In the following Thread, the two friends swap stories about how much they love (and fret about) their respective hometowns, the daily routines of rock musicians, and the perils of pissing off their fans.
Something that I learned through the process is that when artists have done it for a long time, a certain pattern takes over their lives. They’re on the road, and then there’s a window where they can make a record. It’s just a function of the schedule. The album is what happens between those two weeks of touring: that’s your record. Not a lot of care goes into it.
My job is often just breaking that pattern. We’re going to take as long as it takes, like it’s the most important thing in the world, and make the best record of your life. When I said that to Johnny, he looked at me like I was insane. It was...
Jade Puget recently talked with the OC Register and said a new AFI album is in the works.
Though they’re not entirely sure whether XTRMST is a one-off or another side project they’ll keep around, Puget said that he and Havok are nearly finished with their third Blaqk Audio record and that a tenth studio album, from AFI is next on the list. However, if XTRMST decides to kick back up again, Puget said he’s definitely not short on ideas.
Darren King, drummer for Mute Math, has posted a collection of royalty free drum samples for purchase on That Sound.
This enormous drum library captures the untamed style of Darren King in great detail. These signature sounds are dirty and messy in the best of ways. Darren’s favorite drums from your favorite records recorded with vintage gear and tape machines. Darren’s drums are overtly processed and pushed hard through API pre amps, various compressors, and Studer and Teac tape heads.
We recorded 7 Kicks, 9 Snares, 2 sets of toms, Hi-hat, Ride, and 2 Crashes all in great detailed multi-velocity. We couple those multi-velocity samples with hundreds of unique “one-shot” samples.
Kanye West will be performing twice at the Grammys. First with an as-yet-unannounced new solo track and then he'll be joining Rihanna and Paul McCartney for the live world debut of Rihanna's new single "FourFiveSeconds." Hit the replies to watch the new video for that song.
Senses Fail and Man Overboard will team up to release a split on March 3rd via Pure Noise Records. You can now stream "All You Need Is Already Within You" in the replies and you can pre-order the release here.
01) One Fixed Point - Man Overboard
02) Cute When You Scream - Man Overboard (Senses Fail cover)
03) All You Need Is Already Within You - Senses Fail
04) Real Talk - Senses Fail (Man Overboard cover)
Divers have announced new tour dates in support of their fantastic debut release, Hello, Hello, which drops February 17th via Party Damage/Rumbletowne Records. You can find the tour dates in the replies along with another new song called "Lacuna."
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.
A few weeks ago we brought you our Most Anticipated of 2015 feature and explained what albums we were most looking forward to this year. As Drew is known to say: "Our list was perfect." Now we want to hear what your most anticipated albums of the year are and have created a handly little poll for you to fill out. At the end of the month we will tally up all the results to see how the community list compares with the staff list. Go forth and vote!
We are saddened to announce that Quinn will be taking a temporary hiatus from the band for the next year. Quinn is a vital part of the group and we wish him the best in his upcoming endeavors and look forward to the day he rejoins us on the road. We are thrilled, however, to share that Justin Shekoski of Saosin will be filling in for Quinn as we hit the road this year! Justin has been a close friend to all of us for many years and will help make this tour a memorable one!
Famous Last Words will be premiering their short film, Two Faced Charade, on February 8 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia as part of A Night of Short Films XII. Its international release will be later this spring.
Longtime Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green has appeared on The Shit Show podcast, detailing the band's new album and talking at length about Johnny Marr's time with the group, bassist Eric Judy's departure, Big Boi and Krist Novolselic's collaborations, and how working with four producers played a part in the album's delay.
Damon Albarn promised a return of his animated Gorillaz project last October but has since been silent. Now his co-creator and the band's comic artist Jamie Hewlett has revealed new artwork of the group's beloved fictional members Murdoc and Noodle to his Instagram page, suggesting the band's comeback is near.