He Is Legend will release Heavy Fruit on August 19th via Tragic Hero Records. The effort, which was produced by Mitch Marlow (who also handled It Hates You), is now available for pre-order, as is It Hates You on vinyl. You can hear a new song titled "Miserable Company" in the replies via Lambgoat.
1. No Visitors
2. This Will Never Work
3. Miserable Company
4. Something, Something, Something Witchy
5. I Sleep Just Fine
7. Spout Mouth
8. Be Easy
9. Time To Stain
11. Smoker Scoff
12. The Carpet
13. Heavy Fruit
Got A Girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura) have released their video for "Did We Live Too Fast?" which you can check out in the replies alongside some teasers for the forthcoming album, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, which is available on July 22nd via Bulk Recordings.
I just got the masters back two or three weeks ago, I hadn't listened to them in a while. But now they sound good to me, I mean it sounds exactly like what we set out to do. Initially, when you first hear it, you're like, “Oh, this is different.” There's also some comfort songs on there -- some that I think sound similar to previous records. But we try to put a little extra in there so it didn't sound too out there. We didn't go totally insane. It's leading people along, not frustrating anyone.
YouTube is preparing to roll out an ad-free music service and the Financial Times is reporting it will block videos from indie artists that don't sign up for this new offering. The Financial Times is behind a pay-wall, but the The Verge has a good rundown:
The FT quotes Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, confirming that the service plans to block videos from any artists or labels who have not signed on to its new paid service, "to ensure that all content on the platform is governed by its new contractual terms."
Alkaline Trio will be performing all eight of their albums over four nights in three different cities. Tickets will go on sale for the LA, Chicago, and Brooklyn dates at noon today (local time) -- more information in the replies.
Whilst reading the comments from many of our lovely AP.net users on a recent article written on Wondering Sound regarding the lack of women on the Warped Tour, I became quite surprised by the reactions that our user base was having. Responses varied from statements suggesting that it's reasonable for Warped Tour to be lacking in women as there aren't many women in the scene all the way to users stating their outright hatred of all things feminist. It was not surprising to see debate about the issue - feminism and women's rights are certainly a particularly divisive topic on the internet at the moment. However, what I found difficult to accept was that folks were more willing to attack...
Zero Platoon recently filmed a couple acoustic performances of Driver Friendly. Today, we are excited to premiere an acoustic performance of "Everything Gold," a new song off the band's upcoming fantastic album, Unimagined Bridges. Check out the video in the replies, along with the newly released album version. The album releases July 15th via Hopeless Records, and be sure to catch the band on tour. If you're interested in more of these types of videos, Zero Platoon is an organization that works with touring bands through video interviews and live performances to encourage and bring hope to young members of the military who struggle with depression.
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.
“There’s really not a lack of women,” he [Kevin Lyman] says, interrupting me before I’ve finished asking the first question. “If you’ve got 20 bands that have women in them out of 120 bands, that’s one out of six bands.”
“You think that’s OK?” I ask, surprised that he would be so comfortable with such a one-sided ratio.
“That’s absolutely OK,” he says.
Update: Kevin Lyman has posted a variety of responses on Twitter.
I encourage @mseling to start her own music festival, she has good taste in music and seems to have it figured out.
Pinback has announced a tour in support of the tenth anniversary of Summer In Abaddon where they will perform the album in full. You can also buy a limited edition maroon vinyl reissue only at the shows and from Touch and Go Records on September 2nd. Check the replies for the dates.
A while back news surfaced about an Aphex Twin record titled Caustic Window from 1996 that never saw the light of day. Thanks to Kickstarter, now it has, and the results can be streamed in the replies via Revolt.
Today Sum 41's Deryck Whibley dropped the "Lavigne" from his name - which he secretly got added on after marrying pop star Avril Lavigne in 2006. A judge granted the name change recently, as reported here.
The rocker’s request to drop Avril’s name was stamped on Thursday. As we first revealed, Whibley had secretly taken her name during their 2006 marriage … to become Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley. Deryck’s name change was filed a few months after Lavigne married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroger … which is probably not a coincidence. The fact Deryck has a new fiancée probably influenced the change too.