Rescuer will release their sophomore album, Anxiety Answering, on June 3rd via No Sleep Records. It was recorded with Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor). Check out a new song called "Out of Focus" on Brooklyn Vegan, featuring Andy from Frameworks and Madeline Nicholl. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
“Out of Focus” is about growing apart from the people that you grew up with,” Marra adds. “My favorite thing about this song is that our friends Andy (of Frameworks) and Madeline Nicholl drove down from their wedding in Seattle and recorded some vocal parts on this song. It's like our weird wedding gift to them.”
Hit the replies to watch Brigades' new video for “Small Time Crooks.” You can pre-order their upcoming EP, Crocodile Tears, physically (CD/12”) or digitally. It releases May 8th via Pure Noise Records. The band will be on Hit The Lights "Skip School, Start Fights" tour.
How To Dress Well will release his new album, What Is This Heart?, on June 24th via Weird World Records. You can hear a new song in the replies, and pre-order the album as well.
01) 2 Years On (Shame Dream)
02) What You Wanted
03) Face Again
04) See You Fall
05) Repeat Pleasure
06) Words I Don’t Remember
07) Pour Cyril
08) Precious Love
09) Childhood Faith In Love (Everything Must Change, Everything Must Stay The Same)
10) A Power
11) Very Best Friend
12) House Inside (Future Is Older Than The Past)
Autopilot Off are offering free downloads of two new songs -- "Alcologic" and "When I Was Young" -- check the replies.
Here is a link to two new songs that we are releasing for free download. This has been an ambitious project for us, encompassing the past several months. We handled all aspects of production ourselves, working on weekends and whenever our collective personal schedules would permit. It has taken a long time to generate anything finished, but it has been worth it to us to do our songs our way. We hope you enjoy them, and hope that we can complete more in the future. -Chris J, Chris H, Rob, and Phil
Old Man Markley is releasing a new 7" called Stupid Today on May 6 via Fat Wreck Chords and it will feature a cover of "Reeko" by NOFX. The band also has a number of shows coming up across the United States, Canada and Europe which can be found in the replies.
I'm very excited to premiere a new track from pop-punk up-and-comers Firestarter. "Woodlawn" is the second single from the band's upcoming EP Forget The Past which is set for release on May 13th and available for pre-order. The Albany, NY outfit has been hustling since its inception in 2012 with relentless touring which has been building the band a strong underground fanbase. Listen to "Woodlawn" in the replies.
In an interview with Billboard, RZA claims that Wu-Tang Clan have already been offered five million dollars for their "one of one" album. Ok, so how much would you offer to be the only person in the world to own a copy of an album by your favorite artist?
Hoodie Allen has announced the "Hanging With Hoodie" tour, an intimate club tour where every attendee will have the opportunity to attend a free meet and greet session. Dates are in the replies, tickets will sell out quickly.
UPDATE: The tour is now completely sold out ... that was quick - JD
We really need to get celebrity's caps lock keys fixed. Maybe a Kickstarter is in order? Anyway, The Cure's frontman, Robert Smith, has responded to The Guardian critic Caroline Sullivan via Facebook -- twice.
HAVING EXPOSED THE LIE, WE FIGURED WE WOULD AT THE VERY LEAST GET SOME KIND OF A HANDS IN THE AIR “IT’S A FAIR COP GUV” FROM HER FOR ATTEMPTING SUCH A BANAL SELF SERVING DECEPTION… WE THOUGHT THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A FAINT CHANCE THAT SHE WOULD BE MOVED TO APOLOGISE TO HER READERS FOR MAKING STUFF UP!
Against Me! did a Nervous Energies session with Ryan Russell during which they performed a cover of Rowland S. Howard's "Shivers" and their own "Borne On the FM Waves of the Heart" featuring Laura Stevenson. These aren't acoustic performances either, they're plugged in! Check out both videos in the replies.
Say word. Foxy Shazam just dropped a new LP called Gonzoon Bandcamp, where you can also stream it. This is the band's first self-released music since 2005 and it was recorded with Steve Albini, so honestly why are you still reading this news post? You know how fast Bandcamp downloads are? You could be listening by now. If you're still here, jump to the replies for more information and tour dates with Larry and His Flask.
Boardroom Heroes have been announced as a part of this year's Fest lineup. If you visit their page on the Fest site (check out the "MP3 sample" section), you can hear a brand new song called "Never Ready" from their upcoming EP, New Wage, which was recorded by Brian McTernan and will be released early this summer on Sinking Ship Records.
Hole will be reuniting with the band's mid-90s lineup. In a new interview with Quietus, Love confirms that guitarist Eric Erlandson, drummer Patty Schemel, and bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur are rehearsing new material.
Just woke up to a nice surprise from the ex so I’m headed right down to the office to prove to you guys without a doubt im not using and that those videos are old. She’s crossed a line and needs to get it through her head that this isn’t the way you deal with someone not loving you anymore. So let’s go! I have nothing to hide.
Spotify has redesigned their platform ... going with a darker theme and feel.
Now Spotify functions more like the familiar iTunes interface, where you have a home base of all your favorite jams. Except instead of keeping a copy of the actual sound files, it’s a cloud-based collection. This is a big step up from the Starred playlist, which was just a rearrangable list of songs that couldn’t be sorted. You can dump whole artist catalogs, albums, or friends’ playlists into Your Music, and then sort it all any way you want.
Directed by Nickolas Rossi, the film is billed as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” It will feature unreleased songs, personal pictures, and rare footage in addition to interviews with Smith’s friends and collaborators. Among those appearing in the documentary are Smith’s sister Ashley, Joanna Bolme, Jon Brion, Neil Gust, Larry Crane, Rob Schnapf, and many more.
Emery have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help support their upcoming album, You Were Never Alone. It will be released this summer on BadChristian Music. The packages inlcude autographed merch, limited vinyl, personal fan experiences, and more. All packages come with downloads of two new, rough-version tracks from the upcoming album.
Something didn't feel right about someone else owning Emery's future recordings in perpetuity, especially when independent musicians are getting better opportunities to succeed every year. We want to own our music. We want to be able to sell it, give it away, re-record it in different ways, release vinyl, and do whatever we're inspired to do with it
Amazon has announced their own TV streaming device, dubbed Amazon Fire TV. The very small box will retail for $99, will be voice-activated (but can also come with an optional gaming controller) and connect with Hulu, Netflix and more. Lots of information can be found everywhere on the internet by now, but also there's stuff here.
As they have done from time-to-time in the past, The Mountain Goats will be playing some shows out west this summer as a duo, sans drummer Jon Wurster. In his typical outlandish fashion, frontman John Darnielle has dubbed the tour "The Mountain Goats Twin Inhuman Highway Fiends Tour 2014." Dates and a note from Darnielle are below.