UK artist Sivu is streaming his debut album, Something On High, a week ahead of its release and you can hear it in full in the replies. If you're a fan of Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club and an orchestral slant then do yourself a favour and check it out.
Hostage Calm has broken up. Itís too soon, itís too young, and it hurts too much. All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows. I want to personally thank every one of you who supported us over the years. You shared so much more with us than youíll ever know. From our music to our politics, you helped make a bunch of Wallingford kidsí foolish dreams a reality. It was the great privilege of our young lives. To all of you whoíve connected with us, whoíve grown with us, whoíve loved, changed, cried, lived with us - and to all of you who will yet - Just know that we loved what we did, and we could never have...
We've teamed up with our friends over at Soundsupply to offer a curated "drop" -- a collection of 10 handpicked albums by our staff for only $15. We've got albums from Patent Pending, Half Hearted Hero, The Caterpillars, Junior Battles, Free Throw, and even more on here. So, head over to their site and check it the whole collection, stream some of the songs, read the blurbs written by staff members -- and pick up the drop.
John Nolan wrote the new song "Here Comes the Wolf" for the upcoming film Bridge and Tunnel. The song has already won Best Original song at the Long Island Film Expo, was nominated for the same award at festivals in Maine and Long Beach and is nominated for the same award in this weekendís Venice Beach Festival. We've got the song streaming for you in the replies. The soundtrack to the film is also now available on iTunes. When describing the difference between writing a song for his solo work or a movie, John said:
It was pretty similar to what I would have done [when writing a song] on my own. Except when I was putting the music together I was maybe thinking of making something a...
i have a whole stock pile of old sum 41 stuff saved in storage. versions of songs that never got used, old demos, unreleased tracks etc. i found something the other day that i had forgotten about. this was the original version for the song open your eyes. it has a shorter first chorus and a different guitar solo. this was the way i intended the song to be but somehow it got changed in the studio along the way. i ended up using this solo in a different song later on, but i always liked this version and i still do
Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.
It seems this is most people's opinion of the one-sided beef: Kozelek, a notorious curmudgeon, isn't doing anything harmful by harassing these guys. In fact, he's just doing what he's always doneóbeing a grumpy ass who doesn't seem to care what people think of him. These same people insist that ignoring him and letting him continue to do this kind of stuff is the best option moving forward. To speak up about this kind of behavior from artists and performers is to inevitably be met with, "Lighten up, not everything has...
Stick To Your Guns' George Schmitz has posted the third video in a series that explains the recording process behind their upcoming record, Disobedient, which comes out February 10th, 2015 via Sumerian Records. Head to the replies to check it out.
Former Bury Your Dead singer Myke Terry has taken traded in breakdowns and mosh pits for a throwback funk/soul sound on his solo material. The result will appeal to fans of Michael Jackson, Prince and Justin Timberlake. Head to the replies to hear the title track from his debut EP, Red Handed, which is due out later this year.
Crystal Castles have broken up, as singer Alice Glass decides to pursuit a solo career. Can we have a discussion on how incredible this duo has been, so I, you know, don't sit in the corner and weep for the rest of the day? Let's do it.
To celebrate its launch, BBC Music commissioned a cover of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" with Brian Wilson, Pharrell, Lorde, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Chris Martin, Brian May, Florence Welch, One Direction and many more. Check it out in the replies.
Listen to Cold War Kids's new song, "Hot Coals," in the replies. Hold My Home will be released on October 21st via Downtown Records, but you can pre-order it now through Pledge Music and receive an instant download of the single.
If you hit the replies we've got a stream of Somos' "Letters From An Absent Future" -- the first song to be released from the band's 7" split with Sorority Noise, which will be out on November 4th via Bad Timing Records.
"They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever," he said. "If I die, then I die. And if I donít, then I donít. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but thatís what illness can do. Iím not going to worry about that, Iíll rest when Iím dead."