Chuck Ragan will be doing a seven show solo tour, in between and including the Riot Fest Chicago on September 15th and Riot Fest Denver on September 22nd. Jamestown Revival will support. Dates are in the replies.
Fuse recently interviewed Jason Butler of letlive. about the band's new album and gives details behind the album's production. Additionally, it's revealed that Lionel Robinson will be joining the band full-time as their drummer.
With the album and the production, we believe[d] in being organic and authentic. So for us to write a record that not only wouldn’t sound similar live, but also wouldn’t be performed [in the studio] as it sounds on the record...at this point in our career, it would be untrue to who we are as a band.
Head to Punknews.org to watch Envy's live video for "A Warm Room." The video comes from their new 14xLP / 2xDVD / 100-page book set titled Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows, which is out today via Temporary Residence.
Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows is a limited-edition super-deluxe box set that collects every song ever recorded by Envy (95 songs in total) across 14 vinyl LPs, all remastered for vinyl in 2013. Each record is housed in its own full-color jacket, featuring all new artwork. Also included is a brand new, previously unreleased 100-minute DVD, a DVD data disk packed with all 95 songs in high-quality MP3 format, and a 100-page coffee table book featuring...
Dessa's latest album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #74 in the Billboard Top 200. Major congrats to her. You can read my review of the record here. Also, Sims will be jumping on the second half of her tour and you can see those dates in the replies.
Reveille Records is giving away a test press of Protagonist's album The Chronicle on vinyl. Like Reveille Records' page and share the news on Facebook to be entered. There are more details in the replies.
PropertyOfZack has posted a feature on Thrice's The Artist In The Ambulance with commentary from Ed and Teppei from the band. The feature can be found here.
By intentions I mean that we wanted to push oursleves, experiment, and build songs that we though had a unique place in the world. Not everyone would agree with me on this, but I think that music like any art has it’s basic likable elements, but really makes a piece of music, or art, or whatever, special is the elements of it that make it unique.
For example, music piracy has fallen from 1.2 billion songs in 2008 to 210 million last year. About 60 million movies and TV shows were pirated last year, compared to 125 million and 135 million five years ago. In short, access to paid content, whether via streaming or a la carte services, is slowly whittling away the impetus to pirate.
Now, Pete Wentz reveals to Rolling Stone they recorded "eight or nine" songs over two marathon nights, with Adams directing the sessions. "It was punk rock – the stuff that makes you want to kick the shit out of your bedroom at your parents' house," says Wentz. "It's impossible to deny the spirit of what was happening there." The session came together through Butch Walker, their mutual friend and collaborator. Wentz says he was thrilled with working with Adams: "I used to like listen to his stuff growing up!"
Rise Against will release Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 on September 10. Pre-orders will begin July 30 - you can find the press release and album art in the replies. Watch a teaser on the band's official website.
Joey Cape recently told Punknews.org that Lagwagon will enter the studio next spring or summer to begin recording for a late 2014 release.
Yeah, it’ll be late next year, probably fall, and it’ll be on Fat Wreck Chords, as always. We’ll most likely record in late spring or summer and they need a few months to do their thing. I don’t like to do this because you kind of jinx yourself when you start talking about specific dates, but I’m hoping for an early-fall release because it’s good time of year to put a record out and it’s been too long – and I figure we’ll go on tour forever to support it.
"No question, people are going to be listening to this new music, and the two of them will go on to make more worthy music, even if they're apart," he wrote. "That said, my number one hope is forgiveness and reconciliation for the two of them. One of the most satisfying and uniquely human actions is the ability to forgive and receive forgiveness. It's sets the stage for a thousand do-overs. Like a lot of people, the two of them singing together is one do-over I'd pay big money to hear and see."
Another Warped Tour ... another year of beef between bands. The Amity Affliction frontman, Joel Birch, is caught on video (in the replies) openly berating Memphis May Fire's vocalist Matty Mullins. It appears it may have had something to do with this tweet?
Apple has released Logic Pro X. It's available now on the Mac App Store for $199. Along with the new version of Logic, comes Logic Remote for iPad, a free app the extends the functionality of the software onto an iPad.
It’s kind of like when you get to this point in your career, I’d rather people love it or hate it than not care. I actually read a ton of posts on Absolute Punk yesterday, just seeing what people are saying about it and stuff. Some people are violently opposed to the direction we are going, which is something we knew would happen. Honestly, I’d like to see what they think about it later because a lot of them were saying that about our last record. I remember when that came out a lot of people hated it, like “Why is it so negative?” So I don’t know. I think it’ll be interesting to see what happens with it. Maybe it’s not some ...
We're teaming up with Union Events to give away a pair of tickets to see The Hush Sound in Toronto on July 18th. All you have to do is retweet this post on our Twitter account and you'll be entered into the contest.