Happy Thanksgiving! Spend time with family while eating a lot of turkey and mashed potatoes. Oh and enjoy Black Friday (I know I will). Let us know what you're thankful for in the replies. Have an awesome day, everyone!
Valise have been in the middle of a Kickstarter for their album next year and are closing in on the full amount tonight with 5 days left. For $5, donators get a digital download of the album next year and all donators get an immediate download link for both of their previous releases Dreamcatcher and their new single "Monster." They are recording in January at The Vanguard Room in Florida.
Green Day's °Dos!sold just over 60k to enter at 10 on Billboard 200 (°Uno! debuted at 2 with 139k). Deftones' Koi No Yokan was right behind at 11 with just over 59k, while Lana Del Ray's Paradise was at 9 with 66k albums sold and The Weeknd's Trilogy opened at 4 with nearly 91k albums sold.
The Cribs will release their singles and b-sides collection titled Payola in February. The band have also stated that their career after this release is uncertain at the moment and they may take an extended break. Hit the replies to read the press release and check out the full tracklisting for this great release.
Revelation Records is finishing up its 25th anniversary by having a 3 day event with appearances by Gorilla Biscuits, Texas Is The Reason, Sense Field, Into Another and other legendary hardcore/punk groups that havenít been on stage together in as long as 15 years. Titled Rev 25, the Chicago edition (which follows recent sold out editions in New York and Los Angeles) will be from Jan 4th-6th at the House Of Blues (329 N. Dearborn). Hit the replies for the full press release and lineups.
Today we're premiering Sworn In's cover of Linkin Park's "A Place For My Head." The Illinois-based hardcore band has been creating a buzz by landing festival spots on FestEVIL and the upcoming Eat Your Heart Out Festival. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen to the song and leave your thoughts in the replies.
We're giving away another pair of tickets to see Hit The Lights' winter tour. Did you hear that Colin Ross would re-join the band for this tour? Questions are in the replies. Make sure you state which date you can attend. The first person to get the questions correct will win!
I just got done reading a really great article by Pitchfork columnist Andrew Nosnitsky here. In Nosnitsky's column, he focuses his examples of "classic" albums around the genre of hip-hop and the critical acclaim of Kendrick Lamar's new album good kid, m.A.A.d city. He makes a a lot of valued points on how critics will deem an album a classic with only a few weeks to a month of listening behind it. Where's the time? Where's the album's retrospect in history? For that matter, he also points out the difference in an artist going into the studio to write an album with no real intentions versus the tunnel-vision of making an album for the purpose of having a legacy.
Minus The Bear's limited edition Infinity Overheard vinyl/book combo will be available for purchase at various record stores on Black Friday. The item was initially only available through the band's website as a pre-order option. Details in the replies.
01) Cat Fantastic
02) Havoc In The Forum
03) Left Aligned
04) In The Branches of Yggdrasil
05) I'll Take The Minute Snake
06) 2 Birds, 1 Stone and an Empty Stomach
07) Nice Riff, Clichard
09) Pygmy Polygamy
10) A Different Kind of Tall (small)
11) +3 Awesomeness Repels Water