The New York Times have posted one of the first interviews with Kanye West in quite some time. It's a career spanning piece that even touches on Kanye's personal life and family. You can check out the quotable masterpiece here.
I think you got to make your case. Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn’t get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard. And then when I went for eighth grade, I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn’t on it. I asked the coach what’s up, and they were like, “You’re just not on it.” I was...
It's a couple of years into a dystopian future and totalitarian corporation has taken over in the wake of a disaster that we're calling The Fires. We pulled from a lot of different sources [of inspiration] like V For Vendetta, THX 1138, Running Man and 1984. This corporation has taken over and it's forcing the population to take all these pills and make them roll over and do their bidding, but then there's a resistance group called Zero Collective that has decided enough is enough and wages a Robinhood-style backlash against this corporation to try to regain their freedom.
Just in case you missed it last week, we premiered the first episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. Our first guest is Max Bemis of Say Anything and we discussed the My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Episode 2 with Max premieres this Friday (June 14th) and it's a really good one, as he shares some stories with the world for the first time. Don't miss it.
PropertyOfZack has debuted a new in-studio feature called Love Sessions. The feature will air three pilot sessions over the summer before launching into season one this fall. The first session is with Luther. You can watch all four videos from the session in the replies.
We have another great song to premiere from another great Tiny Engines act. In the replies you'll find a new song from Virginia's Springtime. The song is "South Hill" and will appear on the band's upcoming 7". If you're into early-DC hardcore in the vein of End Of A Year and Dag Nasty, then this is for you. Check out the song in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. We'll have pre-order info on the record soon.
The Minneapolis music scene has been on fire the past few years, and newcomers Bad Bad Hats fit right in with their own brand of indie-rock. This duo, consisting of Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, released their debut EP It Hurts just this past January on Afternoon Records; their playful and quirky music caught the label's attention, so we are premiering their video for the title track today because their sound may just catch your attention, too. Head over to the replies to watch it and let us know what you think. Make sure to keep an eye out for their full length, which will also be released by Afternoon Records in the fall.
Today we are premiering Citizen's new video for "The Summer." The song is off the band's fantastic new album, Youth, which is in stores today. You can purchase it via Bandcamp or order a physical copy from Run For Cover.
Today is a stacked day for new releases, but don't overlook I Can See Mountains. They're a great band out of Buffalo, NY reminiscent of Transit, Saves the Day and old Taking Back Sunday. Their debut album, Life on a Houseboat, is available digitally today, and you can stream it now in the replies. Physical copies will be available on July 2nd via Panic Records; pre-order it here and receive an instant download of the album.
Tracks for the new Less Than Jake album have left my hands and are off to Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore for the final mix at the Blasting Room… and my main man Stephen Egerton is doing a few tracks as well. The Moathouse worked near flawlessly, and I'm excited to hear the results!!"
Last night, Kanye West held an impromptu listening party for his new album, Yeezus. At the listening party, Kanye confirmed that Daft Punk worked on 3-4 of the songs, Rick Rubin executive produced the album and that a new track entitled, "Can't Handle My Liquor," will feature Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Chief Keef.
After nearly 7 years as a band we, House Vs Hurricane have decided it's time for us to move on and call it day.
The five if us could have never imagined the amount of support we have received since our beginnings from our fans, friends, families, past members and and the amazing team that has been behind us the entire way.
We see this as an exciting step more than anything else, of course it's sad but we have been given the opportunity to travel the world, record music, meet so many amazing people and share what we do with anyone who will listen, and for that we are so so grateful and humbled.
We have an Australian tour coming up later this...
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.