5 Seconds of Summer debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts -- moving 259,000 units. On last week's episode of the podcast we talked a lot about this band and record sales and if anyone would ever break the two million in one week mark again.
We are all musicians, and we get it. We've lived in a rank van on tour, slept in parking lots between shows, spent sleepless nights in the studio and have experienced the magic that happens onstage connecting with fans. We aren't just corporate dudes sitting in an office somewhere trying to slap someone’s logo on our product because we read a memo that said it was a good idea. We live and breathe the culture and lifestyle. We made it part of our entire brand—not just a marketing initiative.
Lagwagon have tagged a release date on their previously announced forthcoming LP Hang. It'll be out on October 28th. Hang will be Lagwagon's first new full-length album since 2005's Resolve. There is a video of the announcement, along with European tour dates, in the replies.
Steady Hands (Sean Huber of Modern Baseball's seven-piece folk-punk band) will release an EP called Brandy Of The Damned on August 19 via Lame-O Records. Check out a song from the release called "Pretty Good Year" on PropertyOfZack.com; additionally, the band recently announced a tour with W.C. Lindsay, and those dates are in the replies along with a press release.
I cannot admit to actually "knowing" Bradley Steyn. Yes, I am aware that he is South African and that he lives in Los Angeles, and that he has "walked off" three Morrissey tours - which really is his own business, not mine. My personal involvement with him has been zero, and he has certainly never been Head Of Security on any Morrissey tour.
I am aware of the false story he has placed on various news sites wherein he claims I asked him to "hurt" (kill?) David Tseng. Although Steyn's story lends itself to its own ridicule, I feel I must say to those who have not yet worked it out, that the story is a vexatious lie....
We're excited to premiere a brand new music video from Five Iron Frenzy for their song "Into Your Veins". It is without question one of the best songs the band has written, leaving no doubt that these guys can still bring it hard. Head to the replies to check it out, alongside a brief interview with drummer Andy Verdecchio. You can pick up the band's latest album, Engine of A Million Plots for $5 on iTunes.
It's sad that this is becoming a daily thing now, but You Blew It! were burglarized last night in San Antonio, Texas. A slew of items were stolen from the band, so if you have some extra cash, pick up some clothes or some records. Or if you feel extra kind, the band is accepting donations as well. Head to the replies to see the full write up.
Yesterday something awful happened. Our van was robbed as it sat in a heavily trafficked parking lot in the middle of a hot, bright, San Antonio day. The lock on our rear passenger door was pried open, and our gear and personal items tossed into a Grey Chevy Suburban that drove away only minutes before we discovered that the following items were...
Gerard Way will be releasingHesitant Alien on September 30th via Warner Bros. Records. Hit the replies to read the full press release.
02) Action Cat
03) No Shows
04) Casting Shadows
06) Zero Zero
08) Drugstore Perfume
09) Get The Gang Together
10) How’s It Going To Be
11) Maya The Psychic
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Tomorrow on Steve “Renman” Rennie's broadcast “Renman Live,” Jeff Castelaz, President of Elektra Records, is the guest. Tune in live at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT to join the conversation. If you have any questions for the two to answer tomorrow, leave them in the replies, where you can also find a teaser video.
Run the Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have posted a snippet of a new track called "Blockbuster Night Part 1." The preview comes as they prepare to embark on their North American tour starting this week. Stream the snippet and check the tour dates in the replies. Also, their follow-up to last years Run the Jewels is also being mixed tomorrow, so expect the record soon.
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers has done something pretty cool for fans of his new album, Strange Desire. He's gone on Yelp and detailed where he was and the meaning behind each song on his band's excellent new album. Check it out here.