After the events of the last few days, I'm donating to RAINN tonight. I hope others will join me. Thank you.
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Four Tet is going to release his follow-up to 2013's excellent Beautiful Rewind with a new album titled Morning/Evening this July. Morning/Evening will consist of two tracks ("Morning Side" and "Evening Side") each running about 20 minutes.
Pure Noise Records has released a statement, on Tumblr.
We appreciate that the community brings issues to our attention. It’s very clear that after the two unfortunate events that we’ve been through that better checks and balances within the all ages community are necessary to ensure the safety of everyone. In the future, Pure Noise will certainly be more thorough in it’s A&R dealings prior to signing a new artist.
My own perspective about the changing all ages community is unique. I’ve been involved in punk rock for almost twenty years. I’m a cisgender, white, college educated male who has had all the privileges as such. I’ve been a supporter of liberal politics since I was in...
I’d like to address the event on July 23rd, 2012. I feel extremely remorseful about what happened that night. I am not apologizing because of public scrutiny, but because I treated someone incorrectly. I was insensitive and I was wrong. This event has forever changed my view of what consent is. I was 19 at the time of the event and I’ve spent the last three years confused as to why people were upset with me because I knew in my heart I would never do anything to intentionally hurt someone. I take full responsibility for being insensitive and misjudging the situation. I believed it was a consensual occurrence between two...
For those of you in college, Ryan Hemsworth has shared a link to download every single one of his mixes up until October 2014 to help you "study" for finals this week. For the rest of you, make sure to take advantage of the staggering 1.73 gigs of material included.
Green Day front man and rock'n'roll hall of famer, Billie Joe Armstrong, and his wife, Adrienne, own an old airstream trailer and as a special surprise to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, Adrienne has asked the Junk Gypsies to renovate the trailer and make it into a 'surf shack on wheels' that Billie can take out surfing with his buddies. Amie and Jolie hit the road for inspiration and to find a surfboard for the airstream. They build a table out of a surfboard and turn the airstream into a 'Zen, rock'n'roll surf shack' for Billie Joe.
Copeland did an AMA on Reddit today. Some key things the band revealed is that they're planning a fall headlining tour, Ixora will be getting a vinyl reissue this summer and the Ixora twin album should be available digitally this month.
According to sources, Concord Bicycle paid about $10 million for Fearless, which has about $15 million in annual revenue including a nice merchandising business and a small publishing catalog. The label's catalog including albums by Plain White T's, At The Drive-In, Bigwig, The Aquabats, and Sugarcult, while its current artist roster includes Pierce The Veil, Breathe Carolina, The Maine, Mayday Parade, The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Alesana, and Every Avenue. Fearless is expected to issue about 15 albums in the current year.
5 Seconds of Summer played a new song "Permanent Vacation" live for the first time. Video in the replies. Just think, to many around the internet, this was like Brand New playing "Mene" for the first time.
O'Brother have been added to Brand New's show in North Carolina this weekend. The band have also asked all attending to bring two cans of non-perishible food to be entered into a raffle to win a signed set-ist.
Clean Girls' new full length record, Despite You, is now streaming over on their Bandcamp. The record is a noisy, hardcore and heavy affair that any fan of the classic skramz sound should check out. The vinyl can be purchased here, and a press release for the band can be read in the replies.
Last week I had the chance to check out Lord Huron play a bunch of tracks from their new album Strange Trails, along with some old favorites, to a packed house at Philly's Union Transfer. Check out my photos and show review in the replies!
Last summer we premieredPetals, the debut full length from Austin, TX post-rock/metal band Funeralbloom. Today we are premiering the 14-minute long video for "Lust," which you can check out in the replies. I stated that this is a record that'll take your ears on an incredible journey through various soundscapes (especially if you dig Deafheaven) and now it's also being pressed to wax so check that out as well.
Noah Gundersen has announced his new album, titled Carry the Ghost. The LP will be released on August 21st, and is available for pre-order in vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Hit the replies for more information.
I was recently introduced to Susanne Sundførby Ryan (@COREhorizon), and I'm in love. The track "Fade Away" can only be described as everything I love about music from the 80s and Scandinavian pop. Listen to it below.
In this, the first year of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," we have already been blessed with a very good remix of that song. Now, the 6 God himself, Drake, has seen fit to bless us further by remixing Fetty's next single "My Way." Praise be and stream the song in the replies.
Today’s Mixtape Festival has announced The Movielife as the first headliner - their first Long Island show in over 13 years. The full lineup and general admission tickets will relase next week, but Early Bird passes are now available.
However, the actual release is different than the way we initially intended. “Matter of Time” was supposed to be number eight, I believe?]Oh, yeah, so the label was like, “‘Matter of Time’ is the hit, man, we’ve got to move it up.” So it turned out to be fourth and it ruined our tuning order.
Hot Mulligan released their debut EP Fenton in November of last year. It's being re-released later this month via Save Your Generation as well as a new EP titled "Honest & Cunning. The reissue of Fenton, with new artwork and an acoustic version of "Buy a Fire Extinguisher Before You Need One," can be preordered on Bandcamp. If you'd like to give the band a try before preordering, "Buy a Fire Extinguisher" is streaming in the replies. It gives a rawer look at the band's emo-inflected pop punk style.