That might be my favorite running gag in the AbsolutePunk Podcast, but it unfortunately rings a little too true this week. Due to some technical issues, Drew wasn't able to join us for our recording, so you'll have to deal with just Thomas and me. This week we look at a variety of topics: Follow-up from last week and looking at a few questions and comments we saw. Things like do we love music based on merit or past love for an artist? Does all music from our formative years hold up or does it get more of a critical "pass" as we get older? Then we talk a little about Thomas' prediction in last week's episode that Tim had left Transit -- only...
They would never turn anything down, and they constantly had new material. We kind of made that our approach in Empire!, which is why weíve got so many splits, so many projects, so many little releases.
Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer, talks to Flavorwire about the new Rentals album and his influence on Weezer's early albums.
Would it have been any better or much worse? Would people have said, "Oh my God, Weezer's in Nashville making an acoustic record!"? Maybe! Or maybe people would have said, "This is the most boring record I've heard in my fucking life!" Thereís this idea that I would have been a one remedy fix-all, but thereís also that possibility of, "be careful what you wish for." Maybe it would have been a much bleaker thing with me in there. Who knows? I would have maybe put us down very pretentious roads.
Every single dollar we brought with us, every single penny that we have earned over the past month of touring overseas has been stolen. Licenses, credit cards, essential medical supplies, laptops, electronic equipment, even down to our toiletries, GONE. In a matter of minutes, our livelihood has been taken from us. Our dream come true has become the exact opposite.
The book is loosely based on Springsteenís song of the same name, and inspired by the 1950′s childrenís book ďBrave Cowboy Bill.Ē According to its Amazon page, the book is about ďa modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood.Ē
Well, the record is what I did during difficulties. But I wouldnít say the record is directly about the difficulties ó not as much as people think. Iím not writing a news column. Itís not like, hereís the details and hereís the street name. Itís not the Kardashians, itís a band. I want to write songs people can relate to right away. But I try to write in a broader sense. So it may seem very specific, but itís not necessarily about the things you think. Itís a funny way of trying to articulate yourself in a song, and sometimes itís very difficult.
Andrew McMahon will release a new song and post pre-orders on early next week.
Itís been a great summer of touring, seeing both new faces and old; nothing beats the experience of getting on stage night after night, and I'm so thankful to those of you were able to make it out to support us. I know youíre all ready for some new music, and this is why youíre receiving this email. A few hours after most of you end your Labor Day festivities, Iíll be premiering a new song! Not only that, but youíll also be able to pre-order the first album from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness!
The pre-order will go live Monday night/Tuesday morning at midnight EST on iTunes and the physical pre-order...
You can check out our brand new interview with Palisadeshere. The band just finished recording a brand new record with Eric Ron at Grey Area Studios, which is set to release later this year.
Right now, it's "Nut up or shut up", proving time. Honestly, I feel like we have a lot to prove, and I feel on this album we did. I think one of the best thing that we found with this new album coming out is that we truly found out who Palisades is.
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The Jazz June will release After the Earthquake, their first full-length in twelve years, on November 11. You can see the cover art in the replies.
1. Over Underground
2. After the Earthquake
3. With Honors
4. It Came Back
5. Edge of Space
6. Stuck on Repeat
7. Ain't It Strange?
8. Nothing to See Here
9. Short Changed
10. Two Floors Down
Today, I'm proud to bring you the third AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Slangster (Ryan) has been a member with us since 2010. He brings us a playlist described as, "...giving off a vibe that makes me feel like going off on an adventure. They are all great to listen to on the open road or when staring down on the Earth from 5,000 miles high." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
It contains handwritten lyrics, an exclusive 7 inch vinyl, screen printed sheet music, an Ixora flower seed pack, and an early digital release of the album. 20% of all proceeds from this bundle will go towards a college fund for Ben Fenske, son of our late friend & former crew member, Justin Fenske.
Quiet Country Audio is kicking off a new season with Sleepy Hahas. The Buffalo, NY-based "psychedelic glam gospel synth pop" group took a break from working on their new album to perform four new tracks.
Ace Enders has posted a new song clip and video teaser -- it's in the replies.
a few months back i was mixing a record for another band. while each track was bouncing down (roughly 3-4 minuets each) i wrote 8 songs in that time, playing and singing the first thing that came into my mind. i recorded each as a voice memo in that moment and then built the song around that. so no metronome and very little edits. just a cracky voice memo that you can hear all over the album. thankfully trevor from el.de.te was there the whole time to document it.. here is a small piece of it!!