This past weekend I attended Fun Fun Fun Fest and saw some nostalgic acts. Friday night I left the festival to attend Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary Tour. The album, like a few others, holds a special place in my lifetime, and that place in sappy crater I call a love life. You can read my thoughts on my personal attachment to the record here. I invite you all to share your own stories and albums or songs that go with them. I don't want to turn the front page into 'Personal Life' today, but I think we can make a pretty cool mixtape of stories to end the week nonetheless. Or you can just head to the replies and call me a dork, either way, I hope you enjoy it.
Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a screening of LOVE with Tom DeLonge, a film by William Eubank featuring a score by Angels and Airwaves. You can read my thoughts on the film here. I was also able to talk with DeLonge a bit about the upcoming Angels and Airwaves release, LOVE Pt. II, writing for Neighborhoods and our ideas of punk rock as we grow up. You can read that interview here.
Check out "I and Love and You", the new single and title track from The Avett Brothers' forthcoming album, right here.
1. I and Love and You
2. January Wedding
3. Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise
4. And it Spread
5. The Perfect Space
6. Ten Thousand Words
7. Kick Drum Heart
8. Laundry Room
9. Ill with Want
10. Tin Man
11. Slight Figure of Speech
12. It Goes On and On
13. Incomplete and Insecure
Chicago pop-punk up and comers, Love Me Electric, have posted tentative dates for the first part of their tour next summer. They have locations set throughout the Midwest, but they need help booking the venues. If you live in any of the towns listed below, let them know through their tour booking email: FrankRizzo@NewEpochProductions.com
Want to see Jack's Mannequin and O.A.R. for free tomorrow night in Seattle at the Moore Theatre? If so, all I need you to do is answer the following question: Do you think this tour was a good idea? Why or why not? I'll pick the best answer in a couple of hours, the winner will get two tickets to tomorrow's show.
p.s. Please include a working email address so I can contact you.
Don't forget that Young Love will be playing a show at The Annex (152 Orchard St between Stanton and Rivington) in NYC this evening. The band has also posted a new song on MySpace in case you missed it.
Epitaph Records is currently seeking a regional intern in the Seattle / Portland areas. Responsibilities of the internship will include, but not be limited to: stock checks, merchandising and posting posters in venues, and lifestyle marketing.
• You must be at least 18 years of age.
• You must own a car
• You must be able to commit 10-15 hours per week
• You must be familiar with Epitaph, Anti, and Hellcat
• You must be energetic
• Ownership of a digital camera a plus
Contact: If you would like to be considered for the position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to: Alexis Henry firstname.lastname@example.org
Fans of Young Love (featuring Dan Keyes from Recover), you will not be disappointed in this video, the first in the series Live From The Casa De Ultragrrrl. It's a live acoustic performance by Dan called "We Want Drugs." If you like what you hear and live in NYC, you can see the band at their first ever live performance on Thursday, June 8th at Stolen Transmission. Details below. If you want to buy the single, which this song apperas on, as well as the album version of "Tragedy" and a demo version of "Find A New Way," head here.
Check out End Of Fashion's new video for "O Yeah" below. The video involves stock car racing and anorexics supermodels in skimpy one piece bathing suits and racing helmets. The band's self titled album drops May 23rd through Capitol Records.