Indie-developer Marco Arment launched his brand new podcast app today: Overcast. I've been playing around with it all morning and it's pretty great so far. Simple, cool features, nice podcast discovery section, and very easy to use. It's up on the App Store now and if you check it out don't forget to subscribe to the AP.net Podcast in it (searching for absolutepunk found it immediately for me, and the online page is here).
Moose Blood will release their hotly anticipated full-length debut, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, on October 7th. Today, we are premiering an exclusive in-studio video of the band recording the album. Check it out in the replies and make sure to pre-order the record from No Sleep Records.
Below is a statement from Conor Oberst accepting the apology recently offered by the woman who falsely accused him of raping her.
I have accepted Joanie Faircloth’s apology and retraction to clear my name. This has been extremely difficult and stressful for me personally and for those I love. I’m appreciative of the family, friends, fans, and business partners who supported me throughout this and look forward to happier times as we all move forward with our lives.
Schematic - the solo project of Mae frontman Dave Elkins - recently released a music video for "Stand." Now you can go behind the scenes of the shoot with a making-of video in the replies. Color (n.) Inside the Lines is out now via Spartan Records.
Grey Gordon will release his debut full-length album, Forget I Brought It Up, on September 2nd via No Sleep Records. Stream the album's first song called "Target" on AV Club. You can also pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl.
01) Barstools and Haircuts
02) Learned Helplessness
03) Count Me Out
04) Indianapolis 2008
05) On The Subject of Serotonin
06) Hardened Regards
07) Like Atlas
08) Revelation Summer
10) Kerouac Ending
Representatives of Domino, Cooking Vinyl, Epitaph, Because Music, Glassnote, Mushroom Group, Nettwerk, Ninja Tune, Secretly Canadian, Saddle Creek, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, XL Recordings and the Beggars Group, representing 4AD, Matador and Rough Trade, are among the 700-plus signatories of the ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ – a firm commitment from the global independent community to treat artists fairly in relation to the digital exploitation of recorded works with third parties.
Head to the replies to check out a new song from The Color Morale, "Suicide;Stigma" (featuring Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans). The band's Fearless Records debut, Hold On Pain Ends, will release on 09/02/14. Look out for a new interview with vocalist Garret Rapp in the next couple of days.
"The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. "The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!" Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we've ever seen before."
People are still buying albums -- millions of them each week -- but new releases are accounting for a smaller percentage of those sales. Looking at the last five years of album sales, current release sales have fallen 38.1% while catalog sales have dropped 22.4%, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan. This disparity in rates of decline has meant catalog sales account for a greater share of total sales than five years ago.
Michael Kennedy (The Wonder Years) is bringing back his Exercise Doesn’t Suck 5K charity event on August 30th in Montgomery County, PA. There is limited space, so check out the details in the replies if you want to participate!
Weezer's first single off of their upcoming album Everything Will Be All Right In The End, is entitled "Back To The Shack." The single will be released on July 22nd. A 30-second clip can be found over here.
Stepfriends have signed to intheclouds to release their debut album All We've Got. Since the album's artwork is not finished, you can send a photo of yourself to email@example.com - read a message from the band about that in the replies. In addition, they've posted a new song, "Strangers, Friends, and Pictures," on their bandcamp.
You can read our interview with Dangerkidshere. The band is hard at work on their sophomore full length album, to be released on Rise Records.
And then there are some bands that have something to say, and I'd say we fall into that category. So I think if someone could catch us playing "Paper Thin", then I'd feel satisfied that they gave us a fair chance.
In 2012 we decided to walk away from We Are The Union. We were frustrated. We felt like there wasn't a place in the music scene for us. This is our return, our rebellion. This is us with our middle fingers up, proud to push against the grain and be different. See you in Pittsburgh.
Out of St. Louis, Get At Me recently worked with Mike Hart and Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids) on their new single "Wanderer." Today, we are premiering the lyric video for the song. If you're looking a light-hearted pop-rock tune for summer, head to the replies for the video.
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.