Blink-182 recently stopped by TripleJ in Australia to do an interview where they discussed the title of the EP, Travis not coming on the tour and being replaced by Brooks, and much more. You can stream this interview, here.
A remixed and remastered edition of Whitechapel's debut album, The Somatic Defilement, will be reissued on April 16th via Metal Blade Records. Listen to the updated version of "Vicer Exiiser" in the replies.
Passion Pit and Wildcat! Wildcat! are teaming up with Taco Bell for a documentary about their SXSW experience, tentatively titled Feed the Beat: SXSW 2013. Fans also have the opportunity to get involved by uploading their own footage. Details are in the replies.
The Bunny The Bear will release their third album, Stories, on April 16th via Victory Records. The effort was produced by Doug White (Every Time I Die, Gym Class Heroes). Listen to a clip of a new song in the replies.
In a lawsuit, DFA accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.
Pentimento will be pressing its self-titled album on vinyl, CD, and cassette. Each format offers a different piece of exclusive content - for the domestic vinyl release via Paper + Plastick Records, the label is offering two never-before-heard B-sides for immediate download when you buy the record. You can stream one of those B-sides, "It Happens To The Best Of Us," in the replies. Also when you buy a three-pack of the vinyl from P+P, you'll get a sheet of handwritten lyrics from the band numbered out of 100.
It's been a few weeks but we're back with another countdown list. Since it's the first Monday of March, I thought I would list my five most anticipated records that are releasing this month. As we inch closer to spring and warmer weather (well, warmer weather for those who don't live in Los Angeles), I can see a lot of people looking forward to more upbeat jams - something you can blast with the windows down. So avoid the winter blues by checking out this list to dream about warmer days ahead. Join in the discussion in the replies with the albums you're most anticipating in the month of March.
Patrick Stump posted an interesting blog about how we, as a society, define ourselves by hate.
How many people reading this are fans of Nickelback? How about Dane Cook? Now, I can safely assume that, unless this blog gets reposted on a site dedicated to those respective artists, those questions would be met with tumbleweeds and the distant sound of crickets. Like Creed or Limp Bizkit or the “Dude! You’re getting a Dell!” kid, they’ve become ubiquitously hate-able. I would not be exaggerating to state I’ve simply never heard someone admit to liking them.
Why is that? Now, I’m not saying I like them. Like you (fellow pop culture spectator) I am honor-bound by the unspoken law ...
Having thought they were subverting the corporate music industry with In Rainbows, he now fears they were inadvertently playing into the hands of Apple and Google and the rest. "They have to keep commodifying things to keep the share price up, but in doing so they have made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless, in order to make their billions. And this is what we want? I still think it will be undermined in some way. It doesn’t make sense to me. Anyway, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. The commodification of human relationships through social networks. Amazing!"