What do the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," the Baha Men's "Who Let The Dogs Out" and Nickelback's "Rockstar" all have in common? They are all music songs and they are all on this page. Please, let us discuss in the replies.
You can check out our interview with Breathe Carolinahere. The band's fourth studio album, Savages, is available online and in-stores now. They will be returning to the main stage this summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
Prodigy of Mobb Deep was not happy about getting a perfect score from Pitchfork for the re-release of Da Infamous. Dylan McCarthy at ToneDeaf takes a look at the entire situation:
He raises the question: should privileged middle-class white guys be commenting on rap music when they have no firsthand experience of the culture and the struggles and oppression that come with it – in other words, no credibility on the matter?
Dr. Manhattan has returned! We spent some time talking with the band about what their plans are for the future -- hit the replies to see our conversation and watch a video announcement that only these guys could make. Welcome back boys.
The second lineup announcement from Fest 13 is in and (take a deep breath) Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder, Ben Nichols, Modern Baseball, Pianos Become The Teeth, a Spraynard reunion and more have been added to the lineup...adding to Descendents, Lifetime, Less Than Jake, Strike Anywhere, The Menzingers, Chuck Ragan, Banner Pilot, the Hotelier, Into It. Over It., a We Are The Union reunion and more. Here is the first announcement in case you missed it. Check out the full update in the replies (there are 200 bands so far!) and remember that tickets for Fest 13 (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2) and Pre-Fest in Little Ybor 2 (Oct. 29-30), along with hotels, go on sale this Sunday.
In 1997—as I was reminded the hard way at the Blink-182/Jimmy Eat World show at the Mercury—much of the punk scene was still fragmented, confused, and resistant to new things. Not for long, though. And a newfound willingness to evolve was about to hit the punk scene in an earth-shaking way.
Scholar filmed a mini-doc from the band recording their debut album, Choose Adventure. Head to the replies to check it out and when you're done you can finally order a physical copy of the band's album via their webstore.
Northbound started in 2012 as the solo project of Jonathon Fraser of hardcore act Sleep Patterns. Death Of A Slug releases today, featuring 5 full band tracks and 5 acoustic tracks mastered by Mat Kerekes of Citizen. Hit the replies to hear the whole thing.
Unconditional Arms began as a solo endeavor from The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright, but for the new Virtue Circle 7", the project has been expanded to a full band. You can stream the EP in the replies and pre-order the vinyl from Giant MKT. If you're a fan of instrumental post-rock, you won't want to miss this.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
Foxy Shazam just released a new album for free a couple of weeks ago, and now we've invited them to come chat with everyone here on the website. This Thursday, April 17th and 5pm PST the band will be doing a chat here on the homepage. Add it to your calendars!
I would say what balanced out Lovedrug, as far as the writing was concerned, was the other guys in Lovedrug were very much more into the indie side of music, the cooler, underground music. I was always kind of the pop guy who brought some of the hookier stuff to the music. So when I sat down to do a record by myself, essentially I’m writing pop songs. I’ve been going through this huge ‘80s thing lately. I was largely influenced by artists like Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, stuff like that that I grew up loving, kind of writing from a modern standpoint but with a little bit of that...
Billboard is reporting that Spotify is finalizing a deal with Sprint to bundle their on-demand music service with Sprint family plans.
Mobile plan bundling is generally believed to be the Holy Grail for taking on-demand music services to mainstream users in the U.S. and Europe as the right kind of plan can make paying for music seamless – similar to how consumers pay for premium networks on their cable TV bills.