Nadya Tolokonnikova (of Pussy Riot), writing for VICE, about her recent arrest on Russia Day, her experience in prison, and starting two non-profit organizations. Tolokonnikova will continue to write for VICE bi-weekly, detailing the various injustices in present-day Russia.
Prison can change people like boiling water changes objects. Something soft, like an egg, can become hard; something hard, like a carrot, can become soft. Instant coffee, on the other hand, fades into its surroundings. The moral of the story is this: Be like coffee. In prison, I was coffee.
Vice has gone to ask a plethora of musicians their stance on the whole stage diving fiasco that has been brought to light by Joyce Manor's recentincidents. There's commentary from Max Bemis, Laura Jane Grace, Chris Conely, Jack Antonoff and just about everyone else. For some users, I highly suggest you read this and get some insight to the way people feel the way they do.
Pretty soon, I'm going to need to get my front teeth replaced. Playing in punk bands since I was 14-years-old, I've accepted the fact that every so often, a stagediver is going to kick a microphone into my teeth. Two years ago, we were playing a show in North Carolina, we were two songs from the end of the set, and I...
Lambgoat has a great story today, telling the tale of a hardcore band named Vice (from New York) and another, newer hardcore band named Vice (from Ohio). The New York Vice wants the Ohio Vice to change their name - the Ohio Vice is not amused. Read the laughable exchange between band members here.
This is NEXT: Volume 1, in essence a "Now That's What I Call Indie" compilation, will hit stores on August 21st. Vice Records will be releasing this volume, but subsequent ones will be compiled/released by various ADA-distributed indie labels. Two volumes are planned per year.
01) Bloc Party - "The Prayer"
02) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Cheated Hearts"
03) Sonic Youth - "Do You Believe in Rapture?"
04) The Shins - "Phantom Limb"
05) Spoon - "The Underdog"
06) Bright Eyes - "Four Winds"
07) Cat Power - "Lived in Bars"
08) Neko Case - "Hold On, Hold On"
09) Of Montreal - "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse"
10) Deerhoof - "The Perfect Me"
11) The Hold Steady - "Chips...
According to Entertainment Weekly, a few top indie labels, including Vice, Matador, and Sub Pop, are teaming up to release a series of compilations in the vein of the extremely popular Now That's What I Call Music line. The compilations will feature bands such as Bloc Party, The Shins, and Cold War Kids.
Panthers will be following up 2004's Things Are Strange with their new album The Trick, due out April 10th on Vice Records. If you didn't know, the band features three out of the four original members of seminal '90s screamo band Orchid.
Paris's Ed Banger Records, home of Justice, Sebastian, Uffie and others, now has distribution in the United States through Vice Records and their first American release will be Ed Rec Vol. 1, a 12-song compilation of music from the Ed Banger roster. They'll also soon be releasing digital versions of 12"s and singles from Justice, DJ Mehdi, Sebastian, Zongamin and more.
The Black Lips, who signed to Vice Records a couple months back, will be releasing a live album on February 20th, 2007. Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo will be an enhanced CD including live footage from Tijuana.