You can read our new interview with Big Chocolatehere. 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.
You can read our interview with New Found Gloryhere. 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.
You can check out our brand new interview with August Burns Redhere. 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.
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.
You can check out our interview with Sleeping With Sirenshere. 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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
With The Dangerous Summer announcing their new album, Golden Record today, I figured it was only right to ask AJ some questions about the new album and the future of the band. You can read my short interview with him here.
Matt and Ben were definitely sent from heaven. They came at the perfect time. We were trying out drummer after drummer and guitarist after guitarist. After so many misses, we finally found the men we were looking for. It was so hard to go on day after day, not feeling like our band was at it's full potential, but we made it through. We always make sure that we push through any hard time. When Tyler left the band, we recorded War Paint a month later. When Bryan left, we...
I love that we're not pigeonholed. The fact that we've been able to go out with a band like Motionless in White and then go out with Pennywise and Lagwagon—it's just mind-blowing to me. We did a tour in Europe that was us, Hatebreed and Agnostic Front and then this summer we are doing Warped Tour. It makes it a lot more interesting for us because it gets boring playing to the same types of crowds all the time and you burn out those people. One of the best parts about being in a band is playing in front of new people and having that almost nightly challenge of of "Look, this crowd has never heard of...
Many writing and recording musicians write based on trying to chase a particular listener, chase the approval of somebody besides yourself, whether that person is a radio programmer, a quote unquote “fan,” or the 18-25 demographic. When you start chasing the approval of some completely unknown, unquantifiable listener, then you’re going to end up with something that you’re not going to be proud of. It’s not going to be rewarding. It’s not going to feel good for you to put your name on. Is there a single? Is there not a single? Who’s going to like this record? Are your fans going to like this record? Is anybody going to like...
It was awesome. I never even got that first box, actually—I just got a sample copy. But when that sample came, I took it on home and read it immediately. And it was so cool to finally see it in the, uhh, flesh. So to speak. I guess doing comics was something I always wanted to do, but I never really thought about actually doing it. But Ben Ashton-Bell, the designer of it, he was really inro the idea, and that’s how it started, how it all kicked off. So we actually saw it through, and it’s really been a lot of fun.
It was a great song to be a part of. But you’d have to ask them how thy found me—I was told that they were really big fans of The ArchAndroid, and they reached out two times to get me to be on “We Are Young.” And I was on tour and hella busy, but I listened to it and loved it and just said yes. So there you have it.