Light Years’ van was broken into on the first night of their tour with Neck Deep and Knuckle Puck in Chicago, IL. To support the band, feel free to pick up merch from their webstore here or to grab tickets to their tour here.
Continuing their habit of unlikelycollaborations, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips recently joined Miley Cyrus onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to perform a cover of "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots." Check it out in the replies.
Counting Crowshave finished recording a new album. They plan to mix the record in April and it's slated for release in August or September. This will be the group's first full-length comprised of original material since 2008's Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings.
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Comeback Kid won't be releasing its new album, Die Knowing, until Monday, but we got a special treat for you as we're premiering the album today and will be streaming it throughout the weekend. The highly anticipated fifth album from the veteran Canadian hardcore group features CBK at its heaviest yet, as Die Knowing is as punishing as hardcore goes. Check out the entire LP in the replies and don't forget to pre-order it.
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. This week I'm taking you to the local bar here at UConn where if you don't put money in the jukebox, the music stops and everyone gets awkward. Thankfully, they have great drink deals, so I spend more money on songs than on beer - here's what I put on in the last month. Check out the playlist on Rdio and Spotify in the replies.
Oklahoma psych-folk outfit Horse Thief have released a video for their new single “Devil.” The song is off their debut album Fear in Bliss, due on April 14th via Bella Union (The Flaming Lips, Dirty Three, et al). Head to the replies to see the video.
This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. Our free download of the week is a new track from Portland metalcore crew Our Greatest Fear. "At The Edge Of The World" is a punishing blast for fans of the likes of Parkway Drive and Counterparts and is available from their Bandcamp page.
I used to only really listen to radio in the car. Now I don't own one, so I don't really know radio anymore. Yet I've seen stats that suggest that nearly everyone still listens to it. Clear Channel sucks wango, of course. Is college radio still viable? Is there any recent artist who can say "radio was where I was discovered?" I tend to think "no," but maybe I'm just a dick.
Update: The chat is now over! Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Oh, Common Life comes out on March 25 via Triple Crown and you can preorder it here!
Fireworks will be chatting in this thread beginning at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Come on in and ask them about their new record Oh, Common Life, their upcoming tour with The Wonder Years, what bear is best or whatever else you wanna talk about!
Head to the replies to check out The Word Alive performing a new song entitled "Play The Victim" at a recent show. According to the band, it will be the first single released off of their forthcoming album due out later this year.
Head to the replies to hear the last track, which is titled "Flaws", from Vancouver Sleep Clinic's forthcoming Winter EP. The 17 year old artist form Australia is heavily influenced by Bon Iver and Sigur Rós, so fans of those should check out this artist.