In case you've got a case of the Monday's, Culprit should fix that right up. Produced by Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes) and Erik Ron (I, The Mighty) Culprit's new EP, Totem, is uniquely energetic, melodic, ambient at times, and overall an ambitious entry into an already promising career. That's why we're happy to premiere it today. Fans of Envy on the Coast, Armor for Sleep and early As Tall As Lions shouldn't sleep on this. So stream it in the replies, read our review and of course, if you enjoy the album be sure to pick up a copy starting tomorrow, August 20th, via Easy Killer Records.
2. Rock of Ages
3. Suffering Servant
4. My One Comfort
5. God Is Good
6. Grace Alone
7. The Voice of the Lord
8. It's Not Enough
9. Come Lord Jesus
10. Oh God
11. It Is Finished
Tour drummer Miles McPherson (Paramore, Kelly Clarkson) was seriously injured in a golf cart accident and now can't drum because of the injuries to his hand and arm. Insurance covered most of the medical costs, but insurance doesn't cover his month to month pay to take care of his family. A family friend is helping raise money for him and his family with a Facebook donation page.
Katy Perry's "Roar" will sell between 525k-550k downloads, which will put the track in the top 10 of best selling debuts for a single. Additionally, Lady Gaga is expected to sell around 200k-225k downloads of "Applause."
In a true moment of art imitating life, Prince has put Dave Chappelle as Prince from the famous Chappelle's Show sketch on the cover of his new single, "Breakfast Can Wait." Stream the song and behold the glory in the replies.
Icarus The Owl will hit the studio this fall with producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Closure In Moscow, Dance Gavin Dance) for the follow up to their 2012 album, Love Always, Leviathan. They have launched a Kickstarter to help fund the album and have plans for a release date in February 2014.
As part of our continuing Riot Fest coverage, today we've got a 70-song playlist for you featuring the bands performing at the September festival. We used the Chicago lineup to curate our playlist, which can be found on Spotify and Rdio. You can see the tracklisting in the replies and check out the playlist, maybe while you peruse our Riot Fest coverage so far (including our Riot Fest For Dummies guide in case you missed that). Remember, you can pick up tickets on the festival's website.
Last week, an article on OC Weekly featured a quote from Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm where he said his band would never play the Warped Tour. In the ensuing slew of opinions on the Internet responding to the quote, AltPress editor Scott Heisel commented that if you'd asked Touche Amore three years ago whether they'd open for AFI in 1,500-cap rooms, they probably would have said no. Bolm responded to this with a hell of a statement, a fraction of which is below. The rest is in the replies.
There is a world of difference playing alongside a band like AFI and a band like Atilla. My problem is playing alongside bands EVERY DAY that represent things that make my skin crawl.
In a slight change from the normal, this week I came across a book on the Self Promotion Forum. Titled Play Me Like Your Favorite Record and written by AP member, Nathan Thomas (luckisoverrated), the novel follows three friends on their adventure in re-staking their claim on their local music scene. Inspired by this particular thread the book is bound to appeal to all of us who spend so much time on the AP forums. Nathan has posted up an excerpt on the Self Promotion Forum and if you need a little more insight into the book just PM him and he'll provide the first three chapters for free. If you like, you can buy the book here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight?...