Head to Punknews.org to watch Envy's live video for "A Warm Room." The video comes from their new 14xLP / 2xDVD / 100-page book set titled Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows, which is out today via Temporary Residence.
Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows is a limited-edition super-deluxe box set that collects every song ever recorded by Envy (95 songs in total) across 14 vinyl LPs, all remastered for vinyl in 2013. Each record is housed in its own full-color jacket, featuring all new artwork. Also included is a brand new, previously unreleased 100-minute DVD, a DVD data disk packed with all 95 songs in high-quality MP3 format, and a 100-page coffee table book featuring...
Dessa's latest album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #74 in the Billboard Top 200. Major congrats to her. You can read my review of the record here. Also, Sims will be jumping on the second half of her tour and you can see those dates in the replies.
Reveille Records is giving away a test press of Protagonist's album The Chronicle on vinyl. Like Reveille Records' page and share the news on Facebook to be entered. There are more details in the replies.
PropertyOfZack has posted a feature on Thrice's The Artist In The Ambulance with commentary from Ed and Teppei from the band. The feature can be found here.
By intentions I mean that we wanted to push oursleves, experiment, and build songs that we though had a unique place in the world. Not everyone would agree with me on this, but I think that music like any art has itís basic likable elements, but really makes a piece of music, or art, or whatever, special is the elements of it that make it unique.
For example, music piracy has fallen from 1.2 billion songs in 2008 to 210 million last year. About 60 million movies and TV shows were pirated last year, compared to 125 million and 135 million five years ago. In short, access to paid content, whether via streaming or a la carte services, is slowly whittling away the impetus to pirate.
Now, Pete Wentz reveals to Rolling Stone they recorded "eight or nine" songs over two marathon nights, with Adams directing the sessions. "It was punk rock Ė the stuff that makes you want to kick the shit out of your bedroom at your parents' house," says Wentz. "It's impossible to deny the spirit of what was happening there." The session came together through Butch Walker, their mutual friend and collaborator. Wentz says he was thrilled with working with Adams: "I used to like listen to his stuff growing up!"
Rise Against will release Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 on September 10. Pre-orders will begin July 30 - you can find the press release and album art in the replies. Watch a teaser on the band's official website.
Joey Cape recently told Punknews.org that Lagwagon will enter the studio next spring or summer to begin recording for a late 2014 release.
Yeah, itíll be late next year, probably fall, and itíll be on Fat Wreck Chords, as always. Weíll most likely record in late spring or summer and they need a few months to do their thing. I donít like to do this because you kind of jinx yourself when you start talking about specific dates, but Iím hoping for an early-fall release because itís good time of year to put a record out and itís been too long Ė and I figure weíll go on tour forever to support it.
"No question, people are going to be listening to this new music, and the two of them will go on to make more worthy music, even if they're apart," he wrote. "That said, my number one hope is forgiveness and reconciliation for the two of them. One of the most satisfying and uniquely human actions is the ability to forgive and receive forgiveness. It's sets the stage for a thousand do-overs. Like a lot of people, the two of them singing together is one do-over I'd pay big money to hear and see."
Another Warped Tour ... another year of beef between bands. The Amity Affliction frontman, Joel Birch, is caught on video (in the replies) openly berating Memphis May Fire's vocalist Matty Mullins. It appears it may have had something to do with this tweet?
Apple has released Logic Pro X. It's available now on the Mac App Store for $199. Along with the new version of Logic, comes Logic Remote for iPad, a free app the extends the functionality of the software onto an iPad.
Itís kind of like when you get to this point in your career, Iíd 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, Iíd 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 ďWhy is it so negative?Ē So I donít know. I think itíll be interesting to see what happens with it. Maybe itís 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.