First off, Frank Turner tells me, “let me get it out there that I think pitting records against each other is deeply immoral and like choosing between your children and all that shit.” That said, if he had to rank them, which we forced him to, he’d definitely single out his new album, Positive Songs for Negative People, as his favorite. The album, his sixth, feels more whole, more focused, more meticulously arranged, he says.
Facebook is introducing "Music Stories" which will allow users to post clips from Apple Music and Spotify to their News Feed.
The previews from Apple Music and iTunes are available directly through Facebook. If you want more, click through to stream full tracks on Apple Music or add music to your library with a single click to purchase through the iTunes store. The previews from Spotify are also available directly through Facebook. If you want more, click through to stream full tracks on Spotify or add to your library without leaving Facebook. We will expand Music Story support for additional streaming music services soon.
I’m aware that Radiohead have never had a fucking bad review. I reckon if Thom Yorke fucking shit into a light bulb and started blowing it like an empty beer bottle it’d probably get 9 out of 10 in fucking Mojo. I’m aware of that.
Back in August, during the Absolute 100, we told you to look out for a Connecticut-based band named A Will Away. Now, as they're coming up on the recording process for their full-length debut, we sat down to chat with vocalist Matt Carlson and guitarist Collin Waldron to discuss their new label, fitting cohesive themes into an EP, and how to cram existential philosophy into pop songs. You can find the full interview here.
“Finding Comfort in the Pointlessness of Life” is the theme of the record. Bliss is that feeling of finding comfort in the pointlessness of life. It’s the idea that once you’re happy for you, the idea that once you acknowledge everything else is passing, everything...
The 1975's new album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, is now available for pre-order in the UK. The band has also announced a residency style UK tour for 2016 in conjunction with the pre-order, which allows a pre-sale opportunity to any of the dates on the tour before they go on general sale. The album artwork and tour dates can be seen in the replies and the next single will be called "The Sound".
Hi friends and family. This is a tough one. Here goes. My brother Brandon Carlisle is in a coma. His roommate found him yesterday around 11 am and he was unresponsive. The paramedics showed up at his house shortly after and his heart wasn't beating. They got it going and it gave out again in the ambulance. They got his heart started again and it stopped beating in the icu unit where the doctors were able to get his heart going again a third time. The scary part is the swelling to Brandon's brain due to lack of oxygen and blood flow. His body temperature was 88 degrees when he arrived at the icu. I'm pretty sure...
You might not yet be familiar with Struckout, but you soon will be. Think McClusky, but with Isaac Brock on vocals. So yeah, this one's a homerun. The song, titled "Maybe I'm Ed Wood," comes from their upcoming What You Deserve, out the 21. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album on limited edition red-tinted cassettes from Funeral Sounds (out of 100). Check out the track in the replies.
Max Bemis sent out an update on his song shop (a new one opens in December) and also mentioned that he will be recording an LP of acoustic Say Anything songs for those he wasn't able to make phone calls with.
...This leads me to the current situation. Since we had fallen behind with the calls, I figured i’d have to time to catch up later on them, but when my second daughter was born last year, that became more and more impossible. Anyone with kids will tell you that having one makes anything that was really hard before, even harder. We’ve made the decision that next time we open, we’re going to come up with an alternative to the phone calls as a bonus feature for Song Shop. But i don’t...
Hello, I'm Nick Vombrack and this is: The Record Podcast. As the drummer of Dr. Manhattan, I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people in bands and the industry, so I wanted other people to meet them too and get some insight on what it's like to do this for a living. I'm posting these first couple of episodes from 2012 now as it took me three years to get enough courage to listen to my own voice. If anyone digs these, I will do more; in the present! If not, then byeee. Thank you for listening. Feedback is appreciated!
My brother and I left and I was pretty adamant about not being in a band again. But sure enough, in a few months I was playing music with some friends. My brother later on joined [Novel American] -- if you even want to call it a band; we never even played a show. It was fun, we were writing, but we couldn’t seem to get past a certain point with some of the members. It wasn’t gelling… Eventually it fizzled out.
"To be honest, Brooks's name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when [original drummer James Sullivan] passed away in terms of who was going to step up for Nightmare. We felt Mike was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect. But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks's name as well. But at the time he was also busy with BAD RELIGION and it was also… People were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point."
MC Larsis streaming his new album, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, on Myspace. The album is executive produced by The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg and features collaborations with Watsky, Kool Keith, Spose, Roger Lima of Less Than Jake, STZA Crack of Leftöver Crack, and Brian Mazzaferri of I Fight Dragons.
Want to time travel back to the 1990s? All you have to do is listen to Ivadell's Maybe Tomorrow in the replies. The South Carolina group's debut album drops this Friday, November 6th, on Broken Circles. Its melding of alternative rock, post-hardcore and shoegaze influences evokes '90s favorites like Quicksand, Hum, Failure and Slowdive.
The first HBO project will see The Daily Show alum work with cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., to develop new technology to allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.