Enter Shikari have announced that, following a couple of years of frustration, drummer Rob Rolfe has finally acquired his US work visa and will be joining the band for their North American headline tour next month. In other news, the band have recently spent time at a studio in the north of England putting down three new tracks. The first of these tracks should see the light of day sometime very soon.
Epitaph has signed Retox. The band's new album. YPLL, will hit stores on May 7th. You can watch a video for the song "Congratulations, You Are Good Enough" over at Vice. Press release can be read in the replies.
Midnight Spin recently released their debut Don't Let Me Sleep, which was produced by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Weezer), so we are happy to premiere their track "Conchis Bliss" here today. Head to the replies to hear this fine indie-rock track and let us know what you think. Enjoy.
A group like the Sex Pistols would never again be allowed to slip through, and there is no such thing in 2013 as a popular artist who sets their own terms for success. Whether it be Beyoncé or Justin Bieber, we see singers who have absolutely nothing to offer anyone as they walk offstage clutching three Grammys in each hand.
PureVolume recently sat down with Brent Taddie (Crown The Empire) to discuss the band's quick rise and the storyline behind the band's latest album, The Fallout. Read it all here.
We’ve stayed true to them since day one, starting with the Limitless EP, where we started doing things like that and showing everyone that they could be limitless. We continued that on the second record, writing songs like “Venice” and “Evidence” that are about speaking out against bullies, standing up for yourself, and being your own person.
Let me remind you guys of something here. Throughout this entire year of touring with BOTDF, everyone who toured with them knows what that man does. Everyone knows how/who he is. But everyone is too scared of him to do a thing about it. I’ve had countless fans come up to me and tell me how rude he was and how creepy he was with them. I’ve seen many girls who were not of age with him and eventually on the bus with him. I’ve seen him treat his entire crew and band like animals. I’ve seen him...
DC post-hardcore act Brief Lives will be self-releasing its new 7 inch Whistleblower on March 19th. Today we are premiering the song of the same name over at the band's AP.net profile. If you're a fan of bands like Quicksand and Jawbox, then you must check it out. You can pre-order it here.
AP.net user chokeychicken (Chad) recently conducted a great interview with acclaimed electronic music artist Dan Deacon, much thanks to him for doing so. Check that out in the replies, and be sure to go see Dan Deacon if he's playing near you soon; he's currently on tour with Animal Collective and he has one of the most unique live shows out there.
On April 2nd, ATO Records will releaseThe Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver. The album will feature covers of Denver's songs by a wide variety of artists, including Dave Matthews (who owns and operates ATO), Edward Sharpe, Josh Ritter, and My Morning Jacket, whose cover of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" is now up for streaming over at NPR. Check out the artwork and track listing in the replies.
Here are some words I never thought I'd type: You can stream a new song from The Replacementshere. Their Songs for Slim EP of covers (to help pay medical bills for ex-band mate Slim Dunlap) comes out digitally on March 5th.
If everything goes as planned, the album should be out the first or second week of September. Touring would start a couple of weeks before that. That’s the plan. We’ll spend about two months in the studio, and whatever else it takes to get everything done. The release date is tentative — we’ve been bad in the past with meeting deadlines — but we think we’re giving ourselves enough time to get it done. Come fall we’ll have a new album, and we’ll be touring to support everything and do another album cycle.