A variety of musicians and bands have begun speaking out on Twitter about the Kelly Thomas verdict. Will Pugh, of Cartel, stated, "If you care at all about civil liberties, you should be paying attention to the Fullerton PD's actions," and Man Overboard tweeted, "No justice for #KellyThomas means no justice for all American citizens. A sad day in our history. Embarrassing and heartbreaking to witness."
I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur.. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.
MTVU is making Time Will Tell censor parts of their video for "It Could Be Worse," saying it's "too suggestive for rotation." You can watch the video in the replies and see if you agree. The song features Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights.
In honor of the recent Anberlinnews, Under The Gun Review compiled a list of essential Anberlin tracks as chosen by writers, musicians, and other industry folks. Members of Go Radio, Emarosa, Longtime Anberlin producer Aaron Sprinkle, and several others contributed -- I myself added "Dance, Dance, Christa Paffgen." Check out the playlist and writers' thoughts here, and let us know your essential Anberlin songs in the replies.
Today we've got an exclusive stream from Bad Things (Shaun White's band) new self-titled album. Check the replies to hear "Say It Again." The band's upcoming album, recorded with producer Rob Schnapf, will be out on January 21st.
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Drew and I get together to talk about the new albums from Against Me! and The Lawrence Arms. Both albums are releasing at the end of this month and they're both albums we think you should listen to and spend some time with. Why do we love them? Listen to the podcast to find out. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.
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In addition to their work with their respective rock bands, Bryce Dessner (The National) and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) both have careers as classical composers as well. On March 5th the two will release a split LP featuring their own classical compositions. Dessner's composition is called "St. Carolyn by the Sea" and Greenwood's is a suite from his soundtrack to There Will Be Blood. Check out the track listing, album art, and a trailer in the replies.
Beginning soon, if you go to a Bruce Springsteen concert, while you're there you will have the option to purchase a USB wristband for an official download of either that show or the show of your choice. The wristbands will also be available for purchase online.
Ex-Unicorns and Clues founder Alden Penner has released a new song called “Word” via MTV. It's off his his upcoming debut album, EXEGESIS, which releases February 4th. He has also announced some Canadian dates around Toronto and Montreal, with additional North American tour dates coming soon. Dates and track listing are below.
2) Louis XIV
3) A Beautiful Dream
4) Disney Waltz
5) Losing My Head
6) Lost The Skin
7) Beauty Of The Lamb
9) I, Icarus
10) We Seek
11) No Peace
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