It's already almost Thanksgiving, where the hell did this year go? Well, as the year is winding down we're beginning to think of our favorite albums of 2013 and that means we're collecting lists from bands, staff, and industry folk to include in our yearly feature (related: our 2012 feature). If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 03:30 PM
Wild Party have signed to Fearless Records' sister label Old Friends Records. The band will release their new full length album next year.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/25/13 - 03:24 PM
Part two of author Bret Easton Ellis' podcast with Kanye West has been released. Catch up on part one if you missed it.
Ryan Gardner on 11/25/13 - 03:03 PM
You can listen to a new Masked Intruder song called "Under the Mistletoe" over at AltPress.
Deborah Remus on 11/25/13 - 01:56 PM
O'Brother's video for "Transience" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 01:53 PM
Brendan Kelly's latest blog is about how we all fucking hate each other.
You’re a religious guy? There’s some asshole atheist out there who thinks you’re fucking stuuuupid. You’re into sports? Here’s someone who is angry about the hegemony of warrior/slave culture. You’re angry about the hegemony of warrior/slave culture? We’re just trying to party over here, bro, don’t fucking break my stride with that shit. You just want everyone to have enough food to eat? You’re a communist. You’re quiet? Speak up, loser. You’re loud? Shut the fuck up. It goes on and on like this. Fuck, even if you’re a total centrist on every single position, extremists think you’re a pussy and the rest of us think...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 01:41 PM
Seahaven will be releasing a 7" single on on January 21st.
eahaven’s Silhouette (Latin Skin) foreshadows the dreamy, sprawling, airy mood created on the bands sophomore full-length Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only (due out spring 2014). Sauntering A-side "Silhouette (Latin Skin)" combines equally contemplative and carefree sounding pop with a climactic string section and warm, beachy reverb. Produced and engineered by Ben Brodin (Bright Eyes, Pete Yorn) at Omaha‘s ARC recording studio, the subtle combination of emo, indie and post-punk is brought to life by the uplifting natural production and orchestral instrumentation providing a perfect glimpse into the band's forthcoming...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 01:19 PM
Amazon is listing a Live in London DVD release from The Gaslight Anthem on December 17th.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 01:12 PM
Frontgate has sent out an email saying no name changes on tickets will be allowed for Brand New's upcoming NJ show. The more you know.
As part of Brand New's effort to discourage scalping, keep tickets affordable and in the hands of the true fans, there is a strict 2-ticket limit per person. Mulitple purchases are forbidden and violation of this policy will result in the buyer forfeiting ALL purchased tickets. All tickets will be WILL CALL ONLY and name changes will NOT be permitted. If you are not able to attend the show, you must email us by 9AM EST on Tuesday, December 3rd to cancel your order.

When arriving at the venue, simply show the credit card you used for purchase along...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 01:06 PM
Two videos have surfaced from Sleepwave's (Spencer Chamberlain's new band) mini-tour. Check the replies if you're curious.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:59 PM
Green Day have pressed Shenanigans on vinyl.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:53 PM
Three were reportedly arrested at the The Casualties show at the Marquis in Denver for "calling out Jorge's sexual assault" and have had their bond set at $100.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:49 PM
Katy Perry performed at the AMAs last night in what appears to be a mixture of a Japanese kimono and a Chinese cheongsam. You know what the online response is going to be right? Not good.
And because of that, some are calling Perry's performance racist. One Twitter user (via The Huffington Post) said Perry "nailed the traditionally ignorant costume of a white pop singer." Another also asked, "why are you dressed like a geisha katy perry. why. for what. #thisisracist like horribly obviously racist." [SIC]

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:41 PM
Check the replies to see Soupy from The Wonder Years playing "Madelyn" acoustic at the GK offices.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:36 PM
In a new interview (around the six minute mark), Kanye West says he's aiming to release a new album in the summer of 2014.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:34 PM
A reader wrote to Music on Vinyl about the sticker on their Brand New vinyl. The response can be found below. And with that, stickergate is being retired.
Sorry to hear that you feel this way about the sleeve. FYI: the artwork was approved by the label who owns the rights for this record.
So, we are not going to be sending out replacement jackets since there’s nothing wrong with them.

All the best
Music On vinyl

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:28 PM
Mutant League Records is repressing The Movielife's Forty Hour Train Back To Penn on vinyl. It will be limited to 1000 copies and pre-orders are coming late December.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:25 PM
Why won't MTV play music videos? A former employee aims to answer that question once and for all.
Humanity's collective attention span is shrinking by the week. We now consume information on an on-demand basis. Gone are the days of waiting through what we don't want until we reach what we do. And that, more than anything, is why the televised music video is dead. These days, no one is going to wait through the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha hoping to catch something from Foo Fighters. Could you really envision yourself sitting down and watching one uninterrupted hour of popular music videos? It simply ain't happening.

Guess what channel does play music videos all day...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:22 PM
Seaway have posted an update saying Bellwether will not be on their upcoming tour.
Some very serious allegations were made towards Harry Corrigan of Bellwether in a tumblr post last week. Although we had absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this post, it targeted our upcoming tour with Bellwether, telling kids to email every promoter on the tour and demand that they be removed from the shows. These allegations have put us and all the promoters in a very difficult position. Venues and promoters began cancelling the shows that we worked so hard to book and rumours that kids would be attending shows with the sole purpose of harassing and physically harming Harry began...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:17 PM
Letlive's audiotree session is up.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:15 PM
Sparrow Sleeps has put up the Alkaline Trio lullaby album From Here To the Nursery.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:12 PM
Hear a new The Republic of Wolves song titled “Pioneers” on PropertyOfZack. The band will be playing a series of upcoming New York performances to preview the new release, including a November 30th appearance with Robbers at Brooklyn's Rock Shop and their official record release show taking place December 13th at Fat Baby in New York. Also, the band will be hosting an exclusive CD listening party and acoustic set on December 17th at Idle Hands Bar also in New York, beginning at 8PM. Their upcoming album, No Matter How Narrow, releases on December 17th.
Ryan Gardner on 11/25/13 - 12:11 PM
The deluxe version of A Day to Remember's Common Courtesy is now on Spotify and Rdio and iTunes.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:10 PM
Steve James, the director of Hoop Dreams, is raising funds on Indiegogo for a documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir, Life Itself. You can find the video pitch in the replies.
[T]he first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:03 PM
Most airlines and TSA agents will give musicians trouble if they try to bring instruments as carry-ons, but it appears the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 made it entirely legal. Section 41724 is below, as pointed out on Ari's Take. Ever taken an instrument on a plane?
"An air carrier providing air transportation shall permit a passenger to carry a violin, guitar, or other musical instrument in the aircraft cabin, without charging the passenger a fee in addition to any standard fee that carrier may require for comparable carry-on baggage, if
(A) the instrument can be stowed safely in a suitable baggage compartment in the aircraft cabin or under a passenger seat, in...
Jack Appleby on 11/25/13 - 12:03 PM
I Call Fives is playing a few shows in February with We Still Dream and The Composure. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/25/13 - 12:03 PM
Blast from the past: In 1991, Nirvana appeared on "Top of the Pops" and were asked to sing lead vocals over a backing instrumental track. The result is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:01 PM
The Killers' video for "Just Another Girl" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:57 AM
James Franco and Seth Rogan have recreated the Kanye West video for "Bound 2" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:56 AM
Panic! At The Disco spoofed The Bourne Ultimatum in a new European tour update.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:54 AM
NOFX's Stoke Extinguisher EP can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:51 AM
William Control's new album The Neuromancer has been delayed. The full letter from William explaining why is in the replies.
Part of the problem is I can’t stay in one place long enough to properly listen to the mixes, approve them and have whatever changes made in a timely fashion. It’s quite infuriating and at this rate the record will not come out on time. So I’ve decided to delay the release until I can gather all of the pieces of this little endeavor and get them out at the same time.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:49 AM
The producer of a documentary about The Wrecking Crew (ie: the band behind some of the most well known music ever recorded), has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to be able to afford the licensing costs to release the film.
This is a documentary film about an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960’s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and that’s just a few! The amount of work in which they were involved was tremendous. These musicians...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:46 AM
William Beckett's lyric video for 'Do You Hear What I Hear?" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:43 AM
I made a comment in the news post about the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" being used in a pretty awesome commercial, that it was one of the rare times the band has allowed this to happen. Looks like I spoke too soon. According to a lawsuit filed by Goldieblox, "the Beastie Boys have now threatened GoldieBlox with copyright infringement. Lawyers for the Beastie Boys claim that the GoldieBlox Girls Parody Video is a copyright infringement, is not a fair use and that GoldieBlox's unauthorized use of the Beastie Boys intellectual property is a 'big problem' that has a 'very significant impact.'"
Is that "fair use"? To answer the question, a judge will be looking at the four factors of fair...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:41 AM
Shop Radio Cast is having a Thanksgiving week clearance sale.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:37 AM
The XX have pre-orders up for their two albums in special limited-edition 7" box-sets.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:34 AM
Rock photographer Ryan Russell, perhaps known best around these parts as the creator of Nervous Energies, previously announced that he would be releasing a photo book titled Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham via No Sleep Records. The label has announced a February 11th release date for the book, which will also include a bonus 7-inch; the bands on the 7" have not yet been announced.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/25/13 - 08:37 AM
We're all pretty excited to hear what's next for Some Stranger. The combination of Tym (ex-Daytrader) and Daniel Danger worked wonders on their debut EP, but the new stuff should absolutely destroy the old. The guys are recording with Will Yip (Balance & Composure, Circa Survive, Off The Board) and Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser) and have added a new drummer to the mix - hit the replies for a studio update that includes footage of Moe beating the living hell out of drums, Daniel playing with a beer bottle slide, and Tym dancing. Remember - nothing is tympossible.
Jack Appleby on 11/25/13 - 08:19 AM
Check the replies for the user reviews that have been submitted recently.
Anthony Sorendino on 11/25/13 - 08:17 AM
Thief Club released a new song called "Knew Your Name" on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 11/25/13 - 07:34 AM
Paper States have released their cover of The Get Up Kids' "Overdue" on Diffuser.fm. Their debut EP Be Alone is available for "Pay What You Want" on Bandcamp.
Ryan Gardner on 11/25/13 - 07:30 AM
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