Now, Kevin invites you to make your own version. Even better, all remix entries will be entered into a contest to win a prize package from Kevin Devine and Bad Timing Records! Kevin will listen to all the entries and choose one grand prize winner to receive copies of both variants of the double-A-side “She Can See Me” 7” along with a test press of the release (very rare - limited to only a handful of copies). The winner will also receive a limited poster from the “She Can See Me” record release show in New York City and a bunch of other goodies.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast is now complete and ready for you to consume. Topics include: Going deep on Drew's decision to let his Pianos Become the Teeth review be one of the last reviews he writes for a little while. We look at the reasons, the feeling of being "jaded" by music reviews and losing the fun of just talking about music in general. Then we touch a little more on Spotify and the future of music listening. I spent a lot of time thinking about this topic over the past week or so and lay out some more of my thoughts on why this matters at all. Then we again touch on the idea of "backlash" and the way arguments occur online: a defense of the two extremes...
Boysetsfire and KMPFSPRT are releasing a split EP in January. Boysetsfire will be contributing a cover of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and KMPFSPRT will be covering Rammstein's "Ohne Dich". Proceeds will go to Sea Shepherd.
No, real talk. He has it. He has the album and he told me what he likes. That’s my A&R right there. He has a sophisticated ear. He’s in somebody’s elementary [school] right now knowing all the lyrics. Telling ’em, Watch.
Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) was recently a guest on the Bad Christian podcast, in which he talked about joining August Burns Red in 2006, what a "Christian" band is and his distaste for certain things in the church, his frustrations with the current state of the metalcore genre, Heartsupport, and a lot more.
Kyle Lucas has signed a deal with Artery Management, and will release a new EP in 2015, Fear and Loathing in Marietta. But for now, he's released a brand new video, "Fear and Loathing", which you can check out in the replies. If you liked the song, you can download it for free.
Back and forth we go. Taylor Swift's label boss says that Spotify did not pay the multi-million dollar number implied in a recent blog post by the company's CEO. Following that, Business Insider looked at the numbers for the revenue from physical sales -- they will likely be in the 12 million range for one week. To quote a wise man: Any questions?
Bad Suns' new video for "Salt" premiered on MTV. Out has also covered the video and how it explores trans* identity.
“The idea was to try and universalize that feeling. When the song came out, we didn’t have to say anything about it. But, people would come up to me after the shows, talking about the song: ‘You know, I really feel like this is about me.’ These are people that aren’t dealing with gender issues, you know what I mean? It’s just people dealing with the same sort of lack of identity or whatever it is that’s happening in the lyrics. They’re relating to that.”
Here's your feel good story of the day. Tyler, The Creator and his crew held their Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend. Aaron McCann, an aspiring stand up comedian who cites Tyler as one of his biggest influences flew all the way over form Ireland to attend the show. He also booked a comedy gig while staying in Los Angeles and reached out to Tyler via Twitter to extend an invitation. Lo and behold, Tyler accepted the invitation and showed up to the gig. You can find a video of the show in the replies.
We Are Triumphant Records have signed the UK band Omaha. The band's debut album, Chapters, will release on January 20th and you can hear the first single off it titled "Devilish Acts" in the replies (as well as the band's acoustic cover of Bring Me The Horizon's "Drown").
James Franco and his band Daddy will be releasing a Smiths inspired film and album called Let Me Get What I Want. The coolest part? Franco got Andy Rourke of The Smiths to play on every song. You can watch their new video for "This Charming Man" over on Vice.
Pet Symmetryhas released "Potted Plant Meets Vintage Amp: A Katherine Grube Love Story," from their upcoming split with Slingshot Dakota coming out later this month. Today will also be known as the day Evan Weiss took over our news feed.
YouTube's subscription services will be called "YouTube Music Key." It will be ad-free, contain music and music videos, and be $7.99. The service will launch in invite-only beta next week.
The service, which launches next week in invite-only beta, is to be called YouTube Music Key. "Artists and fans have made YouTube the biggest music service in the world," says Christophe Muller, YouTube’s director of global music partnerships. "We want to continue to make YouTube the best place for artists and fans to connect."
Black Veil Brides will be heading out on their "2015 Black Mass Tour" starting in February with Memphis May Fire and Ghost Town. The band is also planning to release a live DVD in June 2015. You can find the complete routing in the replies if anyone cares.
According to a new Tom DeLonge interview with RockSound, David Kennedy and Ed Breckenridge are still involved with Angels & Airwaves.
So there’s no real story there, and David [Kennedy, guitar] is still here. Everyone’s running around going, ‘What’s going on with David?’. It’s just when it came to writing the record, Ilan and I did that together. Eddie Breckenridge – the bass player from Thrice – is still here too. I think people are just confused.