For over 9 years I suffered in a cycle of shame over my sexuality, substance abuse, sexual addiction, anxiety, depression, grief and self loathing. I fell into a pit of despair and did a lot of damage to myself and to people around me. Through most of it I kept a pretty clean and convincing sheet over the messiness of my life, which in turn caused even more pain. I did a lot of things that were very dangerous and put myself into situations where I was putting myself and others at risk Over the coarse of the last year I have been able to find a level of...
The AV Club has a nice write-up about this past weekend's Fest, which can be read here.
What makes Fest so different from other punk-affiliated festivals such as Riot Fest or Pouzza Fest is that it serves as a barometer of where the punk scene is while remaining impervious to outside trends. Instead of trying to keep pace with the outside world, Fest has its own focus, giving the bands that play a stamp of approval they can’t get anywhere else.
Head to the replies to stream Copeland's new song, "Erase." It's one of my personal favorites from the group's stellar new album, Ixora. If you need some convincing to order it, check out Jason's thoughts.
His Dream Of Lions are releasing a new album called Part Two on December 2nd, recorded with Ben Green (Fairweather). We are streaming a new song called "Next Stop, Fall City." Give it a listen in the replies if you're a fan of acoustic pop-rock music. The band has partnered with Globe Garage Records for a 12" vinyl pressing of Part One and Part Two, which you can pre-order.
Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake have annoucend a winter co-headlining tour with support form Authority Zero. Dates are in the replies. Reel Big Fish have also announced plans for a holiday EP titled Happy Skalidays; details forthcoming.
Today we're streaming Such Gold's new album The New Sidewalk for you in the replies. The album comes out next week and can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Merchnow. Their new album was produced by Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Human collective behavior can vary from calm to panicked depending on social context. Using videos publicly available online, we study the highly energized collective motion of attendees at heavy metal concerts. We find these extreme social gatherings generate similarly extreme behaviors: a disordered gas-like state called a mosh pit and an ordered vortex-like state called a circle pit. Both phenomena are reproduced in flocking simulations demonstrating that human collective behavior is consistent with the predictions of simplified models.
Anti-Flag's Chris Barker, aka Chris #2, has released a new cover of Pete Seeger's "What Did You Learn In School Today?."
We were asked to play Seeger Fest this year celebrating Pete Seeger's life,” explains Chris #2. “In that process going over Pete's incredible collection of songs I stumbled over “What Did You Learn In School Today.” It immediately struck me. I just wanted to do a song that demonstrates why the medium of folk music can be so powerful. That melody lodges itself in your brain, yet the lyrics are tremendously visceral and poignant."
Today we're excited to bring you the first look at Shapes & Colors' new music video for "Just Breathe." The track is from the band's new EP which they recorded with the one and only Aaron Sprinkle. If you're a fan of Anberlin, I highly suggest you give this a shot. Jump to the replies to check it out.
Braddock will release their debut album, All That Is Man, on December 2 via Encapsulated Records. If you're into Propagandhi and bands like A Wilhelm Scream or early Polar Bear Club, you should head to the replies to stream the album's opening track, "Defeated," which we're premiering today! All That Is Man can be pre-ordered over here if you like what you hear.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Copeland will be headlining their first show in over four years to celebrate the release of Ixora. The band will be playing The Social in Orlando, Florida on November 23rd and tickets are now available.
Andy Williams (Every Time I Die) is once again facing off against the NHL's George Parros (well known for his mustache) for "Movember", a charity occurring every November to help create awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health. Head to the replies to check out a promo video, including one that Williams did for last year's competition. You can donate to the team page here.
Probably the most interesting news of the day comes in the form of Sour Patch Kids (yes, the candy) opening a home in Brooklyn for touring bands. What's the catch? While the bands stay at the home, they have to create content for the brand via social networks, videos or music. What does everyone think about this?
Nevertheless, there is a quid pro quo associated with staying at the Patch. Artists who stay at the house are expected to create some content that Sour Patch Kids can share across a number of digital channels, which include a Brooklyn Patch-branded Tumblr as well as the brand's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Ms. Bezner said it is also exploring the possibility of...
Kevin Devine has released his new music video for "She Can See Me" which you can see in the replies via Billboard. On top of that, Kevin's teamed up with Bad Timing Records to release the She Can See Me 7" which is available for pre-order here. Full details of the release can be found after the jump as well.