While promoting his new book, Huckabee told People magazine, “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school … and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable” in the lyrics and a Beyoncé choreography “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.”
Some of the young women shared their stories on their personal Tumblr accounts using their names. Others have done so anonymously. Reached by phone, two of the young women provided additional information that they said corroborated their interactions with Mr. Mcelfresh, including photos and screenshots.
Sasha Frere-Jones, the longtime pop-music critic for The New Yorker, has left the magazine to join Genius.
Mr. Frere-Jones, 47, said that he chose to leave The New Yorker after 11 years for a variety of reasons. He originally became a critic, he said, because he was frustrated that so many of those who wrote about music were ignorant of its nuances. Genius’s tool addresses that, he said, but unlike crowd-sourced information on Twitter or Facebook, which is rapidly superseded, Genius’s snippets remain easily visible forever.
On the release date of their new album, "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World," the Portland band will be honored by Mayor Charlie Hales at City Hall, with a free event at 2 p.m. that will also feature a Decemberists performance. As well, 50 Portland artists and small businesses have teamed up to create an art piece inspired by the Decemberists' new album that will be presented at the event.
We are very excited to announce that we have officially joined the Sumerian Records artist family, and that our new single "Dead Trees" is now available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play! It's going to be a good 2015 everyone!
H&M is rockin’ out. The Swedish retailer has teamed up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., to produce its first cobranded collection, H&M Loves Coachella. H&M, now in its sixth year as a sponsor of Coachella, will sell the collection at 350 stores in North America beginning on March 19, and worldwide beginning on March 26, as well as online. In addition, a pop-up shop in the H&M tent on the festival grounds will feature exclusive merchandise.
You can watch The Traditional's music video for "Do You Miss Me Yet?" in the replies. Their excellent new album, How to Live Without Blood, is out today and can be streamed on bandcamp, where it's on sale for $5.
Taking their name from an Arctic Monkey song, Reckless Serenade are normally a fast-paced pop-punk band. However, their new song "Autumn Eyes" slows things down a bit, sounding kind of like Thriving Ivory meets The Rocket Summer - something like that. Give it a listen in the replies, where you'll also find the band's upcoming tour dates. The band will release a new album later this year.
You can now pre-order Silverstein's upcoming album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch on iTunes or on physical formats. The record will release on May 19th via Rise Records. You can also purchase and stream the band's new song, "A Midwestern State of Emergency," in the replies.
The latest tracks to be released from Fall Out Boy's American Beauty / American Psycho, "Jet Pack Blues" and "Novocaine," can be streamed in the replies. It also looks like "Fourth Of July" will be streamed next. American Beauty / American Psycho drops next week.
War Games are releasing their debut album called Holding Patterns on March 6th. We are streaming the first single - "Foundations." The band's first EP was recorded by Ace Enders, and this album has an early 2000's sound that fans of bands like The Receiving End of Sirens or more recently Pistolita or Conditions should enjoy. Give the song a listen in the replies.
2. Kicking & Screaming
3. Something's Gotta Give
4. Kids In The Dark
6. Missing You
7. Cinderblock Garden
8. Tidal Waves
9. Don't You Go
10. Bail Me Out
11. Dancing With A Wolf
12. The Edge Of Tonight
13. Old Scars/Future Hearts
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.
A while back, we premiered a track from Hawk & Son's then-upcoming debut LP ATK. Well ATK is out now, and today we're excited to premiere the band's first video, "Dark Afternoon." Check that out in the replies.
Laura Schneider, writing for Hypebot, on how the new changes to Facebook and Twitter could make music videos a top priority again for bands.
As digital promotion continues to rise in popularity, so does the proverbial bar. These major tech companies are paying attention to the engagement being driven by quality video content - if you're arriving late to the party, now would be the time for you to do the same. Yesterday Facebook shared that "shorter, timely video content tends to do well in News Feed." That suggests that short videos (tour announcements, backstage and studio snippets, etc.) might drive engagement as much or more than music videos and long form content.
It's not Friday and someone is going to be mad that I'm posting something random on the homepage ... but that something is every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 through 2014 in animated gif form. It comes from Helen Green and it's glorious.
We posted a while back about the film Bridge and Tunnel. It's the movie with the soundtrack that includes John Nolan, Vinnie Caruana, Bayside, and a score by Ryan Hunter of Envy on the Coast. Anyway, the movie will be streaming online for one day only (tomorrow), for free. It'll go up at midnight if you'd like to see it.
Some people have been wanting updates on the new EP, so I figured I'd give you just that! My last release featured some guest vocals from some of my favorite vocalists Shane Henderson and Will Pugh. This release will be no different, as I'm excited to announce that my good friend Matty Arsenault from A Loss For Words will be providing guest vocals for a track, as well as my sister Lauren Thompson, who will be making her vocal debut on the acoustic version of "Fragile Eyes!" I couldn't be more happy, proud and honored for them to be a part of this project and I'm excited for you to hear the final product. I'll be sending digital copies...
Thrilled to announce that we will be headlining Dunk!festival in Belgium this May. We'll be world premiering some new material alongside some old favorites. This is an event not to be missed and our only European appearance until our new album comes out later this year." confirms they have a release set for 2015.
Ladies and Gentlemen that were planning on attending the Lake Buena Vista, Florida date at the House Of Blues on the upcoming tour with Taking Back Sunday and The Menzingers and expecting to see ll.- due to reasons we cannot control, we will not be permitted to play said date. We have just been notified by the people at Disney Orlando/HOB that we have been pulled from the event. We cannot offer any details as to why since we were given none ourselves. Rumor has it that Goofy, Pluto, and most of Toontown were in protest against the decision, but Chairman Mouse exercised veto powers and struck...