In a recent interview with The Fader, Andre 3000 says that he "felt like a sell out" on the OutKast reunion tour.
"I felt like people would be like, 'Y'all are doing all these festivals, y'all are just doing it for money.' And I felt like a sell-out, honestly. So I was like, if I'm in on the joke, I'll feel cool about it."
Iím a straight white male, and I donít know what itís like not to be. I should never be the loudest voice in this conversation. I think we (people like me) all have deep listening to do if we have any hope at making the people who arenít us feel safe, valued, equal in this society. We have real & increased responsibility to bear as the power brokers, which we are, and have been. Anyone arguing otherwise, suggesting that weíre a ďpost-racialĒ society etc., is skirting offensiveness at worst andÖsticking to a willful & highly selective understanding of Americaís history, at best. Itís not hard for me to empathize with...
Spotify has created a pretty cool "Year in Music" feature, which is chock full of listening data for the year. They'll even make you a playlist for next year, based on your tastes from 2014. Check it out here, and share some of your stats in the replies.
The holiday season is among us again. It's time to throw on your favorite ugly sweater, take a swig of egg nog, and discuss your favorite holiday songs by the fire. Drop us a tune or two in the replies. If you include a short description, we'll consider your songs for a holiday community playlist! In case you missed it, we put together a community fall themed playlist a few weeks ago.
It's December, so that means DJ Earworm has released his yearly pop music retrospective using 2014's biggest hits. This year it's called "Do What You Wanna Do." Check out the mash-up, featuring the likes of John Legend, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and about a million more, in the replies.
I've had the pleasure of seeing Say Anything more than a handful of times over the past decade, but I've never seen mastermind Max Bemis so invigorated, so confident, so happy to be on stage as he was at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on November 30th. His excitement was matched only by that of the crowd, who were eager to hear his modern masterpiece in its entirety. And the set began with a song of rebellion...
Max Bemis of Say Anything participated in Noisey's 'Rank Your Records,' naming ...Is A Real Boy his favorite and Anarchy, My Dear his least favorite.
I sacrificed so muchóquite the few emotions, body parts. And I can hear that and itís uncomfortable. That being said, I think itís number one is because I donít think when people say they like it, that itís just nostalgia. I think thereís a part of it thatís nostalgia, which is cool, because I have that for all my favorite records. But for me, Iím a 30-year-old, average, semi-hipster. Literally, Iím probably the Noisey target demographic. But my favorite record of all time is Saves The Dayís Through Being Cool. And I refuse, no matter what...
Nofx's Fat Mike has teamed up with Jeff Marx and Soma Snakeoil to release Home Street Home on February 10, 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords. The album will be a punk-rock-musical with a variety of guests and a theatrical production to follow.
The singer then addressed the event that inspired the song. Although she declined to reveal the person who raped her at age 19, Gaga said that the man was 20 years her senior. "It didn't affect me as much right after as it did about four or five years later," she said. "It hit me so hard. I was so traumatized by it that I was like, 'Just keep going,' because I just had to get out of there."
This is the part where Ariana Grande breaks free from the rest of 2014 releases as her latest album, My Everything, was certified platinum by the RIAA, making it only the third album of the year to break the one million mark.
Palisades have posted "Player Haters' Ball", the first song off their upcoming sophomore full-length, Mind Games. The track features Blackbear, whom you might recognize from his previous features on G-Eazy and Machine Gun Kelly's studio albums. Head the to the replies to check it out. You can pre-order the album here.
They didnít go on tour to make their income for the year like other bands do. Other bands donít sell anything online and make all their money on the road. Pomplamoose is not one of them. They make over $5,000 a month in download sales. So instead of blasting them for their lack of tour income why not praise them as being one of the few bands who are still able to make a living selling their music online Ė without touring? They get paid (directly by their fans via Patreon) over $6,000 for every video they put up (for free) on YouTube. Why not praise them for figuring this out? YouTube ad revenue is a joke....
You can check out our interview with Alex Erian of Obey The Bravehere. The band's new album Salvation is out now via Epitaph Records.
I'm personally involved in management/business side of things when it comes to this band. We have a manager and booking agent and all that, but I oversee everything - and that's something that I wanted to do, the label didn't feel strongly about it at first, and then when they saw the repercussions, they were all about it. It's something people do in the hip-hop scene all the time, putting out singles, and we just wanted to do that in our scene, and I'd encourage more bands to do it...especially in this day in age, record sales are less and less relevant,...
GutterLIFE will be releasing its new EP Donít sleep on February 17 via We Are Triumphant Records. Today we are premiering the band's new song "Pursuit of Hopelessness" which you can stream in the replies.