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I recently spoke with Silverstein vocalist Shane Told for a very long in-depth interview in which we talked about the Discovering The Waterfront ten-year anniversary headliner, where he was at personally when writing the record, signing to Rise Records, new album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, and more. This is one of my favorite interviews that I've ever done, and I hope everyone takes the time to check it out. You can read it here.
Yeah man, I was really trying to find myself at that time, I think. I think ďCall It KarmaĒ was a song that really summed that up, the lyrics for that song were written very much how I write a lot of songs, where there are multiple meanings. I told...
Jake Denning on 02/23/15 - 11:30 AM
Staff InterviewsSilverstein (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 02/23/15 - 01:33 AM
Kanye West made an appearance on The Breakfast Club today, where he said his album is "80% done," will be a suprise release, and be "cookout music." He also commented on Beck (saying he has been meaning to call him about the Grammys), and the recent drama between Tyga, Amber Rose, and the Kardashian family.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/20/15 - 08:28 AM
Kanye West did an interview with Style discussing his new Adidas line.
Adidas is the perfect place to be. If someone was to say, ďHey, do you want to go to a high-end house now?Ē Iíd absolutely say no. Iím not trying to [sound] presumptuous, Iím just saying that if in my wildest dreams I was presented with the opportunity, I would absolutely say no at this point. Because Iím only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible Ö The least I could do is spend my time trying to give other people a piece of the so-called good life. Everyone should have the good life. Itís like [Amancio] Ortega [founder of Zara] and H&M group. Before that happened, you could...
Ryan Gardner on 02/16/15 - 07:01 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new single from Sufjan Stevens titled "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross." You can also check out an in depth interview he did over at Pitchfork about his forthcoming record.
Jake Jenkins on 02/16/15 - 11:52 AM
I recently spoke to PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn in Portland, OR, in which we briefly talked about the band's album White Noise, signing to Rise Records, and being on social media. You can read the interview here.
Jake Denning on 02/13/15 - 12:03 PM
Staff InterviewsPVRIS (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 02/13/15 - 11:29 AM
I recently caught up with Justice Tripp of Angel Du$t, in which I learned that the band will be hopping in the studio with producer Will Yip in July. Oh yeah, did I mention that Trapped Under Ice will be making their return this year? They'll be recording as well. Get excited. You can read the interview here.
Jake Denning on 02/09/15 - 10:22 AM
Pierce The Veil recently talked with Yahoo about their upcoming album - tentatively out in summer - and touring. The band played 280 shows last year.
Weíve always admired bands that have progressed naturally from one album to the next. So we aim to do that ourselves. We try to become better in every aspect ó songwriting, playing, lyrics without changing too much ó so this record is going to have all the elements we like in our music. Thereíll the fast stuff, the punk stuff, the heavy stuff, the midtempo songs. Hopefully it will come out this year and weíll hit the ground running.
Ryan Gardner on 02/07/15 - 08:27 AM
Last week, I got a chance to chat extensively with a personal hero of mine, Butch Walker. We talked about Butch's new album, Afraid of Ghosts, including how the recent loss of his father inspired a new direction for his music, why he decided to have Ryan Adams produce the disc, and why his trademark sarcasm and upbeat songwriting is nowhere to be found. We also touched upon Walker's back catalog, the woeful reasons why no one should be expecting to find Letters on vinyl anytime soon, and why Butch's protege Jake Sinclair took over most of the production duties on the new Fall Out Boy LP.

Check out the interview here.

And so, I think after losing my father, it triggered writing a...
Craig Manning on 02/02/15 - 10:45 AM
"I'm coming to terms with a ghost, learning to deal."
Staff ReviewsButch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts (Craig Manning)
Cloakroom - Further Out (Zac Djamoos)
Staff InterviewsButch Walker (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 02/02/15 - 08:06 AM
It's been twenty years of butt jokes and punk rock for the Dallas band, Bowling for Soup, and in honor of such a momentous benchmark the band is releasing a best-of compilation, Songs that People Actually Liked: Volume 1 (1994-2003). The album is out this week and is kind of amazing. Jaret Reddick, singer and guitarist for the band, took some time to answer a few questions about Bowling for Soup's rise to punk rock-dom. Check out the interview here.
I have waves of times where I wonder what we will do next. but every time we have any sort of break, my mind goes crazy with ideas for our next move. I used to always say, ďI canít imagine being 40 and playing songs about farting and high...
Caitlin DeWeese on 01/29/15 - 10:53 AM
John Nolan has a new album in the works, and it's all going to be funded through PledgeMusic. Don't know what PledgeMusic is or how it works? Neither did I, but it's pretty rad. Check out what John had to say about the site and what he has in the works for his upcoming solo record in our interview.
My last solo album came out almost 5 years ago now, and then Taking Back Sunday has put out 2 albums since then. A lot of what Iíve been working on has gone to Taking Back Sunday, but here and there Iíve had ideas for songs that Iíve put aside. In the past year there was a quick burst of stuff that came out after Taking Back Sundayís album that I was feeling like ďOh my gosh, here it isĒ,...
Caitlin DeWeese on 01/26/15 - 08:36 AM
Test my arms, kick like crazy.
Show PhotosSaosin with Anthony Green - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
InterviewJohn Nolan (Caitlin DeWeese)
Ryan Gardner on 01/26/15 - 08:01 AM
I'll be sitting down with Shane Told of Silverstein tomorrow in Portland, OR. Feel free to drop any questions you may have for him in the replies.
Jake Denning on 01/25/15 - 04:00 PM
I recently spoke at length with Ryan Neff of Miss May I, who are set to hop on tour with August Burns Red on the Frozen Flame U.S. Tour, which runs from January 22nd until March 8th. In addition to talking about the tour, we also talked about their time at Knotfest, radio crowds vs Warped Tour crowds, the U.S. Military, and a lot more. You can read the interview here.
I think you get more of an opportunity to get love from a crowd quickly in the Warped Tour side of things. I think itís a younger group that are a lot more excited to latch onto new music, theyíre coming to that show ready to pick up t-shirts from their favorite new band, ready to have somebody win them over at every...
Jake Denning on 01/20/15 - 11:35 AM
Staff InterviewsG-Eazy (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 01/02/15 - 08:37 AM
You can check out my new interview with Issues here. The band will return to the studio in 2015, set for a tentative fall release. They will also be touring in the spring.
Jake Denning on 12/23/14 - 12:24 PM
You can read our interview with From Indian Lakes here. In the interview, we talk about the band's tour with Relient K, their current album Absent Sounds, and what we can expect from the band in the future.
This record was written in a city, most of it, rather than the big, open spaces that I was in previously. I would get up out of bed, away from my wife and itíd be like 3 or 4 in the morning, and Iíd sit at my kitchen table with a guitar and Iíd be on Logic, and it was just stuff that was hitting me in those delirious moments, sort of almost drug-inducedÖ
Jake Denning on 12/17/14 - 11:05 AM
You can check out our interview with Marmozets here. They're definitely a band to watch in 2015, as they have a wild live performance. Catch them on tour with Enter Shikari and Stray From The Path in the spring, dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 12/16/14 - 03:34 PM
Read our review with indie/folk singer-songwriter yellowbirddd, who also serves as Allison Weiss' bassist. We're still streaming his new album, CENTINELA.
I was driving. It happened so fast. One moment, I was driving carefully - conditions were not great - the next moment, I felt the van had lost control, and the next thing I knew we were going down into the median ditch and the van started to roll. Then we landed upright and I felt the cold wind coming in, and we immediately made sure everyone was okay.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/14 - 04:47 PM
You can read our interview with Backtrack here. Who's seem them with Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside this fall?
Jake Denning on 12/15/14 - 12:52 PM
"If I don't find peace in the valley, it's because there wasn't any there."
Staff InterviewsChad Perrone (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 12/10/14 - 09:06 AM
I recently sat down with Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, in which we spoke about one of his favorite bands, Madball. We talk about his first experiences with the band, the possibility of new music from Hazen St., and more. You can check it out here.
The first time I saw them live, I actually opened for them. It was Shai Hulud, this local band Brethren, and Madball at Cheers in Miami, around 96'-97'. It was really crazy, the crowd was insane.
Jake Denning on 12/05/14 - 11:28 AM
You can check out our interview with Alex Erian of Obey The Brave here. The band's new album Salvation is out now via Epitaph Records.
I'm personally involved in management/business side of things when it comes to this band. We have a manager and booking agent and all that, but I oversee everything - and that's something that I wanted to do, the label didn't feel strongly about it at first, and then when they saw the repercussions, they were all about it. It's something people do in the hip-hop scene all the time, putting out singles, and we just wanted to do that in our scene, and I'd encourage more bands to do it...especially in this day in age, record sales are less and less relevant,...
Jake Denning on 12/03/14 - 12:34 PM
I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Aaron Marsh of Copeland about the band's new album Ixora, the future of the band, and what it was like to get back together and record after a few years off. You can check that out here.
This is like, I should do a different interview for 'What The Fuck Am I Doing Magazine' or something like that. So Twin is the bonus disc, so there will be a two disc set that's kind of the deluxe edition, we're calling it the Twin Edition, and so the bonus disc has all of the songs from the record in different versions, so some of them are acoustic, some of them are kind of remix, some of them, one of them is just kind of like a soundscape with, you...
Jason Tate on 12/02/14 - 01:42 PM
You can download an exclusive XTRMST BitTorrent Bundle and read an interview with BitTorrent. The band will also be doing a Tumblr Q&A at 4PM ET.
Ryan Gardner on 12/01/14 - 03:31 PM
"December drags on. It's thirty-one days too long"
InterviewSuch Gold (Caitlin DeWeese)
Show PhotosEvery Time I Die and The Ghost Inside - Dallas, TX (Caitlin DeWeese)
Caitlin DeWeese on 12/01/14 - 08:37 AM
I'll be doing another interview with Issues tomorrow in Portland, OR. Leave any questions you have in the replies.
Jake Denning on 11/22/14 - 12:06 PM
You can read Pt. 2 of my interview with Chad Ruhlig and Jim Hocking from For The Fallen Dreams here. If you missed the first part, you can read that here. The band plans on releasing a new record next summer, and hopes to be on Warped Tour as well.
Jake Denning on 11/22/14 - 11:32 AM
"Why do you sing with me at all?"
Staff ContentDamien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Craig Manning)
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End (Blake Solomon)
Staff InterviewsFor The Fallen Dreams (Pt. 1) (Jake Denning)
Festival PhotosFunFunFunFest (Caitlin DeWeese)
Craig Manning on 11/10/14 - 08:37 AM
I'll be sitting down with From Indian Lakes tomorrow in Portland, OR, leave any questions you may have in the replies.
Jake Denning on 11/07/14 - 03:08 PM
You can watch Larry King's interview with Corey Taylor of Slipknot.
Ryan Gardner on 10/29/14 - 09:13 AM
Read a Noisey interview with Pianos Become The Teeth frontman Kyle Durfey on Keep You.
The last record was just kind of like, ďThis is what this is about.Ē I feel like if youíre a fan of the band and follow our records, you know that Iíve always harped on the same subject and Iím not embarrassed or ashamed of that. Iím gonna write about what I wanna write about and I didn't want to be like, ďOK, now that Iíve been writing about this I have to keep writing about it.Ē So I let myself feel out the songs; I wanted to touch on certain topics, but maybe not so specific as, say, mortality. Thereís definitely been topics that are the same for most of the songs but itís also a different take on...
Ryan Gardner on 10/23/14 - 09:35 AM
We recently interviewed Hozier about his No. 2 selling debut album and Saturday Night Live performance. Check it out here.
I was trying to look at the more natural parts of being a person. How sad that can sometimes be, how limited you are and how lost you can be, but also how there is a joy and a wonder in that, too. Youíre born alone and you die alone, but youíre alone together with other people.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/22/14 - 10:57 AM
I'll introduce you to Clarity, teach you the words to "The Sound of Settling," make you watch High Fidelity.
Staff ReviewsTransit - Joyride (Thomas Nassiff)
Everlost - The Hardest Thing to Say (Craig Manning)
La Bella Charade - Born to Crawl EP (Zac Djamoos)
Staff InterviewsHozier (Jonathan Bautts)
Show ReviewsRock and Shock 2014 with GWAR and Life of Agony - Worcester, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/22/14 - 06:01 AM
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness have a new album out today and we have an interview with Andrew talking about it. Check it out here.
You get to a point where you can make records for a living and itís like, letís have some fun. Letís experiment with these sounds. Letís take all the tools that are available to us and play with them. Thereís the sense of letís go on this adventure because I have the freedom to. Since I donít have a history of records with this project, it gave me the flexibility to say, ďLetís reinvent my sound and go down that road where we can have some fun.Ē
Jonathan Bautts on 10/14/14 - 11:23 AM
"Are we out of the woods yet?"
Staff ReviewsAndrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (Craig Manning)
Staff InterviewsAndrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Jonathan Bautts)
Craig Manning on 10/14/14 - 05:01 AM
Gunz of The Gunz Show spoke with Chad from New Found Glory for an in-depth interview where topics include the One Direction controversy, Hayley Williams, 5 Seconds of Summer, and writing without Steve Klein.
Jake Denning on 10/11/14 - 01:12 PM
You can read part two of our interview with Hance Alligood and Alex Heroes of Favorite Weapon here. If you missed part one, you can check it out here. The band's debut album Sixty Saragossa releases on 10/14 via Velocity/Rise Records.
Jake Denning on 10/10/14 - 12:45 PM
You can check out a short interview I did with Joel Birch from The Amity Affliction here. For a previous (and longer) interview I did with him back in May, click here. In this interview, we talk about the band's headlining tour in Australia and the U.S., and future plans for the band.
Jake Denning on 10/10/14 - 08:06 AM
We recently talked with Jordan Pundik about New Found Glory's latest record, Resurrection. Check it out here.
Thereís nothing wrong with singing about girls. Weíve always sung about relationships and talked about relationships, but this one was a little more focused. There was a point where we thought this band wasnít going to be a band anymore. When you come to that point where something you hold so close and love so dearly almost comes to an end, it puts things in perspective for you. That was a big thing, especially going into writing this record. This record was a very cathartic record for us.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/09/14 - 01:47 PM
We recently interviewed U.K. two-piece sensation Royal Blood. Check it out here.
We didnít go into the room going, ďLetís just start with bass and drums.Ē I picked up a bass, me and Ben had a jam, and then that was it. We decided to not have a guitarist by default, really. Itís like if you started making a pizza, youíre also making the simultaneous decision to not make lasagna. You didnít choose to not make lasagna, you just chose to make pizza. You didnít make two decisions. Itís the same with us. We went with the mode where Iím going to play bass. We didnít decide to not have a guitar, I just decided to play bass.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/03/14 - 08:37 AM
"Lump in the throat, too hard to swallow."
Staff ReviewsJamie T - Carry On The Grudge (Kyle Huntington)
Staff InterviewsRoyal Blood (Jonathan Bautts)
Kyle Huntington on 10/03/14 - 03:34 AM
You can check out the first part of my interview with Favorite Weapon here. In this half, I talk with vocalist Hance Alligood and guitarist Alex Heroes about the band's beginnings, naming their band after Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon, and what we can expect from their Velocity/Rise Records debut, Sixty Saragossa. Check back tomorrow for part two.
Immediately following Woe, Is Me, I knew I still wanted to do music, but I just didnít know at that point whether it would be a new band, solo album, whatever. So last October, almost a year ago I went to Florida with Tom Denney, and he said ďI donít know what youíre thinking about doing with music, but if you want to come down and just...
Jake Denning on 10/02/14 - 09:46 AM
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