See, I never really felt like I got this band before. I liked a bunch of their songs. I got why kids were relating with the lyrics. I understood the passion and the excitement. But there was never an it moment that cemented for me that this was anything special. It was good, it was fun, but with all the excitement I was seeing from other fans online Ö Iíd always go back and re-listen to the albums hoping that I was missing something. That after this listen I would fully get why everyone was so...
Rock Sound has the first review of the new Paramore album in their upcoming issue. They like it.
Having barely set foot in front of an audience for the past two years, let alone in front of a camera, the band's self-titled fourth album quickly reveals that in re-emerging, Paramore have done so in a very, very different form. Where its predecessor perfectly captured a period of frustration and resentment - the result of which was an angry, bitter collection of songs that clattered and snarled in equal measure - 'Paramore' is a very much the sound of a happier, more comfortable band. Bathed in subtle synths and sprinkled with pinches of electronica, songs such as the aforementioned opener...
Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange. A whole ear. The Van Gogh move. The note just said, 'Are you listening?'. I never knew who it was, who's missing their ear out there." Asked what he did with the gruesome gift, meanwhile, he jokingly replied: "I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace" and then added: "Just don't put your entire body in a case and send it to us.
Music has always been one of my passions and that's what drew me to this band in the first place. The music comes first, and I know that the talent of the band will rise above this member change and they will find a new arrangement that will blow your minds.
A few foreign CD distributors have a track listing for Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll. From what we know so far, it seems pretty legit.
01) The Phoenix
02) My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
03) Alone Together
04) Where Did the Party Go
05) Just One Yesterday
06) The Mighty Fall (Feat. Big Sean)
07) Miss Missing You
08) Death Valley
09) Young Volcanoes
10) Rat a Tat (Feat. Courtney Love)
11) Save Rock and Roll (Feat. Elton John)
1. if you are a fan of this band- please donít pit us against each other. however you feel about patrick i feel it x a million. that was one of the things that led to us taking time off- we felt as though some of the base and media pit us against each other. were a team. we fight for the user.
2. Iíve had a few people in my timeline bugging out about me not sticking around after shows. last year i got a threat during a post show hang. i donít feel comfortable or safe sticking around areas...
I hoped that there would be more, but nothingís really taking shape so thatís why Iíve been focusing more on this. We looked for a singer for about a year and a half and we tried some people but nothing really clicked. I wouldnít say itís never going to happen, but Iíd say it will just take more time.
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
Killer Mike has revealed that he is currently working with El-P for R.A.P. Music II, the follow up to 2012's excellent R.A.P. Music. He also says he has enlisted beat maker Harry Fraud to help out with production for I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind IV. Mike says both albums should be "finished and ready for 2014."
It's all finally happening!! Two years in the making! My new(ish) band, Super Happy Fun Club is releasing our sophomore record - "All Funned Up"!!! Needless to say I am extremely excited about it - it's the best pop rock record I've been a part of since Throwing the Game. Thematically/lyrically I was able to get out a lot of the emotional hardships I was carrying around from 2012. It was great being able to vent about Joe passing away and how hard my divorce was. I hope people are going to be able to listen to this album as a whole - relate to the conflict, pump their fists to the anthemic choruses...
Barely Blind will enter the studio this May with Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley, Death Cab For Cutie, Vampire Weekend) at Kingsize North in North Hollywood to begin tracking songs for their follow up to Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns. The band is raising funds for the recording with these limited edition baseball tee's found here.
In honor of Record Store Day, Pirates Press Records, Longshot Music, Contra Records, Randale Records, Oi! The Boat Records, and Rebellion Records have teamed up to launch a year-long, weekly 7" record subscription called Under 1 Flag. More info can be found here and in the replies.
The new Queens of the Stone Age album is titled ...Like Clockwork and will be out in June. If you refresh the band's website, you can hear some clips. The new logo (or maybe album cover), which is in the replies, has got to piss off Underoath.
The entire John Mayer Google+ video feed can be found in the replies. It includes a performance of a new song, "Dear Marie," (no word if he wants to be counted in). John will also be on the cover of the next Billboard magazine.