Another day, another band being accused of inappropriate things with fans. Neck Deep has responded to the accusations on Twitter saying they are aware they have been made and want to get to the bottom of it:
We are very aware of the accusations being made and we take them very seriously. Please give us a moment to get to the bottom of this.
Gleason likens his time with Further Seems Forever as a marriage that came to an end. The business side of things brought upon most of the bad blood in the band, "It stopped being fun, and started being a business, and whatever emotions and conflicts that come along with that statement, it was my time to go. I think Jon Bunch stepped in and did a bang up job."
so here is what happened and i'm just gonna give you the actual story with no filter. was all geared up for leg 2 of the tour when we got a call from charli's camp that she couldn't continue on the tour. came as a bit of a shock to me as I'm sure it is to you right now. i need you guys to have the truthful and unfiltered version of what happened because canceling shows is something i do not do unless I physically can't walk on to the stage. i know how important these shows are to you guys - they mean everything to me. i wish there was something here that made more...
United Talent Agency has acquired The Agency Group.
UTA artists now include artists across all genres including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Muse, The Black Keys, Paramore, Foster the People, Nickelback, Guns ‘N Roses, David Gilmour, Ringo Starr, A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, Milky Chance, X Ambassadors, Foals, Dolly Parton, Rachel Platten, Ms. Lauryn Hill, A Great Big World, The Kills, Jeff Bridges, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Hanson, Boy George, Rodriguez, George Benson, Deep Purple, Merle Haggard, and Rush.
EDM artist Jack Novak has released a new song via her Soundcloud page, "If It Kills Me". It features Blackbear, whom you might recognize from his features on albums from G-Eazy, MOD SUN, and more. Hit the replies to check it out.
I recently spoke to We Came As Romans vocalists Dave Stephens and Kyle Pavone at the Portland, OR date of the Vans Warped Tour. We spoke about the band's brand new Self-Titled record (and it's leak 6 weeks ahead) working out on the road, and more. The record is definitely among my favorites of the year, so this was a fun conversation to have. You can read it here.
It’s not something a lot of bands do in their careers, it’s a special feat for sure. We’re really blessed; with record sales being down and our record leaking six weeks early, it just seems like everything was piled against us, and we had people telling us “You might not do top 10…you’ve got this and this against you…” But we...
Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.
Unless you were living under a pop-punk rock: you've probably seen that The Wonder Years' highly anticipated new album leaked last night. The somewhat interesting part is that the source of the (really bad quality) leak was apparently from streaming service Deezer. Someone over there probably has some explaining to do this morning. However, according to multiple users the album also soon appeared on the UK Spotify as well. Over the past few years it's felt like album leaks were less prevalent (and with streaming services: less sought after) but this feels like one of the biggest in a long while. I'm genuinely curious how this will impact the band's first week sales. Now I'm going to go...
The TL;DR explanation of exactly how Spotify plans to access your personal data is simply that the streaming music service will not access your photos, location, voice, or contacts, unless you give “your explicit permission.” In other words, you’ll need to opt-in.
You and me—Ryan Key. Together, we can bring The Lone Tree Recordings to life. As the lead singer and guitarist of Yellowcard, I practically grew up in a studio. I know how important it is for musicians to be able to write and record their music so they can share it with the world. So I'm reaching out to all music fans and musicians to help support this studio as a space for talented musicians to write and record the songs they love.
In Writing will release their debut album, While You Were Away, next Friday. But this Friday, we've got a nice treat so you can start your weekend off right.Head over to their profile where you can check out their single "Chelsea," which is a poppy emo song falling somewhere between The Promise Ring's Nothing Feels Good and Into It. Over It.'s Proper. Which means it's good. After listening be sure to preorder and then you can pick up a CD copy via All Sounds or a limited edition cassette via Superjazz Tapes.
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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.
Courtney Barnett has been teasing something to do with her track "Nobody Cares If You Don't Go To The Party" via billboards, murals and posters around various cities in the world. Only a couple of days ago it culminated in a surprise performance on the streets of Camden (my ends) in London just outside of the tube station. Check out the video for the track in the replies.
Peter Robinson, writing for Noisey, about ghostwriting:
But pop’s move towards a more rockist interpretation of credibility isn’t open for debate: it’s already happened, and you can understand why some artists are keen not to credit writers, or to insist that they are credited even if their sole contribution was managing to record their vocal while not falling over.
Wave. We're back from our one week break and are immediately talking about Star Wars. It's exactly what you would expect from a podcast named AbsolutePunk, right? This week we look at how the whole Pure Noise Records/JJR situation impacted being able to listen to Four Year Strong's latest album, why A Wilhelm Scream isn't as crazy big and popular as they should be, the reasoning behind labels streaming albums a week or so early, our favorite b-sides, the upcoming Motion City Soundtrack album and our fears surrounding it, if there's a song of the summer, Frank Turner's new one, the new Better Off songs, and some good old fashioned nostalgia. We missed podcasting and hope you enjoy this...
100% of the net proceeds will be donated to To Write Love On Her Arms for their World Suicide Prevention Day "We'll See You Tomorrow" campaign, as well as a charity chosen by a group of friends who were close with Justin