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Northcote (ex-Means) will release a self-titled record on May 7th through Black Box Recordings. A digital 7" titled Burn Right Past Them All will be released on March 12th to tide listeners over until the album release.
1) How Can We Turn Around
2) When You Cry
3) Hope The Good Things Never Die
4) A Thousand Nights
5) Burn Right Past Them All
6) Counting Down The Days
7) Drive Me Home
8) Knock On My Door
9) Find Our Own Way
10) Speak Freely
11) Walking Home In The Rain
12) The Only One Who Knows My Name
It's like this curse as a musician where you can sometimes second-guess yourself. With this album I was like, 'Let's just write this record and see what happens.' I think as scatterbrained and overpopulated as the world is right now, it just needs honesty and I wanted the music to be fresh and honest even if the music isn't some crazy, avant-garde thing.
PropertyOfZack has published a tell-all interview with John D on the downfall of Bamboozle with serious details of what went wrong, and in turn why Skate And Surf and GameChanger are coming back. Check it out here.
There was a falling out at Bamboozle. A really bad one. But it wasn’t with Live Nation as a company. It was with a few individuals at upper management. And the rumors are true. I F bombed them. I went in and told them to take their job and stick it as far up their asses as they could put it. I said that, because I had reached a point.
The Summer Set's first single, "Boomerang," from their upcoming album will be issued to Top 40 radio on March 12th. The band also kicks off their "Wake Up and Be Awesome" tour today; tickets can be purchased here.
Head to the replies to check out the list of nominees and winners from last night's BRIT Awards. Ben Howardpicked up a good couple of awards and you can check out his performance from the ceremony in the replies too.
Fun.'s Some Nights was released one year ago today. It has since been certified platinum and scored the band two Grammy awards, among several other nominations. In case you missed it, read our interview with guitarist Jack Antonoff here.
At long last, K Será are ready to release their debut full-length, Collisions & Near Misses. We've been along for the ride since '11, announcing The Dear Hunter's Casey Crescenzo as the producer, showing off some behind-the-scenes footage, and premiering the album's first single, the aggressive "Dream, Like I Do." We've teamed up once again to show the band's slower side via the soft "St. Peter (Better Than Yours)" - check that out in the replies, and pre-order the album here.
Three years since their debut album, Home, Mike Mains & The Branches are working on their sophomore album, Calm Down, Everything is Fine, which is being funded via a PledgeMusic campaign. Today, we are excited to premiere "Noises," which can be heard on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. Also, Matt Hoopes (of Relient K) co-produced the record and plays guitar on it. Be on the lookout for the album come spring.
Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is not on the band's current Australian tour due to legal discrepancies with his band mates and management. Read his statement below.
I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.
So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.
Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band...
Just read this article over at The Verge that explains how, "Spotify plans to ask labels for the rights to extend its free tier to mobile devices and make substantial cuts to the royalty fees it pays artists." And, while I am glad these services exist compared to piracy, I can't help but agree with the conclusion from The Brief:
No matter the outcome, artists are on the losing end: Spotify wins, and if their talks result in a favorable outcome, paves the way for Pandora et al to follow suit; the labels, who get shares in Spotify in return for their licensing agreements, win; users, who get access to a giant catalog of music whether they pay or not, win; and artists get to watch rich...
Mumford and Sons were propelled by the Grammys to reclaim the number one spot on this week's charts by selling 185,000 copies of their album. The "Grammy Nominations" compilation comes in at number two with 88,000 copies sold and Bruno Mars grabs the number three spot by selling 86,000 albums. Overall album sales in this past chart week hit 6.81 million units, up 17% compared with last week and down 12% compared to last year. Year to date album sales are at 39.12 million, down 6% compared to the same total at this point last year. Some other notable sales from the past week can be found below.
New Found Glory, Chris Carrabba, We The Kings, Bad Books and Kevin Devine are playing the Funshine Festival in Florida in May. Also scheduled: The Smashing Pumpkins, Train, Good Old War, Dead Confederete, The Lone Bellow, The Wallflowers and many more.