XTRMST is the hardcore side project of AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget. The band will release their debut album this Tuesday via Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. We are premiering a new song called "The Way" - give it a listen in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
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Despite the cold front plaguing the US currently, we're still in the middle of the autumn season. A couple of weeks ago we had a discussion on the best music for the fall season and today I'm bringing you some of those submissions in a community inspired AbsolutePlaylist. Check out all of the submissions and the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies!
Brooklyn, NY punk rock group The Reveling will release their new EP, Consider Everything an Experiment, on December 9th via Secret Audio Club. You can stream it now in the replies. Don't miss this if you're a fan of The Gaslight Anthem's early work.
Jesse Cannon has launched a new podcast where he discusses the creative process with musicians. First up is Tim Landers of Off & On, Misser and Transit discussing his process and most notably a look at his role in writing the new Transit record. You can stream it in the replies.
Between the Buried and Me vocalist Tommy Rogers and producer Jamie King will host a free, two-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop next month on December 8th/9th. They'll share their approach to production and give a behind-the-scenes look as they track drums, bass, vocals and guitar for a song from Rogers' latest solo album, Modern Noise. You can enroll now.
Our friends at the non-profit and open-source CashMusic (a website full of open source software for musicans, labels, and artists) have all their donations being matched by MailChimp this month. If you can donate or spread the world that'd be great because they do cool things over there.
Dustin Kensrue has entered the studio and is currently recording the long anticipated follow-up to his 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.
“Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process,” said Kensrue. “I always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head. I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick – the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what I’m busy recording right now, and there’s...
Now, Kevin invites you to make your own version. Even better, all remix entries will be entered into a contest to win a prize package from Kevin Devine and Bad Timing Records! Kevin will listen to all the entries and choose one grand prize winner to receive copies of both variants of the double-A-side “She Can See Me” 7” along with a test press of the release (very rare - limited to only a handful of copies). The winner will also receive a limited poster from the “She Can See Me” record release show in New York City and a bunch of other goodies.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast is now complete and ready for you to consume. Topics include: Going deep on Drew's decision to let his Pianos Become the Teeth review be one of the last reviews he writes for a little while. We look at the reasons, the feeling of being "jaded" by music reviews and losing the fun of just talking about music in general. Then we touch a little more on Spotify and the future of music listening. I spent a lot of time thinking about this topic over the past week or so and lay out some more of my thoughts on why this matters at all. Then we again touch on the idea of "backlash" and the way arguments occur online: a defense of the two extremes...
Boysetsfire and KMPFSPRT are releasing a split EP in January. Boysetsfire will be contributing a cover of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and KMPFSPRT will be covering Rammstein's "Ohne Dich". Proceeds will go to Sea Shepherd.
No, real talk. He has it. He has the album and he told me what he likes. That’s my A&R right there. He has a sophisticated ear. He’s in somebody’s elementary [school] right now knowing all the lyrics. Telling ’em, Watch.
Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) was recently a guest on the Bad Christian podcast, in which he talked about joining August Burns Red in 2006, what a "Christian" band is and his distaste for certain things in the church, his frustrations with the current state of the metalcore genre, Heartsupport, and a lot more.
Kyle Lucas has signed a deal with Artery Management, and will release a new EP in 2015, Fear and Loathing in Marietta. But for now, he's released a brand new video, "Fear and Loathing", which you can check out in the replies. If you liked the song, you can download it for free.
Back and forth we go. Taylor Swift's label boss says that Spotify did not pay the multi-million dollar number implied in a recent blog post by the company's CEO. Following that, Business Insider looked at the numbers for the revenue from physical sales -- they will likely be in the 12 million range for one week. To quote a wise man: Any questions?
Bad Suns' new video for "Salt" premiered on MTV. Out has also covered the video and how it explores trans* identity.
“The idea was to try and universalize that feeling. When the song came out, we didn’t have to say anything about it. But, people would come up to me after the shows, talking about the song: ‘You know, I really feel like this is about me.’ These are people that aren’t dealing with gender issues, you know what I mean? It’s just people dealing with the same sort of lack of identity or whatever it is that’s happening in the lyrics. They’re relating to that.”
Here's your feel good story of the day. Tyler, The Creator and his crew held their Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend. Aaron McCann, an aspiring stand up comedian who cites Tyler as one of his biggest influences flew all the way over form Ireland to attend the show. He also booked a comedy gig while staying in Los Angeles and reached out to Tyler via Twitter to extend an invitation. Lo and behold, Tyler accepted the invitation and showed up to the gig. You can find a video of the show in the replies.
We Are Triumphant Records have signed the UK band Omaha. The band's debut album, Chapters, will release on January 20th and you can hear the first single off it titled "Devilish Acts" in the replies (as well as the band's acoustic cover of Bring Me The Horizon's "Drown").
James Franco and his band Daddy will be releasing a Smiths inspired film and album called Let Me Get What I Want. The coolest part? Franco got Andy Rourke of The Smiths to play on every song. You can watch their new video for "This Charming Man" over on Vice.
Pet Symmetryhas released "Potted Plant Meets Vintage Amp: A Katherine Grube Love Story," from their upcoming split with Slingshot Dakota coming out later this month. Today will also be known as the day Evan Weiss took over our news feed.