It was strange because I was close enough to all this crazy shit, having a gun to my head while almost getting carjacked, being in a house that got shot up two days before my friend was killed. I was always close to danger. I had to really check myself, “Are you doing the right thing? What do you want to do with your life?” Walking away from a house as all my friends are outside shooting at a moving car and thinking, “Holy shit! We just got shot at and could’ve been killed!” Those things were just a confirmation that I wanted to play music and get the fuck out of there.
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Set It Off have announced a tour with Tonight Alive. Dates in the replies. The band is also currently writing for their next full length and the member that they kicked out is still being pretty weird on social media.
Tonight Alive have announced that they will release their new album, Limitless, on March 4th via Fearless Records. You can watch the video for their new single called "Human Interaction" in the replies and check out the band's new tour dates on their site.
1. To Be Free
3. Human Interaction
5. How Does It Feel?
8. Power of One
9. I Defy
10. We Are
11. The Greatest
This week on Encore the pop-punk ladder explains to me what it means to be "posi." I learn something new about all these youngins every day. This week's topics include: Basketball is back, the Star Wars trailer was released and watched, some bands do "follow backs" on Twitter and that's kinda weird, music being listening to exclusively on YouTube, advice for someone wanting to be a music producer, Spotify vs Victory Records vs Streetlight Manifesto, Adele, Google Play Podcasts, the new Apple TV, and favorite singles so far in 2015. Please note: This is the last week you can get a t-shirt if you want one! So pick one up. You'll find show notes, ways to subscribe, and links to stream...
Marco Rubio, noted EDM enthusiast, apparently participated in the Republican Presidential debate last night and by many accounts was the "winner." Frankly I'm not sure our country is ready for a self-professed EDM fan to be President, what do you think?
Young Thug has been claiming he's going to release two mixtapes on Halloween: one is a collaborative effort with Migos titled MigosThuggin, and the other is Slime Season 2, a sequel to his just-released mixtape.
Ty Dolla $ign's debut album Free T.C. is out next month, and he recently shared the DJ Mustard produced banger "Saved" featuring E-40 as well as "Solid" featuring Babyface. Stream both in the replies, and get excited for what is shaping up to be one of the best R&B albums of the year.
Future is a busy guy: he just celebrated the one-year anniversary of his career-reigniting mixtape Monster yesterday, following hints earlier this week that a Monster 2 is forthcoming. He's also shared a video for Dirty Sprite 2 track "Stick Talk" and teased a video for "Rich $ex" that features Blac Chyna, whom he recently had to deny dating. For those keeping score at home, Monster 2 would be his fifth release this year, and "Stick Talk" is his 26th video; he's also currently got 7 songs in the Hot 100. Check out "Stick Talk" in the replies.
Rick Ross is prepping his new album Black Market for release sometime in December, and has taken it upon himself to share what we all knew we needed but no one had the courage to admit: a remix of Adele's "Hello" that you can listen to here. He also remixed Future's DS2 highlight "Stick Talk," which makes way more sense and can be heard in the replies.
Adele's 25 doesn't come out until November 20th, but it's already sold 250,000 preorders and according to some industry experts, could be on track to sell 2 million copies of the album in it's first week. That would be the second best first week ever, behind only N*Sync's 2.4 million opening week for their album No Strings Attached. Even if it doesn't crack two million, the album is essentially a lock to debut with more than a million copies alongside first single "Hello" debuting at #1 on the Hot 100.
Wall of Death have announced that their sophomore album, Loveland, will be released on January 29th via Innovative Leisure. You can stream the title track from the release in the replies via The Fader.
2. For A Lover
3. Mother Tongue
4. How Many Kinds
5. Blow The Clouds
7. All Mighty
8. Little Joe
9. Chainless Man
10. Memory Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Cymbals Eat Guitars have released a new song called "Aerobed" which is from their upcoming split with Kevin Devine which will be released on November 13th via Bad Timing Records. You can check out the track in the replies and when you're done go and pre-order the release because it's going to be great.
Jump to the replies to stream a new Mutemath song called "Remain" and when you're done with that check out their new tour dates for next spring. The band's latest album, Vitals, will be released on November 13th.
1. "Mark My Words"
2. "I'll Show You"
3. "What Do You Mean?"
5. "Love Yourself"
7. "No Pressure," feat. Big Sean
8. "No Sense," feat. Travi$ Scott
9. "The Feeling," feat. Halsey
10. "Life Is Worth Living"
11. "Where Are Ü Now," feat. Jack Ü
14. "Been You"
15. "Get Used to Me"
16. "We Are," feat. Nas
18. "All in It"
19. "What Do You Mean? (Remix)," feat. Ariana Grande
Hit the replies for a full-set edit of This Wild Life's benefit show earlier this month at Chain Reaction. They played their recent album, Clouded, in its entirety and raised over 10,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
"For this video we wanted to highlight the work of The Monument Quilt Project, which is based in our hometown of Baltimore, as well as give local survivors of sexual assault and rape an opportunity to sing along with us, without shame or stigma.