Nathan Hussey has had some damn good years. As vocalist/guitarist/songwriter of All Get Out, Hussey and friends played their way to the top of our Best in '11 lists with their stellar full-length, The Season, then hit the road with La Dispute, Anberlin, Transit, and more. Today we're pleased to bring you an exclusive album stream of Nathan's first solo release, Ground Me - listen to the full record in the replies & grab it online August 6. Recommended for fans of Kevin Devine, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Owen.
You've never heard of The Malones, and that's okay. Neither have I, and neither has anyone else. The fine folks at Quiet Country Audio decided to do a session with them and this is undoubtedly my favorite session to date. This band is brand new, but you'll be hearing big things from them soon. If you like The Strokes, you need to check this out now. Watch the videos in the replies and you can purchase the audio here.
If you listened to mainstream radio in the 1990s, then you probably remember Fastball. The Texas trio got themselves onto the map with 1998's All the Pain Money Can Buy, which sold over a million copies and spawned time-capsule singles like "The Way," "Out of My Head," and "Fire Escape." The band has taken it easy in recent years - their last record, titled Little White Lies, came out 2009 - but they're back this summer with a new independent single and video. The song is called "Love Comes in Waves," and it's a nostalgic slice of power pop that recalls the band's debut album, 1996's Make Your Mama Proud.
Selena Gomez knocks Jay Z off the top spot as her debut record, Stars Dance, lands at #1 with 96,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, Jay's Magna Carta... Holy Grail falls to #2 with 77,000 sold, and at #3 is the soundtrack to Disney movie, Teen Beach, and that moved 57,000 units. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 4.68 million units, down 1% compared to last week, and down 4% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are currently at 161.2 million, and that's down 6% compared to the total at this point last year (172.1 million).
Bonnaroo has started a new video series called Rock & Roll Superjams where they relive a classic night of modern and classic artists coming together to pay tribute to the legends of the past. For the first video of the series, Jim James of My Morning Jacket covers John Lennon's classic "Instant Karma" which you can find in the replies.
Two new video interviews with The 1975 have showed up (yeah, gonna just keep posting about this band like crazy), and both reference that the "deluxe" version of the band's new album will have something like 39 songs. The second one also mentions the band's written close to 7 songs for their follow up already.
A Day To Remember, Pierce the Veil and The Ghost Inside will be coming to Canada in August and we're teaming up with Union Events to give away a pair of tickets to each of those shows. To win all you have to do is leave a post in the replies stating which city you'd like tickets for. Dates are in the replies and winners will be notified on August 7th.
We have another Uncle Buck Giveaway. See below for the concerts you could win tickets to. Put your name and email in the replies, the first person to claim a concert wins a pair of tickets to the show.
Listen to a new Rookie Of The Year song called "Save Me" on Purevolume. The Goodnight Moon: Part II will release independently on August 13th. The Goodnight Moon: Part II will officially drop on August 13th, and will be released independently. The album was produced by Steve Sopchak and Matt Malpass.
“The new record definitely starts off where The Goonight Moon ended,” continues Ryan Dunson. “There was so much more to talk about when that record was finished, so it was fun to bring back that style and emotion for Part II. Almost like a ‘new and improved’ rendition of Part I.”
PropertyOfZack has published a new Perspective on leaks titled "Has It Leaked? It Leaked. Why and What Now?" with commentary from individuals in the music industry. What do you think about how the perception/action of album leaks has shifted over the past few years?
“Dischord doesn’t make T-shirts,” MacKaye clarifies in a phone call. But Minor Threat is another story. Because so many bootlegged Minor Threat shirts are constantly floating around the universe, MacKaye decided the band had to do something about it. The solution: Get another company to oversee their official shirts, and when a bootleg crops up, let them deal with it. “It’s fucking absurd the amount of bootlegs are out there,” MacKaye says, and “my time is better spent doing other things … It’s not a political thing for me. I just...
Summer's slipping away and the smell of autumn is emerging from the not-too-distant future. The month of August features a handful of fine albums that'll make the transition of seasons a little smoother. My five most anticipated albums for August range from a couple of pop-rock's finest to some of the best heavy albums of the year. The month is a good primer for the craziness that's going to be September (seriously, have you seen what's releasing that month?!?). Anyways, check out my list in the replies and feel free to discuss the albums you're anticipating next month.
Seattle Weekly has written an article on Acceptance's vinyl pressing and Bad Timing Records. You can read it here. There is one paragraph that stuck out to me, you can interpret it for yourself.
Following the vinyl’s success, the band is receptive to the idea of a reunion of sorts, though no one seems to want to pull the trigger. The logistics alone are daunting, with members spread across the country, many with families of their own and those full-time jobs.