Hi friends and family. This is a tough one. Here goes. My brother Brandon Carlisle is in a coma. His roommate found him yesterday around 11 am and he was unresponsive. The paramedics showed up at his house shortly after and his heart wasn't beating. They got it going and it gave out again in the ambulance. They got his heart started again and it stopped beating in the icu unit where the doctors were able to get his heart going again a third time. The scary part is the swelling to Brandon's brain due to lack of oxygen and blood flow. His body temperature was 88 degrees when he arrived at the icu. I'm pretty sure...
You might not yet be familiar with Struckout, but you soon will be. Think McClusky, but with Isaac Brock on vocals. So yeah, this one's a homerun. The song, titled "Maybe I'm Ed Wood," comes from their upcoming What You Deserve, out the 21. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album on limited edition red-tinted cassettes from Funeral Sounds (out of 100). Check out the track in the replies.
Max Bemis sent out an update on his song shop (a new one opens in December) and also mentioned that he will be recording an LP of acoustic Say Anything songs for those he wasn't able to make phone calls with.
...This leads me to the current situation. Since we had fallen behind with the calls, I figured i’d have to time to catch up later on them, but when my second daughter was born last year, that became more and more impossible. Anyone with kids will tell you that having one makes anything that was really hard before, even harder. We’ve made the decision that next time we open, we’re going to come up with an alternative to the phone calls as a bonus feature for Song Shop. But i don’t...
Hello, I'm Nick Vombrack and this is: The Record Podcast. As the drummer of Dr. Manhattan, I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people in bands and the industry, so I wanted other people to meet them too and get some insight on what it's like to do this for a living. I'm posting these first couple of episodes from 2012 now as it took me three years to get enough courage to listen to my own voice. If anyone digs these, I will do more; in the present! If not, then byeee. Thank you for listening. Feedback is appreciated!
My brother and I left and I was pretty adamant about not being in a band again. But sure enough, in a few months I was playing music with some friends. My brother later on joined [Novel American] -- if you even want to call it a band; we never even played a show. It was fun, we were writing, but we couldn’t seem to get past a certain point with some of the members. It wasn’t gelling… Eventually it fizzled out.
"To be honest, Brooks's name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when [original drummer James Sullivan] passed away in terms of who was going to step up for Nightmare. We felt Mike was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect. But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks's name as well. But at the time he was also busy with BAD RELIGION and it was also… People were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point."
MC Larsis streaming his new album, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, on Myspace. The album is executive produced by The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg and features collaborations with Watsky, Kool Keith, Spose, Roger Lima of Less Than Jake, STZA Crack of Leftöver Crack, and Brian Mazzaferri of I Fight Dragons.
Want to time travel back to the 1990s? All you have to do is listen to Ivadell's Maybe Tomorrow in the replies. The South Carolina group's debut album drops this Friday, November 6th, on Broken Circles. Its melding of alternative rock, post-hardcore and shoegaze influences evokes '90s favorites like Quicksand, Hum, Failure and Slowdive.
The first HBO project will see The Daily Show alum work with cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., to develop new technology to allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
Buzzfeed has a "33 Newer Pop Punk And Emo Albums You Definitely Need To Check Out" list up that's almost as viral in my network as the hard hitting question of "should fanny packs come back?" that landed with a thud yesterday. There's some good stuff on here, there's some really bad stuff on here, and no one should check out Jarrod Alonge.
Our buddy Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, our favorite iPhone kicking guitarist, made a return to the Adventures In Design podcast. This time, he talked about being the official artist for Warped Tour 2016, making each piece of art better than the last, the secrets of Ozzfest, and more. It's really a great conversation. You can check it out here.
If you're looking for a great metal record, iTunes is offeringMiss May I's latest record Deathless for only $5.99. I suggest picking it up and then watching them kick ass on Parkway Drive's current U.S. headliner - that is, if your city isn't already sold out.
You may remember that last week we posted aboutMIGHTY releasing their first song, "Fingertip." Well today we're lucky enough to bring you another new song called "Other Kids" which is the third track off of their upcoming EP, Bye, Have Nice!, which drops this friday via songintheair. It's worth noting that the release had the help of members of Grouplove, All Get Out, o'Brother and Big Jesus. Head to the replies to give the track a listen and let us know what you think. Then after you've done all that go pre-order the EP and receive a digital download of the whole release on demand
The International Business Times is reporting that an email Tony Brummel sent to staff indicates that Victory Records will have to lay off staff if they're not paid by Spotify.
Nearly two weeks after Spotify pulled all of his artists’ and songwriters’ music off its service, Victory Records founder Tony Brummel says that unless his label’s catalog is placed back on Spotify soon, he will be forced to begin laying off staff and dropping artists. “They are over 70 percent of our monthly digital sales,” Brummel wrote in an email circulated to undisclosed recipients Friday. “Sorry to curse but in a few months -- I am f---ed.”
Pennywise have announced three shows at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on March 10th, 11th, and 12th. The band will perform their first three albums in their entirety with one album per night. More information is in the replies.
You know what I found so amazing about that record? That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best. I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that. […] I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘Fuck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, Ray of Light.’