Rashida Jones (Parks & Recreation, The Office) is currently gearing up for the release of her new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted, which premieres on May 29th via Netflix. In the midst of it all, The AV Club just revealed "Wanted To Be Loved" from the soundtrack which sees Rashida herself team up to sing on the track alongside singer/songwriter Daniel Ahearn. Check out both the original and acoustic takes of the delicate and ethereal indie-folk track in the replies.
There are many more examples of technology influencing song form, of course. But it’s crazy to witness the hangover from previous technologies that now are being declared dead. For instance, if the CD is dead/dying rapidly, why are people still making 10-song buckets of three-minute songs? Well some aren’t, that’s true, but the rethinking has not yet taken hold in a full-fledged way. Most of my students are making five-song EPs, which is also a holdover.
"We have spent the last few days doing everything we possibly can to make sure that these shows wouldn't be cancelled but at the end of the day the US government took far longer than anyone could have predicted giving Denis his visa which has left us no time to finish his visa process to enter the UK.
“It’s the perfect platform for us to be like this is how we’re starting this new cycle, this new life of the band. It makes so much sense to start it here, right where it all started” Vernon explained to Minneapolis’ KARE 11.
Kayla, writing on her blog, about confronting misogyny in music.
So what’s to be done? As it stands, pop punk is clearly unsafe. I’m not naïve. I know this can’t be fixed overnight, and it seems like no one truly has an interest in changing the way things are. There is a vocal minority that has been persistent, but a vocal minority is not enough. This is a problem that permeates every corner of the music industry, but seems particularly bad in punk. The main focus on solving the problem is accountability. Not only are they accountable for their actions, but we are accountable for calling out this behavior when we see it. For them, it means sincere apologies to victims, removing...
Marianas Trench has a new EP on iTunes titled Something Old / Something New, which includes two songs recorded before their first record and the two previously released singles, "Here's To The Zeroes" and "Pop 101." The band's new album, Astoria, will be out this year with all new tracks.
Mr Twin Sister have shared a new track titled "The Erotic Book," which you can check out in the replies. The band is going on tour to support last year's excellent self-titled album, so check out those dates in the replies as well.
You, Me, and Everyone We Know are currently on the road with Daisyhead and Future Crooks, and frontman Ben Liebsch has checked in with a tour blog. Head to the replies to read the first installment, in which he discusses touring sober, his tourmates and more.
Online geek-y retailer ThinkGeek and its parent company Geeknet Inc. are in the process of being acquired by Hot Topic, a popular mall-based retailer best known for selling vampire T-shirts and other faux-goth-pop accoutrements. According to a press release issued this morning, Hot Topic will be picking up all of Geeknet’s outstanding shares of common stock for $17.50 per share, and the company will also be fronting about $37 million in cash. The total value of the transaction will be $122 million.
Today we've got an exclusive premiere from Rehasher (the side-project from Roger from Less Than Jake). In the replies we've got a stream for "Everybody Hates Their Job" from the upcoming Clock Smash 7" coming out on Saint November Records. Pre-orders are now up fro the June 2nd release.