This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I discovered an eighteen track compilation released by Chords For Cures. The compilation is 'name your price' on the organisations' Bandcamp, however all proceeds go to TACA (Talk About Curing Autism). The compilation is filled with fairly unknown bands, however there's something for everyone on here; whether it be the female fronted pop punk of Kick Back Tomorrow, the noodly emo of Those Galloping Hordes or the country rock of The Band Of Rivals. Great music, great cause. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Max Bemis will make his debut with Marvel Comics, penning a story in November's A+X #14. This will be his first work for a major publisher. The artwork is below.
The story, which features a team-up between the Superior Spider-Man and Magneto, is described as Bemis as being "high concept."
"It can’t just be like, 'Let’s just take the Hulk and Spider-Man and put them against this particular bad guy and they find some creative way of beating him,'" Bemis said of the story. “How do you take a team-up and make it more of a psychological study than an action piece? All of the ideas I pitched had that sort of element to it."
This Will Destroy You are releasing a live album called Live In Reykjavik, Iceland. It features 11 live versions of the band’s material, with all songs performed and recorded at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. Album art and track listing are below. It will be available digitally on October 22nd and physically via 3xLP / 2xCD on October 29th via Magic Bullet Records.
1) A Three Legged Workhorse
2) There are Some Remedies Worse Than the Disease
3) Black Dunes
4) Burial on the Presidio Banks
5) Glass Realms
6) Communal Blood
8) They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light
9) Little Smoke
10) The Mighty Rio Grande
Bad Things - featuring professional snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White on lead guitar - will release their self-titled debut album on October 8th via Warner Bros. Records. Head to the replies to listen to the first single, "Anybody."
The Fest has added a couple dozen bands, including RVIVR, Diarrhea Planet, The Dangerous Summer, The Last (featuring Bill Steneson and Karl Alvarez), Brainworms (reunion), Little League (final show), Brendan Kelly, Diamond Youth, Army of Ponch and more. The total number of bands playing Fest 12 is now 395. Additional, the schedule for Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor can be seen here. Tickets are here and the full lineup is in the replies.
Barsuk Records will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a bunch of great shows at various venues throughout Seattle from November 7th to November 10th. It'll feature performances from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf, and many, many more. Check out all the bands performing, venues, and details in the replies.
You can stream a new Earl Sweatshirt track titled "Burgundy" (featuring production from Pharrell) over at XXL. Doris hits stores on August 20th and the rapper will also be appearing on tonight's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, so set those DVRs.
PropertyOfZack recently sat down with William Beckett and spoke about his upcoming debut full-length, opening up about his personal life, and more. Check it out here.
William: Yeah, well I mean ending the band was a big part of it. Because, not to get too into it, but certainly I wasn’t necessarily… what’s the best way to put it… I wasn’t necessarily encouraged to talk about my private life because of my band. From my band.
POZ: It would be bad for the fanbase if they knew you were not “available?”
William: Which in my opinion is fucking stupid! And it was really uncomfortable for a long time. So as soon as I was able to…
Rock It Out! Blog over at Consequence of Sound recently interviewedWavves backstage at their Lollapalooza after party at Chicago’s Empty Bottle...and it went terribly to say the least. During the interview, members of the band walked away, turned off mic sound, and more. Watch it in the replies.