We chose Variety-Detroit: The Children's Charity, simply helping kids no matter the need. This hits specifically close to home because as an infant and young child I was in the Variety Program. They provided funding for a prosthesis when I was about 18 months old. I was reconnected with Variety again because their organization works closely with the prothesisist who developed the guitar pick I'm currently playing with now. I figured what better way to give back to them than donate through our shirt in the Live Shot Charity Tee's series. They gave me a chance and every Kid deserves a chance.
Fucking Invincible (members of Daughters, Dropdead and Soul Control) new 8-song EP, Downtown Is Dead, will be released on May 14th via Atomic Action Records and was produced by Jay Maas. Check out a new track titled "Too Much Black" here.
Light Years have signed to Paper + Plastick Records. The band has released a new music video and digital EP for Parking Lots. The EP can be downloaded here for $2, and the music video can be seen in the replies. I Won't Hold This Against You, the band's new album, will be out this summer.
PureVolume recently interviewed Hayley Williams of Paramore and they talked about the band's new self-titled album (in stores tomorrow), the Farro Brothers, and the solo career that never was.
And to be honest with you, there’s no way that ‘Hayley Williams’ would be around as long as Paramore's been around—it just would never work. I think people want what’s real and what’s genuine, and what’s genuine for me is being the singer of this band. Selling my name on a billboard or on the cover of a CD? That just wouldn’t be me. And I just don’t think that ‘Hayley Williams’ would have survived on her own.
City and Colour will be touring the US this fall and the dates can be found in the replies. Pre-orders of The Hurry and the Harm will also be available through iTunes tomorrow and physical bundles will be available in the coming weeks.
If you're a fan of energetic pop-punk, then you're going to want to check out The Offseason's upcoming EP for Negative Progression, Pastimes. Today, we're bringing you an exclusive taste by premiering a new song off the EP, "Can't Sleep." Check it out on in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The EP is available on May 14th.
You can now stream Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll in the replies. Also, we don't usually do separate news posts for album reviews -- but then I realized I hadn't written an official review in years, and it's my website so I can make up rules as we go along. So, with that, here's my review for the album. Hope you enjoy both!
You can find the track listing to The Front Bottoms' upcoming album, Talon of the Hawk, below. The album will be available on May 21st.
1) Au Revoir (Adios)
3) I Swear To God The Devil Made Me Do It
4) Twin Size Mattress
6) Santa Monica
7) The Feud
8) Funny You Should Ask
9) Tattooed Tears
10) Lone Star
12) Everything I Own
You can stream The National's new song, "Demons," in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming new album, Trouble Will Find Me, which hits retailers on May 21st. The iTunes pre-order starts tonight at midnight and the deluxe vinyl pre-order will be available soon.