Hey ... did you hear Acceptance is playing Skate and Surf? I'm going to be talking with the band in the near future and I've obviously got a bunch of questions I want to ask; however, I started thinking: is there a bigger collection of Acceptance fans online than here on the website? It's always seemed like we've been ground zero for Acceptance fandom. So, with that, I think it makes the most sense that I ask questions you guys want to know. Hit up the replies and let me know -- I'll end up asking the ones I see the most often.
Alcoa (Derek Archambault of Defeater fame) will be heading out on a short tour next month with Choir Vandals (they also have a couple of one-off shows with James of Make Do And Mend and Have Mercy). Check out the dates - along with the band's new song, "Always Chasing Me" - in the replies and don't forget to pre-order the band's upcoming new album, Parlour Tricks (out 2/24), via Bridge Nine.
“Honestly, I think the only people that have a legit grievance when it comes to any racial slurs is the black community,” Labonte said. “I know the homosexual community has problems with it and I understand their hurt feelings. But homosexuals were never property. They’ve had a rough time and I’m not trying to minimize that, but I think the black community has a whole lot more room to be upset about a word than the LGBT community.
If you listen to our podcast you've heard both Drew and Thomas praise Daisyhead's and their upcoming No Sleep Records album The Smallest Light. Today we're proud to bring you a brand new song from the album called "Lost Her" -- it's in the replies. The band's new album hits stores on March 3rd and can be pre-ordered here.
In the following Thread, the two friends swap stories about how much they love (and fret about) their respective hometowns, the daily routines of rock musicians, and the perils of pissing off their fans.
Something that I learned through the process is that when artists have done it for a long time, a certain pattern takes over their lives. They’re on the road, and then there’s a window where they can make a record. It’s just a function of the schedule. The album is what happens between those two weeks of touring: that’s your record. Not a lot of care goes into it.
My job is often just breaking that pattern. We’re going to take as long as it takes, like it’s the most important thing in the world, and make the best record of your life. When I said that to Johnny, he looked at me like I was insane. It was...
Jade Puget recently talked with the OC Register and said a new AFI album is in the works.
Though they’re not entirely sure whether XTRMST is a one-off or another side project they’ll keep around, Puget said that he and Havok are nearly finished with their third Blaqk Audio record and that a tenth studio album, from AFI is next on the list. However, if XTRMST decides to kick back up again, Puget said he’s definitely not short on ideas.
Darren King, drummer for Mute Math, has posted a collection of royalty free drum samples for purchase on That Sound.
This enormous drum library captures the untamed style of Darren King in great detail. These signature sounds are dirty and messy in the best of ways. Darren’s favorite drums from your favorite records recorded with vintage gear and tape machines. Darren’s drums are overtly processed and pushed hard through API pre amps, various compressors, and Studer and Teac tape heads.
We recorded 7 Kicks, 9 Snares, 2 sets of toms, Hi-hat, Ride, and 2 Crashes all in great detailed multi-velocity. We couple those multi-velocity samples with hundreds of unique “one-shot” samples.
Kanye West will be performing twice at the Grammys. First with an as-yet-unannounced new solo track and then he'll be joining Rihanna and Paul McCartney for the live world debut of Rihanna's new single "FourFiveSeconds." Hit the replies to watch the new video for that song.
Senses Fail and Man Overboard will team up to release a split on March 3rd via Pure Noise Records. You can now stream "All You Need Is Already Within You" in the replies and you can pre-order the release here.
01) One Fixed Point - Man Overboard
02) Cute When You Scream - Man Overboard (Senses Fail cover)
03) All You Need Is Already Within You - Senses Fail
04) Real Talk - Senses Fail (Man Overboard cover)
Divers have announced new tour dates in support of their fantastic debut release, Hello, Hello, which drops February 17th via Party Damage/Rumbletowne Records. You can find the tour dates in the replies along with another new song called "Lacuna."