The Dead Rabbitts, the new band of Craig Mabbitt and TJ Bell of Escape The Fate, have released a lyric video for new song ďMy Only RegretĒ on Revolver. Shapeshifter releases July 1st via Tragic Hero Records. The track listing, album artwork, and song are below.
01) My Only Regret
02) Nothin But A Reject
03) Make Me Believe It (Feat. Caleb Shomo)
05) Dear In the Headlights
06) Bats In The Belfry
07) Ghosts In My Bedroom
08) The Air I Breathe Is You
09) Keep Tellin Yourself You Were Right
10) Edge Of Reality
11) Black Cloud
It sounds fuckiní weird, man. Thatís a really good thing. Right now Iím by myself in the studio; the rest of the bandís not here yet but, yeah, theyíll all come up here later. Itís going good. Iíll work on that for about a month and get as far as I can get. Then in July we have a little bit of a break where Iíll probably finish up the record, and then we have some more touring.
First, lets look at how often a song is skipped within the first five seconds of play. I call these quick skips. The likelihood that a song will be skipped within the first five seconds is an astounding 24.14%. Nearly one quarter of all song plays are abandoned in the first 5 seconds. The likelihood that a song will be skipped within the first thirty seconds rises to 35.05%. The chance that a song is skipped before it ends is a whopping 48.6%. Yes, the odds are only slightly better than 50/50 that a song will be played all the way to the end.
The Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler-Zavala sounds off on recent vinyl reissues for the band -- commenting, "some idiot is pocketing the money" and "there will be a proper reissue of early Volta records [...] when we do release the early volta records they will be far superior in packaging and we will get the money."
Ronnie Radke has released "Who Can Stop Us?" for free if you sign up for his newsletter - it's in the replies. The song features Deuce (formerly of Hollywood Undead) and will be on Radke's mixtape, Watch Me.
Saosin played one of their reunion shows with Anthony Green tonight. You can hit the replies to see the setlist (two new, unnamed songs were played). I saw a few tweets fly by about how epic and amazing and once in a lifetime the show was. Got me thinking: is it just the pains of nostalgia, or isn't that what each show a few years back felt like? I'm glad a new generation is getting to experience some of the excitement I remember about my early 20s. Oh, and a reliable source recently informed me that Saosin basically has an entire full-length of instrumentals already recorded and waiting for vocals. They're quite good. But, more on that later.
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41posted a blog about his recent stay in the hospital due to his liver and kidney starting to fail as a result of irresponsible drinking.
i was so freaked out. my liver and kidneyís collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i canít drink anymore. if i have one drink the docís say i will die. iím not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didnít, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see...
Long time staff member, Lueda Alia, wrote her inaugural post today over at her new personal blog, Alueda.net. The topic is one we've touched on a variety of times on our website (most recently in the post about what to do in college to prepare for a career in the music industry) and it reaches through a variety of at-large societal issues: success, competition, internships, hard-work, and collaboration. Ms. Alia makes an interesting argument that interns are not all that different than artists being poorly compensated for "exposure" at major festivals:
The way many interns are treated is no different than the way musicians are treated when they work for years for the chance to perform...
You can check out Friends in America's new video for "The More I Have, The Less I Own (The More I Learn, The Less I Know)" in the replies, and you can download it for whatever you want on their Bandcamp.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail today. Lambesis shared his story in a lengthy interview for an upcoming documentary, which you can read over at AltPress.
The first time I cheated on my wife, my interpretation of morality was now convenient for me. I felt less guilty if I decided, ďWell, marriage isnít a real thing, because Christianity isnít real. God isnít real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.Ē I thought of myself as super-scholarly at the time. ďMy academic pursuit has led me to this.Ē I was sincere to a certain degree, but we all hear what we want to hear to justify our actions. I interpreted the...
Today I learned that sometime a long time ago -- English critic and writer Leigh Hunt was quoted as saying, "music is the medicine of the breaking heart" -- I'm hoping his estate doesn't read music blogs.
CNN has released a short documentary called Brother's Keeper about the rise and fall of Clipse. Pusha T and No Malice are both interviewed, but a reunion seems highly unlikely at this point. You can check out the full video in the replies.
I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name - as 'It's Morrissey' - but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That's, of course, if you should remotely care.
Fall Out Boy will be playing 22nd edition of the international World Music Awards. The show will air on Wednesday, May 28th from 8-10 pm ET on NBC, as well as 180 other networks around the world. Check the full press release in the replies.
I'm out of town for the weekend, so there won't be an episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast coming today. Good time to catch up on all our past episodes though. Next week we plan to talk about the review process (especially negative reviews), and we'll probably also touch on the whole vinyl re-pressing shenanigan stuff.
In a recent article, Rick Burch of Jimmy Eat World, revealed they'll be trying to release earlier material and singles on vinyl in the near future.
Burch said the members of Jimmy Eat World are now working on re-releasing some of their early singles and albums in a different format to satisfy younger fans. Yep, Jimmy Eat World has been around long enough to have young adult fans just now discovering their sound. The format for the re-releases wonít be mp3, but vinyl LP disc. In rock and roll, everything comes around again if its coolness quotient transcends the hipness du jour. Hence Jimmy Eat World as a vinyl band for millennial listeners.