Today we're proud to present our new music video for "One Bedroom." We teamed up with Invisible Children to give a look at the reality of what life is like for people in central Africa who are still being terrorized by Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.
Working with Invisible Children was an incredible experience. We have never had the opportunity to connect our music to something so much bigger than ourselves in such a direct way.
Together we can put an end to this unnecessary violence and bring back the women and children who are still held captive
Following the controversy between the two bands earlier this month, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek posted an explanation for his comments about The War On Drugs on his website. Now, Kozelek has challenged The War On Drugs to let him join them on stage at an upcoming show at the Fillmore on October 6th to perform a song he wrote called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself." You can't make this stuff up.
War On Drugs. Due to all of the fuss, I checked out your live track on Pitchfork, and I called it right. You sound like Don Henley meets John Cougar meets Dire Sraits meets "Born In The USA" era Bruce Springsteen. It's not a criticism, it's an observation.
Chromeo released one of my favorite albums of this year with their latest, White Women. Today they released their new music video for "Old 45's" featuring cameos from the ladies of Haim and Jon Heder of Napolean Dynamite fame. Head to the replies to check it out, and definitely stream the new album if you haven't yet.
We arenít kids anymore. We have wives, kids, house payments- real life shit. Every member of this band has questioned how much longer they can do this. Weíve left our families for months at a time, sometimes coming home with what would equate to minimum wage. Or less. Weíve spent the last 5 years clinging to that last bastion of hope that we would have that hit song that would connect at radio or become a viral sensation and catapult us back up the mountain. Weíve had our fingers crossed for years, (so have the wives), that each next tour or album would be the answers to all of our prayers. It didnít exactly work out that...
Out October 7 via Animal Style Records is Wolves At Bayís latest EP, When Iím Dead, and you can stream the release in its entirety in the replies. The band lists Thursday as an influence, and I think thatís a fair comparison ó they also take cues from the gruff vocal stylings of acts like Hot Water Music and Polar Bear Club, and generally walk the familiar ground of fiery, loud, intense music written by angry, angsty young people. Itís a cool EP, and you can preorder it digitally here and on cassette here.
Nominee are releasing their debut EP called I Woke Up on October 14th. Hit the replies to hear a brand new song off it called "Without You In Front of Me." Frontman Chris Mclelland previously played guitar for I Call Fives, and this sound leans toward the pop-punk realm as well. The guitars and vocals are nice and loud. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the EP, produced by Joseph Milligan and mixed by Paul Leavitt.
3. Without You In Front of Me
7. Converging Light and Matter
Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil have announced the second leg of their massive U.S. tour, which you can check out in the replies. Support has yet to be announced, and tickets will go on sale October 4th at 10am local time.
Come Wind have been working on a few new songs recently. We are premiering a live recording of a new one called "Not This." The live version has a different sound than their past material, learning more toward the softer side of bands like Manchester Orchestra. Give it a listen in the replies. The band has two more singles they will release later this year - one of which will be on their forthcoming album in 2015.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Why hello there three new Rancid songs. Hit the replies to stream "Honor is All We Know" and "Evil's My Friend" and "Collison Course." The band's new album will be out October 27th. Pre-orders are now up.
Dream Theater's Awake and Falling Into Infinity are coming to vinyl in November via Enjoy the Ride Records and Brookevale Records. Pre-orders launch October 17th. In related news, any vinyl order placed this week from Enjoy the Ride Records will receive a free HRVRD CD or DVD.
The end result: Urban Outfitters is like Avis, and has to try harder. A Billboard analysis shows that Amazon is the largest seller of vinyl in the U.S., with about 12.3% market share, followed by Urban Outfitters with 8.1% market share. Rounding out the top five retail accounts selling vinyl, the next-largest is Hastings Entertainment with 2.8% of the market; Hot Topic with 2.4%; and Trans World Entertainment with 2.2%....
Tomorrow Derek Grant from Alkaline Trio releases a digital single called Love is a Bad Dream through Red Scare Industries. You can hear the song over at the A.V. Club or in the replies. He will also be releasing a solo full-length record called Break Down through the same label in December.
Weezer will be streaming their new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, tomorrow via iTunes First Play. In the meantime, you can check out Rivers Cuomo on the newest episode of Marc Maron's WTF podcast.
Stick To Your GunsGeorge Schmitz has posted the second video in a series that explains the recording process behind their upcoming record, Disobedient, which comes out February 10th, 2015 via Sumerian Records. Head to the replies to check it out.
The artist is a human being, not a product. Sure, the artist makes products that are for sale, but the artist is not forever in your debt because you may have purchased a product from them at some point. When you buy an album from me, I receive money and you get music. Itís a fair and even exchange that begins and ends once I receive my money and you receive your product. If I donít value myself as an artist ó especially working in a market that has decided that recorded music is not worth spending money on ó then who will?