Punk For Progress has launched a new compilation in aid of VDay.org, a movement to end violence against women and girls. The release features The Bouncing Souls, Departures and more and is available as a pay-what-you-want download on the Punk For Progress bandcamp.
PropertyOfZack recently interviewed Ryan Rockwell of Mixtapes and confirmed that the band will be recording a new album this March. They also talked about a handful of bands within the scene. Read it all here.
POZ: More than guitar. Much more than you practice the guitar. Jason Tate would agree too.
Ryan: Does Jason Tate even know how to play guitar?
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to Erik for spending some time this afternoon with us. If you want to leave any questions in the thread, feel free as Erik will be logging in later to answer them.
You may know him as Montez Walker on Comedy Central's Workaholics, so we're excited to have comedian Erik Griffin stop by the site and chat with us today. His new stand-up comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, is hitting stores on March 12th via Side One Dummy. He is also currently on tour, so if he's coming to your town, make sure you go. Anyways, feel free to ask Erik about anything. Don't forget your smoovie.
Face to Face will release Three Chords and a Half Truth on April 9th via Rise Records. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
01. 123 Drop
02. Welcome Back To Nothing
03. Smokestacks and Skyscrapers
04. Right As Rain
05. First Step, Misstep
06. Bright Lights Go Down
07. Paper Tigers With Teeth
08. Flat Black
10. Marked Men
11. Three Chords and a Half Truth
12. Across State Lines
In case you were waiting on bated breath for the first installment of "My Back Pages," the older music feature that Chris and I announced last week, please bear with us for one more day. Chris got overwhelmed at work and everything got delayed, but rest assured that the first installment is on its way. So check back tomorrow and join us as we take a look back at Tom Waits' seminal 1985 classic, Rain Dogs.
The Venetia Fair will release Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain on March 1st. Check out the artwork in the replies, and listen to the first single, "The Day I Set Them Free," here.
1. Too Late to Dream
2. The Day I Set Them Free
3. We Used to Worship the Moon
4. Pride Alone Won’t Put This Fire Out
5. The Dirt Won’t Keep Your Secrets
6. Only In the Morning
7. Bleeding A Stone
8. The Sky Came Down
9. Go On, Paint Me A Picture
10. The Saints of Gomorrah
11. You Never Looked Like This
12. Puking Platitudes
13. I Could End My Search Tonight
Pop-punk is a tough genre to be in right now and an even harder one to stand out in, but I think Seasons Change have a good chance to make a name for themselves. Bringing in the west coast sound that bands like The Story So Far and Forever Came Calling have begun to really trademark, this band is going to make a mark in the pop-punk world. Listen to "Not Sorry" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
Let It Happen are currently in the studio with Paul Leavitt recording their new EP. Today, we are premiering the first of three studio videos of the recording process. Hit the replies for the video. Be on the look out for part two next month.
Boysetsfire will release their new album (and first since 2006) later this year on Bridge Nine Records. They are currently in the studio recording the effort.
BoySetsFire has been a band for nearly two decades. In that time the band has played hundreds of shows to anyone that would watch, from basements to festival audiences. They've lived through the terror or rap-rock, the tyranny of nu-metal, and the dark days of pop-punk. They were around before the internet. They made demo tapes. They recorded 4 LP's, EP's, Cd's and even a cassingle. They have played the song "Rookie" over 1,000 times. They have fallen off more stages than most people have stood on. They have been signed...
The documentary Blood Brother is currently hitting the festival circuit. The film, which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Documentary Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival was produced by Steve Hoover and Danny Yourd. The directors have shot videos for the likes of Anberlin, The Devil Wears Prada and August Burns Red. Head to the replies to see the trailer.