It’s kind of like when you get to this point in your career, I’d rather people love it or hate it than not care. I actually read a ton of posts on Absolute Punk yesterday, just seeing what people are saying about it and stuff. Some people are violently opposed to the direction we are going, which is something we knew would happen. Honestly, I’d like to see what they think about it later because a lot of them were saying that about our last record. I remember when that came out a lot of people hated it, like “Why is it so negative?” So I don’t know. I think it’ll be interesting to see what happens with it. Maybe it’s not some ...
We're teaming up with Union Events to give away a pair of tickets to see The Hush Sound in Toronto on July 18th. All you have to do is retweet this post on our Twitter account and you'll be entered into the contest.
We're proud to bring you the full album stream from The Sheds' new album I'll Be Fine. The west coast ska/punk band has no doubt created their best music to date and this release should undoubtedly bring the band to the next level. Listen to I'll Be Fine in the replies and pre-order it on iTunes here.
John Mayer was initially going to release "Dear Marie" today as the next single off his upcoming album, Paradise Valley, but it looks like the song "Wildfire" was released instead. You can purchase the song over at iTunes and stream it in the replies. The album is in stores August 20th.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
Today we're premiering a new song from Dead Boots called "Wrecking Ball." The band features Joe Perry's (Aerosmith) two sons Tony and Adrian. Head to the replies to strem or download the song. The band's new album, Verónica, is available tomorrow.
Pat: And then on the last day we – because we were doing the whole thing completely live so we were set up. So we recorded an EP of punk songs as a joke.
Jared: Like a five song EP of punk songs.
Pat: And then we did a Neil Young tune. And then we did a punk version of one of the tunes on the record. We just had some fun at the end.
Jared: Yeah. It was way different than last time. Instead of having 30 songs we wanted to record, we only had 14, 15. Once we got them narrowed down – it was a way more focused effort this time.
Today we're giving a chance to win some of the stills from Midi Matilda's music video for "Just My Imagination." Just head to the replies to check out the video and let us know what you like about it to be entered to win!
Motherhood hasn’t made a difference, and I have definitely not even thought twice about it. Like, ‘Should I try and look look more grown up?’ No. I never wanted parenthood to change who I was, because then it gets weird, and that’s risky—when you start to change who you are, once you have a kid. That shouldn’t be how it is. So the only difference is, now we have this amazing little baby everywhere we go, and it just makes everything more fun.
PureVolume has released a new live session featuring The Dangerous Summer performing an acoustic version of "Catholic Girls" here. It's pretty damn good. The band's new album, Golden Record, is in stores August 6th.
William Beckett has been a crowd pleaser all summer long in the Acoustic Basement on this summer's Warped Tour. Today we have a handful of live videos of him performing some fan favorites. Check the replies to watch the videos and don't forget that his Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit, is in stores August 20th.