What we have really worked hard to do over the past five years is build a strong fan base through touring and make a name for ourselves as a live band. We donít use any tracks onstage. We are playing or triggering every noise that you hear live in front of you. I think it makes a difference to people. They can sense the energy and the possibility of total failure. I think that makes our concerts a special experience, and thatís really what we pride ourselves on, is the live show.
Sorority Noise will release its sophomore LP, Joy, Departed, on June 16 via Topshelf Records. The follow-up to last year's Forgettable will see a single release and pre-orders offered this coming Tuesday, May 12. You can find the artwork and a "teaser" video in the replies.
3. Fluorescent Black
5. Your Soft Blood
6. Art School Wannabe
10. When I See You (Timberwolf)
Today we're bringing you a new song from Drakulas, an Austin based quartet featuring Mike Wiebe from the Riverboat Gamblers and Zach Blair from Rise Against. Listen to "Gain Ground" in the replies and let us know what you think. The band's lo-fi garage rock style is catchy and might remind you of the Hives with a definite rough edge. The guys are playing Punk Rock Bowling later this month and you can pre-order the band's digital EP/7" through Red Scare Industries if you like what you hear. OWOWOWOWOWOWOW will be officially released on May 12th.
After the events of the last few days, I'm donating to RAINN tonight. I hope others will join me. Thank you.
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Four Tet is going to release his follow-up to 2013's excellent Beautiful Rewind with a new album titled Morning/Evening this July. Morning/Evening will consist of two tracks ("Morning Side" and "Evening Side") each running about 20 minutes.
Pure Noise Records has released a statement, on Tumblr.
We appreciate that the community brings issues to our attention. Itís very clear that after the two unfortunate events that weíve been through that better checks and balances within the all ages community are necessary to ensure the safety of everyone. In the future, Pure Noise will certainly be more thorough in itís A&R dealings prior to signing a new artist.
My own perspective about the changing all ages community is unique. Iíve been involved in punk rock for almost twenty years. Iím a cisgender, white, college educated male who has had all the privileges as such. Iíve been a supporter of liberal politics since I was in...
Iíd like to address the event on July 23rd, 2012. I feel extremely remorseful about what happened that night. I am not apologizing because of public scrutiny, but because I treated someone incorrectly. I was insensitive and I was wrong. This event has forever changed my view of what consent is. I was 19 at the time of the event and Iíve spent the last three years confused as to why people were upset with me because I knew in my heart I would never do anything to intentionally hurt someone. I take full responsibility for being insensitive and misjudging the situation. I believed it was a consensual occurrence between two...
For those of you in college, Ryan Hemsworth has shared a link to download every single one of his mixes up until October 2014 to help you "study" for finals this week. For the rest of you, make sure to take advantage of the staggering 1.73 gigs of material included.
Green Day front man and rock'n'roll hall of famer, Billie Joe Armstrong, and his wife, Adrienne, own an old airstream trailer and as a special surprise to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, Adrienne has asked the Junk Gypsies to renovate the trailer and make it into a 'surf shack on wheels' that Billie can take out surfing with his buddies. Amie and Jolie hit the road for inspiration and to find a surfboard for the airstream. They build a table out of a surfboard and turn the airstream into a 'Zen, rock'n'roll surf shack' for Billie Joe.
Copeland did an AMA on Reddit today. Some key things the band revealed is that they're planning a fall headlining tour, Ixora will be getting a vinyl reissue this summer and the Ixora twin album should be available digitally this month.
According to sources, Concord Bicycle paid about $10 million for Fearless, which has about $15 million in annual revenue including a nice merchandising business and a small publishing catalog. The label's catalog including albums by Plain White T's, At The Drive-In, Bigwig, The Aquabats, and Sugarcult, while its current artist roster includes Pierce The Veil, Breathe Carolina, The Maine, Mayday Parade, The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Alesana, and Every Avenue. Fearless is expected to issue about 15 albums in the current year.
5 Seconds of Summer played a new song "Permanent Vacation" live for the first time. Video in the replies. Just think, to many around the internet, this was like Brand New playing "Mene" for the first time.
O'Brother have been added to Brand New's show in North Carolina this weekend. The band have also asked all attending to bring two cans of non-perishible food to be entered into a raffle to win a signed set-ist.