Jack Antonoff has created a New Jersey music festival named Shadow of the City. He curated the lineup, which you can see in the replies, himself. Bleachers and Charli XCX will headline.
We're going to have a ton of fun stuff going on. The first year we're doing one stage, so there are no competing set times. All the artists will play back to back to back on the one stage. We're going to bring in all these local food trucks and carnival games. Weird NJ, which is one of the greatest magazines of all time, is going to have a presence. My sister [Rachel Antonoff] is a designer, and she's going to have a presence. We'll have records for sale. It's going to be like a little flea...
You can now hear Citizen's new album Everybody Is Going To Heaven in its entirety over at Spin. You can buy the album now on Bandcamp for just 5 bucks. The album officially releases June 23rd via Run For Cover Records.
When you're a new artist, you're just like, "Oh, this is just like the first time I'm doing everything and we'll see how it goes." And then if it goes well hopefully, the second time you come around you're like, "Wait, I was just, like, guessing. How do I do that again? I didn't really have a system to it." So that's definitely been the thing that freaks me out more than anything.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Pentimento will release a new 7" called Stuck Forever via Bad Timing Records in anticipation of a full length coming this fall. Pre-orders will launch on Wednesday at 2PM EST, along with the first song. The band will also be touring with Reggie And The Full Effect and The Weaks - dates are below.
Today we've got another new staff member to introduce you to: Aaron Mook. Aaron will be joining us as a new contributing staff reviewer, article writer, and interviewer. Aaron's written up a little introduction that I've included below -- so please join me in welcoming Aaron to the AP.net family.
Of Mice & Men regrets to announce that the remaining dates of the 'Full Circle Tour' will be cancelled. Therefore, tonight’s show at Soma in San Diego and Tuesday’s show at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City will no longer go ahead. Lead singer Austin Carlile was admitted to a hospital yesterday morning and per doctor’s orders has been kept in overnight for evaluation. The band regrets not being able to perform for their fans and hopes to be back in both cities as soon as possible. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase, however Of Mice & Men are planning to reschedule both...
His records, like those with Copeland, are full of lush vocal harmonies and elegant string and orchestral arrangements that draw attention to the song and the lyrics. We talked about learning from great producers and engineers like Aaron Sprinkle and Michael Brauer, the process and workflow of recording and how a producer can make sure the song remains the focus of the recording process.
Montreal's Gulfer recently released a split EP with Del Paxton on Topshelf Records. Now, only three months later, they've finished up a full seven-song album of mathy emo tunes. In the replies, you can stream What Gives' opening track, "Bloody Lookin," for a taste of what to expect. The album's out June 30, and they're following that up with a North American tour. Don't forget to preorder What Gives on Texas Is Funny's webstore.
Lightning struck during the Rock Am Ring Festival in Germany over the weekend. Over 30 people are in the hospital, luckily none of the injuries are considered life threatening. The concert included such acts as Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Bastille. Best wishes to everyone hurt.
Apple's long-awaited foray into music streaming will finally be released on June 30. It'll cost $9.99 per month, with a three-month free trial. There's also a family plan available for $14.99 per month. It looks like the service will be fully integrated both into the iOS Music app and the Mac desktop iTunes app. We'll have plenty more news about this in the near future.
Former Danity Kane and Diddy Dirty Money member Dawn Richard released her excellent LP Blackheart earlier this year, and has since changed her moniker to D∆WN. Now, she's teamed up with Adult Swim for "Running From Sane," the first installment of the 2015 volume of the annual Adult Swim Single Series. You can stream it in the replies as well as check the roster of artists contributing this year, which includes Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Chromatics, and more.
Ariana Grandewrote a note confronting the sexism she's faced in her eight years in the industry, including being defined by her relationships with men and the constant pressure to have such a relationship. You can read the whole thing in the replies.
Travi$ Scott has released the first single from his upcoming debut album Rodeo. You can listen to the Future and 2 Chainz-assisted "3500" here, and make sure you listen for 2 Chainz' insane lines about "drinkin breast milk out of a lean cup."