Nate Ruess of Fun. did a four-song set with Brian Wilson on Friday night, including a song, "Saturday Night on Hollywood Boulevard," that will appear on Brian's upcoming album. He also sung "Hold On Dear Brother," "Darlin'," and "God Only Knows." The show will air on PBS next year but you can hit the replies for a stream.
A former Guantanamo guard allegedly contacted the band to let them know their songs were being used as torture tools against detainees, and Skinny Puppy have since gotten the advice of lawyers who believe they have a good case against the U.S. government.
Our plan is to start at Irving Plaza and go from there. There are pieces of land on this planet that we want to bring our gear onto and play on. I don’t think the UK would allow us to reunite and not come visit them. I think the hatred and frustration would implode the whole country, so we’re definitely going to come over there, I think. I mean, I’d like to. Brandon and I are the two biggest Anglophiles in the band, so the two of us definitely want to visit.
We're streaming Its Teeth's new EP, Pulses, in the replies. The instrumental, ambient post-rock solo project of Jacob Belcher has been compared to the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Russian Circles and the film scores of John Carpenter. If you like what you hear, you can grab a digital copy on bandcamp; 100% of proceeds go to a no-kill animal shelter. Otherwise, we'll all assume you hate puppies.
Fall Out Boy's American Beauty/American Pyscho pre-orders are going up tonight. It's now up on iTunes and you can grab "The Kids Aren't Alright" with it. Artwork and the new track is in the replies.
2) American Beauty/American Psycho
4) The Kids Aren't Alright
5) Uma Thurman
6) Jet Pack Blues
8) Fourth the July
9) Favorite Record
11) Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)
The legendary D'Angelo has announced a new album titled Black Messiah, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2000 masterpiece Voodoo. You can stream a new song titled "Sugah Daddy" in the replies, alongside the tracklisting and a write up about the album title. There is no confirmed release date for Black Messiah yet, but rumor is that it's dropping this Tuesday, December 16th.
Update: This chat is now complete. Thanks to George, Andrew, and Josh for chatting, make sure and check them out on their headliner with The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, 68', and In Hearts Wake - dates can be found here.
At 6pm PST/9pm EST, Stick To Your Guns will be swinging by to chat with us. Be sure and ask them about their upcoming record, Disobedient, which drops February 10th via Sumerian Records. You could also ask about comic books, movies, Pearl Jam, etc. Go for it.
Update: This chat is now complete. Big thank you to the guys for stopping by, make sure you check them out when they come through your city.
At 2pm PST/5pm EST, the guys in Blessthefall will be stopping by to chat under the following usernames: BeauBTF, JaredBTF, EricBTF, MattBTF, and ElliottBTF. You can ask them about their upcoming new album, that's set to release in 2015. Or, you could ask them about their return to the Vans Warped Tour main-stage - tickets/dates can be found here.
starting midnight EST on monday, you'll be able to pre-order "American Beauty/American Psycho" in the U.S. it'll be available by midnight local time the next day for the rest of the world. on iTunes you'll be able to grab the album for $7.99 (limited time only), and it'll come with an instant download of "Centuries," "American Beauty/American Psycho," and a brand new song "The Kids Aren't Alright." If you already bought "Centuries," the pre-order will be slightly cheaper, SCORE! we'll also have 3 different CD bundles available through our webstore
Sorry for being a little late this week, we recorded this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast last night. But here it is! This week's topics include: What is emo music!? We look at genres and labels and how they can so easily get attached to one's identity and everything that goes along with that. We take a brief detour to discuss just how does one live your life "the pop punk way" before discussing taking selfies on stage and that whole hoopla. We end the episode looking at ranking albums and how Max Bemis ranked his own albums recently. Do we agree? Who would we like to talk to and get their ranking of albums? Then we talk a little about Angels and Airwaves and their recent...
Pure Noise Records has signed Speak Low If You Speak Love, the solo project of Ryan Graham of State Champs. The label will re-release a remastered version of the full-length Everything But What You Need with 4 previously unheard tracks. If you're not familiar with the music, we premiered the album in Dec. 2013. Head to the replies for tour dates and more info.