Wow. I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that Brand New is one of the worst bands I’ve ever seen in decades of concert attendance. Horribly out of tune, dedicatedly dirge-dedicated, apparently hostile to anything resembling a melody, and, one would guess, comfortable with the idea of blending emo, metal, hardcore, and punk with an ear for the atonal, the group offered a set that just didn’t seem to want to end. It did, eventually.
"Mr. Simmons! We're here to tell you that the day of misogynistic, sexist rock'n'roll is over! We call for the complete and utter surrender of the Kiss Army. Lay down your guitars! Do you accept our terms of surrender?"
“But on this one they’re like, ‘Fuck you guys, you’re not saving anything. This record blows’. I’ve read some pretty funny reviews that are obviously like, ‘Fuck those guys, they suck’. And then I’ve read reviews that are actually like, ‘Whoa, that’s a pretty ballsy move to really change up the game.’”
Bodyjar's Role Model, the band's first album in 8 years, recently came out via Australian label UNFD. Now Sinking Ship Records will distribute the album for a North American release in September and vinyl preorders are available in their webstore. You can also see the video for the album track "Hope Was Leaving" (featuring Joey Cape from Lagwagon) in the replies.
She & Him's Columbia Records debut will be a cover album titled Classics.
She & Him recorded the album live, allowing a spontaneity that captured the spirit of the songs in their truest form. Ward exercised his acute ear for string arrangements, co-arranging a full 20-piece orchestra. The result unfurls as thirteen classic cuts as heartbreaking as they are uplifting.
Lights has premiered another new song off her upcoming album, Little Machines. Head to the replies to check out the new music video for "Portal." Little Machines will be released on September 23rd via Warner Bros. Records.
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness has announced their first album in eight years. The band will release their sophomore album, Dust, on on October 28th via Secretly Canadian. The group's new single, "Faust" can be streamed in the replies.
02) Stay Awake
03) Heat Hand Up
05) Come Undone
06) Walk Out
07) You Are Dead To Me
08) 69th St. Bridge
09) The Sun Burns Out
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from The Copyrights' latest record Report. Head to the replies to hear "Worlds On Fire" and let us know what you think. The record was produced by Mike Kennerty from the All-American Rejects and will be released through Red Scare digitally on August 19/physically on August 26. Pre-orders are still available if you like what you hear.
Dallas-based indie outfit Valise has released its new single "Charlie Gray," which you can stream in the replies. The track is taken from their upcoming album Young Bloomer, which is due out October 2014
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Laura Jane Grace talked with Exclaim about an upcoming Against Me! live album, book, and documentary.
"It's crazy, because at this point, having six studio albums and a bunch of EPs, there are almost a good hundred Against Me! songs," says Grace about the upcoming live album and their storied career. "To have the lineup we have right now and to feel really strong about the way we're playing and to see how those songs that we've been playing for a long time have evolved over however many years... The idea of taking the best of the best and putting together a solid 25- to 30-song record that can reintroduce some songs in their present form and really try to capture what happens when we're...
You can watch one of the coolest music videos I've seen this year in the replies for Frameworks' "Loom." The band and directors Sam Gursky and Eric Teti took a car into the backwoods of Alachua, FL and proceeded to destroy it and set it on fire. It's great. Loom is out now via Topshelf.
Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars recently released their new album, You Were The Fire. Today, we are premiering the second single off the album - "Josephine" featuring Elle Puckett of Poema. The album was engineered, mixed and mastered by Perry (The Mighty Fine) with additional mastering by Eric Boulanger (One Republic, Plain White T's, Colbie Callait). Fans of folk-rock should enjoy this one.
Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song (“Turn Off Your Guns”) that wasn’t included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.
Yellowcard have confirmed the album cover for Lift a Sail on Facebook. Along with that the band's new biography can be found, in full, in the replies. And, last but not least, the radio edit of "One Bedroom" (it's missing over 40 seconds of the song), is up on radio station 91x San Diego's website.
After two of the most eventful years of his life, it’s the kind of emotionally cathartic record Key needed his band to make. In 2012, while on tour in Europe, Key met the woman who would become his wife, Alyona Alekhina, a professional snowboarder from Russia. By the end of the year they were engaged—but just a few months later, while training in California, Alekhina suffered a spinal cord...