Head North will release a new EP called Bloodlines on March 24th via Bad Timing Records. It will be available for pre-order tomorrow, February 18th, at 2PM EST on the Bad Timing webstore. We will be premiering first single "The Planet" at that time tomorrow, as well.
1. Brave Hands
3. The Planet
4. The Path
5. Old & Grey
The band Simple Mind is recording a "reimagined" version of Brand New's The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me. Their cover of "Limousine" can be found in the replies, and some info on why they're doing this is up at this interview.
In December of 2013, I caught Brand New for one of their discography shows, as well as their Bell House show in Brooklyn. That show went down in their fanbases’ eyes as one of the best Brand New shows of all time. It was an incredible experience for me as well and I realized that this band was pretty much in my musical DNA. I wanted to delve into their songs and put myself into them, because I felt like they were all a part of me. I also just love the Brand...
Bayside has premiered its new lyric video for "Dancing Like An Idiot," which can be viewed in the replies (via Billboard).
"These bands are just writing giant curses on t-shirts and selling it to a kid cause they know the kid is stupid enough to buy it," Raneri says. "You're telling them it's cool to buy a t-shirt to piss their parents off. There's nothing cool about that -- that's mall rebellion. That's not real rebellion. I grew up liking The Smiths, liking Nirvana… I fucking hated Guns N' Roses. It was bullshit, misogynistic, it was fake rebellion -- nothing is more corporate and commercialized."
So what Warped bands is he taking shots at? He's content to let the video do the...
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Adidas is the perfect place to be. If someone was to say, “Hey, do you want to go to a high-end house now?” I’d absolutely say no. I’m not trying to [sound] presumptuous, I’m just saying that if in my wildest dreams I was presented with the opportunity, I would absolutely say no at this point. Because I’m only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible … The least I could do is spend my time trying to give other people a piece of the so-called good life. Everyone should have the good life. It’s like [Amancio] Ortega [founder of Zara] and H&M group. Before that happened, you could...
Ian Curtis' (Joy Division) home in Macclesfield is currently up for sale but an IndieGoGo page has been set up to purchase the house from the market and restore it to its original interior to be turned into a museum.
For starters, if he doesn’t interrupt her, then he never gets shredded into a million pieces in the news. And if he never gets shredded into a million pieces in the news, then he never makes My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which was his emotional response to the blowback, and that is truly devastating, because MBDTF is a (very nearly) perfect album. If there’s no MBDTF, then that means we never get RZA drunk-mumble-shouting, “Fuckhhn ruhdihhkulus” on “So Appalled,” and oh no, but also we never get Pusha T admitting to cheating on a girl and telling her, “All right, all...
Conor Oberst appears on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast this week. He discusses Bright Eyes, the rape accusations from last year, and a variety of other topics.
I want to put it in perspective because I think about all the many African-American men who are in prisons right now for crimes they didn't commit, and for actual victims of sexual assault that it has done the greatest disservice to," he said. "They say one out of four women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. That's staggering and fucking horrible
Jack White has penned a letter clarifying his tour rider that was recently published by the University of Oklahoma's college paper. It's in the replies.
first off, this is none of your business, but i have no specific demands in my dressing room. i know i could ask for lots of things but i actually dont ask for ANYTHING. i take with me what i need, and that aint much. anything on the rider is for the band and the crew. this "guacamole recipe" is my hilarious tour managers inside joke with the local promoters, it’s his recipe, not mine. it’s just something to break up the boredom, seeing who can make it best.
Before the show, we had decided that I would join them onstage for the last song of the night, “My Favorite Accident”. Which is probably the song that I have played the most in my life. I’m not sure we ever DIDN’T play that song. Plus we sound checked with it often. I should be sick of it. But it felt like the right song. When the time came, I was actually pretty excited to go and do it. It wasn’t announced, no one in the audience knew I was going to play. I won’t lie, it was an ego boost. The reaction when I came out felt really nice. I was truly touched....
Hit the replies to stream a new single from Sufjan Stevens titled "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross." You can also check out an in depth interview he did over at Pitchfork about his forthcoming record.
Following a great reception for the premier installment, we have Chapter 2 of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series" in the replies for your viewing pleasure. A more lighthearted approach following last week's heavy content, the video features the band members discussing the last time they moshed. Summer Bones is out on March 24th via Pure Noise Records. Let's hear your mosh stories below.
With the recent news that (the great) Zane Lowe will be leaving BBC Radio 1 to work for Apple, Noisey put together a fitting send off from us UK lot titled "A Quick Tribute To Zane Lowe Before He Fucks Off To America" with clips, a brief history and anecdotes from his closest co-workers.
Marika Hackman releases her debut album, We Slept At Last, today and I cannot recommend it enough. After spending some weeks with it, it's my favourite release of the year so far due to its ominous, dark atmosphere and lyricism contrasted by a delicate voice stringing it all together - and if you're a fan of Laura Marling, Warpaint and Chelsea Wolfe you should definitely give it a shot. Hit the replies to stream the album in full.
His new role at Apple remains a mystery. However, Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr tells Billboard, "Zane is one of the foremost music tastemakers in the world and a legendary music curator. We're excited to have him join the music team."