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Haulix continues its blogger highlight series with a pretty in-depth interview with our CEO and founder Jason Tate. They discuss the features of the upcoming new AP.net site, AbsoluteVoices, and more. You can check it out here. An interview with yours truly will be posted in the coming weeks, so you can look forward to that as well.
Drew Beringer on 07/03/13 - 12:07 PM
PropertyOfZack recently interviewed Park about its upcoming reunion and more. The band stated that it will be releasing a new EP based on the prologue of its concept novel/album before releasing an LP. Touring, further album plans, and more are in the mix as well.
Drew Beringer on 07/03/13 - 02:29 AM
PureVolume recently interviewed Thomas Mars of Phoenix about the band's new album, cross-pollination, and Drakkar Noir.
I find it easier to find a sound that’s really exciting and new with things that are old and familiar. Because things that are really brand new? They sound like what the future should be like, with no surprise element to it.
Drew Beringer on 07/02/13 - 09:31 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Pteroglyph. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/01/13 - 07:46 PM
PureVolume recently interviewed Chino Moreno and Aaron Harris of Palms about the band's new self-titled album.
The music's pretty visual. From the first time I heard it, even though it was a lot to take in, I immediately got this cinematic feeling. The music is panoramic to me. I'm looking at it, listening to it, and seeing all kinds of different images. Even with the name Palms, we didn't come up with it too late into the process. Everything gave it this feeling. I felt like it was very cinematic. A lot of the lyrics are painting pictures of landscapes. There's not too much storytelling in the lyrics. It's more or less the music is speaking to me and, I think, you guys as well in a very...
Drew Beringer on 07/01/13 - 01:21 PM
In case you missed them during the week or didn't have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/29/13 - 09:06 PM
PureVolume recently interviewed Rob Aston of Transplants about the band's new album and what it's like working with Travis Barker and Tim Armstrong.
Here I am talking to my best friend and he's fresh out of a plane crash, and he's talking about the possibility of us doing another album—and I was so on board because how can you not be on board with the type of perseverance and motivation that Travis has? He's literally lying in a hospital bed with skin melting off his body in ridiculous amounts of pain and he's talking about maybe we should do another album so I was like, "fuck it, let's go." I just hate the fact that it took something as horrible as that plane crash to happen for us to...
Drew Beringer on 06/28/13 - 01:48 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bellusira. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/27/13 - 07:24 PM
PureVolume has posted the first part of its fan interview video with 3OH!3 here.
Drew Beringer on 06/27/13 - 04:00 PM
Hardcore punk group Cunter released 27 this past Tuesday through New Damage Records and we caught up with vocalist Erik Hughes for an interview. We discuss the new release in detail, but we also talk about the future of his other band, which happens to be Moneen. Check it out here.
We just have a lot of fun with it, it’s like an opposite band because with Moneen we really analyzed every part of the music and picked it apart, tried different ways. With Cunter we just let it rip. All intensity, all the time, that’s our motto.
Deborah Remus on 06/27/13 - 08:27 AM
Dance round the room to accordion keys with the needle that sings in your heart, catching signals that sound in the dark.
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Gillian Carter - Lost Ships Sinking With The Sunset (Kelly Doherty)
Beijing - Night (Craig Manning)
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Kelly Doherty on 06/27/13 - 05:22 AM
You can check out our new interview with The Summer Set here. The band is currently on the Tilly's stage on this summer's Warped Tour, and will be touring the U.S. in the fall. The band's brand new album Legendary is out now.
Yeah, we've been radio minded with this record especially. We've always made pop music; as far as a band, we've always been a little more pop lenient. I think there were always times during our past two records in which we thought about doing some radio stuff, I think it's hard for a band to push to radio too pre-maturity, because if it fails, you're blacklisted. So we'd always think about it...and then pump the brakes and make a new record.
Jake Denning on 06/26/13 - 05:58 AM
You can check out our interview with Architects (UK) here. The band is currently on the Monster Energy stage, and are not to be missed, especially if you like heavy music. The band will be writing a new record in September, as well doing another U.S. tour in the fall.
"Devil's Island" was one of the hardest songs to write because it's so prominent about where we're from and the London riots that were going on at the time, and it was something that we'd like to get across in a nice way, and we were really happy about it.
Jake Denning on 06/26/13 - 05:55 AM
You can read our new interview with Big Chocolate here. He's currently on the Spotify stage on this summer's Warped Tour, and someone you definitely want to check out if you like electronic music.
I was nervous, because that was my first real breath into this kind of stuff, I really feel like I've grown a lot and changed a ton since the last two years. So I was really nervous to come back and see how the Warped crowd would take the new stuff, and now my worries are all gone.
Jake Denning on 06/26/13 - 05:51 AM
You can read our interview with New Found Glory here. The band is currently getting ready to release a new live album in the fall, which includes three new tracks.
I think the live record definitely captures how we are as a live band, with the crowd interaction and people singing along, it really sounds awesome in my opinion, we've been getting mixes back from it. We did it in Anaheim. But the live record is also going to have three new studio songs on it as well.
Jake Denning on 06/26/13 - 05:49 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Steve Stanley and the Mercs. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/25/13 - 07:40 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Wheel Workers. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/25/13 - 07:27 PM
You can check out our brand new interview with August Burns Red here. We talk Warped Tour, their brand new record Rescue & Restore, and more. You can catch the band on the Kia Soul Main Stage all summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
We've been a part of this scene for like 10 years man, and it's our home, it's our family, it's what we know, it's what we've been a part of for so long. We want to encourage the young guns coming up to step outside the box and to be artists and to create something that is theirs and has it's own identity, it's own color.
Jake Denning on 06/25/13 - 06:17 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Jack's Indigo. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/24/13 - 07:21 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Vela Ceras. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/24/13 - 06:45 PM
Love em' or hate em', our interview with Never Shout Never can be found here. The band is currently on the Kia Soul Main Stage on this summer's Vans Warped Tour. The band's new album, Sunflower, is out July 2nd on Loveway Records.
From The Interview Yeah, my biggest thing is telling these kids to follow their dreams, because anything is possible, and the first thing is believing and loving yourself. That's our biggest message - whatever you want to do, you can do it, you just have to believe in yourself and you have to have patience and persistence
Jake Denning on 06/24/13 - 10:18 AM
You can check out our interview with Sleeping With Sirens here. The band is currently on the Kia Forte Main Stage on this summer's Vans Warped Tour. The band's brand new album, Feel, is available in stores and online.
Jake Denning on 06/24/13 - 10:09 AM
PropertyOfZack has the first interview with Tides Of Man since the band's re-entry into music. In the interview, they discussed being independent, wanting to be a band that has music in TV/movie soundtracks, its plan to have a new album out by the end of the year, and more. Check it out here.
We’re off the label. We’re doing this all ourselves. We’re going to do everything ourselves. At this point, we’re not being looked at and have no offers. I don’t know if we would take an offer at this point. We’re in a cool position because we got a lot out of being on the label like good tours and a fan base. Now we have that to work with.
Drew Beringer on 06/24/13 - 06:22 AM
But you just can't beat that old country steez. City Fox's digs be mad sterile.
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Drew Beringer on 06/24/13 - 05:41 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from This Devastated Fan. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/20/13 - 08:08 PM
Head over to Rolling Stone to read a new interview with Killer Mike and El-P, also known as Run The Jewels. Their self-titled album is due out on June 26.
Jake Jenkins on 06/20/13 - 01:48 PM
With tears in my eyes, I begged you to stay. You said, “Hey man, I love you but no fucking way”.
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Kelly Doherty on 06/20/13 - 05:56 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Say True. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/19/13 - 07:42 PM
You can watch PureVolume's latest video interview with SECRETS here.
Drew Beringer on 06/18/13 - 12:27 PM
In case you missed them during the week or didn't have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 06/15/13 - 06:30 AM
Haulix did an interview with Zack Zarrillo about his site PropertyOfZack. You can check it out here. The site will also be featuring interviews with Jason and yours truly in the coming weeks.
I just pay attention. If there's buzz or enough people recommend something to me, I'll listen most the time. We also take submissions for Showcases, and that's a great way to find new bands. We covered many more small bands in our beginnings, but slowly transitioned away from that due to demand. About two years ago we brought out Showcase to help smaller bands as best we could. It's been a success.


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Drew Beringer on 06/14/13 - 05:04 PM
Over at BUZZNET, they have a two-part video feature in which The Maine discuss its new album, Forever Halloween. You can check out part one and part two here and here, respectively.
Drew Beringer on 06/13/13 - 04:27 PM
BUZZNET recently sat down with the fellas in The Maine to talk about their new album, Forever Halloween. You can watch it here.
Drew Beringer on 06/12/13 - 05:55 PM
Today we're bringing you a new song from Elway called "Patria Mia (Room 20)" and it's off of Leavetaking, which will be released June 25th digitally and July 2nd physically through Red Scare Industries. This catchy album closer (which you can find in the replies) is one of my personal favourites and if you're into bands such as The Menzingers you'll probably enjoy this. I also spoke with vocalist/guitarist Tim Browne about the record and you can check out that interview here.
Leavetaking is a little bit different, when we made the record we intentionally wanted to focus more on lyrics and song writing rather than making big huge anthems and sing alongs. God willing ...
Deborah Remus on 06/12/13 - 06:59 AM
The New York Times have posted one of the first interviews with Kanye West in quite some time. It's a career spanning piece that even touches on Kanye's personal life and family. You can check out the quotable masterpiece here.
I think you got to make your case. Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn’t get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard. And then when I went for eighth grade, I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn’t on it. I asked the coach what’s up, and they were like, “You’re just not on it.” I was...
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/11/13 - 09:26 PM
You can read PureVolume's recent chat with Hawthorne Heights' drummer Eron Bucciarelli here.
It's a couple of years into a dystopian future and totalitarian corporation has taken over in the wake of a disaster that we're calling The Fires. We pulled from a lot of different sources [of inspiration] like V For Vendetta, THX 1138, Running Man and 1984. This corporation has taken over and it's forcing the population to take all these pills and make them roll over and do their bidding, but then there's a resistance group called Zero Collective that has decided enough is enough and wages a Robinhood-style backlash against this corporation to try to regain their freedom.
Drew Beringer on 06/11/13 - 04:13 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from This Way to the Egress. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/10/13 - 08:05 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/08/13 - 03:47 PM
You can read Under The Gun Review's recent interview with Will Pugh (Cartel) here.
Oh, absolutely. We’ve been talking around that idea for probably the last year or so. Like, “Are we going to do a Chroma tour now or are we going to wait until 10 years?” You know, this is the tenth year of Cartel. In October it will be ten years since we recorded The Ransom EP. So we thought “Well could we get away with just a ten year anniversary? We’d just play Chroma and a collection of other stuff. What are we going to do?” So we said, “screw it, we’ll just wait.” We’re close enough. It’ll definitely happen.
Drew Beringer on 06/06/13 - 01:26 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Pacifico. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/05/13 - 07:57 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Deuil. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/05/13 - 07:31 PM
PureVolume has posted the second part of its fan interview video with Mayday Parade here.
Drew Beringer on 06/05/13 - 03:07 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from D & M. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/04/13 - 07:39 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from High Side Driver. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/04/13 - 07:25 PM
AltPress has posted part 2 of its interview with Falling In Reverse frontman, Ronnie Radke. This time, Ronnie discusses his relationships and being a father soon. Watch part 1 here if you missed it, and part 2 is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 06/04/13 - 02:09 PM
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