Another "Maybe" may never present itself, but Jepsen doesn't mind. Meeting expectations is no longer on her agenda. " 'Call Me Maybe' was such a gift, but I don't need that to happen again," she says. "I wanted to be brave and [record] music that was really me rather than just putting out what I thought would sell. I would've regretted more not doing what I did -- *making a passion project come to life."
Dear Bands across the world, big or small! Whether you play in the garage, in your mom's living room or basement, we want you to be the stars of our video! Film your band performing our song "Ready and Willing". You don't have to be good at it because we won't be using the audio, just the video. So have fun with it! Upload the video to Vimeo before September 8th and make sure to make the video downloadable and hashtag it #Readyandwilling. Please include your band name and home town in the info on Vimeo. Then email the link to the video over to email@example.com and we will pick our...
Earlier this morning ROMP had posted a message on Facebook stating that they had asked their drummer to leave the band due to some allegations made against him. That post was then deleted when, apparently, one of the drummer's parents threatened legal action against the band. Bad Timing Records will be donating all proceeds from the band's latest EP to RAINN for the rest of the year.
There are 72,000 newly-diagnosed adolescent and young adult patients each year in the population that ranges from 15 to 39. While many consider these to be the most formative years of a person’s life, this population suffers a well-documented deficit in research and attention from the cancer community. This shortfall has lead to a 30-year stagnation in the improvement of AYA survival rates compared to all other age demographics.
What we want to do is raise a dollar for every one of the 72,000 adolescents and young adults that will be diagnosed this year.
This Friday, Lost Film will be releasing its new album, Imago, via The Native Sound. We're unwrapping that present a little early today by streaming the new album in its entirety, so check out the low-key pop from Jimmy Hewitt in the replies. And if you dig these catchy tunes then make sure you can pre-order it physically or digitally.
Morrissey recently sat down with Larry King to give his first "in-depth interview in 10 years" and discussed his cancer diagnosis, depression, the recent alleged sexual assault he experienced and the American presidential candidates. Check out some clips in the replies.
Savages will release their highly anticipated second album in 2016. For now, head to the replies to watch a trailer which features Henry Rollins reading words written by Phyllis Rose from Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker In Her Time and footage of the band from their NYC residency.
Dee Barnes has written an essay for Gawker titled "Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up," detailing her experience being assaulted at the hands of Dr. Dre and her reaction to the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which ignores Dre's violence towards women entirely. One of the most disturbing pieces of information is that the Compton director F. Gary Gray was the cameraman filming the interview between Barnes and Ice Cube that led to her assault. I can not encourage you to read the entire piece here enough.
The reality is only some of your money is paid to the artists you listen to. The rest of your money (and it’s probably most of your money) goes somewhere else. That “somewhere else” is decided by a small group of subscribers who have gained control over your money thanks to a mathematical flaw in how artist royalties are calculated. This flaw cheats real artists with real fans, rewards fake artists with no fans, and perhaps worst of all communicates to most streaming music subscribers a simple, awful, message: Your choices don’t count, and you don’t matter.
You might remember hearing about Makari in our recent Absolute100 feature that went up last week. Well, they've recently premiered their music video for "Subtitles" via PopMatters - head there to check it out, or hit the replies.
Against Me! will headline a Red Bull Sound Select showcase at the Stony Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on September 4. Cakes Da Killa and Big Eyes will open. You can RSVP at this link and pay only $3 at the door for entrance.
Our good friend Jonathan Diener (formerly of The Swellers) has announcedhis newfull-time band (and goes from drummer to frontman for the first time). Baggage will be releasing new music in September, but for now a teaser can be found in the replies.
This Wild Life will be playing a show at Chain Reaction on Oct. 7th to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. There's also a donation link available for those that can't attend the show. Check the replies for a message from the band.