Famous Last Words will be premiering their short film, Two Faced Charade, on February 8 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia as part of A Night of Short Films XII. Its international release will be later this spring.
Longtime Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green has appeared on The Shit Show podcast, detailing the band's new album and talking at length about Johnny Marr's time with the group, bassist Eric Judy's departure, Big Boi and Krist Novolselic's collaborations, and how working with four producers played a part in the album's delay.
Damon Albarn promised a return of his animated Gorillaz project last October but has since been silent. Now his co-creator and the band's comic artist Jamie Hewlett has revealed new artwork of the group's beloved fictional members Murdoc and Noodle to his Instagram page, suggesting the band's comeback is near.
I remember all that. Even the mic swinging thing—like one day, Geoff just started swinging his mic and then everybody started doing it. It was ridiculous. I heard stories of Geoff walking into a show and first song in the dude would swing his mic and Geoff would walk out. Everyone was a pioneer trying to put all this shit out, so if somebody stole your shit—even black nail polish—you’d get fucking pissed off.
Narrated by Jaret Reddick, lead singer of Bowling For Soup and current voice of Chuck E. Cheese, the program follows the adventures of Smagoogly O’Goolibache, a young adventurer from the planet Loogy. Smagoogly (voiced by Eric Nally, singer of Foxy Shazam) is sent by his kooky explorer uncle to investigate an exciting and mysterious planet known as Earth for the magazine National Goolagraphic. Accompanied by his faithful camera Shoots (former MTV Europe VJ Joann Colan), the young voyager encounters an...
Courtney Barnett will release her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit via Mom+Pop on March 24th. Check out the video for the brilliant first single "Pedestrian At Best" in the replies.
01. Elevator Operator
02. Pedestrian at Best
03. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)
04. Small Poppies
06. Aqua Profunda!
07. Dead Fox
08. Nobody Really Cares if You Don't Go to the Party
09. Debbie Downer
10. Kim's Caravan
11. Boxing Day Blues
I’ve always found that the more I treat a woman like a child, the stronger the relationship, the better the sex and the more often it happens. Discipline, reprimand and complete indifference. I think the feminine woman craves the attributes of a firm father in the man she enters a relationship with. The more I realize it, the more I see modern feminism in a different light – it could well be little more than the collective feminine cry for drama and childlike retaliation.
Bryne Yancey, writing at The Runout, about vaping at shows.
Vaping is harm reduction for smokers looking to either use less nicotine or wean themselves completely off of it. That’s great, because cigarettes are gross. They make your breath, clothes, and if they’re downwind that day, your friends smell terrible. There’s also the whole “they cause cancer” thing. But this isn’t about extolling the virtues of vaping as an alternative to smoking, or decrying vape pens as mouth fedoras as the joke goes. It’s about exercising common courtesy.
Please stop vaping at indoor punk shows. Seriously. Cut it out.
On February 15th, "Saturday Night Live" will be putting on a 40th anniversary special. Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon, and Taylor Swift are all set to be there and Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, and Chevy Chase are set to appear in some way.
Last week, I got a chance to chat extensively with a personal hero of mine, Butch Walker. We talked about Butch's new album, Afraid of Ghosts, including how the recent loss of his father inspired a new direction for his music, why he decided to have Ryan Adams produce the disc, and why his trademark sarcasm and upbeat songwriting is nowhere to be found. We also touched upon Walker's back catalog, the woeful reasons why no one should be expecting to find Letters on vinyl anytime soon, and why Butch's protege Jake Sinclair took over most of the production duties on the new Fall Out Boy LP.
Villagers will release Darling Arithmetic via Domino Records on April 14th. Hit the replies to check out the official video for "Courage". The record was written, recorded and produced by Conor O'Brien himself.
02. Everything I Am Is Yours
03. Dawning On Me
04. Hot Scary Summer
05. The Soul Serene
06. Darling Arithmetic
07. Little Bigot
08. No One To Blame
09. So Naïve
"To be releasing my first book with this legendary New York publisher is a dream come true. i think the title is a phrase that applies to so many people – i know it applies to me. i hope this book can be a source of encouragement, something that helps folks feel less alone. More than anything, i hope this book leads to people getting help and even choosing to stay alive."
The week began with Blink-182 ... and it's going to end with Blink-182. On this episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast we spend most of the time talking about everything that went down this week in the Blink camp. We look at what news broke, our first reaction to it, what we think of how it all came out, how we think this will impact the band's legacy, what we think the band should (or will) do next, and so much more. We also touch a little on Acceptance's reunion at Skate and Surf and Drew's thoughts on the new Fall Out Boy album which he'll be reviewing early next week. And if you didn't think the universe had a sense of humor: please explain how our episode numbers worked out for this to...
VH1 announced its official kickoff to Super Bowl weekend with a special concert salute to the armed forces at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ. This year VH1 and Papa John’s are teaming up to bring Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX to headline the “VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops” with host Nick Lachey. The concert will kick off live on Friday, January 30th at 9PM* on VH1.
Ryan from The Swellers has started a new band called Young Hunger and today we're premiering their brand new song "Holes in Your Tongue." This four piece hail from Detroit and, in their own words, write "straight forward, catchy songs that could fit in perfectly on a Punk-O-Rama comp." The band's first show will be February 13th in Detroit and also contains members of Frank White and Before I Go. Hit the replies to check out the song and let them know what you think.
Due to some scheduling issues with travel (insert Thomas looks like he doesn't want to be there joke here), our podcast episode won't be recorded until tonight. Gee, I wonder what we're going to talk about? I hope to have that edited and posted early tomorrow morning, so make sure you subscribe to our feed if you don't want miss that once it goes up. In other update news: I recently tore out all of the crap on our Tumblr page to make it a far better reading experience not only via a web browser, but also in your dashboard. All of our formatting, tags, snark, and little extras should work far better now and the full desktop experience is actually a pretty nice, no distractions, view of...
“I juggle a lot of things outside of Blink. I record with tons of different artists, and I always seem to still know how to prioritize Blink. I still love Blink and it’s my #1 priority over everything that I do. But it’s like when you don’t have the same passion to make that your priority as well, it makes it hard to come together as 3 people when one person doesn’t care about it.”