Watch the brand new (and brilliant) video for The 1975's single "Love Me" in the replies.
"With Love Me we wanted to capture the neon-hued enthralling acquisition of success and excess, the screaming momentum, the sexy daze. Everything is REDICULOUS! But, is it? All I know is the only art worth any investment is the art that makes you feel personally addressed. A simple truth, or set of truths, that galvanises an awareness and passion within the individual and in doing so immerses them into a sense of community founded upon that same personal connection or experience. Too many artists care what others think - we are for the 'community' - a non linear observation on everything that has...
Kanye West debuted his new fashion line, Yeezy Season 2, not too long ago. Now, he's released a silent documentary that shows how the line was created. You can see it here. There's as much sewing as you'd expect.
Sparrow Sleeps released an album of Kevin Devine lullabies this morning called Make the Kids Snooze. You can check it all out here. This guy is so prolific I'm starting to wonder if Sparrow Sleeps actually sleeps (sorry).
01 - Another Bag of Bones (Part 2)
02 - I Could Be With Anyone
03 - Nobel Prize
04 - All of Everything, Erased
05 - Brooklyn Boy
06 - She Can See Me
07 - Bubblegum
08 - People Are So Fickle
09 - I Don't Care About Your Band
10 - Another Bag of Bones (Part 1)
Everybody’s non-controversial music-journalism BFF, Alternative Press, put out a rather lengthy piece titled “No More Silence” on Monday. It is a largely honest piece, outlining some of the horrific things that young women in the scene have gone through, and continue to go through every day. It is hugely important that an outlet with a large female readership like AltPress tackles this issue. For that, I commend them.
And yet, the way it was done has left a lot of us a little less than impressed. I want to explain why.
It’s worth noting that the article emphasized making positive change, and gave a voice to quite a few young women that, in theory, were previously unheard....
MIGHTY is a relatively new project from Angelo Fiaretti, a young aspiring musician who dropped out of school at the age of 16 to focus on his craft. After years of hard work and perseverance, he's about to release his debut EP entitled, Bye, Have Nice!, which is set to release on November 6th via songintheair. The release was produced by Dan Gleason (Formerly of All Get Out and now Grouplove) and was lent some helping hands by members of All Get Out, O'Brother and Big Jesus. Jump to the replies to stream a new song called "Fingertip", read up on Angelo's story, and find out where you can catch some of his upcoming shows. After you've done all of that, jump over here to pre-order the EP.
Count Your Lucky Stars Records recently signed Grand Rapids, MI, four-piece The Cardboard Swords. The band's style of goofy indie rock recalls bands like The Front Bottoms, Runaway Brother, or Modern Baseball. Next month they'll be releasing their debut self-titled album, and we've got a special treat for you. At the band's AP.net profile, you can stream the entire thing early. Isn't that amazing? Check it out if you're a fan of any of the bands listed, or the general CYLS roster, and preorder the album if you like what you hear (which you will).
NOFX is releasing an autobiography called The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. It will be out in April, but pre-orders are now up.
NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world’s most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failures—featuring the trademark NOFX sense of humor—the book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and pee…lots and lots...
SXSW’s response at first was simply to assure us that the public vote was only one part of the panel approval process and we wouldn’t be automatically disqualified if flooded with downvotes, which was nice but not my primary concern. My primary concern was that every time a shitstorm develops around a harassment target and lots of people start joining in the fun, gamified activity of mobbing the target increases the chances of it jumping out of the current venue into a more...
Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has penned an article for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter. The full piece will be up tomorrow, but you can get it now if you sign up for the email list. Lauren's piece is about an abusive relationship she was once in. A small excerpt is below.
At the time, it felt like things changed slowly, like I woke up one day in a relationship and a reality that I did not recognize, but I’m sure the signs were there the whole time. When we met, he seemed charming. He was smart, passionate, creative, and caring. But after the first few months, he became increasingly paranoid, insecure, jealous, and depressed. Everything became my fault. I was careless. I was stupid....
Graham Isador, writing for Noisey, on friendship and jealousy when your pal finds success in the music industry.
"...I have watched my friend Frank Turner go from playing bars, to clubs, to arenas. He performed at the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies and has appeared on numerous late night talk shows...But I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t jealous of him. I know that being jealous of my friend kind of makes me an asshole, but it’s true.
Only took 10 years and two months, but the Bloodhound Gang have officially announced their follow up to 2005's Hefty Fine. Its Called Hard Off and is up for pre-order with a release date sometime in December.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" video debuted last week on Apple Music and seemed like it would push the single to be Drake's first ever solo #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (how crazy is it that he's never had one?), which he was very excited about. It turns out that Apple Music does not report video streams to the charts, and so the song remained at #2 behind The Weeknd's "The Hills." Even worse for Drake, Adele's new single "Hello" broke Vevo records upon it's debut and seems poised to debut at #1 off the strength of those views and strong digital sales. The last time Drake had a single this close to #1 was 2009; maybe it'll happen in 2021. (H/T Stereogum)
Hit the replies to check out a new music video from Grimes for "Flesh Without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream." The tracks are taken from her upcoming album Art Angels, which is due out digitally on November 6th and physically on December 11th.