The Summer Set will release their fourth full-length, Stories For Monday, on April 1st. The music video for their new single, "Figure Me Out," can be seen here.
01) Figure Me Out
02) The Night Is Young
03) Missin' You
04) Jean Jacket
05) All My Friends
06) Change Your Mind
07) All Downhill From Here
08) All In
09) Wonder Years
10) When The Party Ends (Can't Hardly Wait)
This week's episode of Encore has us looking at a variety of interesting, and diverse, topics. We talk a little about the next Star Wars being pushed back, a little about Thomas's collection of Funko collectables, and a little about Thomas wanting to buy an iPad Pro. We also discover that Thomas has had the wrong sequencing in his iTunes for Everything in Transit for almost a decade now. He discovers this live on the podcast. We tackle a variety of user questions related to Panic! at the Disco's new album, the TV show "Making a Murderer," and if we prefer soft or energetic album closers. We also talk some more about Brian Fallon and his upcoming album since Thomas caught him live...
For $25,000 you'll get everything in The Ultimate Bundle as well as:
- Take a Greyhound to the Galapagos with Rivers where you'll stay only for a limited time
- Once you get to the islands, you'll go bird watching to try and find the elusive White-cheeked pintail
- You'll go on a catamaran ride to Charles Darwin Research Station
- Sing "the British are coming" with Rivers in the Galapagos but replace every lyric about "old king george" to "lonesome george"
- Enjoy your complimentary signed copy of the album and a pair of tickets to see the band on their summer tour with Panic! At The Disco
Mike Herrera had former founding member of MxPx, Andy Husted, on his podcast.
I ran into Andy on New Year's Eve as I was out with a group whooping it up on and he was doing the same. So we did some of that together. As we got to talking about our crazy world and life I invited him on the podcast. The next day, not too early we sat down at the studio and got to talking over a few beers. We talk about the present and the past. Some good stories about old MXPX recording sessions and our first tour van that would barely get us to gigs. We finally abandoned it after the brakes went out on our way home from a show. We had to down shift, E-brake it and coast through town. We made it without a...
The Movielife have announced two additional shows to their March 25th Philly date with The Early November. The band will play Webster Hall in NYC on March 24th and Peabody's in Virginia Beach on March 26th. Tickets can be purchased here.
Radiohead have confirmed performances at three music festivals this summer: Primavera in Barcelona, NOS Alive in Lisbon and Open Air St. Gallen in Switzerland. More dates are expected soon, as is their 9th studio album.
Recently signed with Whelmed Records,Tiny Kingdoms hailing from Villa Park, Illinois create a unique sound that will immediately catch your ear, the group should appeal to fans of Armor For Sleep, Saosin, and Mae. Coming from one of our Absolute 100 bands we're excited to premiere their music video for "Stay" in the replies. The track appears on the band's EP Stay, which is available here for preorder.
The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane) will release their new album Everything You've Come To Expect on April 1st. The album was recorded with Rick Rubin at Shangri-La alongside Owen Pallett, James Ford and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions). Hit the replies to check out the video for "Bad Habits".
02) Miracle Aligner
03) Dracula Teeth
04) Everything You’ve Come To Expect
05) The Element Of Surprise
06) Bad Habits
07) Sweet Dreams, TN
08) Used To Be My Girl
09) She Does The Woods
11) The Dream Synopsis
During an interview with KROQ, Travis Barker talked about the new Blink-182 album, and looking at a summertime release window.
"Just having someone like Matt (Skiba) who’s in the studio everyday is great. You got to show up, that’s the first part. It’s just exciting. It’s a new chapter and we’re not striving for mediocrity, we’re looking to kill it. We’re gonna make a great album.
I think summertime [for the release]. There’s tentatively some plans to play shows during summer. Everything will come together and be revealed in due time. It’s gonna be great.”
I have SoundShifter on the piano to pitch it down a half step. We wrote the song higher and changed the key, but I liked the piano sound and didn’t want to replay it. I sampled my Roland TR-808 kick drum into the EXS24 and used that in the chorus to double the bass. Valhalla’s VintageVerb is on the guitar single-note stuff. I filtered the drums with the Logic AutoFilter. I used SPL Transient Designer to shorten the length and add attack on those drums. And there’s a little bit of Sylenth1 playing a sine-wave, organ-like pad under the chorus.
We'd like to welcome Sam Means (formerly of The Format) to the website to chat today about his new album 10 Songs, which will be released this Friday, January 22nd. Hit the replies to chat with him about the new record, plans for the future, etc. I'll also be posting my interview of the record (which is really great) early next week.
Update: The chat is over. Thanks to Sam for hanging out.
Bandcamp has introduced "exclusive" players for their platform. Look out Soundcloud.
Attention music journalists, publicists, and artists who like the idea of a review or feature driving direct sales: you can now create exclusive embeds on Bandcamp! A site like Pitchfork, Fader or Stereogum can use an exclusive embed to offer its readers a first listen of an album or track, complete with a link back to Bandcamp to pre-order or purchase. Exclusive embeds can stream tracks that you aren’t streaming from your public album page, they can be restricted to one or more sites you specify, and, like other Bandcamp embedded players, they can be customized for a specific size/layout.
Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice, or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favorite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass. View the chords you’ve played, add comments and lyrics, or share your recordings with friends or directly to Apple Music...
Twenty One Pilots are featured in another Rolling Stones article. One of the items discussed is the idea of adding additional "members" on tour.
"We come from a sensory-overload culture, and so we wonder if one guy on drums and one guy dancing around is enough," says Joseph. "Adding guys was something we always were curious about. We decided for this run specifically to stay a two-piece. In the future, we definitely could add members. When Josh and I play at the same time, I don’t want to be too dramatic, but something magical happens. You’re in sync with somebody. To add people to that would only make that feeling even more potent."