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We [worked in] three studios in the course of three or four months. Our first record took us three days, our second record took us four to six weeks or something, and Enema of the State was a three- or four-month thing. And then the next one was six months, and the next one was a year. I remember moving around a couple times in that three-month period, but we had a lot of jokes, we felt really good — we felt like we sounded good. It was the first time we felt we sounded good, so it was exciting.
Waypoint's new EP, Creature of Habit, releases November 18th via Spartan Records. We are premiering a new song called "Translation." Check it out in the replies. Fans of early 2000s alt-rock or more recently bands like O'Brother should like this one. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
Rdio have boosted the sound quality on all their apps. You can change your settings in the apps to select your preference.
Today we’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to high-quality AAC audio. Listeners around the world now have four sound quality settings to choose from across iOS, Android, and the web. All Rdio users can choose between data-efficient 64 kbps all the way up to 192 kbps. Rdio Unlimited subscribers now also have the option of listening in pristine-quality 320 kbps. Plus individually select your audio settings for a variety of uses, whether you’re using Wi-Fi or cellular streaming or listening to offline downloads.
I was extremely reticent to scream like that at all—ever. In fact, I’m not ever inspired to do it at all, except with XTRMST. Writing this record, it felt that [screaming] was the natural way to deliver those messages and those words. I imagine some people will think, “They want to play hardcore, he misses screaming.” Not at all. I have no interest in screaming except in this context. It was the message that made me want to do that.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast looks at the music industry and the business it's become. We start by looking at record sales and how in 2014 we don't really have an accurate way of counting them. This then leads to a question posed to us on Facebook about when bands break up and there's this huge wave of support, where were all those fans during the band's career? We also look at some of the behind-the-scenes aspects to Thomas's New Found Glory review and all of the comments he's seen on this site and elsewhere. Was his review disrespectful to the band? Why did the new album get a 4 when the last album got an 8? How does a reviewer's opinion change and what...
I attended Mars Hill for 10 years, beginning in 2002, when it was a single location. It is the only church where I have ever been a Christian. I have been a worship leader, deacon, redemption group leader, small group host and leader, have done Biblical counseling, and even been a volunteer sound guy. I learned almost EVERYTHING I know about Jesus, God, and the Bible there, mostly from Mark Driscoll himself. He is the single biggest human influence on my spiritual life. I have spent some time around him personally, including standing back stage shooting the shit right before he was going on to...
Brendon Small, creator and primary musician behind the Adult Swim hit show "Metalocalypse," and producer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, Deftones) will host a free two day CreativeLive course next month called "Toontrack Presents: Studio Pas," from 9:00AM-4:00PM PST on November 5th and 6th.
Bad Timing Records has announced a new partnership between the label, Kevin Devine, and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The first release is Kevin Devine’s She Can See Me 7”, which features both the Bulldozer and Bubblegum versions of the song housed in a double-A-side jacket. You can pre-order it. The 7”s are also included with tickets to the intimate release show which will take place on November 3 at Hi-Fi in New York City.
Austin's FunFunFunFest announced the schedules for both the day and night time festivals. This festival is unique in that a wristband provides you entry to the daily festival, as well as shows at venues across the city each night for no additional cost.
FFF Nites features shows with Into It Over It, The Jazz June, Knapsack, Mineral, The Hotelier, The Blood Brothers, The Briefs, Rocket From the Crypt and so many more that I can't even handle it.
Check out the rest of the line up here or on their easy-to-use app.
A trio comprised of two brothers and their cousin, The Rebel Light recorded vocals for their new music in a bathroom and drums in a woodshed. How's that for DIY? Today, we are premiering a new song called "Strangers." Check it out if you're looking for some indie-pop music fit for summer beaches. Fans of recent Hellogoodbye with more of a Beach Boys influence should enjoy this one.
Xerxes' very loud new album Collision Blonde can be streamed in the replies, and we recommend you do go ahead and stream that bad boy, but make sure your speakers aren't too loud at first, because ear damage at a young age can be really bad!! Collision Blonde drops October 21 via No Sleep Records and it's available here.