Today we've teamed up with our friends at Purevolume and Property of Zack to bring you some new Mayday Parade songs! Purevolume has "Worth a Thousand Words," POZ has "Stuck in Remission," and we've got "Hear the Sound" for you in the replies. The three songs come from the band's deluxe edition of Monsters In The Closet set to release tomorrow, and don't forget the band will be on this year's main stage of Warped Tour.
The Weekend Routine only have a debut EP in the works but have already shared the stage with the likes of Forever Came Calling, Divided By Friday, and With the Punches. Today, we are streaming their new single, "Monster In Me." Hit the replies to check it out.
SCENE Music Festival will be taking over St. Catharines, Ontario on June 28 and June 29 so to celebrate we're giving away five pairs of weekend passes. To win one pair just leave a post in the replies stating which band you're most excited to see. Winners will be notified via PM through the site on June 2. Good luck!
Hit the replies to see Strike Anywhere singer Thomas Barnett, John Crerar (Stop Breathing), Forrest Lorenzana (Out of Trust/Clenched Fist) and Matt Kash (Missing 23rd/Pullmen) cover Dag Nasty‘s "Simple Minds."
Cessna's finance corp says the rocker is $782,422.16 in the hole to them ... according to a lawsuit filed this week, and obtained by TMZ. Holland's fly guy issues date back to 2007 when ... according to the docs ... he financed a plane, but eventually had trouble making the payments. Cessna claims it struck a deal with Holland: He sold the aircraft privately, gave those funds to Cessna ... and they gave him until 2017 to pay off the remaining balance. He also had to put up 2 other planes he owns as collateral.
Hit the replies to view a deleted scene from Broadway Idiot, the American Idiot Musical documentary. The video is of a clip right before the show's encore where Billie Joe plays a song he wrote to for the cast titled "Goodnight New York."
Burial's "Rival Dealer" was used to soundtrack a short film titled Dealer. Though not an official visual for the track, Burial and his label both gave the project their blessing. Check out the chronicle of a drug dealers night in the replies.
Okay! So here i am with another important Song Shop update. If i can ask you not to skim this email, and that would be a awesome. A lot of people have been letting me know they’ve been getting their songs and that they’re very moved by them. I cannot affirm enough how freakin’ awesome that is, so thank you and please do so when you get your song. It always makes my day/night. Others have been expressing how excited they are to get their song; thank you so so so much for your patience so far. It is invaluable and essential to Song Shop being a thing.
More importantly, I wanted to address something and am slightly nervous to do...
“Once something gets on the Internet, it works its way into people’s lives in a way that I think is pretty powerful. For a gay kid in Jamaica to see the actor who played Spider-Man in that role is pretty damn powerful, in my opinion. … There was just so much thought and love that went into the video I don’t personally see it as negative.”
Laura has also written some thoughts on Twitter to the article:
this article is hella problematic. To start with there's the fact that Win says "he" and...
Most of the gear, including the van, I bought from sleeping on my floor for 6 months while renting my room on airbnb and working full time at a Japanese restaurant. Danny incurred about 10k in debt buying recording equipment to finish the Mason Avery (His other project) record over the past 6 years that is now lost, as the four copies of mixes are on harddrives/computers/laptops in the van. Luckily, the Go Deep record is backed up in LA. We are feeling generally sick after pushing so hard to make music happen in our lives. If you want to help out, hit us on the paypal. Everything helps, and it will go directly to getting us back to being...
Saosin have announced a Chain Reaction show ... tickets only available in person.
So here's the deal. We're adding a chain reaction show on June 5th. But tickets are only going to be available for purchase in-person (no online) and at various, yet to be announced locations. (Not at the chain box office!) There will be a two ticket max per person and you'll need to present ID at point of purchase and at the door. Ya I know it totally sucks, we get it. But !!! We really wanted to make this smaller venue special for those who actually want to share it with us, And not for the scalpers who want to go live on StubHub . No one should be paying the prices some of these dickheads are selling...
I want to fill you in on what's going on with me musically. Before I do that, I want to thank each and every one of you for your unending support and encouragement over the years. You inspire me to push through and create the music I was born to create. So thank you for that. As you may know after Zac and I left the band we started the project "Novel American". We had a great time meeting new musicians and collaborating with them. Throughout that process we could not find a lead singer. We met some incredibly talented guys, but unfortunately none of them worked out. This was a very difficult...
“I think that coming out has made me a lot better of a person. It’s made me less of a stressed out person because I don’t have to compartmentalize my life. And just realizing in a lot of ways that you shouldn’t underestimate people and that people will be there to support you and really can surprise you in life,” she said.
The WorldWide Independent Network, an organization that represents independent record labels around the world, has released a statement in regard to negotiations with YouTube about their upcoming music streaming service. The most troubling is the threat of pulling their videos from YouTube if the terms are not agreed to.
At a time when independent music companies are increasing their global market share WIN has raised major concerns about YouTube’s recent policy of approaching independent labels directly with a template contract and an explicit threat that their content will be blocked on the platform if it is not signed.
According to WIN members, the contracts currently on offer to...
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Drew, Thomas, and I talk about the role of a "music critic" and our thoughts on negative reviews and negative commentary in general. Why write negative reviews? Why voice a negative opinion? All three of us had different takes on how this plays a role in our online lives. After that there's a lengthy discussion about the current "vinyl debate" and the ethics and business decisions behind licensing and selling vinyl both with or without the artist's explicit permission, and our personal thoughts on the topic and how it relates to our musical world. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.
"The whole record was like, 'What can we create as a band using anything at our disposal, as long as we do it organically, without computers or samples?'" Fallon says. "If we wanted to try a synth, we'd try a synth. If we wanted to try a drum loop, we would do that."
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