The idea for this project comes from my own personal experience of recording bands for years (and being recorded myself) both in and out of pro audio environments. There is a huge gap between the "we just formed a band and need a demo" level and the "I am an established artist ready to go into a real studio environment with a producer and record a full length album." There are very few options for entry level artists to produce examples of their work to shop around and get gigs, and thus they end up spending thousands of dollars to record a CD when they have not had a chance...
Want to learn guitar with David Brent (Ricky Gervais' character from The Office)? Of course you do, so hit the replies to check out the first lesson in a series of videos as part of YouTube Comedy Week.
You know we're big fans of I The Mighty 'round here - today we're happy to announce the awesomeness planned in honor of Satori. At 12pm PST this Wednesday, we're premiering "Echoes," the second track from their new record. Then at 4pm PST, the band is coming on AbsolutePunk to chat about the song, their new album, their upcoming tour, and all things I The Mighty. Oh, you want a giveaway too? Go like the AbsolutePunk Facebook and share this post for the chance to win an ITM mega bundle, including the band's own brand of green tea. Get ready.
Okay, this is going to take a minute: Derrick from The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Dieposted a blog regarding the leak of his band's record, Whenever, If Ever. He explains why the band tried to get the leak taken down (tl;dr: because Topshelf Records didn't want the record online) but simultaneously does not seem to care if you download the leak. He also admits to oftentimes ripping records from Bandcamp if they aren't available for pay-what-you-want download and added this: Fuck, I leaked American Radass, that most recent Circle Takes the Square Record, the most recent mewithoutYou record, and even more recently a new Self Defense Family EP. The linked post...
Update: Brand New just announced four shows -- Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Buffalo and Clifton Park. Tickets are available here.
Brand New just announced a show in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall on September 18, the admat for which can be seen in the replies. This show comes soon after the weekend of Riot Fest in Chicago (Sept. 13-15), which the band will be performing at as well. Could we be getting a short run of Brand New tour dates later today?
Into It. Over It.'s new book and 7", titled Life Is Suffering, can be preordered now via Topshelf Records. The full-color, hardcover book features 200 pages of photos taken by Hilary J. Corts on IIOI's first full-band tour. The 7" features two live performances.
Razor & Tie has signed INVSN. The Swedish alt-rock group was formed by Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén. The band will release their new album in the fall. Listen to the track, "Down in the Shadows," here.