Hopeless Records have posted a video containing Dan Campbell and Justin Pierre explaining the ideas and concepts behind the songs on their soon-to-be-released The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack 7" split. It's in the replies.
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This week's episode of Encore tackles world building in movies and where it works (Star Wars, Marvel, etc.) and where it fails (Spectre). We talk quite a bit about Star Wars in this one -- spurred by a certain someone live tweeting their first viewing of the series mere minutes before we started recording. We also look at the death of Cobra Starship, Brand New recording, and answer a variety of listener topics: how often we go to shows, do we play instruments, should Blink-182 re-record old music with Matt Skiba, is pop-punk trying too hard, did pop-punk rule the world this year, what is up with cassette tapes, what do we think of @FutureAltPress, do our significant others shape our...
I've always been a big fan of DC hardcore and the Dischord Records sound. So it's no surprise that I like Slow Code. A clear throwback to that era of post-hardcore, "The Patron Saint of Architecture" is streaming exclusively on the band's profile. It comes from the band's debut EP Marketable Skills, out December 18. Keep your eye on them if you're at all a fan of Fugazi, etc.
Pusha T has shared a new track from his upcoming sophomore solo album King Push. It's called "Untouchable," which you can stream in the replies. Also, he was recently named president of GOOD Music, which is Kanye's own imprint and home to Big Sean and John Legend. Clearly this is a way to get Push some executive experience to get him on Kanye's 2020 candidacy.
There’s a lot of filter sweeps on the bass and drums, either at the starts of songs or the ends of songs or in the middle of songs, and it instantly makes me feel like I’m listening to ‘I’m blue boo da ba dee da boo die doo daba dee daboo die.” That’s just the song that was everywhere in my teenage years, and I hated it. And I hate it still.
Classixx have shared a new single called "Whatever I Want" featuring T-Pain with Apple Music, noting that they "heard the instrumental for 'Can't Believe It' and feeling kindred." That shared connection is extremely evident on the song which can be heard here.
Sykes told NME that whether intentional or not, he finds it hard to believe Coldplay wouldn’t have noticed the similarities. Definitely. 38-year-old Chris Martin totally seems like the kind of guy who stays up on all the latest Hot Topic bands and this was unquestionably a deliberate act of malice.
There was an interesting process to decide on our theme song. Many songs were being considered seriously, including “Better Things” by the Kinks and “Float On” by Modest Mouse. Greg [Daniels] graciously sent out a list of songs and links to them as well for the cast to weigh in on. The one we all wanted most of all was “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra. It’s a sensational song and its jubilant, upbeat refrain would have fit perfectly over the drab video of the opening credits. Then we found out another show, the doomed and dismally conceived LAX, used the song. (Yes, this...
Billboard has ranked the top albums and artists ever on their Billboard 200, and introduced a new series of posts called Greatest of All Time. Notable mentions include Adele's 21 as the top Billboard 200 album, and The Beatles as the greatest act.
On “Purpose,” (RBMG/Def Jam) Mr. Bieber steps down from the cross, still hemorrhaging. Apart from its huge already-released hits “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean?” this album exists less as a contribution to popular music than as a plot point in Mr. Bieber’s public narrative. He has gone astray. He is sorry. “You know I try,” he sings, “but I don’t do well with apologies.”