We toyed with the idea of calling this new project Gatsbys, because it very well could be a Gatsbys album, but everyone is just doing too many things [for a reunion to happen]. We tried to reform like five years ago; we set up a website and said we were coming out with a record. It was such a huge disappointment to us, and I’m sure certain people were bummed, too. It made us look really shitty; I felt really bad about the whole thing. Bobby got really sick in the meantime, and a lot of shit went down. We talked about doing this as Gatsbys, but I just don’t think it’s going to...
Google has redesigned their Play Music platform on the web.
A few months ago, Google's Play Music smartphone apps were updated to showcase the company's colorful material design interface. And today, Google is giving a similar fresh coat of paint to Play Music on the web. Load the company's music portal and you won't notice any drastic differences from what was there yesterday, but a slew of design tweaks have brought Play Music into a more cohesive experience that feels more app than website — and that's the whole point.
Frankie Palmeri from Emmure responded to an Alt. Press question of "whether artists should be more mindful of what language they use." Creating a straw-man to argue against is sort of a weird way to respond though.
I want to first answer this question by simply addressing the question at hand with a counter-question: Are you asking if artists have some moral obligation to make sure their lyrics are nice and safe for people of all walks of life? Should all artists be concerned about the influence they have over the possibility of someone hearing or reading something that would motivate a person to commit some sort of heinous or unlawful act?
We're thrilled to announce a brand new way to enjoy your favorite music, combining radio and on-demand listening for one low price. With Rdio Select, enjoy endless ad-free stations on your mobile device and keep 25 mobile downloads to play anytime.
Last week (in spite of two traffic jams on I-95) I made it down to Philly's Electric Factory to see The Maine on the American Candy Tour. Real Friends and Knuckle Puck were out to support. Check out our photos and show review in the replies!
Save Face are releasing a split with My Heart, My Anchor on May 26th. Their side was produced by Jesse Cannon (Transit, Man Overboard). We are premiering the song (and video) "Brain," which you can check out in the replies. The song is definitely reminiscent of early Transit in ways, but it has some cool noodly guitar parts that have some prog influences and the vocals veer toward screams at times. This is the first song the band has released as a four-piece instead of having five members. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the split.
Ghost Thrower surprised fans last week when they announced they're releasing a surprise album, Batsy, on May 15th - tomorrow. Frontman Travis Alexander recorded the album by himself at a friend's lake house in New Hampshire over the course of a week this past winter. The seclusion yielded some of the band's most desperate material yet. This is especially apparent in the new song "Seaside Suicide," which you can stream in the replies.
Demons, a Virginia Beach-based musical project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, has signed with Spartan Records. Check out a teaser video right here, and pre-orders for the upcoming album are here.
Owl City's Mobile Orchestra track listing can be found below. The album goes up for pre-order on Thursday with downloads of the single "Verge" and two additional songs.
01) Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)
02) I Found Love
03) Thunderstruck (feat. Sarah Russell)
04) My Everything
05) Unbelievable (feat. Hanson)
06) Bird with a Broken Wing
07) Back Home (feat. Jake Owen)
08) Can't Live Without You
09) You're Not Alone (feat. Britt Nicole)
10) This Isn't The End
Last week, we premiered a music video for Papertowns' "Change." Today we're excited to bring you a stream of the full EP - it's a nice slice of '90s rock a la Basement. Hit the replies to check out the full thing, be on the lookout for a review next week, and the album is currently available for purchase on iTunes.
Sudden Suspension recently signed to Bad Timing Records and will release a new EP called There's A Bigger Picture Here on June 16th. We are streaming a new song off of it called "As Good As It Gets," which you can hear in the replies. The track is a straightforward fast-paced pop-punk jam, not unlike the material on Forever Came Calling's Contender or Knuckle Puck's EPs. From the sounds of it, the EP should be a good one for summer drives with the windows rolled down. The band will be doing a summer tour with Bad Luck - dates for that are also below. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the EP.
Streaming revenue from the company’s recorded music unit, generated by companies like Spotify and YouTube, grew 33 percent in Q2, Warner CEO Stephen Cooper announced during the company’s earnings call. Warner says digital revenue grew 7 percent overall — which means download sales from outlets like Apple’s iTunes decreased during the same period.