Jesse Lacey of Brand New spoke with Rockzone, a Spanish magazine, and Reddit is currently working on translating it into English.
Yes, I have no problem talking about this with you. You’re the first person with whom I have an interview in a while. We have a new album to get. There is no secret. The thing is that it is not ready, so to speak. Hopefully it out this year, at least that is our aim. We do not know whether it will be an EP of seven songs or so, or the traditional LP of 14 songs. We have many songs that we’ve been working, but hey, I guess sometimes you have to face what you have steeping a little, as I said before. Is something that we have to adapt, one day seems that we...
The Wonder Years will release their fourth full-length album, No Closer To Heaven via Hopeless Records on September 4. A new song / music video will be released tonight at midnight EST; pre-orders will go live at that time as well. The cover art is in the replies.
01. Brothers &
03. A Song for Patsy Cline
04. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
05. Cigarettes & Saints
06. The Bluest Things on Earth
07. A Song for Ernest Hemingway
08. Thanks for the Ride
09. Stained Glass Ceilings (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly to be Brave
11. You in January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer to Heaven
Bowling for Soup recently wrapped the first leg of their tour celebrating 21 years as a band. In that time together, the Texas quartet has cultivating one of the most entertaining live shows. Our latest Live Sessions is the band's full hour-and-a-half performance from Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on June 17th. If you've never seen them in concert before - or if you simply want to relive the fun - head to the replies now. The set includes all the hits, some deep cuts and even a cover of Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom."
To be clear, we are still in the music business, but creating and selling music now plays more of a supporting role in our overall business mix. As we get ready to headline a five-city stadium tour of China this summer, we are also planning to meet with technology companies, consumer brands, and venture capital firms to discuss opportunities for partnership. Of course we’ll play the shows and meet with fans, as we’ve always done. But along with continuing to make great music, today’s Linkin Park is now better positioned to operate in the ever-evolving cultural and business landscape.
The next chapter in Maritime’s history is already being written. The band just finished tracking at their own recording studio, The Polish Moon, in Milwaukee—concocting a batch of songs that combine the darker tone of Heresy with the popcraft of We, The Vehicles. Look for their fifth, and yet to be named, album to hit stores in the fall of 2015 on Dangerbird.
The Libertines were the surprise band at Glastonbury yesterday, filling the spot left open after Florence + The Machine were bumped up to headliners following Dave Grohl of Foo Fightersleg break. Watch them perform a brand new song titled "Gunga Gin", which will be a part of their forthcoming album, in the replies.
Today we'd like to welcome the newest addition to our team: Staci Altomari! Staci will be joining us mostly as a new photographer and live-concert reviewer. She's written up a little welcome post that I've included below. Please join me in welcoming Staci to staff.
I love seeing other publications pick up on this topic: Pitchfork has posted an article on "Why there are so few women on festival bills and why that needs to change now."
Perhaps it’s that women don’t feel their artistic expression welcomed on their own terms; that they fear being patronized, objectified, and treated like a novelty, because music—the industry, the media, not to mention audiences and venues—is still largely a patriarchal domain. You need to posses metric tons of "inspiration" to navigate through that lot. How are women of an impressionable age going to see a female role model at a festival when there aren’t many? How are boys and men going to know that women are on...
Update: The "Feel Good Hits of the Summer" playlist is now available in the replies!
Today is the first Friday of the Summer. As if on cue, the weather in the Northeast has opened up, the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill have finally stopped tormenting us, and the sun has been shining all week here. Most importantly, though, today has been a monumental, long-awaited day in United States history. That landmark decision, among other reasons, has us filled with joy today. While we weren't able to put together a playlist to share with you all today, we will be back next Friday with our weekly installments of staff-curatedSummerPlaylists. Today, though, we want to create an open discussion....
Escape The Fate is currently on the road right now on the Vans Warped Tour (on the Monster Energy stage), and we're currently featuring a blog from the road each week from members in the band. Hit the replies to read the first blog in the series, by guitarist Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft.
I'm kind of a nerd and enjoy economics, so, when the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) reached out and asked my thoughts on doing some research to study musicians as workers, I was very much intrigued. In addition to evaluating economic data, we are helping by conducting an anonymous survey of bands and artists. The 10-15 minute survey includes questions on your activities, the makeup of your band, and your earnings. The purposes of the project are to understand trends in the music "labor market" and to use the AbsolutePunk community as a case study. This is also a chance to anonymously inform fans of the scene about the difficulties, stresses, and benefits of playing music for...
Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week went well and you've got something fun planned for the weekend (can I recommend listening to our podcast episode?). Hit the replies for a new video from CGP Grey called "Not the Confederate Flag" that looks at the flag's history. Learning is fun!
All of this has to do with consent, how it’s defined, and how we understand it. In the past, the most important idea behind consent was “yes means yes and no means no.” In recent years, as the third wave of feminism has evolved, we have come to rest at the pass of “enthusiastic consent.” Simply put, YES means YES, and when I say YES, I mean an enthusiastic and willing given permission to perform sexual acts. A huge, huge problem with the way sexual dynamics work lies in the fact that a yes can be coerced. A yes can be...
Less Than Jake's Vinnie ranked the band's albums over at Noisey. Looking this over just reminded me of how good this band's catalog is.
That was our first record for Warner Brothers and we did what we wanted to do. Not only did we record Anthem at the time, but we also tracked B Is for B-sides, another full record. As far as writing songs go, it was the most fertile time for the band. Not to sound cliché but we were living the dream.
It's easy to pick the launch of the original iMac or iPod as the moment that Apple's fortunes changed forever, but I think a strong argument can be made for April 28, 2003. Without a version of iTunes for Windows and support for USB syncing (rather than just FireWire, which was rarely seen on a PC not made by Sony), the iPod would've never become a breakout product. For Apple to win the day, it needed to go to Windows, and the third-generation iPod did that.
Furman Mitchum, an AP.net reader (who once toured with Midtown and Cobra Starship), recently woke up to his house in flames. A GoFund Me page has been created to help.
On Sunday May 10th, Mothers Day 2015, I awoke around 11:30pm to the sound of something crashing to the floor in the kitchen and the smell of smoke. I got up to find the entire back wall behind the stove was engulfed in flames. The flames had already reached the cabinets and ceiling above and the heat was already too intense to warrant getting closer.
You may know Shane Crump as the bassist for Alesana, but he recently branched out with a solo project under the monicker The Ivory. Crump shows his softer side on his debut EP, Gloom, which comes out this Tuesday, June 30th. You can stream it in the replies now. His piano-pop style gives a serious Coldplay vibe.
Back in April, we gave you the first taste of No Tide's full-length debut, Death of the Sun. Today we have the whole album streaming ahead of its June 30th release on Take This To Heart Records. Head to the replies to listen. Produced by Jay Maas, the effort is equal parts Saves the Day, The Menzingers and The Story So Far.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the...
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