To promote his new album We Cool?, which you can stream here, Jeff Rosenstock will be playing a show in each New York City borough on March 8. That's next week! All of the gigs are either free or donation based. Find more information -- wait for it -- you know -- in the replies.
The Weaks, a band that is categorically and factually the world's greatest living rock and roll act, are streaming their new song "Nevermind." You can find it in the replies (via an A.V. Club premiere), and you can find pre-orders for their new album Bad Year over in the Lame-O Records webstore. The album drops April 7.
Taking Back Sunday kicked off their latest tour with letlive. and The Menzingers last week. Their stop in Austin was a sold-out, non-stop party. I've grown a little bit jaded by the number of Taking Back Sunday sets I've seen at this point (#humblebrag), but each show is always just as energetic as the last. Catch a few photos from the show in the replies, as well as a link to a full gallery on our Facebook page.
Megan Seling, writing for the Nashville Scene, takes a look at how summer festivals in our music scene are handling representation. Some are clearly doing better than others -- some barely look like they're trying.
Male musicians, if you're finding yourselves on lineups where women are so grossly underrepresented, ask the promoter why that is. Ask to include more female musicians in your shows and tours. Prove to festivals that women deserve more than 2 percent or, worse, to only get attention when magazines and festivals produce shit like "Hottest Chicks of Hard Rock"or "Girls Only" stages. I'm goddamn tired of female musicians being treated like lesser humans or tokens in the music...
"The way I see it a song is never completely finished. Re-imagined and evolved with each performance”, vocalist Christofer Drew explains. “This album is a revamp of some of my favorite NSN songs throughout the years."
SideOne Dummy are doing a 20 Year Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Series and are starting with The Gaslight Anthem's Live At Park Ave 10''. A limited coke bottle variant is exclusively for sale via the SideOneDummy web store and a limited translucent blue variant is available at Park Ave CDs in Orlando, FL.
Zane Lowe just revealed a huge chunk of this year's Reading and Leeds festivals on the BBC Radio 1 including the third headliner in the form of The Libertines. Other acts announced include Kendrick Lamar, American Football, The Cribs, New Found Glory, Rae Sremmurd, Bring Me The Horizon and of course, The Maccabees. Hit the replies to see the poster with the line up so far.
Staff interviewer Jake Denning has started his own new podcast called "This is What I'm Into" where he interviews different guests and talks to them about what they're into. The first guest is Levi Benton of Miss May I and it's available in the replies and on Soundcloud.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, will be out on March 31st. Hit the replies to stream an 8 minute excerpt from the lead track "Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light."
Hey everyone I know you all have questions on the status of the band and we are hoping to answer most of it for you now. As you may have seen we are no longer on Rise Records. We want to thank Rise Records for being a tremendous help to our band and putting out our past releases. Currently we are in the process of finishing up our new cd and will announce a new label soon. For now, we would like to give you a taste of our new music we have been working on. We made this new music video for the song “My Old Ways” and it showcases the sound and feeling of the new record. Thank you all for your patience and we will...
One of the site's favorite television programs, Parks and Recreation, concludes its six-season long run with an hour finale tonight on NBC. Feel free to share your favorite moments, scenes, episodes, and characters from the series in the replies.
Steady/Steady have been working on some music with Michael Govaere (ex-Every Avenue). We are premiering a new song called "Pseudo" - give it a listen in the replies. The song is built up by a constant kick-drum, and the chorus sounds more like a William Beckett solo track than the southern rock tinge of Every Avenue, equipped with "oh-oh-oh's" and everything. It was mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance). If you like what you hear, be on the look out for the band's debut EP in April.
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.
Lots of Nate Ruess news over the past few days -- that's what happens when a new act gets rolled out. Anyway, Nate Harold has been announced as Nate's bass player. Also, to try and combine multiple stories into one: According to a press release today, Nate's latest single "contains backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer."
Producers Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, Whitechapel) and Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men) have announced an Orlando stop on Levi's "Unstoppable Recording Machine" audio boot camp tour at Levi's private studio from March 20-23rd. Guests include Keith Merrow and drummer Alex Rüdinger (Conquering Dystopia, ex-The Faceless).
Dustin Kensrue joins the podcast to talk about his new record "Carry The Fire" which comes out on April 21st. He and the guys also talk about Thrice, the relationship between faith and art, and Dustin's time at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Most importantly, the guys hash out their feelings about "50 Shades of Grey."