The Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement has announced its line-up for this summer, including Anthony Raneri, Mike Herrera, Bad Rabbits, Young Statues, I the Mighty, Elder Brother, Allison Weiss, Brian Marquis and more. The full list can be found in the replies.
Emery will launch a crowdfunding campaign for their new album, You Were Never Alone, next week. If you sign up for their mailing list, you'll get a free download of a new song.
It's been almost 11 years since we released 'The Weak's End.' That's a little hard to believe for us! In that time, we have seen more success than we could have possibly dreamed. We toured the world, created five more albums, and had the privilege of meeting and getting to know a ton of you along the way. You have never left us. As we came up with what we wanted to say here, it almost brought us to tears. We really were never alone. You are Emery. And you are the reason that we are still here, and why our...
The 1975 were guests on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning and took part in the "Call or Delete" prank phonecall game. Matty Healy not only prank called Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction but also confirmed that he is writing music for the group (which may add more of an explanation to this photo). Listen to the whole bit in the replies.
For the first time, I’m actually having a fairly hard time describing exactly what made this night and show so intense for me – aside form just the nature and content of the music, that is. Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was that my hoodie wasn’t quite warm enough. Maybe it’s because I was at the show alone, which is rare. Whatever the reason, everything added up and the intensity and show just clicked. No matter what band you’re a fan of or what album or song catches your ear most, definitely go see this show if it comes near you.
Wu-Tang Clan have a characteristically bonkers way of releasing their other new album this summer, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Via AV Club.
...The sole copy of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be encased inside an engraved silver-and-nickel box designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, then taken on a tour through museums, art galleries, and festivals. There—and only there—visitors will be able to listen to all 128 minutes of its 31 songs on headphones, and only after enduring a rigorous security check to eliminate the risk of any recording devices.
Summerfest officials have announced the headliners acts for this year's festival -- including Brand New, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Neon Trees, the Hold Steady, New Politics, Switchfoot and many more. Check the replies.
John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday had an interview with The Gunz Show about his new album, Happiness Is..., what album they won't be playing songs off on their upcoming tour, and even a Straylight Run reference. You can listen to it on idobi.
Stream a new Frameworks song called "Mutual Collision" via Noisey or in the replies. The song is taken from Loom, which is out on April 29 via Topshelf and can be preordered over yonder. There are tour dates (with Gates and/or Tiny Moving Parts and/or Old Gray) in the replies as well.
A new cluster of bands has been added to this year's Slam Dunk Festival, including Chiodos and Kids In Glass Houses, who will play Smart Casual in full. Scroll down to see a full list of bands added today, the updated line-up poster and an update on the additional Slam Dunk Scotland and Wales shows.
In Hearts Wake will release their second album, Earthwalker, on May 2nd via UNFD. It was recorded at Michigan’s Random Awesome Studios with producer Josh Schroeder. Watch the video for lead single "Divine" in the replies.
It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship...
I honestly had no clue there actually was a Radical Records, and I was amused to receive a cease and desist notification from their legal team. Apparently they didn’t want anybody to be confused into thinking they were in any way associated with my terrible rap music - I can’t say I blame them.
The acquisition of Oculus seemingly comes out of nowhere: the company just demoed its most recent version of the Oculus Rift development kit at GDC 2014 to much fanfare. Oculus has been steadily moving towards a consumer product, and Facebook's resources can only help to push that mission along. "Facebook understands the potential for VR," the Oculus team wrote in its own blog post announcing the deal. "Mark and his team share our vision for virtual reality’s potential to transform the way we learn, share, play, and communicate. Facebook is a company that believes that anything is possible with the right group of people, and we couldn’t...
Additionally, this stands as the initial post on a new nexus: The Panopticon, which through its simplicity should better address the speed of modern life. A continuing feature, items regarding each day’s recording will be shared that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds.
Let’s start by talking about the ingenuity of the harmonic content. This song is all about suspension—not in the voice-leading 4–3 sense, but in the emotional sense, which listeners often associate with “exhilaration,” being on the road, being on a roller coaster, travel. This sense of suspension is created simply, by denying the listener any I chords. There is not a single I chord in the song. Laymen, the I chord (“one chord”) is the chord that the key is in. That is, the song is in G but there are no G-chords. Other examples of this, in hit singles: Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and Stardust’s “Music Sounds...
01. Periphery - Only If For A Night
02. Stick To Your Guns - Dog Days Are Over
03. Ben Bruce (of Asking Alexandria) - Shake It Out
04. Darkest Hour - Spectrum
05. Miss Fortune - No Light, No Light
06. Fever Dreamer - Leave My Body
07. Born of Osiris - Seven Devils
08. Come The Dawn - What The Water Gave Me
09. Upon A Burning Body - Lover To Lover
10. Mike Semesky (of Intervals) - Hearlines
11. Dead Letter Circus - Remain Nameless... read more
My parents were only teenagers at the time of the Detroit riots in 1967, yet they can still perfectly describe the desolation and eerie silence those riots brought. The only light came from the glowing cross hanging on the side of the hospital, lighting up the front lawns of all the houses in the neighborhood. Although it didn't really mean anything, knowing that people thought it did was kind of powerful on it's own.
The Pixies will be releasing Indie Cindy on April 29th.
1. What Goes Boom
2. Greens and Blues
3. Indie Cindy
5. Magdalena 318
6. Silver Snail
7. Blue Eyed Hexe
8. Ring the Bell
9. Another Toe in the Ocean
10. Andro Queen
12. Jaime Bravo
We are sad to announce that Gordon is no longer a member of Frightened Rabbit. For 3 years he was a vital part of the band and his contribution to Pedestrian Verse was massive in making what we believe to be our best record yet. There is no more to tell other than sometimes things just don't work out and when people have differing opinions often the best option is to simply part ways and get on with life separately. We wish Gordon all the best in whatever he decides to do and are sure that whatever he does next will be as much fun and as successful as his time in FR.