Geoff Rickly has written a blog titled "The Nine Circles of Vans Warped Tour." It's a pretty good read. There's an excerpt below and the full things can be read here.
Blood on the Dance Floor makes me feel old and irrelevant. Why? Because I don't know what the fuck it is. It's electro-pop-scream-metal-violence in goth drag that celebrates "cumming" on the audience with giant foam canons and has one of the most positive, inspirational record inserts that I've ever read. It's either horrible nonsense or next-level art. But it's truly made me realize, I don't know the difference. So the singer with red hair and scary make-up told me that Thursday's song, "You know," he says, "the car...
Xander Bourgeois has left Secrets to pursue other projects in addition to trying to maintain his sobriety.
Hey everyone, its Xander here.
as we know, all good things come to an end, BUT this is definitely not the end for neither myself nor Secrets, but I have made the decision to quit Secrets in order to maintain my sobriety and also make a new band for myself. I love everyone in this band and wish Secrets the best, I hope all of you can understand where I am coming from, I love you guys so much and thank you for the abundance in support throughout the past two years. see you soon.
here is a video I made in order to further explain my decision.
Daft Punkhave set a new Spotify record for the most song streams in a day for their new single, "Get Lucky." You can also jump to the replies to watch Pharrell Williams performing the new single for the first time...three times.
The Fest 12 has announced its initial lineup and will be extending its length this year. "Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor" will feature 100 bands in two days (October 29-30) across five venues in Ybor City, FL, which is just outside of Tampa. The Fest itself has extended to include Thursday now, so it will take place from October 31-November 3 in Gainesville. Hit the replies for the initial (lengthy) lineup announcement, which includes reunions from The Draft and Ann Beretta, along with The Bouncing Souls, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, A Wilhelm Scream, The Dopamines, The Flatliners, The Menzingers, No Trigger, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, Code Orange Kids, I Am the Avalanche, Banner...
We have a special Saturday exclusive today as we are premiering a new song from The Body Rampant's upcoming album, Midnight Mayfair, which will release this July via Antique Records. The song we're premiering is called "Storm Bandage" and it can be streamed in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can also check out the album artwork and track listing in the replies.
Stephen Kellogg recently spoke at Concordia University's TEDx conference in Portland, OR, titled "I Can't Get No (Job) Satisfaction". You can view it in the replies, as well as upcoming tour dates in support of his upcoming solo record, Blunderstone Rookery.
Record Store Day is here, which means the online deals have begun. Find a great deal/promotion/discount for RSD? Leave them in the replies. We'll do our best to live update throughout the day, so make sure to let us know what you're seeing out there. Now let's all share details and buy way too many records.
Fat Wreck Chords confirmed that the label will be releasing the upcoming Tony Sly tribute album.
Tony was a fucking amazing songwriter and one of my dearest friends. His death was traumatic. Horrible. Iíve had friends die, but this was different. Tony wasnít finished. Iíve been putting together this tribute comp for some time. Itís incredible how many bands have called me wanting to be on it. Itís been my absolute privilege to put this together. What I wanted to show on this record is how amazing Tonyís songs are. You can tell a song is great when it can be done in any style and itís still great. Thatís what this comp is about. All the bands are doing No Use for a Name songs or...
Today Friday discussion on PropertyOfZack is about the best album closers from bands in our community. They list some pretty great ones and you can check out the list and an Rdio playlist with the tracks here, and hit the replies to discuss your favorite album closers.
In a special (belated) The Countdown article today, I'll be ranking my five most anticipated releases for tomorrow's Record Store Day. For vinyl collectors like myself, Record Store Day is our holiday - a day where limited and rare records we thought we might never own can finally be ours. It's also a great day to get foot traffic into your local stores, which is the hook of RSD. It's a fun day to spend with fellow collectors and joining in 'the hunt' for that rare piece. In the replies you'll find my five most anticipated releases. You can see what is all releasing tomorrow here. Also, make sure to include the releases you're excited for tomorrow in the replies as well.
We told you last week about The Wonder Years' pop-up shop going on in Philadelphia during the release week for The Greatest Generation, and now the band has released tickets for each night. The tickets are free - you just have to print them out and bring them with you to the event. However, they are limited, and the final night (featuring an acoustic Wonder Years performance, meet-and-greet and signings) is almost "sold out." Head to the replies to see what's going down each night.