Spring Break is kicking off and that means it's time for SXSW to start up! I'll be hanging out throughout Austin this week, catching as many shows as I can. If you're around or you see me, feel free to give me a shout. You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@RyanGardnerC) to stay updated with what I'm doing. I think I'll be starting either tomorrow or Wednesday, and I'll be posting daily recaps on the site. Let the excitement, insanity, and exhaustion begin!
Somos will be releasing one of our favorite punk rock records of the year on March 25th. Today, we are premiering a new track titled "Distorted Vision," which is off the stellar album Temple of Plenty. If you've been missing the vibes from bands like Name Taken and Armor For Sleep, then this jam will be right up your alley. Check it out in the replies and then pre-order it from Tiny Engines.
"There was never any thought, nor will there be any thought or consideration to ever have a fifth member. It's always going to be the four of us. As far as live, we're figuring it out, but we like it better than having an extra person. It's definitely easier to worry about us four than trying to find someone."
Julia Brownare currently in the process of recording their follow-up to last year's fantastic mini-LP To Be Close to You. No word on a release date or title yet, but the album is "maybe halfway finished." Unlike the band's previous work--including as Teen Suicide, which included mostly the same people--this album is not being recorded in a lo-fi fashion and it will be significantly longer than previous releases. Read a statement from the group below.
to anyone wondering, we're recording an album. we've been working on writing it for over a year and started recording last summer. some of the songs on it i've been saving for years. one of them i first started thinking about in 2007. i...
Motion City Soundtrack and Steven Yeun (Glenn from The Walking Dead) were recently on the Wits podcast. Check out the replies to listen to a song that the band wrote just for Steven titled "Glenn Song."
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today, I'm bringing you a playlist of songs written and released when the band members were teenagers. Check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Jump to the replies to watch Ariana Grande do a stellar cover of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" for President Obama and more at the White House for the "Women of Soul" concert put on by the First Lady.
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Today we're bringing you the newest music video from Fire and The Romance for their song, "She's A Devil." The band's sound is a unique take on modern music combined with subtle hints of soul. Head to the replies to check it out.
We're very excited to bring you the exclusive debut of Dance Gavin Dance's animated video for "Death of the Robot with Human Hair." The epic video proves time and time again that the band hasn't lost a step in its creative genius. In addition to the video, we're giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the band's upcoming tour with Capture The Crown, Palisades, and Bleach Blonde. You only have to correctly answer ONE of the questions to win a pair of tickets. Head to the replies to see the video and the trivia questions.
T-Pain, the much maligned auto-tune singer who had so many massive hits in the mid 00s, has a new profile in the New Yorker that takes a look at how he felt when everyone started to treat him as a joke. The nastiest bit is that Kanye West, who had called T-Pain in to consult on 808s and Heartbreak, wrote a song during those sessions essentially calling every idea T-Pain had garbage. It's an interesting, short piece, and one that I highly recommend.
But what has made T-Pain most resentful since his fall from the top was seeing certain artists use Auto-Tune and not get criticized; rather, they were celebrated as innovators in a way that T-Pain never was. Chief among these were Kanye West,...
Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. This time around, our Free download of the week comes from Long Island mob Go Big. Their new album The Story From Our Side is a sunny blast of eccentric punk rock has shades of Fake Problems and Streetlight Manifesto coursing through its veins. The record is available at their Bandcamp page.
Mimicking Birds have released a new song entitled, "Bloodlines" which you can stream in the replies. The track is off the band's upcoming album, EONS, which will be released on May 13th via Issac Brock's (Modest Mouse) label Glacial Pace.