Transit have launched a promotion where a Boston-area fan can interview the band using their own questions and tour the band's studio in Boston next week. All you have to do is upload a video of yourself asking up to three interview questions, use the hashtag #ABTOUR14, and post it on Twitter/Instagram. The winner will be selected and contacted on January 26th.
Kristina Esfandiari, the former vocalist of Whirr, has started a new band called Miserable. Their new EP, Halloween Dream, will release on February 18th via Native Sound. You can stream the title track on Spin. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it, which gives you an immediate download of the title track.
We're so excited to premiere Season 2 of our Quiet Country Audio Sessions. Kicking it off is a 4 song session with Sainthood Reps that is just absolutely fantastic which captures the raw energy and emotion of the band. You can watch the videos in the replies and grab the audio on Bandcamp. You can watch previous sessions on the website.
"This was a completely different kind of thing for me," Pundik says, referencing the departure from NFG's chugging guitars and sneering punk hooks. "I've always been into alt-country and Americana, and [the song] has that vibe. I was able to tone down my voice a bit, to not to belt so hard."
Time is reporting that "Is Anyone Up" founder Hunter Moore has been arrested by FBI agents.
Hunter Moore, whom Rolling Stone called “the most hated man on the Internet” for his alleged operation and defense of a revenge porn website, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, according to an official at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
Someone online showed this to me (and I forgot your username, I'm sorry), and it's pretty interesting -- it's all of the new releases on Rdio each week placed into genres.
This is an algorithmically-generated categorization of Rdio new releases by genre. The categorization is artist-based, and cheerfully optimisitic, so releases are listed in any genre where some data from somewhere suggests they might conceivably be relevant. Sometimes this will be laughably wrong. Laugh, and move on. Single-song releases are shown with quoted song names; multiple-song releases are shown with italicized release titles.
Tom Junod, writing for Esquire, pens a great piece on the mysteries and career of Bob Dylan:
It's quite a trick. Dylan's public career began at the dawn of the age of total disclosure and has continued into the dawn of the age of total surveillance; he has ended up protecting his privacy at a time when privacy itself is up for grabs. But his claim to privacy is compelling precisely because it's no less enigmatic and paradoxical than any other claim he's made over the years. Yes, it's important to him—"of the utmost importance, of paramount importance," says his friend Ronee Blakley, the Nashville star who sang with Dylan on his Rolling Thunder tour. And yes, the importance of his privacy...
The Weaks have signed to Lame-O Records and announced plans to release their debut EP, The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die, on February 11. Stream a new song called "Nietzche’s Harvest Song" over at PropertyOfZack and preorder the release here. We'll have a new song premiere as well next week.
1. Nightswimming At The Full Moon Party
2. Nietzche’s Harvest Song
3. Instantaneous Vertical Speed
4. To Thine Own Self Be True
5. How To Put An Audience To Sleep In Under Two Minutes
6. Dunce Pageant