The musicians of Tides Of Man have always been championed. The band's brand of post-hardcore featured a unique vocalist, but was anchored in strong instrumentals far surpassing their peers. That musical backbone is thrust into the forefront with Young & Courageous, the band's first instrumental release. It'd be silly to bemoan what once was when this new direction works so well - it's certainly a steep transition with some learning curve, but a sound Tides pulls off. Today we have "Hold Still", a booming track filled with dynamics and builds - hear it for yourself in the replies, and pre-orderYoung & Courageous before its February 4 release.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
Hit the replies to see the album art for the standard and deluxe editions of Schoolboy Q's forthcoming Oxymoron. You can pre-order the album via iTunes, and there's a new song up for immediate download there called "Break the Bank," produced by The Alchemist. Still no complete track listing as of yet though. The record drops February 25th through Interscope Records / Top Dawg Entertainment.
Interpol are currently finishing their new album in the UK and therefore have announced that they will headline the NME Awards Tour 2014 supported by Temples, Royal Blood and Circa Waves. Head to the replies for a message from the band as well as the dates.
Today we are premiering the track Rust Belt Lights' "Pack Up And Let Go" which comes from their upcoming LP Religion & My Ex out on February 24th on Adeline Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). The Buffalo natives have easily put together their best and most ambitious material to date with this release. Physical preorders are available and you can preorder digitally on Bandcamp. In addition, answer the trivia question in the replies to win Religion & My Ex on vinyl.
Following a trio of successful reunion shows last month, The Fall of Troy have decided to stick around. They are currently working on new music and booking tour dates, all DIY.
Last month was the first time we played together, in front of anyone, in over five years. The nervousness, the trepidation, the self-doubt that we felt leading up to that weekend disappeared when we hit that stage. You welcomed us back.
As the weekend began, we really saw how awesome you guys truly are. You took care of each other, you made new friends states away, and you treated us like we never left.
As the weekend continued, we realized that you guys were no longer fans, you had become part of...
Joshua Hunt, writing for The New Yorker, has published a really interesting article on what devices and music is popular in prisons.
The radio provided hours of welcome distraction for Demmitt, who had come from Sheridan’s adjoining detention center, where, he says, he spent weeks without a radio while confined to a small cell for at least twenty-three hours a day. The radio was unlike any Demmitt had seen outside prison, with a transparent plastic body that revealed the landscape within: a single AA battery rested at the bottom of its circuit board, while its antenna—one and three quarter inches of copper wire coiled around a small ferrite bar—peeked through a white Sony logo, just...
As my grandfather would say, "Life is a performance." I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook and I'm saying everything in there out loud. A lot of people are very sacred with their ideas, and there is something to protecting yourself in that way, but there's also something to idea sharing, or being the person who makes the mistake in public so people can study that.
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Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect are playing Los Angeles' The Hotel Cafe this Thursday, with a set including songs from all of Shane's catalogues. Tickets can be purchased here - they're first on the bill.
Lambgoat is reporting that the Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) trial has been delayed, possibly due to plea negotiations.
Although Lambesis was present (accompanied by his parents and attorney Tom Warwick), he was not called forward, and the bailiff subsequently announced that further proceedings have been delayed until February 6th.
According to Entertainment Weekly, not only is the new Zach Braff helmed movie, Wish I Was Here, good, but it also features new music from Bon Iver and The Shins' frontman James Mercer.
“In this case, it was unique because we sent [music supervisor] Mary Ramos to Wisconsin to show the movie to Bon Iver, and they wrote a song pretty much on the spot,” Braff said. “She sat there in Wisconsin while they wrote a song.”
From Indian Lakes will embark on the Able Bodies Tour in this March/April - rumor has it they'll be playing the album in its entirety. From some of the ticket links, it looks like The American Scene are supporting. Dates are in the replies - don't miss this one.
We're going to be trying out something a little different this year and featuring staff film reviews for the first time. To get things started, I have reviews up for Her and Lone Survivor, with ones for The Past and Jack Ryan coming later this week. Any feedback is welcome and hopefully 2014 ends up being as memorable and stacked as 2013. Enjoy!
Damon Albarn (Blur & Gorillaz) has announced that he will release his debut solo album, Everyday Robots on April 29th via Warner Bros. Records. You can check out the album art and title track in the replies.
01) Everyday Robots
03) Lonely Press Play
04) Mr Tembo
06) The Selfish Giant
07) You And Me
08) Hollow Ponds
09) Seven High
10) Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11) The History Of A Cheating Heart
12) Heavy Seas Of Love