This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. Free download of the week comes from superbly named one-man project donkeydonker, whose sombre EP From The Haunted is perfect for a dreary January day and brings to mind the more downbeat side of American Football et al.
It's always great to discover a new band through one of these features. Today when Paul from Quiet Country Audio sent me over Real People, I didn't know what to expect. This band is a well kept secret because if you're a fan of Native, My Heart To Joy, or Algernon Cadwallader than this is for you. Head to the replies to check out their videos and you can grab the audio on Bandcamp.
A few weeks ago we gave away tickets to Jay-Z and we didn’t think our secret year-round Santa could top himself…but he has. Tickets for Kanye West, Acoustic Basement Tour, Gavin Degraw, and more.
Ok kiddies, another week of goodies to giveaway…leave your name, email, and the show you want to go to in the replies along with answering the following question: How would you propose to Kim Kardashian?
Emarosa have released Relativity and self-titled on vinyl. The records are packaged as a gatefold double LP, and are limited to 1500 - 750 now available on MerchNow, and 750 available as a Hot Topic exclusive starting February 18.
Hear a new Matter song titled "Famine" in the replies. There's 9 days left in their IndieGoGo, which is 75% funded - donate, because this band could be great. In case you missed it, check out "A Voice", which we premiered last month - recommended for fans of Thrice, Defeater, and 10 Years.
Head over to Complex to read an interview they did with Young Thug where he reveals that he has recorded some songs with Kanye West and is planning a collaborative mixtape with Chief Keef.
"I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs. The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn’t see a lot of people who rap like that. I don’t really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown."
We're just slow as a band. The music will get out there, it's just, like, a question of if we want to sell it to people or give to people or record other songs or whatever. There are many pieces on the soundtrack that are kind of based on actual songs that we've never really recorded. Yeah, there's a song called Milk and Honey and a song called Dimensions that are, like, lost great Arcade Fire songs. They are actually just things that, like, fit the world of the movie and then we kind of wrote them to the film.
Congratulations to Against Me! who earned their highest debut on the Billboard 200, at number 23, with Transgender Dysphoria Blues. This is their second album to reach the Top 40, with White Crosses peaking at 34.
A new episode of Dan Campbell's Talking With Soup has been posted, and it features Yellowcard's Sean Mackin revealing details about what he did during the band's hiatus years, the perception that Yellowcard struck it rich off Ocean Avenue, and how he dealt with thyroid cancer while touring. Check it out in the replies and go Broncos.
There was a time in our career where Yellowcard was making a lot of money, but it was a very small amount of time - it was about a year and a half, maybe two years. Over 12 years that ends up averaging out. I was relatively smart with my money, I put some away ... when we took a hiatus I sold cars for three and a half years, and on average, I made more...
1) Kill Hicks
2) Will you be God's art or Satan's graffiti?
3) Evil prevails
4) Only Rain Man doesn't change
6) Obi-Wan Chernobyl
7) From robot jobs to robot homes
8) Live fast, die.
9) Bong Aqua
10) Zombies never go out of style
11) Assmasters of reality
12) Nexus Diplomis
13) Segway to heaven
It's really funny to look back through your inbox and see the progression and growth of an artist. September 2012 was the first time I received an email about Front Porch Step, when he was just a local act. I didn't think much of it then but to see how much he's grown is truly amazing. Now, he's signed to Pure Noise and gaining tons of momentum with his debut record out on iTunes and physical copies hitting stores on Feb. 11th. Today we're premiering the video for "Drown." You can view it in the replies.
Bombay Bicycle Club played a special live session on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show last night where they played 9/10 tracks from their forthcoming album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which is released next week ... as well as a few old favourites. Listen to the session here, it starts at 1:01:00.
It's Alright Now
Always Like This
Lights Out, Words Gone
Eyes Off You (Live Debut)
So Long, See You Tomorrow (Live Debut)
Killwhitneydead will release Suffer My Wrath on June 10 via Tribunal Records. The effort is available for pre-order, and you can stream a new track, "Demons Consume," on bandcamp.
1. A Prelude To War
2. Sound The Alarms
3. Demons Consume
4. Tyrant Enthroned
5. Evil Lives Within
6. Tip Of My Tongue
7. Sugartooth (Mundus Vult Decipi - Part I)
8. Serpents & Lies (Mundus Vult Decipi - Part II)
9. Living Hollow
10. Replicate To Survive
11. The Death Of Celebrity
Paramore's video for "Ain't It Fun" can be found in the replies.
In the latest video released by Paramore, the 3x-Grammy nominated rock group is out to break some records… literally. “Ain’t It Fun,” directed by Sophia Peer, shows Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Jeremy Davis breaking 10 World Records, including smashing some actual records.
The results are in for our Most Anticipated of 2014 (Reader's Poll Edition) and I don't think many of you will be surprised at the results. All in all, we had thousands of votes and we tallied up the top 30 band's you're anticipating new music from this year. Check it out in the replies. Thanks again for participating!