In a special (belated) The Countdown article today, I'll be ranking my five most anticipated releases for tomorrow's Record Store Day. For vinyl collectors like myself, Record Store Day is our holiday - a day where limited and rare records we thought we might never own can finally be ours. It's also a great day to get foot traffic into your local stores, which is the hook of RSD. It's a fun day to spend with fellow collectors and joining in 'the hunt' for that rare piece. In the replies you'll find my five most anticipated releases. You can see what is all releasing tomorrow here. Also, make sure to include the releases you're excited for tomorrow in the replies as well.
We told you last week about The Wonder Years' pop-up shop going on in Philadelphia during the release week for The Greatest Generation, and now the band has released tickets for each night. The tickets are free - you just have to print them out and bring them with you to the event. However, they are limited, and the final night (featuring an acoustic Wonder Years performance, meet-and-greet and signings) is almost "sold out." Head to the replies to see what's going down each night.
We have ambitious plans for touring in 2013 and beyond. We expect this upcoming album to be our most successful record yet, and we want to be able to play in front of every single person that will to listen to us. This includes all of our fans in the U.S., as well satisfying relentless requests for us to play for our fans overseas. Specifically, we will be supporting Say Anything on their Rarities Tour this Summer (See dates). But, this is going to be more difficult than ever, since we not only have to support ourselves on these tours, but we have four beautiful new mouths to feed, safely transport, and care for. This...
Recorded in 2012-2013 on their first tour in more than a decade, this new set - available on CD as well as double vinyl - is comprised of high-energy live versions of some of the band's most beloved classics.
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The Directive is a young up-and-coming pop-punk band from Michigan that is trying to carve its place into the over-saturated genre. With the release of its new EP, I Hope This Helps, the band puts out its most ambitious work to date. Although the EP was released, we're streaming the EP in full. You can listen to it in the replies.
I had the pleasure of spending some time in the studio with Rochester, NY's Scholar while they recorded their full-length debut, which is due out in July. The up-and-coming pop punkers are reminiscent of Rufio, Slick Shoes and old Blink 182. I filmed their recording process and teamed up with the band to create a lyric video to share with you all. Head to the replies to check out "A Hot Dog for Your Buns." If you enjoy it, you can download it here.
Folie à Deux was intended to be a commentary about the narcissism of American culture, but frontman Patrick Stump feels it didn't quite work. "I think a lot of that last record cycle was my fault," he says. "I had an actual dream about what the record should sound like. I tried to make that happen, but nobody was with me. I was trying to push my agenda, and that was a weird thing to do."
Fall Out Boy's music video for "Young Volcanoes" is in the replies. There's some mildly NSFW content at the end. Save Rock and Roll is expected to debut in the No. 1 or No. 2 spots on the charts this week with around 140-155K units moved.
Rotting Out have announced revised tour dates for May and June, due to the cancellation earlier this week of Your Demise's North American tour. Rotting Out will now headline the scheduled west coast shows with Expire as originally planned. The band has added shows back down to LA, which will feature Nomads. The band will appear in Memphis at Scion Rock Fest on June 1 as scheduled. They will also be filming a show at Unit B Skatepark in Santa Ana next week for a video. The show is all ages and open to the public. Dates are in the replies.
The score for The Gaslight Anthem's original film, Every Word Handwritten is now available on iTunes. You can watch the trailer for the film in the replies.
Every Word Handwritten follows the lifespan of one vinyl record, highlighting it as the thread through many people's lives through decades to come. To encompass the full understanding of the film, Horowitz and Slack employed the help of Gaslight guitarist Alex Rosamilia and friend Wes Kleinknecht to compose the score for Every Word Handwritten.
The Story Changes are gearing up for the May 21st release of their third album, Static and Trembling, which was produced and engineered by Micah Carli of Hawthorne Heights. You can listen to a new song from the effort, "State Lines," on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Pre-order the album here. Recommended for fans of Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters and Alkaline Trio.
Twitter has today launched its music app for the whole wide world to use. Twitter #Music can be accessed at music.twitter.com and there's a separate app for iPhone as well. It's based around discovering new music, of course, and seeing what music is popular on Twitter in real time. You can listen to music in Spotify or Rdio with the user interface, and buy music on iTunes as well. Play around with the new service and let us know your thoughts in the replies.
Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and...
What Fall Out Boy's performance of "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" featuring Harry Shearer (aka Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap) on bass from tonight's episode of Conanhere. Yes, there's Stonehenge.