You can stream a new You Blew It! song titled "Award of the Year Award" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Topshelf Records release, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which will hit stores January 14th. The album was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) and it's fantastic. You can pre-order the record (highly recommended) via Topshelf.
1) Match & Tinder
2) Award of the Year Award
3) Strong Island
4) Regional Dialect
5) House Address
6) A Different Kind of Kindling
7) Rock Springs
8) You & Me & Me
9) Grey Matter
10) Better to Best
Spotify for Artists is an effort to engage artists and calm fears that streaming services are bad for musicians (fears personified by high-profile names like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke). The biggest news is a real-time analytics dashboard that tracks how often an artist's music is being listened to and which songs are most popular. In addition to these basic metrics, the dashboard also offers up demographical insights, letting artists check up on their fans' age, gender, and location. It's like Google...
Hear a new The Republic of Wolves song titled “Pioneers” on PropertyOfZack. The band will be playing a series of upcoming New York performances to preview the new release, including a November 30th appearance with Robbers at Brooklyn's Rock Shop and their official record release show taking place December 13th at Fat Baby in New York. Also, the band will be hosting an exclusive CD listening party and acoustic set on December 17th at Idle Hands Bar also in New York, beginning at 8PM. Their upcoming album, No Matter How Narrow, releases on December 17th.
The service's final day of operation will be December 2nd, when Turntable promises to throw one final party. "If we also want to give Turntable Live a real shot, we need to fully focus on it," Turntable writes. So far, it's happy with the response. The streaming shows — all of which are hosted from Turntable's SoHo studio — try to recreate the live concert experience, straight down to asking fans to buy tickets ahead of time. Eleven shows have been run so far, with the last one bringing in $670 from 170 total viewers. While recreating the feel of a concert may be an exciting goal, Turntable.fm's users will likely...
Brothers Joeseph and Michael Pepe contributed production and writing to one of the standout tracks from Deniro Farrar's The Patriarch from earlier this year. Now, their new band Cairo Fire has premiered their first track titled "Bold & Beautiful," which you can stream in the replies. If you're into indie pop-rock, do not pass this up.
Rdio is laying off employees today to "improve its cost structure and ensure a scalable business model for the long-term."
Rdio isn't revealing any specific numbers to counteract the bad news, but the company insists things are looking up. "Since the end of last year, we’ve tripled our number of new users," a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Rdio also says that 90 percent of users now subscribe to its $9.99 unlimited streaming plan, a healthy conversion rate by any standard.
Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell has released a new lyric video for his first solo song called "The Watchful." It's in the replies. He will be releasing a short film music video for it in a few weeks.
Southern California hardcore band Seizures is streaming their full-length The Sanity Universal. It can be heard in the replies. The band is opening up for American Nightmare on 12/13 at Chain Reaction.