DJ Earworm has once again released his "United State of Pop" mashup featuring the top songs of 2013. This year's title, "Living The Fantasy," is a nod to arguably the biggest breakout force of 2013, Lorde. Check out the mix in the replies - it's seriously rad.
Terry from FUSE's Warped Roadies will be chatting with us at 6 PM EST. You can ask about a bunch of different things like how he got onto the tour, what it was like filming the show, his clothing company My Life Vs. Your Vacation, and much more.
Update: Thanks to Terry for chatting with us! Catch Warped Roadies Season 2 premiere tomorrow at 11 PM EST on FUSE!
Tyler, the Creator isn't a fan of Drop Dead Clothing, the clothing line from Bring Me The Horizon vocalist Oliver Sykes. The issue seems to be over a t-shirt that reads "kill people burn shit skip school" which is pretty damn close to the Tyler lyric, "kill people burn shit fuck school." Tyler's response to the shirt? I'm censoring it and taking it out of all caps: "That kid with radical lyrics on his shirt is some tumblr f*g fuck him don't use my shit pussy."
Hot Water Music's Jason Black (bass), former HWM tour manager Neltie Penman (vocals), Primitive Weapons' Arty Shepherd (guitars), Small Brown Bike's Jeff Gensterblum (drums) and Matt Kane (guitars) have combined to form a new band called UnWed. They will play their first show with Have Mercy and Gates in Brooklyn this weekend, on Dec. 8 at Saint Vitus. At the show, they'll have a super-limited version of their debut two-song 7", which will come out officially early next year via No Idea Records. There is a teaser video in the replies.
MTV has announced that the 29th season of the Real World will come with a twist: instead of just seven strangers brought together to have their lives ruined/taped/made fun of -- the housemates will be forced to live with their exes. This has nothing to do with music except that it's on MTV and we can pretend that's what the 'M' still stands for and I find it hilarious that this is the state of entertainment.
Downwrite has added some more artists to their roster. Bob Morris (The Hush Sound), Chris Broach (Braid / Firebird Band), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights), Carmen Cirignano (Young Statues), Daniel Castady (The Fold), and William Beckett (The Academy Is...) are all now signed up.
Periphery have announced Clear , an experimental recording project due Jan 28. Each member of the band will "control" their own track, coming together in a 30 minute release. Full details below, and a teaser with new music in the replies. You can pre-order here.
Clear is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound.
“Every track also contains a melodic theme established in Clear's intro track Overture this common thread links all of...
You can stream a new You Blew It! song titled "Award of the Year Award" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Topshelf Records release, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which will hit stores January 14th. The album was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) and it's fantastic. You can pre-order the record (highly recommended) via Topshelf.
1) Match & Tinder
2) Award of the Year Award
3) Strong Island
4) Regional Dialect
5) House Address
6) A Different Kind of Kindling
7) Rock Springs
8) You & Me & Me
9) Grey Matter
10) Better to Best
You and a guest can meet Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves' Tom DeLonge in his music studio in Carlsbad, CA and own 22 pages of the original artwork of Mike Henry from the children's book Tom wrote, "The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve," and take home an autographed guitar!
Blnk-182 will be headlining Reeding and Leeds 2014. The R&L website also hints at the band's plans for next year.
The band will also be giving fans a debut airing of the much-anticipated forthcoming seventh studio album which will be released next summer, the first new material since their self-released EP in 2012.
Spotify for Artists is an effort to engage artists and calm fears that streaming services are bad for musicians (fears personified by high-profile names like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke). The biggest news is a real-time analytics dashboard that tracks how often an artist's music is being listened to and which songs are most popular. In addition to these basic metrics, the dashboard also offers up demographical insights, letting artists check up on their fans' age, gender, and location. It's like Google...
Kevin Geyer (The Story So Far) and Dan Rose (Daybreaker) have officially announced their new project Elder Brother. Their debut record was recorded at The Panda Studios with Sam Pura in August. While the project is officially just Kevin and Dan, Matthew and Charles Vincent of The American Scene lent a hand recording the album on bass and drums respectively. Elder Brother's debut record will be released in early Spring 2014 on Pure Noise Records. The band's first shows will be with Misser in January 2014. Dates are in the replies.