GameStop has swooped in to buy Geeknet (the company that owns ThinkGeek) on the heels of the company finalizing a deal with Hot Topic.
Geeknet terminated a previous agreement to be bought by Hot Topic Inc., and GameStop will reimburse Geeknet for the breakup free associated with that deal, the companies said Tuesday in a statement. The Hot Topic bid had a $122 million equity value. The acquisition combines GameStop’s 6,600 stores with a retailer that sold $140.7 million of geek-chic merchandise last year, mostly through its ThinkGeek website. GameStop is betting that ThinkGeek’s offerings, which include “World of Warcraft” pint glasses and “Mass Effect” hoodies, will be an easy sell to...
This year's Glastonbury line up is now revealed in full alongside stage and set times. There's a whole lot of big clashes going on this year. New additions includeFlorence + The Machine, Run The Jewels, Jamie xx, Jon Hopkins, Jessie Ware, FKA Twigs and Ryan Adams. Check out the full poster in the replies.
You may not be familiar with More to Monroe yet, but you certainly will be soon. The Frederick, MD-based post-hardcore band has a freshly-inked deal with Roadrunner Reocrds, who will release their new EP, Appalachia, on September 15th. Head to the replies to watch the premiere of their new music video for the EP's lead track, "Jack." You'll hear a strong Underoath influence in their music, along with shades of some of the genre's current heavyweights, such as Beartooth and Letlive.
We're premiering Sleeptalk's new music video for "Sea of Fire" in the replies. The song and video were inspired by the film Palo Alto, the coming-of-age tale of four teenagers. The track appears on the Los Angeles group's debut EP, Pure, which is available now. The band's spacey rock sound is a bit like a mix of New Politics and Angels and Airwaves.
One of the best producers in our scene, Will Yip, has teamed up with Run For Cover Records to launch an imprint label called Memory Music. The label's first release will be a live full-length album from Tigers Jaw titled Live at Studio 4. It was recorded during a series of acoustic live shows Yip held at his studio in 2013. You can listen to "Teen Rocket" in the replies (via) and check out the tracklist below. Live at Studio 4 is available for pre-order here.
02) Distress Signal
04) Nervous Kids
05) Jimmy Piersall
06) Fake Death
07) Safe In Your Skin / Where Am I?
08) Never Saw It Coming
09) Carry You Over
10) Plane vs. Tank vs. Submarine... read more
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.
The Fest has launched ticket sales for both Fest 14 (three days, $115) and Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 3 (two days, $60). There's also a combo pass for all five days that costs $165. All ticket info is here; you buy tickets here. The latest round of band additions includes Weston, Nothington, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, The Moms, and more. While we're here: We actually missed a post with the second update of bands -- that update featured Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, As Friends Rust (REUNION/only US show in 2015), Bigwig, Into It. Over It., Smoke or Fire (playing Above the City), Pianos Become the Teeth, Red City Radio and more. All current 1,000,000 bands announced...
Ryan Hemsworth has shared Ryanpack Vol. 2 -- a free download of bootlegs. The Blink-182 inspired album cover can be found in the replies.
1. Nardwuar Intro
2. Sicko Mobb - Maserati (Hemsworth's RIP Yams Version)
3. Blink 182 - Feelin' This (Hemsworth Sees Aliens Too Version)
4. Tigers Jaw - Plane Vs. Tanks Vs. Submarine (Hemsworth Version)
5. Ping Pong With My Woes
6. Now In Newark (Sad VIP)
7. t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said (Hemsworth's Sorry Lol Version)
8. Tory Lanez - Know Wassup (Hemsworth's Gone Fishin' Version)
9. Qrion - Sink (Hemsworth Fountain Version)
10. Sum 41 - In Too Deep (Hemsworth's Canadian Heritage Version)
Track Listing & Members
1. audiolife - Sealed To Me (04:16)
2. bradsonemanband (Cootie Catcher) - Mix Tape (03:19)
3. UrbanRoyalty - aloC-acoC (04:00)
4. The Archer 07 - Sowing Season (04:36)
5. mka12992 - The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (04:25)
6. aoftbsten - Untitled (4:52)
7. Paulb-182 (Wood And Nails) - You Won't Know (04:27)
8. assasiNATE - Moshi Moshi (02:38)
9. The Archer 07 - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (04:36)
10. walshknilb281 - Tautou (02:13)
11. frootloops4u95 - Gasoline (03:49)
All of us here at This Is All Now have recently been made aware of the statements made about our bass player, Thomas Angenbroich via social media. Upon finding out about this information we privately addressed the situation immediately. Although it is difficult to determine fact from fiction or here-say from reality, we are taking this issue very seriously and have determined that the best course of action is for Tom to take a step back from This Is All Now. Our fans are everything to This Is All Now, and always will be. We are very grateful for all your support that has gotten us to...
1) Grand Romantic (Intro)
3) Nothing Without Love
4) Take It Back
5) You Light My Fire
6) What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck)
7) Great Big Storm
9) It Only Gets Much Worse
10) Grand Romantic
11) Harsh Light
The eight-minute video tells the story of the growth of the Hit Like A Girl project— and female drumming in the 21st Century— and features interviews and performances by Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Venzella Joy (Beyoncé), Val Sepulveda (Diamante) and Kim Thompson (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Also appearing in the video are Mindy Abovitz (Hit Like A Girl) and several past contest participants.
i read a couple comments today about how i can’t be feminist or whether or not i’m a “good” feminist. to speak specifically to one of those comments, i’ll say this: Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman. i haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when i was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. it wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. it was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment i experienced as a high schooler.
Pop punk is a universal language. One Week Gone may be from Sweden, but their catchy sound is firmly - and proudly - rooted in vintage Blink 182. Head to the replies to stream their new EP, Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, which they'll be self-releasing on June 9th.
Gainesville, FL'sDikembehave sparked an interest in listeners over the past couple years because of their willingness to evolve: Their sophomore full-length, Mediumship, traded the barbed-wire energy from their introductory releases, the Chicago Bowls EP and their debut LP Broad Shoulders, for a somewhat more reclined approach. While the band still delivered intimate lyricism, they did so through slower-tempo jams and generally more "mature" musicianship. The group's newest effort, a four-song EP titled Ledge, is being self-released by the band and showcases another step in their evolution. Ledge is Dikembe taking a focused and driven step forward, dedicated to evaluating and...
The AV Club has a fun article about great albums with unfortunately designed album covers. Thought maybe on this Friday afternoon it'd be fun open up the discussion to our little neck of the Internet. So let's hear it, what album do you love listening to but hate looking at?
Last week I traveled to one of my favorite Philly venues, the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center, to check out All Time Low's Future Hearts Tour. The outdoor venue was met with perfect weather and a great crowd. Check out our photos and a review in the replies!
The show had witty banter, a teletubbie, an engagement, cover songs, a birthday celebration, and a ton of fans on stage. You can't ask for a better night than that. Bravo, All Time Low. Bravo.