Kanye West just claimed he's running for president in 2020 at the VMA's. The world can only hope. Noisey has video of his entire Video Vangaurd acceptance speech available here, along with a transcript via Complex.
City of the Weak is a band to get familiar with, especially if you're a fan of either bands like Tonight Alive or like New Years Day. They recently released an EP called Disclosure, and to help you get a bit more familiar with them, we're premiering the video for the EP's single. Hit the replies for some in-your-face, catchy as heck alternative rock to end your weekend on the right note.
The 2015 MTV VMA's air tonight at 9 EST (aka in less than ten minutes), and this thread will be open for the duration of the show for all of your Good Jokes and Comments. Kanye will be presented with a Video Vanguard Award and will close out the show. Other performers include The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky & Twenty One Pilots and more. See you in the replies.
Kanye West will be performing808's & Heartbreaks in full at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 25th. In unrelated Kanye news, Late Registration is 10 years old today and the man himself will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV VMA's tonight.
Bullet Tooth has signed Hamilton, Ontario's Ritual, featuring Dead and Divine vocalist Matt Ryan Tobin. The band will be playing Riot Fest in Toronto on September 19th. You can check out an announcement video in the replies, alongside a press release.
Alessia Cara, the YouTube cover star who became a new star in her own right with her debut single "Here," is streaming homemade visuals for her entire debut EP Four Pink Walls. Her debut album Know It All is set to come out later this year on Def Jam.
OMI, who has thus far only released a single song - the world-conquering "Cheerleader" - has announced his debut album Me 4 U will be out October 16th via Ultra Music. You can stream "Hula Hoop," a new song from the album in the replies.
No, we didn't break up. We just went on an unplanned indefinite hiatus (to put it in "band" terms). For those that followed the band since the beginning you know we were road dogs. 200+ shows a year for nearly a decade. We were almost never home. And we liked it that way. We've all learned to love being home, too. It's been more of a struggle to adjust for some than others but all in all this is a good season. Will we play shows again? Maybe. Will we make another record? Maybe. What are the chances? To be honest, I don't think any of us have any idea. Touring and records...
Chris Walla has announced his new solo album, called Tape Loops. The record, which is entirely instrumental, will release on October 16th through his label Trans Records. Check out the album art in the replies and you can hear a new song called "Kanta's Theme" here.
01 Kanta's Theme
03 I Believe in the Night
A Skylit Drive will release their 5th studio album ASD on October 9 via Tragic Hero Records. You can also see the album art in the replies.
01. Bring Me A War
03. Falling Apart In A (Crow)ded Room
04. Shock My Heart
05. Risk It All
06. Running In Circles
08. Symphony Of Broken Dreams
09. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
10. Find A Way
11. The Son Is Not The Father
Baroness will be releasing their new record, Purple, on December 18th. You can check out a new song titled "Chlorine & Wine" in the replies, as well as the (NSFW) album art.
02 Shock Me
03 Try to Disappear
06 Chlorine & Wine
07 The Iron Bell
08 Desperation Burns
09 If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain)
10 Crossroads of Infinity
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This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast looks at the great american recipe: Coca-Cola Classic. Other topics include: Should rock music have more "music collectives," can we really believe bands when they say they're on "hiatus" these days, what we would do if we owned a label and a situation like what happened with Neck Deep occurred, 'Born to Run' turning 40, 'Everything in Transit' turning 10, and a preview discussion about The Wonder Years. Bonus topics: bikes, being an adult, and moving. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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The Maine will be joining us to chat on the website on Monday (8/31) at 6 PM (PST). They're about to head out on their free tour (dates in the replies) so make sure to stop by to talk to them about that, their new album, and other things of that nature.