Short version: I’m leaving Death Cab for Cutie. My last show with the band will be September 13, 2014, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC. I hope you guys can make it. Longer version: I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple. I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick, and Jason, for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.
Light Years is stuck in a hype-y pop-punk genre that, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't quite fit in. Its members are older than most of their peers, and they don't play the type of Tumblr-friendly songs that lead bands to high Billboard chart positions. That's okay though -- because what Light Years does best is deliver honest, straightforward punk rock tracks presented with excellent guitar work, catchy melodies and thoughtful craftsmanship. You can stream the title track from their forthcoming Animal Style Records EP, Temporary, in the replies -- and when you're done enjoying it, you can preorder the 12" here.
The Venetia Fair are re-pressingEvery Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain on 12" vinyl via SwitchBitch Records. Limited to 250 copies, the release will be in bone-colored vinyl with a normal sleeve, featuring album artwork designed by bassist Chark King.
"I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone"
Whilst it's been great to see so many outpourings from people about trying to fight depression, we should try our best to not allow this care to just exist through a series of statuses and tweets and for us to just forget about it in the coming weeks. No matter how much we tell people to try to fight depression and never give up, the most important thing is for the people around them to just be there. Depression isn't something one can just fix about themselves, the responsibility also lies with those around them to show that...
From Long Island, The Walking Tree recently performed some live renditions for the Swan Sessions, filmed in their practice space. We are premiering the live version of new single "Stones" - watch it below. If you like what you hear, you can watch the band perform "We Are Free" from the same sessions via Substream. The sound is similar to that of HRVRD and From Indian Lakes.
We have an exclusive premiere of Teen Death's new video for "Dent". The song is off the band's upcoming EP release Crawling, which will be out on September 16th via 6131 Records on 7". Digital and preorders are coming soon, so in the meantime check out the video in the replies.
Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez has launched his new label Evil Ink Records. Thank You Scientist are his first signing. The label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2012 debut full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent Places, on September 30th, in time for their run with Coheed and Cambria’s “Neverender:IKSSE3 Tour.” Listen to "My Famed Disappearing Act" in the replies, where you can also view the track listing and tour dates.
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I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand the amount of times I've taken a real vacation from this website. Usually even 'vacation' means I'm checking my phone every few hours and making sure all my emails are answered. However, this weekend I'm going to be heading to the coast with some friends for a few days and I am going to try and shut my phone off for most of that time. I'm looking forward to trying to decompress from the job and enjoy some good books, good company, and get caught up on listening to the backlog of my favorite podcasts. Before taking off I wanted to make sure we had a podcast episode up this week. We've really been trying to be consistent and have one of these up...
Billboard is reporting that record industry is considering a standard global release date for albums.
The music industry is on the verge of adopting a global street date that could see all countries issuing new releases on a Friday, probably beginning a year from now, in July 2015, according to industry sources.
Distances will be releasing its full-length debut record Peaks/Valleys in September through I.Corrupt.Records. The band will be having an album release show at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg on September13 with Kids & Heroes, The Ripperz and Triggers.
Today we are launching the second year of the AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge! Last year we raised nearly $3,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Albany through this; again this year with the help of Dan from The Wonder Years, we've set up 23 (!) fantasy football leagues where you have the chance to play with members from a bunch of different bands from our community. For a $20 donation -- which will help us raise around $3,000 and will be donated to Shirts For A Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness and research -- you can participate in a fantasy football league with a member from some of your favorite bands throughout this year's football season. To find out who is playing, how to...
If we make it to $41,000, we are OFFICIALLY printing The End is Not the End on vinyl for the FIRST TIME EVER!!! It will be offered at a discounted price to all contributors first, and then to the world at large. Let's get to it!!!
A judge in arbitration court for the St. Petersburg and Leningrad region decided on Monday to consolidate separate complaints from Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia and Warner Music U.K. into one case against VKontakte, which boasts 142 million global users and is Russia's second most popular website. VK openly allows users to upload copyrighted music and videos to their profiles, but the site has yet to secure licensing deals with rights holders, despite numerous warnings from regulators. The labels want VK to pay damages and...
Wow. I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that Brand New is one of the worst bands I’ve ever seen in decades of concert attendance. Horribly out of tune, dedicatedly dirge-dedicated, apparently hostile to anything resembling a melody, and, one would guess, comfortable with the idea of blending emo, metal, hardcore, and punk with an ear for the atonal, the group offered a set that just didn’t seem to want to end. It did, eventually.
"Mr. Simmons! We're here to tell you that the day of misogynistic, sexist rock'n'roll is over! We call for the complete and utter surrender of the Kiss Army. Lay down your guitars! Do you accept our terms of surrender?"
“But on this one they’re like, ‘Fuck you guys, you’re not saving anything. This record blows’. I’ve read some pretty funny reviews that are obviously like, ‘Fuck those guys, they suck’. And then I’ve read reviews that are actually like, ‘Whoa, that’s a pretty ballsy move to really change up the game.’”