How does the idea of going to unlimited shows for $25 sound to you? A new start-up is betting it sounds pretty good. Jukely has entered beta and TechCrunch has a write-up about the whole idea.
A mere $25 for a la carte music concerts doesn’t seem like a good money-making model. But Celik sees the service as a win-win. He pointed out that both Jukely and concert promoters make money by filling otherwise empty ticket orders. It’s sort of like an unlimited version of ClassPass, but for music. You won’t find bigger names like Taylor Swift or Gaga on the subscription list. The idea is to fill the room and expose folks to bands that are just starting to blow up, but have enough of a presence...
Rozwell Kid's new record, Too Shabby, is out today via Broken World Media, and we're celebrating the West Virginia-based slacker-rock act's album release by bringing you a brand-spanking-new music video for "Sick Jackets," which you can watch in the replies! The easy RIYL here is Weezer, but in general this band just kinda turns up the fuzz and lets the head-bobbing come easy. Take a listen and pick up the record via one of the links above if you dig.
Discovering the band at this righteous and revelatory moment was like being an early Christian, only better, since it likely led to nights of heavy beer drinking, and there was no danger of being fed to the lions...It was an introduction to a world of strange characters whose allegorical adventures could change your life, and listening to Separation Sunday without any background knowledge or preconceived notions was a thrilling precursor to evangelism.
Turnstile is one of the best new hardcore bands currently out in the scene, and they're set to release their brand new album Nonstop Feeling on January 13th, 2015 via Reaper Records. And today, we're premiering a brand new video for their song "Drop", one of the groovier songs off the album. If you liked what you heard, you can pre-order the album. Hit the replies to check out the video, as well as upcoming tour dates.
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.
On last week's episode of the AP.net Podcast, Drew and I talked a lot about writing online, the future of album reviews, and stuff like that. I also hinted at the idea of bringing on more staff contributors here at the website and spent the weekend bouncing around a bunch of ideas with all the current staff members. Well, we decided it's time to expand. We think we've got news posting down pretty well (although all staff can post news), so we're looking mostly for those interested in writing album reviews and doing interviews with bands, record labels, and other industry folk. If this sort of thing seems up your alley, we've got a little application form you can fill out here. We just...
Secondly, after some behind-the-scenes confusion and plan-changing, we are finally about to hit the studio at the start of next month to make the sixth record. Details about where, when and with who I’m still keeping close to my chest, but it’s great that it’s finally getting under way. To prepare for the session, and to honour the passing of (yet another) Great British Music Venue, the Sleeping Souls and I will be playing two intimate shows at the Hereford Jailhouse on 27th & 28th November. The first night is sold out already, so get your tickets quick!
Read an interview with Joseph Marro of The Early November discussing new TEN material sounding like The Devil & God, how to survive as a young band in the scene, and managing artists like You Blew It! and Allison Weiss.
Yeah, I think this new record, if what we’ve done goes all the way through, will be our darkest record – a little less like “In Currents,” and even further away from that rock sound of “Frayed in Doubt,” but more…to compare it to another band, I think it almost sounds like [Brand New’s] The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me, which is cool because it’s not even an album we’ve listened to as a band, but it’s one we’re all familiar with. I just hear parts of these songs...
As part of the deal, Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become evp of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG's Artist Services operation. Vagrants catalog includes albums from such artists as The 1975, Eels, Bad Suns, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Joe Lewis, Blitzen Trapper and Rocket From The Crypt. Billboard estimates Vagrant's annual U.S. recorded music sales volume at about $5 million.
Paramore have announced one of the songs that will be on the "deluxe edition" re-release of their self-titled album. We can all look forward to a version of "Hate to See Your Heart Break" featuring Joy Williams.
In a recent radio interview, Tom Delonge stated that Blink 182 have found a new partner to release their upcoming album.
We've been searching vigorously for a partner of how we're going to put that out. I literally think I got the last email last night, as far as signing this paperwork to say, "Okay, this is our partner." So, I can't announce anything yet, but next is all the scheduling of when and how, where and with whom we do it. So I think the goal is right after the holidays, we're going to be going pretty hardcore
Ryan Ross' manager startedshootingofftweets the other night that led to the hashtag "#RyanAndBrendonOneMoreSong" trending in the US. Ryan Ross responded with a tweet saying he's "not against it." Guess we wait and see what Brendon thinks.