Working under the moniker "Nothing and Nobody," Mark Hoppus teamed up with friend and engineer/producer Chris Holmes to strip down Nova Rockafeller's ode to the Gameboy decade, "1990s." Where the original features a fair amount of video game influenced bleeps and bloops and mechanical drums, Hoppus and Holmes opted for live instrumentation, giving the track a raw rock 'n' roll feel that would make the '90s...
And you start to wonder about it. But maybe it has something to do with age, you know? I mean, gosh—we’re getting old. Well, kind of. I just turned 34 last week. But I kind of like it so far. And I want to grow old. I think it’s a beautiful thing, getting older, as long as you don’t totally turn ugly and fat and unhealthy. Although I have gained some weight lately. But hey—why not? And I think when you write songs, and this goes for most people, there’s always a certain time in your life, like your teenage years and your early 20s, where those years are so intense and so dramatic.
PureVolume recently spoke with Chris Hannah (Propagandhi) about the upcoming twentieth anniversary of his band's release, How To Clean Everything.
A song like "Ska Sucks" was never supposed to be played outside of Winnipeg. We had written the song just to piss off local skinheads who for some reason identified heavily with ska music in the early ‘90s. We didn't really want to record it but [label owner/NOFX's] Fat Mike wanted it so we thought, "Well, the guy is paying for it and no one is ever going to buy this thing, so who gives a shit?" Now it's the proverbial albatross around our necks for the rest of our lives.
PureVolume recently inteviewedTouché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm about the band's new album, how he deal with critics, and why he's still so passionate about underground music and the culture surrounding it.
It blows my mind that the generation gap isn't even that big, but a kid will come in to buy a Code Orange Kids record and I'll be like, "Oh, Deathwish has reissued the first Cursed record," and they'll have no idea what that is. I won't let them buy the Code Orange Kids record if they don't get the Cursed record first because I think it's important for them to know where the bands they like now come from. The fact that a lot of kids hadn't heard Modern Life Is War blows my mind because if...
PureVolume recently chatted with Jeremy DePoyster of The Devil Wears Prada about the band's upcoming album, 8:18, his thoughts on the current music scene and learn what acts inspire him on a daily basis. And it's also not too late to submit your questions for PureVolume's upcoming fan Q+A with the band.
Now things have gone way past that and you can just have an internet presence and not even have done your first tour yet and if that's what someone wants to do that's fine. I just think you're devaluing the fan base if they come out to see you at a show and you don't even know how to play your songs successfully live.
PureVolume is giving away a free download of Breakaway's song "At The World's End." The Aussie five-piece brings a powerful rock sound that I think will resonate with a lot of AP.net users. Check it out.
PureVolume has premiered a very informative studio update from The Devil Wears Prada and its upcoming album, 8:18 (in stores September 17th). The site is also offering a a free download of the band's new single, "Martyrs."
PureVolume have announced its line-up for the PureVolume stage at Lollapalooza (for the Toyota + SpinMedia Tent) along with an 18-track playlist with all of the artists. Some of the artists dropping by include O'Brother and Frightened Rabbit. Check it all out here.