The Austin-based pop-punk/rad jams fusion band Nominee will be heading out on a brief West Coast tour with Oklahoma's Life Lessons. Check out the current dates in the replies, and blow off your afternoon work with Life Lesson's new video for "Hang Your Head," also in the replies.
There's a new op-ed up on Safer Scene called "Lyrics and Consequences" by AP user Alex Dansereau (beachdude42).
This cult of personality has many effects on the fan-musician dynamic, but perhaps the most pronounced is the way in which it elevates the musician’s viewpoints to a rarified status among their fanbase.
The 6th annual Dear Jack Foundation benefit concert has been announced. Andrew McMahon will play the entirety of Everything in Transit as a solo piano performance. Tickets go on sale Friday right here.
Ben Jorgensen (Armor For Sleep) did an interview reflecting back on his career and the seminal scene album What To Do When You Are Dead.
One of my favorite albums of all time was OK Computer by Radiohead, and I guess it’s a concept album but it’s not really a story from front to back, it’s just a very cohesive thing and I’ve always loved that. Honestly, the first couple songs I wrote for What To Do When You Are Dead had that theme of me being dead because it was a very weird time for me in my life.
Warpaint's bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg has announced her solo album as jennylee. titled 'right on!'. The record will be released via Rough Trade on December 11th. Check the replies for the album trailer.
2. boom boom
4. long lonely winter
7. he fresh
9. white devil
10. real life
I want to start by saying that this is not about any particular incident, but instead is addressing a larger issue that is prevalent in our scene – misogyny and the underlying theme that overall treatment of women is a footnote of little to no consequence. We are starting to know who the culprits are, but each time there is an accusation, the same general outcry goes up regardless of evidence provided, or even our own common sense in regards to how society works. In reality, we all know bad behavior is treated as though it were acceptable from young men. We wouldn’t cling so tightly to the law to...
Now that football season is (finally!) here, Billboard interviewed the DJs for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The piece is an interesting glimpse into how music gets selected to play at workouts and warm ups, but the most interesting bit might be the Seahawks' DJ saying that it's frequently awkward when players request Future songs, who you might remember is the ex of QB Russell Wilson's girlfriend Ciara. Also, Atlanta Coach Quinn's first requests were Tupac and Rick Ross. Hell yeah, football baby. The whole interview is here, and it comes with a Spotify playlist curated by each team's DJ.
The Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago, the flagship festival of the Riot Fest brand, may be over, but the party hasn’t yet ended. Toronto may as well be Europe, because it’s the final countdown! (Sorry about that, I couldn’t help myself). Riot Fest and Expo Toronto returns this Saturday, and myself and Lueda Alia will be on site bringing you coverage from the ground of the final weekend of Riot Fest. I thought it would be fun to kick things off, however with a countdown of the Top 10 Things to See and Do at Riot Fest Toronto. Hit the replies to see the list, and remember you can still pick up tickets to Riot Fest Toronto here.
Mountain Man's debut album, 2011's Grief, comprised of 17 tracks in 24 minutes. Their forthcoming sophomore LP, Rumination, is a mere five songs but clocks in at nearly 29 minutes. Needless to say, it's the Massachusetts collaborative's most ambitious work to date. Testing their limits paid off, as Rumination is one of the best hardcore records of the year. Hit the replies to listen the unforgiving effort, which drops September 22nd via End Result Productions. Recommended for fans of Code Orange, American Nightmare and Defeater.
Gloe features members of Salt Lake bands Visitors, Rile, Grass, and Dustbloom. The band recently recorded their debut EP, Vestige, with Dryw Owens, so fans of his work with From Indian Lakes shouldn't feel far from home here. We are premiering a new song called "Professional Avocation," along with the video - check it out in the replies. As expected, the song has a lot of similarities to From Indian Lakes mixed with the more ambient vibes of Circa Survive, all intertwined with some progressive guitar work.
Young Thug's debut studio album Hy!ŁUN35 (pronouned HiTunes) is supposedly dropping September 25th, but that release date seems increasingly unlikely as it approaches. Instead, he's shared a video for new track "Best Friend" from his also upcoming mixtape Slime Season, which the video's description notes is coming this month. Check it out in the replies.
The Wonder Years sold 22,987 copies of No Closer To Heaven in its first week of release, landing them at No. 9 on the Album Sales chart. With streaming factored in, the band moved over 24,000 units, placing them at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on the vinyl chart and No. 1 on the alternative chart. All of these numbers are career bests for the sextet, so congrats to the band, Hopeless Records, their management and everyone else!
Selena Gomez will release her new album, Revival, on October 9th via Interscope Records. You can find the album artwork along with a new song called "Same Old Love" in the replies.
2. Kill Em With Kindness
3. Hands To Myself
4. Same Old Love
6. Good For You
8. Me & The Rhythm
10. Body Heat
12. Me & My Girls *
13. Nobody *
14. Perfect *
15. Outta My Hands **
16. Cologne **
Remember in 2009 when Weatherbox the totally underrated yet totally rad The Cosmic Drama. Well, in the year of our Lord 2015, Topshelf Records is re-issuing a remastered version of the album, set for release this Friday, September 18th. Even cooler is the fact that we are streaming the entire thing right now in the replies. So listen to that immediately and then pre-order the damn thing.
Big Boi and Phantogram have joined forces to form Big Grams. The group will release their self-titled debut on September 25th via Epic Records. You can hear the group's first track entitled "Fell In The Sun" in the replies.
1. Run for Your Life
2. Lights On
3. Fell In the Sun
4. Put It On Her
5. Goldmine Junkie
6. Born to Shine f. Run the Jewels
7. Drum Machine f. Skrillex
You can stream a new Beach Slang track called "Young & Alive" in the replies. The song is from the band's upcoming debut full length, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, which drops on October 30th via Polyvinyl Records.
Funeral For A Friend have announced that they are breaking up. They have announced a final tour, in which they will play Hours and Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation on consecutive nights. Check out all the info here.
Today we announce the end of Funeral for a Friend. Yes, the end. We’ve had an amazing ride, met an insane amount of people, toured countries we’d never even dreamed we’d get to see and made music together that in some crazy way has been responsible for taking us on that ride for well over a decade.