For those of you that don't know, Slam Dunk Festival has become an absolute must for those of us in the UK, with seven stages filled to the brim with pop-punk and post-hardcore. Head below to check out a list of the usual suspects and some wildcards you perhaps hadn’t considered checking out, but probably should.
Today we're premiering a new track from Connecticut's The Runaround. "Escaper" is the second single off their forthcoming debut album, Without All the Weight (produced, mixed and mastered by Gary Cioffi Jr. (Transit, Misser, Sleep City). The track is for fans of old The Dangerous Summer material. The album is set for release May 28th. Listen to "Escaper" in the replies.
You'd better believe it, Bruce Springsteen (known as "The Boss") is releasing a movie via global audience simultaneously via a worldwide cinema broadcast. The movie includes many loved songs and unseen archival performances, showing you how 40 years of iconic music became the soundtrack to so many lives. The official trailer for Springsteen and I can be viewed in the replies.
"Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions" Digital EP from Converge features our rendition of "Wolverine Blues" originally written and performed by Entombed, presented as five different tracks.
Each vocalist recorded a full version of the song which we used to compile into the final version included on the Converge and Napalm Death Split 7"EP. This Digital EP is the complete mixes of each guest vocalist who contributed to the final track, presented as five unique versions of the song.
Back in the day, Elijah Ocean use to have a band called Loverless. They put out a few records and Elijah decided to go and do his own solo thing. Well now the band has gotten back together and plan on releasing a new album. You can stream a new song entitled, "Aquarius" in the replies. If you like what you hear, be sure to go and check out their other albums on Bandcamp.
Because for some reason we never posted them before, Kendrick Lamar will be heading out on his "good kid m.A.A.d city" tour with Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. The tour stars next week in Portland, Maine at the Waterfront, but you can find the rest of the dates in the replies.
If you haven't seen it already, there's a video that's been sweeping the internet at a rapid pace and with a good reason. The video is about Zach Sobiech, an 18 year old who recently died due to a rare from of cancer called osteosarcoma, that he was diagnosed with at the age of 14. Zach turned to music to spread his message in the form of a song called "Clouds." You can watch a 20-minute documentary on Zach's life and story in the replies. It's easily one of the most moving things you'll see all year. You can purchase Zach's album on iTunes with all the proceeds going to the cancer research fund set up on his behalf.
You can stream/download a new LIZ track titled "Horoscope" over on The Fader. She'll also be releasing her new single, "Hush" next week. This comes highly recommended for fans of 90's female R'n'B pop.
Last night The National were on The Colbert Report. You can watch Colbert's interview with vocalist Matt Berninger here. The band also performed "Graceless" and "Sea Of Love," which you can watch here and here respectively.
Forming in Reno, NV in January 1980, 7 Seconds was the originator of the West Coast Hardcore sound that influenced just about every hardcore band including; Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits and modern day bands like Title Fight and American Nightmare. It is safe to say the band helped start the “Youth Crew” sound. Releasing an EP called “Walk Together, Rock Together” in 1985 officially put them on the map. Their positive lyrical content influenced so many youths over the years and they weren’t afraid to push the envelope.
Joan of Arc and every house has a door have teamed up for a new album. The album is titled, Testimonium Songs and will be released on July 30th via Polyvinyl Records. You can find the album art in the replies along with the first track "Amelia." You can also pre-order the album through Polyvinyl's webstore.
02) I'd Expect Babies Should Fly, If Not at Least Float Away
03) Mosaic of Bolts
04) Stephen's Song
05) The Bird's Nest Wrapped Around the Security Camera
06) Jury Duty
Bastille will release their new Haunt EP on May 28th via Virgin Records, which you can pre-order the album on iTunes as well. For those in California, the band has a show at the Troubadour on July 23rd, but you can get your tickets tomorrow.
Jump to the replies to stream a new Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros' track entitled, "Better Days." The track is off the band's upcoming Self-Titled album set to release on July 23rd via Rough Trade Records.
You can stream a new Long Lost track entitled, "Want" on Alt Press. The band's new album, Start Again is set to drop on August 6th, 2013 via No Sleep Records. You can pre-order the album through the No Sleep Records' webstore.