"As we look to people’s changing habits and changing attention spans and watch people on their iPod listening to half a song and forwarding on to the next one we sort of came to the conclusion that maybe it was time to rethink why songs are the way they were." The format, called QuickHitz, uses songs provided by Vancouver-based SparkNet Communications.
Cross Check is a five piece pop punk band from Fishkill, New York. Today we're excited to stream their latest single, "You're Killing Me, Smalls." Check that out in the replies and if you like it, you can download it for free on their bandcamp.
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Hype Williams was slated to direct a video for "Robocop" off Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreaks, but it never came out. Now, a CG model named Shihan Barbee has posted a clip of the video to his Instagram. You can watch a previously unearthed behind the scenes of the video in the replies.
Today, I'm proud to bring you the first AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Doxa Lu (Bobby) hails from Austin and has been an AP user since 2008. Today, he's bringing us a playlist that he describes as, "Energetic, fun and hip-shaking indie rock/synth with some awesome solos sprinkled throughout this set." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Soundsupp.ly have put together at drop just for Defeater. There are four albums from the band available on Digital, CD or Vinyl. The company will also be donating a portion of every sale to help Derek pay for his hip replacement surgery.
Wu-Tang Clan reunited last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to perform their new song, "Ron O'Neal." You can watch the collective performing the track here and you can check out the studio version in the replies. The cut is off the group's highly anticipated album, A Better Tomorrow, which is to be released later this year.
Secret Voice (Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré's label) will be releasing the debut 7” EP from Oakland, CA’s No Limbs on September 30th. The band recorded the EP with Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Comadre). You can stream a new song titled "Caving In" in the replies. Pre-order information will be released shortly.
Jack White's second solo album, Lazaretto, has become the best selling vinyl record since Pearl Jam's Vitalogy back in 1994. Lazaretto has moved over 62,000 vinyl units, vinyl LP sales of Lazaretto account for roughly 25% of the album's total sales. In its debut week, Lazaretto sold over 40,000 copies making it the highest first-week vinyl sales since SoundScan began tracking sales data in 1991.
Update: The chat is now complete. Can't thank the band enough for stopping by for the past few hours to talk with fans. You can find all the posts by Neil, Kevin, and Jeremy at their respective links. Thanks for joining us today.
We're pleased to welcome A Day to Remember to the website for a chat today. The band will be in this thread starting at 1pm EST -- so hit the replies to ask them questions about their Parks & Devastation tour, latest album, Self-Help Fest, or really anything at all. You'll be able to spot the band members by their Common Courtesy album cover avatars and blue usernames. The chat works just like any other thread on our site. Hope you enjoy and have a good time...
Ariana Grande was criticized a bit for the lyrics to her song with Zedd, "Break Free," being grammatically incoherent. She's responded by saying that she resisted the lyrics, but was ultimately persuaded by the song's writer and non-native English speaker, Max Martin. Watch the songs lyric video in the replies.
You can check out our new interview with Stray From The Pathhere. The band will be heading out on a headliner with Counterparts, Expire, and My Ticket Home - dates can be found here. In the interview, we talk about Warped Tour, their partnership with Cop Block, social media, and an upcoming fourth album.
Yeah, we flipped our van and we waited on the side of the road in -10 degree weather and the cop finally shows up two hours later and he writes me a ticket because and I quote "If you flipped your van, you must've been speeding." So the guy wasn't even there, and he gave me a $400 ticket on the assumption of something. They just generate revenue, they're not even trying to protect...