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.
I have written all the Angels albums largely by myself. I had soo much I wanted to say at the time… But soon even I was bored of myself… of my tricks, vices, and routine chord progressions. It’s hard to quantify all that ilanrubin has added to this Angels album.. He truly has written and contributed on every single inch…. EVERY part, of every song, on every instrument with me. I have never in my life encountered a better musician. It has been a challenge to adapt both of our styles to eachother, but holy shit when we figured it out a year ago (a year in to the 2 year journey)...
Portugal. the Man have put together a very cool promotion for Earth Day. They've recorded an "endangered song" to help raise awareness of the endangered Sumatran Tiger. I got a rare vinyl in the mail (one of only 400 were created) with the message that it will degrade after a certain number of plays and that the only way to make sure the song lives on is to share it -- so, I ripped the file and have uploaded it for you (check the replies). Take a listen and don't forget to check out this website for more information on this entire project and the Sumatran Tiger.
Beats CEO Ian Rogers says the decision to sell within the Apple app was fairly straightforward: More than half of Beats users use iPhones, and it’s very hard to get an iOS user to subscribe if you don’t sell in-app. Two other music subscription services — Rhapsody and Rdio — have also agreed to sell subscriptions within Apple’s app, though Rdio raised the price for for in-app subscriptions from $10 a month to $15 a month to accommodate Apple’s tariff.
Listen to The Swellers' cover of Floor's "Tales of Lolita" on Brooklyn Vegan. The track comes from the Save Your Generation Records 7" split, which we will be streaming on Thursday. The pressing is limited to 300 7" red/clear blend vinyl and releases May 20th.
1. Hung Up - Here To Stay
2. The Swellers - Tales of Lolita (Floor Cover)
1. Lobby Boxer - Anxiety
2. 1876 - Le Planetaruim
The seal hunt in Canada is struggling to make a start this year due to almost no markets, and China especially is refusing to sell Canadian seal meat. Thank you, China! China has stated that "animal rights protests" are the reason why they have dropped Canada's custom. The annual East Coast seal hunt/kill started Monday - against a strong wave of trade and court challenges. Europe continues its ban on seal products. Gail Shea, the federal Fisheries Minister for Canada, says that baby seals are "killed humanely", and explains how the baby seals are shot by high-powered rifles. Is this a death that Gail...
Many things shocked me about this response, usually I receive an email saying something along the lines of “Sorry! We weren’t sure of the original owner, we’ve taken it down for you.”. The fact that they decided to “ban” me from any future shows simply for standing up for my intellectual property absolutely stuns me.
Update: It looks like this has now been worked out.
We were out at The Wonder Years' sold-out stop of The Greatest Generation Tour with Fireworks, Real Friends, Citizen and Modern Baseball in New York City on April 17, and our friend Sheri Berman came with us to shoot some photos. Check out the shots on our Facebook page. Now that the North American leg of this tour is over, we want to hear from you guys about your experiences at the stop you went to and what you thought of the tour package as a whole. Remember, if you're in Europe or the UK, The Greatest Generation Tourhits you in May.
One of Pure Noise Records' newest signings, Brigades, will be releasing their EP, Crocodile Tears, on May 6th. Today we're lucky enough to premiere one of the tracks from the band's impressive release. Head to the replies to stream"Traditions," and if you like what you hear go pre-order the EP.
That's right, Copeland will be doing an AMA on the site this Tuesday at 8pm EST. This is the first time the band's openly talking about getting back together, the new album and everything else that is Copeland. The last time the band did one was over five years ago, so be sure to make it around this time, who knows when the next one will be. Don't forget to pre-order the band's new album, Ixora, to have extra special treatment as well (this is a joke). To celebrate, post your favorite Copeland songs in the replies and let's rejoice!
Josh Chambers, formerly of The Sloppy Meateaters, is working on a documentary about the band. He's looking for people to interview for the documentary and you can read the message from Josh below.
"Fruitless Misadventures: The Story of a Pop Punk Poser Sellout" is the story of the DIY southern pop punk band the sloppy meateaters. 10 years, 13 tours, 5 albums, 100s of songs, from shows in the living room to the Warped Tour SME roamed the Earth for nearly a decade before admitting defeat & calling it quits in 2007. When asked to define a warped tour band Kevin Lyman said, the sloppy meateaters. If you would like to be interviewed on Skype for the documentary please get in touch ASAP,