Hit the replies to watch the Kreayshawn-directed video for a new Main Attrakionz track titled "Ain't No Other Way." Apparently 808's and Dark Grapes 3 is coming out on June 3rd (I'll believe it when I see it).
Today we're excited to be bringing you a special song stream from The Wretched Desert. The band is comprised of Zach Lind (of Jimmy Eat World) and his wife Holly, and they'll be releasing their new EP tomorrow (pre-orders are up on Amazon). Hit the replies to hear "Memento" and make sure to follow the band on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
After a Change.org petition showed up over the weekend asking Warped Tour to remove Austin Jones from the tour, Kevin Lyman said he would take all YouTubers off the tour, but has now clarifed that he needs to go through "due process" first. I guess that means vetting the facts.
John Gentile, writing for The Runout, about sweatshop merch being sold by punk bands.
Yet, fans are as much the reason for this as bands, if not more. (Actually, fans are probably more to blame). We all need to realize that the age of the $10-$12 shirt is over. I looked at the calendar. Itís not 1986 anymore. You know what? Twenty bucks for a t-shirt is reasonable. Donít give me that hooey that you ďCanít afford a $20 shirt.Ē First, if you canít afford a $20 shirt, then a $10 shirt made by a twelve year old who just lost his fingers is a pretty lousy alternative. Second, Iíve seen you all at the show. I saw *YOU* buying a $4 beer (plus one dollar tip!). If you can afford a band shirt,...
High pay comes with serious restrictions. Musicians must agree to a radius clause that prohibits them from performing within a radius (say one hundred miles) of the festival for a certain number of months (often six). The radius clause is also coupled with a subtler exclusivity clause: the inability of fans who canít afford the $200+ ticket prices to enter a major festival. When a show at a high-cost festival will be your only show for six months in a region, you offer your working-class fans a cold silence.
Update: I've heard from a reliable source this information is incorrect. The record actually isn't finalized yet (Nate keeps wanting to add more stuff) but an early June release is still probable.
Nate Ruess' new album Grand Romantic was up for pre-order on Amazon for a few hours this morning. It contained a June 23rd release date and the following tracklisting:
1. Grand Romantic (Intro)
3. Nothing Without Love
4. Take It Back
5. You Light My Fire
6. What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck)
7. Great Big Storm
9. It Only Gets Much Worse
10. Grand Romantic
11. Harsh Light
Bad Timing Records have announced the new lineup for the Light Years and Head North tour. A Will Away has been added to the tour, No Good News has been dropped. No Good News has also deleted all of their social media presence on the internet and I'm hearing from multiple reliable sources they have disbanded.
New Politics have released a new song called "West End Kids" which you can stream over on Entertainment Weekly. The track is from their new album, Vikings, which will be released on August 14th via DCD2/Warner Bros.
It's been a while since we talked about Nils Frahm, though the Berlin based composer has certainly been busy. He's currently prepping for the release of his first score for the one-take feature film "Victoria" which is out on June 10th via Erased Tapes. Until then, head to the replies to listen to his new song "Them" and read a lovely note from Nils himself.
Frank Turner has revealed some art surrounding his forthcoming sixth studio album, Positive Songs For Negative People. You can find that in the replies. Turner states that a "proper release date, full artwork, singles and videos will all be coming your way very soon." It seems to be due for release in July.
We Are The Union are releasing a new EP called Keep It Down this Friday, May 15th, via Paper + Plastick Records. We are streaming the whole thing. Lead single and opener "Call In Dead" picks up right where their last record left off, equipped with a chorus that's guaranteed to be belted out at live shows. "The Dreams That You Forgot" has more of a ska/reggae influence musically, while "My Whole Life Is A Dark Room" is a straightforward punk song and arguably the best song here. Oh and there's a cover of Green Day's "Burnout" and a Smash Mouth inspired song ("The King Of Chords"). Needless to say, these six songs have a lot going on - give them a listen in the replies. If you like what...
Neck Deep premiered their new song "Can't Kick Up The Roots" yesterday on BBC Radio. Hear it at this link, and skip to the 33 min 30 sec mark to hear the new song. It'll be officially released tomorrow.
Hit the replies to check out a fan-shot live video of Terror playing two new songs, "The 25th Hour" and "No Time For Fools", both off their brand new record The 25th Hour, out this summer via Victory Records.