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.
The Fest has announced its lineups for Fest 14 in Gainesville and Pre-Fest 3 in Little Ybor. Among the top-billed acts are Lagwagon, Desaparecidos and The Menzingers. See you in Gainesville in October!
Over the weekend a fan was groped at Jeff Rosenstock's Austin show. Since then Jeff has posted a varietyofmessages to these kinds of shitty people on Twitter -- these are all worth reading. It apparently hasn't stopped the online harassment of this individual though, which is beyond fucked up.
There is no place for you at our shows if you don't have respect for women. Fucking none. Stop listening, stop attending.
Of Machines have canceled their crowdfunded EP after their vocalist Dylan Anderson has apparently gone missing for months. No refunds will be given out as Anderson is apparently the only band member with access to the PayPal account.
"Listeners will have access to more diverse and pluralistic radio-content, and enjoy better sound quality and new functionality," Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey said in a statement. "Digitization will also greatly improve the emergency preparedness system, facilitate increased competition and offer new opportunities for innovation and development."
Before the tour started, the idea of a tour shop was brought to my attention and it turned out to be extremely necessary in order to cover some start up costs. I want to thank everyone that contributed to that shop. This was also a moment of learning for me. I underestimated the stress that tour would put on my mind and my body and a few already delayed items took far longer than expected to go out. Here is the current status of all items from the tour shop ...
We wanted to mention that while planning this year of Chroma shows, we decided that there is likely not much international touring in the cards left for the band, and these will be the band’s last UK shows. Though we would love to keep traveling the world and playing shows, it’s a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world, and we aren’t really banging out new tunes left and right which would necessitate us promoting it worldwide. While all this may be a bummer, that’s not to say the band is over by any means, we will still play shows in the US. We’re very grateful and excited that we get another shot at...
Pinelands Music Festival added five new bands, including a 10 year anniversary performance by The Spill Canvas of One Fell Swoop. The fest also features The Early November, You Blew It, Good Old War, and more. The line-up so far is below.
Typhoon have been occupying a certain space of somber but still catchy indie rock music for the last few years now, and their 2013 full-length White Lighter only brought them closer to their sweet spot. Which is to say, music you can think to, and tap your toe to. So when the band teamed up with electronic soundscape magician East Forest to remix their hugely affecting song "Post Script," we had to bring it to you. Check it out in the replies, and don't be afraid to get a little lost this morning.
Mumford and Sons will release their new album, Wilder Mind, on May 4th and in preparation for it have released another video from their live performance series of new tracks. "Snake Eyes" can be checked out in the replies.
Bastards is fronted by Jacob Belcher, the musician behind Its Teeth and former guitarist of Drop Dead, Gorgeous and Of Legends, but you won't confuse his new band with his previous projects. Bastards pummels its listeners with raw vocals and melodic hardcore in the vein of Modern Life Is War, The Hope Conspiracy, Defeater and Have Heart. Head the replies to stream their debut EP, Ethos, which is being self-released digitally tomorrow.
Panic! At The Disco's new single, "Hallelujah," can be found in the replies. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album due out later this year. You can check out an interview with Alt 98.7 where Brendon Urie talks about the single and the new record here.
A big congratulations to Green Day, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night by Fall Out Boy. Hit the replies to read Fall Out Boy's induction speech, and Green Day's acceptance speeches.
Visitors (members of Heartless Breakers, Dustbloom, and Downpoor) and Bon Vivant (members of Get Scared, I Am the Ocean, Settle Down, and Broke City) are releasing a split, which can now be pre-ordered. We are streaming a song from each side - "Something Real" from Bon Vivant and "Flailure (Reprise)" from Visitors. Both bands play a style of experimental post-hardcore that ought to appeal to fans of groups like I the Mighty. Check out both songs in the replies.
Turnover apparently can't be stopped, because they've released another new song from Peripheral Vision, this one called "Humming." Check it out here. The album comes out May 4th, which is blissfully close at hand.
Today, Texas In July has started to announce their final shows together. The band has announced their farewell European tour – which will feature festival appearances at Jera On Air, Graspop, and With Full Force Festival – and select shows with the likes of Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers.
The gap of almost 18 years is the longest between an act topping Mainstream Rock Songs, besting Stone Temple Pilots, which paused 16 years between "Lady Picture Show" (Jan. 18, 1997) and "Out of Time" (Aug. 17, 2013).