Hot Water Music's Jason Black (bass), former HWM tour manager Neltie Penman (vocals), Primitive Weapons' Arty Shepherd (guitars), Small Brown Bike's Jeff Gensterblum (drums) and Matt Kane (guitars) have combined to form a new band called UnWed. They will play their first show with Have Mercy and Gates in Brooklyn this weekend, on Dec. 8 at Saint Vitus. At the show, they'll have a super-limited version of their debut two-song 7", which will come out officially early next year via No Idea Records. There is a teaser video in the replies.
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...
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.
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.
Virginia singer/songwriter Jim Ivins, after dropping one of my favorite EPs of 2011 (the solo acoustic work of Late Night Drive) and another great collection last year (the full-band effort, Everything We Wanted) is now turning his attention to a new band called Tomorrows. The band's first single, called "Heartbreakers" is straight ahead, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll, and you can hear it right here. The band will release their full-length debut album, called The Code Duello, in 2014.
Part of the problem is I can’t stay in one place long enough to properly listen to the mixes, approve them and have whatever changes made in a timely fashion. It’s quite infuriating and at this rate the record will not come out on time. So I’ve decided to delay the release until I can gather all of the pieces of this little endeavor and get them out at the same time.
Bruce Springsteenjust announced a new album called High Hopes for release January 14, 2014 via Columbia Records. Hit the replies to see the artwork and the track listing. This represents his 18th studio album and the follow-up to 2012's No. 1-charting Wrecking Ball. The 12-track album consists of three cover songs as well as two new takes on old songs: Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), who plays live semi-regularly with the E Street Band, will duet with The Boss on a new version of "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and we also get a studio version of "American Skin (41 Shots)" from Live in New York City. The rest of the album is composed of new or previously unreleased material.
R. Kelly has shared the track listing and NSFW artwork for his upcoming album Black Panties, out December 10 via RCA. Hit the replies to check that out, and you can pre-order the record here, including a deluxe edition bundle that yes, comes with a real pair of black panties.
Bruce Springsteenwill release a new single entitled "High Hopes" (a cover previously released on the ultra-rare Blood Brothers EP) on November 25, and there's reason to believe that it's from a new upcoming record, or possibly a sequel to the expansive Tracks collection of Springsteen B-sides and outtakes. Stay tuned.
Keenan acknowledges the band doesn't necessarily need to release new material to fill an arena – they took their dark, psychedelic show on the road as recently as earlier this year. "But as an artist you don't want to become a greatest hits version of yourself, either," he says. "You want to push the boundaries. You want to figure out how can you challenge yourself to discover something new, discover something different about yourself. What are your limitations? What avenues can you push and expand? That is life. I don't have any interest in coasting yet."
The newly-resurrected Fadeaway Records (Brand New, The Movielife) is teaming up with Enjoy the Ride Records to release Friends, compilation featuring over 30 previously unreleased songs. It will be available digitally and on limited edition 3xLP vinyl in February, with all proceeds going to cancer research. Details will be announced next month, but a teaser image with many familiar faces is in the replies. Who do you recognize?
If you’ve got a concept album, go ahead and record it. If you’re only interested in selling a little, be my guest. But if you want to penetrate the consciousness of a large group of people and grow the pie, an album isn’t working. Hell, it’s not even working as a revenue model! Labels are no longer in the record business, they’re in the star business. How to maximize the revenue of an individual or band in as many media as possible, in as many ways as possible. Yes, while you were bitching about piracy, your whole business model disappeared.
You put out these albums, and in almost every case, the...
01) The Library (Intro)
02) I. The Crawl
03) II. worldstar
04) Dial Up
05) I. The worst guys (feat. Chance The Rapper)
06) II. shadows
07) III. telegraph ave. (“Oakland” by Lloyd)
08) IV. sweatpants
09) V. 3005
10) Playing Around Before The Party Starts
11) I. The Party
12) II. no exit
13) Death By Numbers
14) I. Flight of The Navigator
15) II. zealots of stockholm (free information)
16) III. urn
17) I. pink toes (feat. Jhene Aiko)
18) II. earth: The oldest computer (The last night) (feat. Azealia Banks)
Orlando, FL piano-poppers Savannah have launched an IndieGoGo campaign for their upcoming third album. Portions of the proceeds for the new album will benefit the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. For more details, visit the band’s IndieGoGo page.
Very Americans - featuring ex members of 90’s indie band Junction, The Commercials and Safari So Good - will release their debut EP, Stereo Types, on January 21st, 2014 via Eulogy Recordings. A special edition hand numbered pink 12" vinyl will release March 18th via Rock Paper Records.
2) Without a Trace
3) Not that Serious
4) Fast Planes to Rio
5) Don't Change
Absolute 100 inductees Scholar will self-release their full-length debut, Choose Adventure, on November 12. PropertyOfZack is streaming a new song from the effort titled "I Wish I Knew How to Quit You." The album is available for discounted pre-order on bandcamp.
1. Locke Syndrome
3. The Rift
4. Do Your Best to Fly, Kid
5. It'd Be Easier to Believe You (If Your Pants Weren't on Fire)
7. I Wish I Knew How to Quit You
8. Run Home, Jack (Featuring Ian McLean of Darkhorse)
9. A Hot Dog for Your Buns
10. No, Yes... No
I've had a few users ask about the Terrible Things tab book that was up on Kickstarter. I reached out to Fred and he has assured me that they're all almost done. It's taken him about 4x longer than he expected to write them up. But they are coming.
Bombay Bicycle Club will release their new album on February 3rd but for now you can check out the interactive video for the new single "Carry Me" here which allows you to control the band members. The single features Lucy Rose and will also be released at midnight tonight GMT. Alternatively, just head to the replies to listen to the new track.
Koji will release an EP titled Matters on November 12. It will be limited to 200 cassettes via The Native Sound and available digitally on bandcamp. A live version of "Like We Do" can be heard in the replies.
2. Like We Do
4. Matters (of The Heart and Mind)
AWOLNATION will release a 2-CD limited edition deluxe version of Megalithic Symphony on November 19th via Red Bull Records. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available. Check out the track listing in the replies.