Bastards is fronted by Jacob Belcher, the musician behind Its Teeth and former guitarist of Drop Dead, Gorgeous and Of Legends, but you won't confuse his new band with his previous projects. Bastards pummels its listeners with raw vocals and melodic hardcore in the vein of Modern Life Is War, The Hope Conspiracy, Defeater and Have Heart. Head the replies to stream their debut EP, Ethos, which is being self-released digitally tomorrow.
Its Teeth began as a solo project for former Drop Dead, Gorgeous guitarist Jacob Belcher. For his latest effort, Divided, Belcher enlisted the help of his friend and former Periphery drummer, Travis Orbin. Although both men are known for heavier works, Its Teeth is an experimental, instrumental project best described as ambient post-rock. Check out a new song, "TDB," in the replies to hear it for yourself. You can pre-order the EP on Bandcamp.
Following successful stints with Drop Dead, Gorgeous and Sonny Moore, keyboardist Aaron Rothe began working on solo material. His long-awaited debut, The Freaks EP, will be released on October 31st. The Halloween release is appropriate, as the music sounds like Lady Gaga and Marilyn Manson had a baby. Don't believe me? Stream the first track, "Freaks," on his AP.net profile.
We have teamed up with MerchNow to offer up a special deal for AP.net readers for the next week. If you preorder Drop Dead, Gorgeous' new record, Hot N' Heavy, use the promo code APDOTNET (case-sensitive) to get 15% off. This deal applies to both the album by itself and the t-shirt bundle.
Below is the track listing for Drop Dead, Gorgeous' upcoming third album, The Hot N' Heavy, which will hit stores on June 2, 2009 through Suretone.
1) Killing a Classic
2) Southern Lovin’ (Belle of the Ball)
3) Beat The Devil Out Of It
4) Two Birds, One Stone
5) Sue Simmons! Watch Your Mouth
7) (The) Internet Killed The Video Star
8) Can’t Fight Biology
9) There’s No Business Like Snow Business
10) Interlude 1
11) Dirtier Than You Want To Know
12) We’re Planning, God’s Laughing
Drop Dead Gorgeous and BrokenCYDE will be tonight's guests on DJ Rossstar's Punk Rock Show, starting at 7PM PST. You can watch the show on Stickam and call (818) 641-1605 to leave questions for the artist(s).
Drop Dead, Gorgeous will be hosting an exclusive, in-store signing at Hot Topic Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, Arizona on October 8th. The act are currently supporting their latest effort, Worse than a Fairytale, which is available in stores now courtesy of Suretone Records.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous have launched worsethanafairytale.com – a microsite for the Saylor Lake murders from their new concept album (released this week). The detailed site includes victims identities, crime scene photos, police reports, and gives clues to catch the killer. Every few days a new murder profile will be placed on the site.
We've got the ABSOLUTExclusive premiere of the new Drop Dead, Gorgeous single taking place on the band's AP Profile. Check out "They'll Never Get Me (Word With You)" from the band's forthcoming concept record Worse Than A Fairy Tale.