The media’s most highbrow music critics, the same ones who barely batted an eye at Swift’s release, have rushed forward to gush over Adams’s transformation of a cheesy pop album into something more serious. In the words of American Songwriter, Adams is “bestowing indie-rock credibility” on Swift’s album, potentially even “showing her up by revealing depth and nuance in the songs” and “giving her a master class in lyrical interpretation”. The New Yorker’s review of Adams’s 1989 (it’s worth noting that the magazine did not review Taylor Swift’s album at all), is headlined...
Pope Francis is going to release his debut album, Wake Up!, on November 27th. It will feature excerpts of hymns and speeches delivered by the Pope set to original music by Believe Digital. Check out first single "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" at Rolling Stone. I repeat: 2015 is surreal.
Sam Smith has released his song for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, called "Writing's On The Wall." Check it out on Spotify and download it via iTunes. Fun fact: Sam Smith is the first British male solo artist to sing the title song since Tom Jones in 1965 in Thunderball.
Pitchfork, via The Intercept, reports that a British intelligence agency codenamed it's massive, comprehensive program of surveillance of the public's internet usage after the Radiohead song "Karma Police." 2015 is surreal.
Drake has given his first extended interview since a 2014 Rolling Stone piece for the Fader's 100th print issue. The excellent piece covers everything from his upcoming album Views From The 6 (which is going to be made primarily with longtime producer 40), his beef with Meek Mill and ghostwriting allegations, charges of being an opportunist and more. Check it out here.
We're premiering No Tide's new music video for "Sunday Morning" in the replies. The song appears on the Nebraska pop-punk outfit's full-length debut, Death of the Sun, which is still streaming here. Recommended for fans of The Story So Far, Saves the Day and The Menzingers.
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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.
Track Listing 01) Astoria
02) Burning Up
04) One Love
05) August Burns Red
06) This Means War
07) Hospital Bells
08) Dearly Departed
09) Hollywood Renaissance
10) Shut Up and Kiss Me
11) Who Do You Love
12) Never Say Die
14) While We're Young
15) Forget Me Not
16) And Straight On Til Morning
17) End of an Era
These days, besides his family, he’s responsible to his many employees, shareholders and partners. After all, when you have a $100 million budget on the line, “I’m rehearsing for our summer tour” isn’t a good excuse for missing a meeting. So, when fans ask why DeLonge bailed on the band that made him famous, he didn’t leave Blink-182 because he’s crazy, stupid or self-indulgent. He’s simply a grown up with responsibilities and ambitions that reach all the way to the stars.
Mondo has announced a Batman: The Animated Series vinyl boxset.
Because the company is a fan of the seminal FOX animated series' music, Mondo put together a vinyl box set featuring the full scores of its favorite Batman: The Animated Series episodes. From "On Leather Wings" to "Joker's Favor" to "The Man Who Killed Batman," purchasers can relive the episodes through the series' remastered soundtrack.
Seaway's "Airhead" can be streamed in the replies. As this post is in relation to Pure Noise Records, I'd like to direct your attention to this post where there's a lot of great information about consent education, sexual assault literature, and much more.
Anberlin have released a twenty minute short film about their final day as a band titled Don't Try to Wake Me Up. It is available for rental or purchase on Vimeo.
Don’t Try To Wake Me Up is an exclusive look at the final day and final show of Anberlin, a band who had been together for 12 years, released 7 full-length albums, and played over 2,000 shows across 6 continents. Everyone has seen concert footage before; this film visits the band more intimately, as all 5 band members talk in a private and candid one-on-one environment about what that day was like in their most transparent and vulnerable interviews ever given.