There's a new compilation called Tallahassee Calling, Vol. Ion Bandcamp for free download, and it features a new Look Mexico demo as well as a new Echo Base song (check that one out in the replies). There are 14 bands in total from the DIY emo / punk scene in Tallahassee, FL.
We're still nine days away from the kickoff of Chicago's Riot Fest on Friday, Sept. 12 -- don't forget that Toronto is going down this weekend! -- but we're starting our preview series of the festival today. In the replies you can scope out our five must-see acts for Friday of Chicago's event, as selected by fellow AP.net staffer Caitlin DeWeese and myself. We'll both be on hand next weekend to check out an incredible lineup, and we'll have more day-by-day selections for you guys this week as well as a couple of bigger features next week. Let us know who you're excited to see at Riot Fest, and pick up your tickets here.
Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's new collaboration track "Never Catch Me" can be heard in the replies. The cut is from Flying Lotus' new album, You're Dead!, which will be out on October 7th via Warp.
Run The Jewels have released the album artwork and track listing for their second album, RTJ2. You can find the artwork in the replies and the track listing below.
02) Oh My Darling Don't Cry
03) Blockbuster Night Part 1
04) Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack de la Rocha]
05) All My Life
06) Lie, Cheat, Steal
07) Early (feat. BOOTS)
08) All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
09) Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10) Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
11) Angel Duster
Hit the replies to watch a documentary which details Interpol recording their forthcoming album El Pintor. Also check out their setlist from last night's show at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which saw the band play some fan-favourite tracks from their back catalogue for the first time in years.
A Social State's sophomore full-length, How to Get to Heaven, comes out this Saturday. The Scranton, PA, four-piece play "alternative rock" that ought to appeal to fans of bands like Anberlin. You can stream the album in the replies, and be on the lookout for our review.
I find myself being extremely picky with music festivals in my old age, but the ridiculous(ly awesome) lineup at Riot Fest Toronto left me no choice but to make plans to attend. Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to finalize a schedule so I can make sure to catch every band I'm eager to see, but it took me only a few minutes upon starting on an actual list to say "Screw it, I'm just going to roam around, enjoy good music as I go, and have some delicious food and beer." That seems about as solid of a plan as it gets with my experience at festivals, except there are 5 bands at this year's Toronto Riot Fest that I will most definitely make sure to see -- rain or shine. Head to the...
Remember The Crimson Armada? They were a metalcore band that was gaining some steam a few years back, until vocalist Saud Ahmed decided to go in a new direction - The Holy Guile is that new direction. Today, we're premiering a new song from the band, "California Gold", a tribute to Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a motorcycle accident in November of 2012. The song is from the band's upcoming album OG (mixed by Joey Sturgis), which drops September 30th.
Dan Campbell just posted a photo of The Wonder Years' new practice space with the caption "Since our last practice spot was condemned by the board of health, we'll be writing our next record in this new luxurious practice space ... until it too gets condemned by the board of health." It seems as though they'll be getting to work on LP4 sooner rather than later.
Counting Crows have an excellent new album out today and we have a special interview with Adam Duritz talking about it. Check it out here.
I don’t think anyone knows what sells records. There is literally no one who thought our first record was going to sell that many. There’s no way. Nobody did. It just happens sometimes. You can’t manipulate popular culture. Well, I guess sometimes you can, but we’re not in that business. The smartest thing we always seemed to do was do what we wanted to do, since that’s what got us there in the first place. Our best records were always going to be made by us, so we just made the records we wanted to make. There’s a certain truth in that that bears...
Copeland have revealed the track listing for their upcoming album, Ixora. Don't forget to pre-order the album as well, Halloween will be here before you know it.
01) Have I Always Loved You?
03) I Can Make You Feel Young Again
07) Like A Lie
09) World Turn
10) Like I Want You
11) In Her Arms You Will Never Starve
The Quesadilla Factory in Centralia, WA held their last show last Friday night, and The Story So Far flew out to play an hour-long set at this 300 cap restaurant. Head to the replies to see them play their closer, "Mt. Diablo", as well as "High Regard" and "Quicksand". You can also check out photos from Future-Breed and Jesus Martinez.
David Weiss over at SonicScoop writes about the decision to allow no artificial reverb on La Dispute's Wildlife.
Like many feats of engineering, the “no reverb” rule came not by design but as a matter of natural course, starting at the initial sessions in Chicago. “We had miked the drums in the live room, and the room mics that were in there were set up for talkback,” Pedulla recalls. “Then the guitarist was in there to be next to his amp, and we started realizing, ‘This sounds cool.’ The parts needed this ambience, and sounded really good with that sound that you don’t get from close mics.
That’s just how it came across to me. It’s the sort of baseline assumptions that one can make. It’s sort of like Miley—I’m going to get a lot of shit for this—but it’s just like what Miley Cyrus is doing right now. We don’t really know what’s in her head or why she’s doing this. But we can assume she’s trying to grow up and expand her image and no longer be a teeny-bopper icon, and she’s trying to be dangerous and sexy and hip. So that’s our assumption that may be miles from whatever she’s actually thinking about.