Very sad to announce that Feb 7th at the University of Wyoming was my final show performing as the drummer of Kingsfoil. Due to scheduling conflicts in the coming months, the guys in the band decided to replace me as the drummer a few weeks ago. Although I'm sad about not being a part of the band, I understand their decision and support them moving forward!
I want to thank all my fans and the fans of Kingsfoil for supporting me while I got to live out one of my dreams. Playing drums in a touring rock band was incredible, and I will remember the times I was lucky enough to experience forever!
The fellas in Beartooth will be chatting with us today at 1pm PST/4pm EST, under the following usernames: CalebBeartooth, NickBeartooth, TaylorBeartooth, and BrandonBeartooth. They're currently on the road supporting Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, and others, so feel free to ask them about how the tour is going, or ask them about their current release, the Sick EP.
Update: The guys are unfortunately unable to make it to chat today, so we're going to re-schedule for a close time in the future. We'll keep you posted as to when they'll be coming through. - JD
One of my favorite up and coming bands out of Michigan, Wolves & Machines will be releasing their new album, Since Before Our Time on March 4th via Capeside Records. The band was generous enough to let us premiere their new track "Hazel" as well. Head to the replies to give it a listen and let us know what you think.
01) Only Drowning Men
02) All Alarms
03) Stay Separate
04) Bury the Bones
07) Like Holding Breath
08) Turn to Stone
10) Many Happy Returns
Due to the the first two variants selling out in a day, The Menzingers have released another vinyl variant of the band's upcoming hotly anticipated album, Rented World. It's a a clear/white mix version limited to 1,000 copies and is available to pre-order.
As the final part in the seriesof professionally shot videos of The 1975's sold out live show in London's prestigious Brixton Academy, you can now see the band performing the last song of the evening, "Sex", in the replies.
Vulture posted an interesting interview with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart about his tenure as a bartender at New Jersey punk club City Gardens.
There was some tremendous bands that played there, and some great shows. X did a great show. Gibby from Butthole Surfers nearly burned the place down. Anybody from Joan Jett to Agnostic Front and GBH and GWAR. You know, Black Flag and Bad Brains. Bad Brains was like the house band, they were there like every six weeks. They were amazing. The Chili Peppers. It was just an incredible and vibrant scene and there was nothing else like it.
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I'm taking over to showcase what I listen to when I'm in the gym, lifting weights - maybe you'll remember some of the other gym playlists that have hit the site over the last year or so. You can check out a Spotify link in the replies.
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The UK emo act Crash of Rhinos, who released the excellent and overlooked Knots last year, have broken up. Knots is still up for "name your price" on their bandcamp and a repress of the vinyl is currently available through Topshelf Records, so grab it and realize what you've been missing out on.
It is with with regret we have to tell you all that Crash is no more. We've had some incredible times. Some of the best times, met some of the best people, played with some of the best bands. Thank you to to anyone who bought Distal and/or Knots, shared them, came to see us live, bought a shirt, or gave us a place to stay. You're the people that really made it work whilst it worked.