Post Modern are releasing their debut EP, entitled The Current today August 25th. It's currently up for purchasing via iTunes, Amazon Music, and Bandcamp. You can hear a taste of Circa Survive with a bit of a post-hardcore new age twist. Post Modern has a unique sound that will intrigue people who enjoy many different genres. You can check out the entire EP right here. The EP is found below in the comments section.
Parkman Sunglasses has teamed up with Patterson Guitars (30 Seconds to Mars, Nick Jonas, Neon Trees) to take the leftover wood from the guitar building process and turn it into sunglasses. Hit the replies for a behind the scenes video.
The full press-release for Ryan Key's (Yellowcard) Kickstarter for a new recording studio is in the replies. No word on a stretch goal of me coming down to critique your tunes yet.
"After working on six Yellowcard albums, I can honestly say that Ryan Key is a true talent," said Avron (producer and mixer of Linkin Park, Weezer, Aerosmith, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard). "I have watched Ryan successfully hone his techniques as a songwriter and now producer. Armed with these skills, Ryan truly has an innate sense for what a song needs."
While Anthony and Staci have already given you their great photos from the Pinelands Music Festival, we thought we shouldn't just stop there. So over the next few days, we'll be bringing you some interviews from some of the best bands on the Pinelands lineup. First up, we have Philadelphia's PALMAS, who gave me one of the funniest interviews I've ever done. You can read the whole thing here.
We were putting out the EP, and we were playing at the Boot and Saddle, and itís now October 10th, our EP release show. But it was originally scheduled for Pope Weekend. And actually, one of your contributors, Staci, she sent me a text and said, ďI think you need to reschedule your show.Ē
Safer Scene wishes everyone a great start to the school year. Creating a Safer Scene starts with being mindful of your surroundings and of the experiences of your peers. Hereís some important information to keep in mind as you start the Fall semester.
I have an 85 Gibson Les Paul Custom and a 78 ďthe PaulĒ. Theyíre both so a part of me that I couldnít imagine playing anything else at this point, after fifteen years. Something about a Les Paul, I love the raw sound, I love the weight, it just feels right. Itís the sound of rock and roll. Iíd love to be able to leave them home when I go on tour, but I need to play a Gibson and Iím not sure I could afford a new custom. Anybody over at Gibson reading this? Wanna hook a dude up? Hahaha. For recording, Iíve only used les pauls. Either mine, my dadís, or Stephen Egertonís once while recording our second album,...
Recently, I was able to speak with Tim Kasher and Stefanie Drootin of The Good Life about the band's first album in eight years, Everybody's Coming Down. Check it out here.
I mean, itís what weíre all listening to now, and we joked around about it being our Weezer or our Built to Spill record. [Laughs] I think the Good Life used to feel like an entity that had to stand in contrast to Cursive, but now that weíre less active, The Good Life feels like it has more leeway to play rock music.
We had the chance to speak with John Nolan about his new solo album, Sad Strange Beautiful Dream. Check it out here.
This album was ridiculously autobiographical. Iíve never written so many songs that were so directly about an exact experience that I had. That was something that happened (on this album). Generally, I think my songs are about myself. I think Iím limited in that way. I donít feel like I, so far anyway, have been able to put myself in a character's head or another personís head and been able to write from their perspective. I havenít felt like Iíve been good at that. So most of my songs end up being about me in some way or another.
There's lots of good newer punk bands making music in Winnipeg right now and one of the best ones is Elder Abuse. This goofy quintet just released a record called Born to Lose last year and today we're premiering a brand new song from an upcoming split 7" that they''ll be releasing with a Californian punk band called Anchorless. If you love gruff punk in the vein of Dillinger Four and Hot Water Music these guys should be worth your time. And since I know there's still some Daggermouth fans on this site I think it's worth mentioning Dan Don is currently drumming for this band. Listen to "Bye House" in the replies, let us know what you think and if you dig it pre-orders are now...
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Another day, another band being accused of inappropriate things with fans. Neck Deep has responded to the accusations on Twitter saying they are aware they have been made and want to get to the bottom of it:
We are very aware of the accusations being made and we take them very seriously. Please give us a moment to get to the bottom of this.
Gleason likens his time with Further Seems Forever as a marriage that came to an end. The business side of things brought upon most of the bad blood in the band, "It stopped being fun, and started being a business, and whatever emotions and conflicts that come along with that statement, it was my time to go. I think Jon Bunch stepped in and did a bang up job."
so here is what happened and i'm just gonna give you the actual story with no filter. was all geared up for leg 2 of the tour when we got a call from charli's camp that she couldn't continue on the tour. came as a bit of a shock to me as I'm sure it is to you right now. i need you guys to have the truthful and unfiltered version of what happened because canceling shows is something i do not do unless I physically can't walk on to the stage. i know how important these shows are to you guys - they mean everything to me. i wish there was something here that made more...
United Talent Agency has acquired The Agency Group.
UTA artists now include artists across all genres including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Muse, The Black Keys, Paramore, Foster the People, Nickelback, Guns ĎN Roses, David Gilmour, Ringo Starr, A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, Milky Chance, X Ambassadors, Foals, Dolly Parton, Rachel Platten, Ms. Lauryn Hill, A Great Big World, The Kills, Jeff Bridges, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Hanson, Boy George, Rodriguez, George Benson, Deep Purple, Merle Haggard, and Rush.
EDM artist Jack Novak has released a new song via her Soundcloud page, "If It Kills Me". It features Blackbear, whom you might recognize from his features on albums from G-Eazy, MOD SUN, and more. Hit the replies to check it out.
I recently spoke to We Came As Romans vocalists Dave Stephens and Kyle Pavone at the Portland, OR date of the Vans Warped Tour. We spoke about the band's brand new Self-Titled record (and it's leak 6 weeks ahead) working out on the road, and more. The record is definitely among my favorites of the year, so this was a fun conversation to have. You can read it here.
Itís not something a lot of bands do in their careers, itís a special feat for sure. Weíre really blessed; with record sales being down and our record leaking six weeks early, it just seems like everything was piled against us, and we had people telling us ďYou might not do top 10Öyouíve got this and this against youÖĒ But we...