Selena Gomez knocks Jay Z off the top spot as her debut record, Stars Dance, lands at #1 with 96,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, Jay's Magna Carta... Holy Grail falls to #2 with 77,000 sold, and at #3 is the soundtrack to Disney movie, Teen Beach, and that moved 57,000 units. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 4.68 million units, down 1% compared to last week, and down 4% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are currently at 161.2 million, and that's down 6% compared to the total at this point last year (172.1 million).
Bonnaroo has started a new video series called Rock & Roll Superjams where they relive a classic night of modern and classic artists coming together to pay tribute to the legends of the past. For the first video of the series, Jim James of My Morning Jacket covers John Lennon's classic "Instant Karma" which you can find in the replies.
Two new video interviews with The 1975 have showed up (yeah, gonna just keep posting about this band like crazy), and both reference that the "deluxe" version of the band's new album will have something like 39 songs. The second one also mentions the band's written close to 7 songs for their follow up already.
A Day To Remember, Pierce the Veil and The Ghost Inside will be coming to Canada in August and we're teaming up with Union Events to give away a pair of tickets to each of those shows. To win all you have to do is leave a post in the replies stating which city you'd like tickets for. Dates are in the replies and winners will be notified on August 7th.
We have another Uncle Buck Giveaway. See below for the concerts you could win tickets to. Put your name and email in the replies, the first person to claim a concert wins a pair of tickets to the show.
Listen to a new Rookie Of The Year song called "Save Me" on Purevolume. The Goodnight Moon: Part II will release independently on August 13th. The Goodnight Moon: Part II will officially drop on August 13th, and will be released independently. The album was produced by Steve Sopchak and Matt Malpass.
“The new record definitely starts off where The Goonight Moon ended,” continues Ryan Dunson. “There was so much more to talk about when that record was finished, so it was fun to bring back that style and emotion for Part II. Almost like a ‘new and improved’ rendition of Part I.”
PropertyOfZack has published a new Perspective on leaks titled "Has It Leaked? It Leaked. Why and What Now?" with commentary from individuals in the music industry. What do you think about how the perception/action of album leaks has shifted over the past few years?
“Dischord doesn’t make T-shirts,” MacKaye clarifies in a phone call. But Minor Threat is another story. Because so many bootlegged Minor Threat shirts are constantly floating around the universe, MacKaye decided the band had to do something about it. The solution: Get another company to oversee their official shirts, and when a bootleg crops up, let them deal with it. “It’s fucking absurd the amount of bootlegs are out there,” MacKaye says, and “my time is better spent doing other things … It’s not a political thing for me. I just...
Summer's slipping away and the smell of autumn is emerging from the not-too-distant future. The month of August features a handful of fine albums that'll make the transition of seasons a little smoother. My five most anticipated albums for August range from a couple of pop-rock's finest to some of the best heavy albums of the year. The month is a good primer for the craziness that's going to be September (seriously, have you seen what's releasing that month?!?). Anyways, check out my list in the replies and feel free to discuss the albums you're anticipating next month.
Seattle Weekly has written an article on Acceptance's vinyl pressing and Bad Timing Records. You can read it here. There is one paragraph that stuck out to me, you can interpret it for yourself.
Following the vinyl’s success, the band is receptive to the idea of a reunion of sorts, though no one seems to want to pull the trigger. The logistics alone are daunting, with members spread across the country, many with families of their own and those full-time jobs.
Tony Sly passed away one year ago today. Fat Wreck Chords has posted a memorial message.
One year ago today, on July 31, 2012, we lost a true original, Tony Sly. While we continue to mourn Tony our friend, we also celebrate Tony the artist through his songs. On October 29th, we will officially release The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute. we can't express how much it means to us and Tony's family that each of the artists and bands on this album took the time and effort to contribute such meaningful and interesting interpretations of Tony's songs. All proceeds from this compilation will go to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund.
We Came As Romans's new album, Tracing Back Roots, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Hard Rock Chart. Congrats to the band. We'll have more numbers and stats for you later in the day.
Hear a new Moving Mountains song called "Burn Pile" in the replies. Pre-orders for their upcoming self-titled records are now available - ordering the bundle will net you a /275 translucent green vinyl, and a white version is available on its own.