It would be easy to overwhelm you with descriptions of what Blind Mice sounds like. The New Bedford, MA-based band, which features Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills and former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley, takes cues from a lot of '90s alt-rock, but I also hear a lot of more modern punk-rock in their new song, "Fifteen," which we're premiering in the replies. The easiest comparison to point to would be Polar Bear Club, with those gruff vocals paving the way -- but by no means is this band ripping off anything, incorporating shades of Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind into their new EP, Sunday Songs. That release drops on March 17 via Animal Style Records, and you can pre-order...
We're excited to premiere a song from Young Pioneer, a new unsigned rock band from Michigan. For fans of Cartel and Acceptance, the band brings a straight-forward approach to rock that's worth getting excited about. If you'd like to check them out live, you can see them at the Pontiac, MI date of the Glamour Kills Tour, featuring headliners Set It Off. You can check out "Let's Be Alive" in the replies.
We haven’t played a show with Matt yet, so it’s too soon to really say what goes beyond on that. We’re very optimistic and excited about the possibilities of continuing with Matt in some way. He’s a good friend, a great guitarist, a great singer. He has a really positive attitude. I think we’ve been friends for, what, 15 years? We don’t have anything booked beyond that, but we are hopeful and excited.
And even as I watch them act so different to what I know of them to be, I still care deeply for them. Like brothers, and like old friends. But our relationship got poisoned yesterday. Never planned on quitting, just find it hard as hell to commit.
Drenge will release their second album, Undertow, on April 6th. Listen to the new single "We Can Do What We Want" in the replies.
02) Running Wild
03) Never Awake
04) We Can Do What We Want
05) Favourite Son
06) The Snake
07) Side By Side
08) The Woods
10) Standing In The Cold
11) Have You Forgotten My Name?
Kevin Devine has announced Devinyl Splits, a six-part, year-long split 7” series that will take place throughout 2015 via Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records. Devine will release a split 7” with six different partners every other month, beginning on February 24 with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. April’s split partner is Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, and June’s partner is Tigers Jaw. You can now pre-order a special year-long subscription to the series, or Devinyl Splits No. 1 on its own, and find out more info via the Bad Timing webstore.
1. Matthew Caws - “Fiscal Cliff” (Kevin Devine Cover)
2. Kevin Devine - “Inside Of Love” (Nada Surf Cover)
Fireworks asked Bill Clinton to play saxophone on their last album. He declined because his schedule is "quite full."
The email, from Jenna Daley, read: "Thank you for inviting President Clinton to play his saxophone as part of your band's album in September of 2013. As I'm sure you can imagine, his calender is shaping up to be quite full and due to prior constraints on his schedule, he is unable to join. I want to thank you again for your outreach, and wish you the best with your ongoing album recording."
The more news that comes out regarding this Blink-182 stuff, the more painful it gets to post about it. Last night Tom DeLonge posted on Twitter that "A year ago Mark and I spent a week on the phone with managers debating parting with Travis...don't pretend there isn't more to this story" -- that tweet has since been deleted. I'm trying to think of something to bring positivity to this situation but am drawing a blank. I guess ... rank some stuff or something. As I wrote on Facebook yesterday, one of the things that first drew me to this band was that it seemed like they were all friends just having fun together and playing crappy punk rock music. That carefree attitude was what I wished...
Purity Ring's upcoming album, Another Eternity, has quickly jumped near the top of my Most Anticipated list, and the band is touring to support the sure-to-be stellar album. Check out all the dates in North America and Europe in the replies.
Kanye Westtweeted something yesterday, knowing full well we'd go gaga. And then he totally 180'd us, because all he was announcing was that Big Sean's new album is called Dark Sky Paradise. Gonna be a while before I trust you again, Mr. West. The album comes out February 24th, and an album sampler featuring Kanye is in the replies.
Fire in the Radio will be releasing its new album, Telemetry, on May 12th via Wednesday Records. If you dig the vibes of Tigers Jaw, Weezer, and the like, you'll feel this as well. You can check out a album trailer, the artwork, and track listing in the replies.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
We're booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom's manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he's out indefinitely. There's a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, "Tom. Is. Out." Direct quote. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before.