These kind of concerns are part of what Weiss alluded to in that tweet—that the term “emo” is bad for business. Or at least that it can limit the prospective audience. This is nothing new: As Shanholtzer says, “One of the most overlooked things is this was originally tagged as ‘post-emo indie rock.’ When the Get Up Kids and Promise Ring got popular, people were talking about emo in indie media circuits, so [those bands] were saying ‘We should call ourselves indie rock, because I don’t...
Whoever's idea it was to do this, they get an A+ in being a great person. Paramoreposted on tumblr a GIF of "Ain't It Fun" single art that parodies the art for J-Biebs' "Believe" single. Check it out in the replies. If you need a refresher, this happened yesterday.
Welcome to hip-hop in 2014: on the newest DJ Khaled track "They Don't Love You No More," Jay Z raps "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sport boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team," in a possible Drake diss. This didn't go over well with Major League Lacrosse, who took the opportunity to lambast Hov, claiming that he "wouldn't last one minute on a lacrosse field," and go on to say "he is more than welcome to come to any of our games and try."
Lacrosse is often called the fastest sport on two feet. Players are on the field dodging and shooting balls at over 100 miles per hour.
With that said we don’t think Jay-Z knows what he’s talking about when he calls...
Twenty One Pilots just put up preorders for a vinyl pressing of Vessel. A clear pressing is available to preorder now, which ships on or around May 27th, and a clear red pressing will be available at Hot Topic.
It Dies Today have premiered a demo of a new song titled "Son of Dawn, Brilliant Star" on Lambgoat. The band will be playing a handful of shows to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Caitiff Choir; dates are below.
Star Wars: Episode VII, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams and will be released on December 18, 2015, has announced its cast. John Williams will return as the composer.
John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow (the villain?) will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2)
Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new...
Last summer, Light Years' released their debut album, I Won’t Hold This Against You. The song "Deadlines" reflects a sense of nostalgia and the need grow up, and the video shows just that with its '90s influences. Hit the replies to check out our premiere of the new video. If you like what you hear - or see - grab the album for $5 digitally from Paper + Plastick Records.
Antemasque will release their debut, self-titled LP on July 15th. The prog supergroup has also released another new song, "Drown All Your Witches," which you can hear at bandcamp. Preorders go live tomorrow, and can be acquired here.
Andrew Jackson Jihad released an incredible video for new track "Temple Grandin" - which you can watch via Fuse. It's off the band's upcoming album, Christmas Island, which hits stores on May 6th via Side One Dummy Records.
You can downloadMe Vs. Hero's new song "Marks Of A Slave" for free and watch the lyric video below. The track comes from their upcoming sophomore album, I’m Completely Fine.
It’s taken a long long time and pushed us more than people know, but we finally have an album that we couldn't be more proud of. We want to thank everyone who's stuck by us for all their patience and as a gift, we are giving away a track from from our second album 'I'm Completely Fine' which is due out later in the year. 'Marks of a Slave' is one of our favourites from the LP, we hope people feel the same. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
Weird announcement to have to make ... but, I just got word that a certain vodka company didn't like the name "ABSOLUTExclusive" and so we're going to have to change it. Seriously. I think it's hilariously stupid, but ... not my call. I spent a few seconds debating if we should just go with something like "GREYGOOSExclusives" or maybe go with a whiskey brand? Since it's obviously alcohol related. Maybe all go buy these shirts in protest? In the end I talked to staff and we decided to just call the section "exclusives." So, we'll be making those changes shortly where we can and I'll be buying my vodka from companies that don't have more money and lawyers than common sense.
We were always quoting sitcoms in rehearsals and one of them was the Mighty Boosh. So there was a character called Kodiak Jack and we just thought that sounded different and was kinda catchy, so why not? Plenty of bands got their names from characters in film and TV. So it just stuck.
In this Radio 1 Story, for the first time, all four members of the band give their viewpoint on The 1975's career. From meeting at school as 13 and 14 year olds, to playing their first gigs, evolving their sound and song writing, forming their identity as The 1975, getting their first air play on Radio 1... and then adjusting to a whole load of success.