Update: the van will not be fixed today. Secured a one-day van rental here in Nurnberg. While we picked it up, the other guys started bringing all our stuff down from the apartment we were staying at to the street. Idea being, we'll pull up and take off right away for Weisbaden. We show up, and find out that somehow the door closed behind them while taking a load downstairs. The guy's only key is locked inside. So now we are driving to his grandparents' house to get the spare key. 40 minutes round trip.
Once we get the key, and get back to his apartment, and get the rest of the stuff, and get on the road, and get to Wiesbaden, and...
While we were there, she played a stripped-down version of “Pretty Girls (The Mover)” and gave us some insight to the song’s creation and ongoing evolution. After that, though, she offered up a truly unexpected bonus track: a plaintive take on Michael McDonald’s 1982 hit “I Keep Forgettin’” with a drum loop of The Cure’s “Close To Me” as the backbeat.
Our friends over at Stereogum posted their "Top 10 Brand New Songs" and while most "let's make a list of something" articles being posted up on internet are worthless (ok, this one is pretty worthless too), at least it gives us a chance to argue about something.
It’s called Dragon Ball Super. And it’s the first new, original Dragon Ball television anime in nearly two decades. [...] The series will take place after Goku defeats Majin Buu, and the world has become a peaceful place again.
Senses Fail will release Pull The Thorns From Your Heart on June 30th via Pure Noise Records. A new song called "The Importance of the Moment of Death" is in the replies via Noisey, along with the album artwork.
You can now stream Turnover's new album Peripheral Vision in its entirety in the replies. It's a fantastic bit of shoegaze-y pop, and quite a departure from the band's previous material. Let us know your thoughts in the replies.
Blurwill play a free show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on May 1st (Friday). The band will be performing their brand new album, The Magic Whip, in full and you can register for tickets here. This is the band's first headline show in new York in 15 years. In addition to this, they will also be performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 30th. Hit the replies to catch their recent live performances on Later...with Jools Holland.
If you're into pop-punk in the vein of The Bouncing Souls and The Loved Ones then you will want to check out today's premiere of Rebuilder's new song, "Look What You've Done." The track is off the Boston band's upcoming Jay Maas-recorded album, Rock & Roll in America, which will be available on June 2nd via Panic State Records. Check out the tune in the replies and if you dig it, make sure to pre-order it.
The Venetia Fair just wrapped up a tour with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band wrote a three-part tour diary for us, along with providing exclusive photo content. This week we have the third and final entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. You can read entry one and two if you missed them.
We're premiering Aviator's new music video for "Weathervane" in the replies. This is a good time to remind you to check out their underappreciated full-length debut, Head in the Clouds, Hands in the Dirt, which came out last year on No Sleep Records. The Massachusetts-based band plays post-hardcore with a tinge of emo revival that should appeal to fans of La Dispute or Touche Amore.
Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem joined Butch Walker onstage last night at a concert in Philadelphia. The two duetted for a killer take on "21+", a standout track from Walker's fantastic new album, Afraid of Ghosts. Hit the replies to see a video of the performance.
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno spoke to BBC Radio 1 last night and confirmed that their as yet untitled new album has a tentative release date of September 26th. The band is also playing a one off show at London's Wembley Arena on November 21st.
"I feel like we've gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past."
Eric Van Lugo (bass/lead vox), Bradd Shapiro (guitar/vox) and Jeffrey Alan Wright (drums/vox) formed Plastic Planets in 2014, but have been making music together for years. MuteMath bassist, Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas - a past Plastic Planets band-mate, who played guitar in the early days of the band - still has a hand in the project as a guest musician and co-producer.
The one benefit of a sea of smartphones at shows? When Jesse Lacey from Brand New forgets the lyrics to "Millstone" he can ask people in the audience to look them up. He's fucked if he wants "Degausser" though.
“Saying I’m humbled and honored by this opportunity to be part of TNA, a world-class wrestling organization, is an understatement and a dream come true,” said Corgan. “What’s great is the entire TNA organization stands in full support of my music life with the Smashing Pumpkins. In return, I’m fully committed to using my 30 years of entertainment experience, along with my deep-rooted passion for pro wrestling, to take on the thrilling challenge of creatively contributing to IMPACT WRESTLING, finding and developing new talent, and working eye-to-eye with the best-of-the-best. For as cultures currently evolve at great speed,...
I think once I started realizing that it was up to me, and I couldn’t bank on anybody else to help me with my success…you know we could get a great label, and I’ve had amazing people that I work with and that have worked for me, but if I’m not the main motivation and the main thing that’s pushing myself, I realized it wasn’t really going to go anywhere. It was actually sort of a defense mechanism. At the end of the day I can still have control over everything I do. Our keyboard player Chris Freeman said to me a long time ago, right before we made our second record, and it’s stuck with me. I said, “What are we...