Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level--albeit a completist Emo level. Here, with 312 songs spanning 19 hours and 43 minutes of angsty melodicism ranging from Texas is the Reason to Taking Back Sunday to Pinback and beyond, this intense compilation culled from his WashedUpEmo.com blog will leave you exhilarated and perhaps by its end emotionally spent.
You can stream a new Planning For Burial song titled "Where You Rest Your Head At Night" at Noisey. The track appears on the band's upcoming album, Desideratum, which hits stores on May 13th via The Flenser.
The Vantage have released a new song called "Getaway Car" about the Boston Marathon bombings for the one year anniversary of the tragedy. It's in the replies.
It's not always easy to see where you are supposed to go; a lot harder for some, but the choices we make hold weight not only for ourselves, but to those around us as well. Today marks 1 year since two seemingly "normal" brothers who grew up in Cambridge, MA made a choice. This song is about those choices.
Billboard is reporting that Spotify is finalizing a deal with Sprint to bundle their on-demand music service with Sprint family plans.
Mobile plan bundling is generally believed to be the Holy Grail for taking on-demand music services to mainstream users in the U.S. and Europe as the right kind of plan can make paying for music seamless – similar to how consumers pay for premium networks on their cable TV bills.
Watter, a post-rock supergroup of sorts featuring members of Slint, King Crimson and Grails, have posted another song from their upcoming album, This World, set to be released May 27th on Temporary Residence. The song, "Small Business," can be heard via our friends at The AV Club or in the replies.
Stream the new Cosmonaut 7" titled Radio Silence on Alt Sounds. To celebrate, the band has been granted a residency at Pianos in Manhattan, where they will be performing every Tuesday this month. Full information is in the replies.
Blacklist Royals will release Die Young With Me on June 10 via Krian Music Group/UMG. The album was produced by Ted Hutt (Chuck Ragan, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem) and you can stream the first single, "Hearts on Fire," in the replies via Noisey.
1. Righteous Child
2. Missing Something
3. The Open Door
4. Out In The Dark
5. Twenty Six And Gone
6. The Common Things
7. Skeleton Crew
8. Die Young With Me
9. Hearts On Fire
10. Last Days Of The Suicide Kid
11. Take It / Leave It
Marika Hackman will release her Deaf Heat EP on April 14th but you can now stream the whole thing ahead of its release here. Fans of Lykke Li may want to check this out as the EP also features a cover of "I Follow Rivers".
The song was among the very first we wrote (and uses another alternate tuning we only utilized once elsewhere: EBD#EBE). It also used to be our standard set closer until we wrote “Stay Home” and dropped it from the set. We briefly considered recording this for the album, but we ran out of time in the studio, and we weren’t sure that it really fit in with the other songs we had on the record.
Check the replies to hear a new song from The Walkmen's Walter Martin that features Matt Berninger from The National. The song is called '"We Like the Zoo ('Cause We're Animals Too) and comes from his upcoming solo album, We're All Young Together.
The first thing I would say is that, in fact, if you take the U.S. market, Netflix Hulu and Amazon are all pretty big. So there isn't only one, there's three. And they're different. So the question I think is, over time, how do music services create a unique experience for customers? The other thing is that what you described is true in the United States, but not true anywhere else in the world. This is the only country of any scale that has statutory licensing. So in the United States you have a lot of noise, you have a lot of services which can't exist in...
Say word. Foxy Shazam just dropped a new LP called Gonzoon Bandcamp, where you can also stream it. This is the band's first self-released music since 2005 and it was recorded with Steve Albini, so honestly why are you still reading this news post? You know how fast Bandcamp downloads are? You could be listening by now. If you're still here, jump to the replies for more information and tour dates with Larry and His Flask.
Boardroom Heroes have been announced as a part of this year's Fest lineup. If you visit their page on the Fest site (check out the "MP3 sample" section), you can hear a brand new song called "Never Ready" from their upcoming EP, New Wage, which was recorded by Brian McTernan and will be released early this summer on Sinking Ship Records.
Check out a demo of "Beat It" performed only by Michael Jackson's voice. Holy shit. If I was writing some viral headline I'd tell you how this will just about blow your mind-hole.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part....