So I know it's Thursday, but a couple things got swapped around last second, and so there was a bit of a delay and change on my latest installment of Behind the Bits; things will be back to normal next Wednesday with my guest Andy Kindler. For now, though, head on over to my blog to listen to my half-hour chat with the always-hilarious podcast master Jimmy Pardo. Slight disclaimer: while the audio is far better than it was on my previous chat with Neil Campbell, there's still some kinks being worked out.
Our friends at Under The Gun are looking to hire new staff members. If you’re interested or have any questions about the position, send your résumé/CV to James at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Write For UTG.” Be sure to include a cover letter/introduction, along with your name, age, address, school (if applicable), and top 3 favorite bands. In most cases, you will be asked to supply examples of your writing - published works are preferred, Word documents and PDFs will be accepted.
Although VERY young in age, Sudden Suspension have a bright future ahead of them. Taking cues from modern pop-punk bands like Real Friends, The Wonder Years, and more, these young kids from Chicago can certainly carve a niche for themselves. Listen to "Fields and Fences" in the replies and check out their Bandcamp.
Another day, another chance to win tickets to see your favorite band. The Gaslight Anthem will be playing at The Paramount in Long Island on September 8th. We're giving away one pair to one lucky winner today. Check the replies for details on how to win.
Incubus founding members Dirk Lance and Jose Pasillas II have teamed up with DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) and MC Slimkid3 (formerly Pharcyde MC) to do a “Musical 4-Player Co-Op” song called "Picture Perfect Phantasy" for the new gameRayman Legends. Watch the video for the song in the replies.
PureVolume is giving away a free download of Breakaway's song "At The World's End." The Aussie five-piece brings a powerful rock sound that I think will resonate with a lot of AP.net users. Check it out.
Perma (Max Bemis of Say Anything and Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley) will be releasing its debut album, Two Of A Crime, on October 29th via Equal Vision. You can also stream the title track from the album in the replies.
1) Two of a Crime
2) Little Light
4) Let’s Start a Band
6) You’re Welcome
7) She Chose You
8) The Bat and the Cave
9) No, Dear
10) Torch Song
11) Tangled Up
You can stream a new Cute Is What We Aim For song titled "A Closed Mind With An Open Mouth" over at AltPress. It's off the band's upcoming EP, Real Eyes, which was produced by Ace Enders. The band also announced a fall headlining tour, dates of which you can find in the replies. The supporting bands will be announced next week.
The Swellers are hitting the road this fall on “The Light Under Closed Doors Tour” in support of the band's new record coming out on October 29th. This isn't your typical tour as the band will be bringing it straight to the fans with a mix of clubs, house parties, pizza parlors, skate rinks and various other assorted intimate venues that kicks off in Chicago on October 18th and ends in Grand Rapids on November 29th. You can find all the dates and details in the replies.
Today we're premiering Down With Webster's new video for "Party For Your Life." The infectious track is coupled with a montage of movie clips from some of the most iconic films over the last few decades and it will be sure give you a wave of nostalgia all the while keeping your foot tapping and singing along. Watch the video for "Party For Your Life" in the replies. The band's new album Party For Your Life is out Oct. 22nd.