It's time again for another AbsolutePlaylist, the feature where a staff member or special guest gets you buzzing for the weekend with their very own playlist. This week, the AbsolutePlaylist is in my hands. Given that it's the start of the summer and most of you folks are smoothing out your A Day To Remember tank-tops in anticipation of getting stoked for the Warped Tour, I've decided to remind you all that Ireland (where I live) is still cold and rainy, even in the summer. So, I've created a wonderfully wintery playlist of a particular slice of my favourite sad songs for you all to get de-psyched to. Sorry kids, but it's never sunny in south Ireland. Also, if you'd like to submit your...
Pre-orders for Conditions' final release, Missing Hours, are live. If you pre-order the album, you get an immediate download of a new song "No Mistakes" and then receive a download of the whole record on June 3rd. Their farewell tour with A Loss For Words and Alive In Standby only has a few more dates.
6.5.14: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
6.6.14: New York City, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
6.7.14: Richmond, VA @ The National
Ryan Lewis, known as the other half of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and his mother Julie, a 30-year HIV survivor, sat down with Anderson Cooper the other night to discuss the 30/30 Project. Their goal is to build 30 medical centers world-wide in countries effected by HIV/AIDS, that are sustainable for 30 years. You can watch the interview on CNN.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
Glad to hear the music was a help to you. That is what is great about music. I grew up and became very involved in the church and Christianity. It was honestly one of my primary concerns at the time I wrote most of the lyrics on The Power of Failing. Really I think it was more about my spiritual and social anxiety as a whole.
People in Cars used to be the solo project of Etay Pisano. Now a trio comprised of Pisano, Mike Toohey (bass) and Jesse Hangen (drums), the band is getting ready to release a self-titled seven inch this June. Today we're excited to premiere the A-Side to the single, entitled "Let Go." It's a spacious alt-rock track perhaps in the vein of some Anberlin music. Listen to it in the replies and pre-order here.
My friend and mentor Mike Burkett is very fond of telling people, ‘Don’t compare your band to NOFX. We’re an anomaly and no one can expect to do what we did,’ and he’s right. There’s no REASON that NOFX is huge and are going to be huge forever. Sure, they write great songs (so did American Steel). Sure, they’re funny as hell (so are the Dickies). Sure, they helped define a genre (so did the Suicide Machines). None of that shit matters, y’all. And this is true in every field, creative or scientific, or anything in between. There’s hard work and there’s talent, and those...
It is with sadness that we announce to the world that The Lonely Forest is going on an indefinite hiatus. We've been playing together for nearly a decade, released four full length records and played hundreds of shows. We've done many amazing things and met even more amazing people. The memories that we share with each other and our fans will never be forgotten.
To every fan who came to a show, wrote us a letter, baked us cookies, let us sleep on your floor, bought our records, wore our t-shirts and genuinely loved us: we give you our infinite thanks and gratitude.
The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell has announced a solo project called Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties and will release a full-length concept album called We Don't Have Each Other on July 8 via Hopeless Records. The record was produced by The Early November's Ace Enders and incorporates elements of folk, with Campbell listing The Mountain Goats, The Weakerthans, Bright Eyes and more as inspirations. More fleshed-out details, the album art, a video introducing the project and concept and dates performing on the Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement can be seen in the replies.
“I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where...
Update: Just heard from a representative of the band that this interview is a little out of date with the current plans. However, there will be a release at some point this fall and we'll keep you updated with any news that comes our way.
Pulley will be performing Matters in its entirety on October 18th in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, at Music 4 Cancer Fest IV. As well as this, the band have announced that they will also be playing songs from Rev, singer Scott Radinsky's former band. Tickets are limited to 500, with all proceeds going to charity.
I was wondering if anyone was going to comment on this after we posted the video for Arcade Fire's "We Exist" -- but I never really saw anything pop-up. Then, this morning I saw this Tweet from Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace: "Dear arcadefire, maybe when making a video for a song called "We Exist" you should get an actual "Trans" actor instead of Spider-Man?"
Sad and French consists of Jose Prieto, Edwin Santacruz and Greg Taylor. The band's press release tells me that the trio "writes songs about girls and booze," which is right up my alley. Today, we're premiering "Second Floor," a raucous and twangy number that'll get you tapping your feet. The song is off the band's upcoming self-titled debut, which will be available on May 27th via Black Numbers (pre-order now). Check out the song in the replies.