According to sources, Concord Bicycle paid about $10 million for Fearless, which has about $15 million in annual revenue including a nice merchandising business and a small publishing catalog. The label's catalog including albums by Plain White T's, At The Drive-In, Bigwig, The Aquabats, and Sugarcult, while its current artist roster includes Pierce The Veil, Breathe Carolina, The Maine, Mayday Parade, The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Alesana, and Every Avenue. Fearless is expected to issue about 15 albums in the current year.
I recently spoke with vocalist Chris Motionless of Motionless In White as part of their headlining tour. We spoke about the tour, their current record Reincarnate, and their upcoming tour with Slipknot this summer. You can read the interview here.
I think music is more of a therapeutic element to overcoming your problems, and at the end of the day it's you doing it. If we're helping you out, great, I'm glad that music in general can do that, because it's helped me, I've gotten over many things.
You can read our interview with Jake Luhrs, vocalist for August Burns Redhere. The band is currently in the middle of their Frozen Flame U.S. headlining tour, alongside Miss May I, Northlane, Fit For A King, and Erra.
The subject matter is sensitive. There’s a lot of stuff that we’re not going to let you know what the lyrics mean, because we want each listener to take it for what they need it for, not for what we’re giving you. But there’s a lot of sensitive stuff there, there might even be some questionable subject matter where people are like “What’s this?”
Head to the replies to watch We Came As Romans' new music video for their cover of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." The track is from the upcoming Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 which hits stores November 17th.
It's that time of year again. Fearless Records has announced Volume 6 in their Punk Goes Pop series. This year's release features August Burns Red, Knuckle Puck, Slaves, State Champs and more. You can find the track listing below and the artwork along with a teaser video in the replies.
01) Tyler Carter / Luke Holland - Ain’t It Fun
02) August Burns Red - Wrecking Ball
03) We Came As Romans - I Knew You Were Trouble
04) Upon A Burning Body & Ice T - Turn Down For What
05) Set It Off - Problem
06) Crown The Empire - Burn
07) Oceans Ate Alaska - Drunk In Love
08) Youth In Revolt - Royals
09) Volumes - Hold On, We’re Going Home
10) Knuckle Puck - Chocolate
You can read our new interview with The Color Moralehere. The band's Fearless Records debut Hold On Pain Ends comes out September 2nd - you can pre-order it here. Also head to the replies to check out the band's last tour update from Warped Tour.
No, the way I see it, my free time is when I get on the bus at 11pm at night until 8am the next day, that's when I have free time. The rest of the time is completely dedicated to everyone else, that's the only reason I'm here doing this.
You can read our interview with The Summer Sethere. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be writing for a brand new record immediately after the tour is done, shooting for a Spring 2015 release.
Legendary came out in April of 2013, I’d love to have a new record before April of 2015 just to say we got it out in under two years, that’s really my main reasoning. I want to shorten the “two year album cycle” to about a year and a half, I’d love to have it out in February.
Head to the replies to check out a new song from The Color Morale, "Suicide;Stigma" (featuring Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans). The band's Fearless Records debut, Hold On Pain Ends, will release on 09/02/14. Look out for a new interview with vocalist Garret Rapp in the next couple of days.