Downwrite has added some more artists to their roster. Bob Morris (The Hush Sound), Chris Broach (Braid / Firebird Band), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights), Carmen Cirignano (Young Statues), Daniel Castady (The Fold), and William Beckett (The Academy Is...) are all now signed up.
Periphery have announced Clear , an experimental recording project due Jan 28. Each member of the band will "control" their own track, coming together in a 30 minute release. Full details below, and a teaser with new music in the replies. You can pre-order here.
Clear is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound.
“Every track also contains a melodic theme established in Clear's intro track Overture this common thread links all of...
You can stream a new You Blew It! song titled "Award of the Year Award" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Topshelf Records release, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which will hit stores January 14th. The album was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) and it's fantastic. You can pre-order the record (highly recommended) via Topshelf.
1) Match & Tinder
2) Award of the Year Award
3) Strong Island
4) Regional Dialect
5) House Address
6) A Different Kind of Kindling
7) Rock Springs
8) You & Me & Me
9) Grey Matter
10) Better to Best
You and a guest can meet Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves' Tom DeLonge in his music studio in Carlsbad, CA and own 22 pages of the original artwork of Mike Henry from the children's book Tom wrote, "The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve," and take home an autographed guitar!
Blnk-182 will be headlining Reeding and Leeds 2014. The R&L website also hints at the band's plans for next year.
The band will also be giving fans a debut airing of the much-anticipated forthcoming seventh studio album which will be released next summer, the first new material since their self-released EP in 2012.
Spotify for Artists is an effort to engage artists and calm fears that streaming services are bad for musicians (fears personified by high-profile names like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke). The biggest news is a real-time analytics dashboard that tracks how often an artist's music is being listened to and which songs are most popular. In addition to these basic metrics, the dashboard also offers up demographical insights, letting artists check up on their fans' age, gender, and location. It's like Google...
Kevin Geyer (The Story So Far) and Dan Rose (Daybreaker) have officially announced their new project Elder Brother. Their debut record was recorded at The Panda Studios with Sam Pura in August. While the project is officially just Kevin and Dan, Matthew and Charles Vincent of The American Scene lent a hand recording the album on bass and drums respectively. Elder Brother's debut record will be released in early Spring 2014 on Pure Noise Records. The band's first shows will be with Misser in January 2014. Dates are in the replies.
This “you saved my life”, “you’re my hero” and “you’re my voice” thing has become an unbearable burden and a downright eye roller. NO. I did not save your life. NO.. band X, Y or Z did not save your life. IF in fact you were on the brink of any self harming action… it was YOU who pulled yourself from the ledge. You saved your life, You are the hero. Why are people not willing to take credit for their own actions? Thats right… because thats what fans think bands want to hear. I’m not taking ANYTHING away from people who do self harm or have a hard time...
Drive-By Truckerswill releaseEnglish Oceans, their follow-up to 2011's Go-Go Boots on March 4th via ATO Records. It will be the band's first album to split the songwriting duties more or less evenly between frontmen Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. Hit the replies for the track listing and what is probably the album art.
We Are The In Crowd will release Weird Kids on February 18 via Hopeless Records. A new song titled "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)" is streaming on Spotify. The album was produced by John Feldmann. Artwork is in the replies.
1. Long Live The Kids
2. The Best Thing (That Never Happened)
4. Come Back Home
6. Dreaming Out Loud
7. Remember (To Forget You)
8. Don’t Worry
9. Windows In Heaven
Watch Novelette's new video for "Younger Hands" in the replies. This band is Cara Salimando's new project. The track comes from the band's debut album, Everything is Happening Now, which is now available.
The holidays are just around the corner! To continue to get in the spirit, we are premiering The Orphan, The Poet's version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Check it out in the replies. The band is currently finishing out the year on the "Tis The Season" tour with Conditions and Lions Lions - dates for that are below, as well. Happy holidays!
A middle schooler from North Carolina sent A$AP Rocky a nice letter for a school project. The spelling might not be great, but the sentiment surely makes up for it. Check out the letter in the replies.
We are premiering the official video for Doomtree's stellar “Team The Best Team” this morning. The video features footage from their DVD of the same name released last year (track can be found on No Kings). Starting immediately, Team The Best Team is available for streaming, renting, and downloading via the hip-hop collective's website. In the meantime, check out the video in the replies.
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
Today we take a look at the seminal debut from The Velvet Underground. Whether you know it for its iconic...
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.