talks about reciprocal appreciation among music artists and their fans. You can read more in the replies, and also check out various photos from their Acoustic Basement Tour. And, if you haven't heard it yet, please check out City By the Sea, Vinnie's acoustic solo debut.
The Stick People features guitarist Mike Stone, known for his work with Queensryche and Peter Criss, and former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Frankie Anthony. Despite the members' metal background, the band's sound is more akin to '90s alternative. Their debut album, Madness, was produced by Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Motley Crue) and comes out April 23th via EFM Records. Stream a new track titled "The Box" on their AP.net profile or in the replies.
The Maccabees will be recording their new album this year but have decided to set up a podcast whilst they do so. The Maccabees Hour Or So Of Music will include music that the band are enjoying during the recording (or in general) and have them all talking about it as well. Subscribe for free here.
We're back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of A Good Day To Die Hard.
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to the TWLOHA crew for spending some time with us tonight!
The staff of To Write Love On Her Arms will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST in our sixth annual "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have To Suck" chat. Come on in (click on "replies" link) to start posting questions for the staff and chatting with other TWLOHA supporters.
Chirpify (the service that lets you sell stuff through Twitter) has launched #ChirpifyLovesMusic campaign to offer indie-musicians their service for free - for life. Check out the full press release in the replies and get more information, here.
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Fender has posted up their picks for "top 10 most instantly recognizable guitar riffs" -- pretty hard to argue with most of these, but what would you add? While not anywhere near the classic status of all the songs on this list, I'd say Blink-182's "Dammit" has one of those riffs.
Despite only just being out of their teens, Danish band Iceage has managed to craft an even more expansive, compelling, tense and emotional record with their forthcoming album, You're Nothing. Expanding upon the elements from their previous release, they have amped up the raw punk flecked with hardcore and incorporated post-punk and goth influences with extra ferocity too. Today we are streaming the album track "In Haze" in the replies or over on their AP.net Profile and next week we will have a full stream of the album to celebrate its release via Matador Records. Make sure you pre-order the album here and enjoy a taster of what's to come from this exciting album.