Who doesn't love compilations? Or folk-punk? Or free music? Or free folk-punk compilations? Well, this week on the Self Promotion Forum, one can find the wonderful Folk-O-Rama: Volume Two, a free compilation of nineteen ramshackle, acoustic based punk songs. Filled with bands such as Oklahoma Car Crash, Kyle Hall, Bogsey And The Argonauts and many more, it's a must have for fans of Ramshackle Glory, Kimya Dawson, et al. Get it here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
At his solo show last night in Cambridge, MA, Vinnie Caruana said that I Am the Avalanche will enter the studio in May to record their third album. He also said that his side project Peace'd Out will be playing shows. Footage of the full set will be posted later this week.
"One of the cool things about coming back was that we decided everyone has to be in on every idea, or else it's out. We did ten songs [for the album], maybe there will be eleven songs on there," he said. "We have other cool ideas, but we're definitely not in that part of being in a band where you're like 'Oh, well, this dude likes this song, so I guess we'll put it on the album, and we'll probably never play it and nobody will care about it.' ... That can happen; and so it feels so good to be so far from it."
Hello World. TUI here. We're writing to give everyone an update on the future of the band. Let's get straight to the point: Beginning in August 2013, Trapped Under Ice is going on a pretty lengthy hiatus. We are NOT breaking up. This is by no means the end of TUI. We just decided that it was important to keep the band fresh and something the five of us enjoy. We don't wanna spin the wheels for nothing and just write music because we feel like we have to. We don't really feel right about just putting out another record for the sake of touring right now. So, while its still fun, we're gonna go on a...
Rob Zombie will Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor on April 23rd. A new song tilted "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown" can be heard in the replies, where you can also see the album art.
1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
3. Revelation Revolution
4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
5. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
6. Rock And Roll (in a black hole)
7. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
8. White Trash Freaks
9. We're An American Band
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
We're now in the third part of Vinnie Caruana's tour blog. He's been on the road with travelmates Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, Brian Marquis, and A Loss For Words. In this entry, Vinnie talks about memories of the late Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) and a new tattoo on his skull. Read all about it in the replies and check out various photos from their Acoustic Basement Tour. And if you haven't bought your copy yet, make sure to get City By the Sea, Vinnie's fantastic acoustic solo debut. His previous entries can be read here and here. Do you have any comments about the tour so far or memories of Tony Sly?
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is trying to put together a Spotify-esque subscription music service.
Google Inc.'s Android unit has been negotiating with music companies to start a paid subscription music-streaming service akin to Spotify AB, according to people familiar with the matter. Separately, Google's YouTube video website is trying to obtain licenses from music labels to start a paid subscription service for music videos and potentially also for audio-only songs, these people said.
Came across an interesting article talking about how the first or second mix of a song, is usually the best one. The video in the replies talking about mixing Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" - which went through 91 mixes and ended up landing on the second one - is compelling audio nerd stuff.
But what happens with each minor “enhancement” is a gradual loss of perspective. I’m sure that by mix 20 they were already so far removed from the first few mixes, but didn’t realize it. They were making small, gradual tweaks. Isn’t that what we do? We keep firing open our DAW, making some more tweaks, and saving the session. We think the mix is OK, but it will get better with time. In reality,...
It’s going to be a 12 song album. If I could describe this record in one word, I’d say we made a “rock” album. Its right back to what everyone loves from the Underdog Alma Mater days and that’s a really big deal for our band. We’re planning to release the album the last week of June, we’re pushing for a June 24th release date.