Both of Kevin Devine's new albums debuted in the Billboard Top 200. Bubblegum entered at #133 (#2 heat seekers) and Bulldozer bowed at #143 (#3 heat seekers), selling 3,200 and 3,000 copies respectively. Huge congrats to Kevin!
Light Years is releasing today a three-song covers EP calling Trying to be… and today we're exclusively streaming the band's cover of blink-182's "Every Time I Look For You" along with the other two songs from the EP. You can listen to that in the replies and the EP can be downloaded for free via the Paper + Plastick Records webstore. The EP is a thank-you to the band's fans for supporting their debut LP, I Won't Hold This Against You, which is also available via P+P.
Out of Sacramento, Wrings have only been together for just over a year. However, they've already been on the road with the likes of The Neighbourhood and AWOLNATION in that time. The band recently released a new EP, Phases, and we're excited to stream a track from it - "Before I Went Away." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it.
Looking back on AFI’s now 9 albums and I believe 10 EPs, it’s no wonder they have such a legacy. The new Burials is a solid album, proving they haven’t lost any part of their touch along the way. Not only have they experimented with their sound throughout each record, they have managed to keep quite a strong core fan base over the course of 20 years. That alone is something to be said, and this sold out show proved just that.
The crowd clearly loved every second of it, as this portion of the set garnered the loudest singalongs, the biggest circle pits and the most crowd surfers of the night. Danzig seemed to feed off the audience's enthusiasm, even going on the barricade to sing along with fans a few times. Doyle is an absolute beast, physically wailing on guitar harder than anyone I've ever seen. The songs may be 30 years old, but their unrelenting energy is timeless.
And you start to wonder about it. But maybe it has something to do with age, you know? I mean, gosh—we’re getting old. Well, kind of. I just turned 34 last week. But I kind of like it so far. And I want to grow old. I think it’s a beautiful thing, getting older, as long as you don’t totally turn ugly and fat and unhealthy. Although I have gained some weight lately. But hey—why not? And I think when you write songs, and this goes for most people, there’s always a certain time in your life, like your teenage years and your early 20s, where those years are so intense and so dramatic.
9to5Mac is reporting that Owl City was behind many of the new iOS 7 ringtones. Kinda feel like they should have gone for Ben Gibbard and left Owl City to Samsung ... but what can you do?
According to his discography page, Owl City founder and singer Adam Young is the creator of iOS 7′s sounds. While the visual design changes are most evident in the new operating system, another noticeable change is how most of the regular sounds are revamped and a slew of new ring and text tones are included.
In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, this weekend October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Today, I am highlighting the five must-see acts during the two-day festival. So check that out in the replies (along with our other featured content) and don't forget that tickets are still available.