A variety of record labels in and around Indiana have penned an open letter against the IRFRA law. The full letter is in the replies.
We join the chorus of Indiana residents and businesses calling on Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana General Assembly to repeal the IRFRA. Additionally, we appeal to our state government leaders to enact legislation clearly protecting the civil liberties of LGBT individuals to assure that none of our employees or neighbors may be discriminated against due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Testament, Exodus, and Shattered Sun are heading out on the 'Dark Roots of Thrash II' tour, one of the biggest thrash metal tours of the Spring. If you're into loud guitar solos, this is the tour to be at. To get everyone excited for this tour, we're giving away a ton of merch from all three bands, which you can check out in the replies, as well as all tour dates and VIP options.
Lithuania have signed to Lame-O Records and will release their debut LP Hardcore Friends via the label this summer. The first track from the album, "Pieces," can be streamed in the replies (via Spin). The band will also be touring with Hop Along; those dates are in the replies. RIYL Superheaven, Basement, other fuzzy grunge.
Anti-Flag are now ten albums into their career, but there's no shortage of ire from the current social and political climate to fuel the punk iconoclasts. This is made a evident by the first single, "Fabled World," for which you can watch the new lyric video in the replies. The aggressive political punk anthem appears on American Spring, which drops on May 26th via Spinefarm Records.
Are we writing new music? Yes! But it's going to be a very slow process so please be patient with us. We'll be taking our time and doing our best, otherwise what's the point? In the meantime you can hear new songs at our shows. Stay tuned for details!
“What this record represents is four guys, 15 years, a few defeats, and a ton of tiny victories,” says Dezen. “What this record means to me is more than what you hear carved into the wax. This is about coming together. It's about brotherhood. It's about making music together. We have never been more excited to share anything with the fans.” The band plans to tour in support of the forthcoming album
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.
Thomas threatened to pull out of our podcast if I didn't post about his label and their brand new signing today. OK, that's a lie. But Bad Timing Records has signed a new band, and they're good, and I wouldn't post about them if I didn't like them. The band is Bonfires, a pop-rock act out of Chicago, IL, and we've got an exclusive premire of their song "Bury Me" for you in the replies (it's also available for free download here). The band will have a new EP out this fall and are heading out on tour with Light Years and Dryjacket beginning next week.
When I first spoke to Stephen about the band’s decision to part ways, he revealed that, for a while, they weren’t even planning on recording a final album. “We were just so proud of Vital, because we put so much into that record,” he said. “We loved it so much. We felt like, here’s a record that music reviewers and a lot of fans said was our best work to date — so why not leave out on that?”
Your favorite punk band, The Menzingers, are headlining two Red Bull Sound Select shows in New Jersey and Brooklyn on April 11 and 14, respectively. Big Eyes will support both dates with a different opening act on each one. These are the shows where you RSVP on the Internet then just pay $3 to get in at the door, based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This tour has been great. Every show was fun. We had a blast with every crowd, every night. Until last night. One of the reasons that we stopped doing this band for a year was because we didn’t like the vibe at the shows. There are some people that genuinely connect with the music in one way or another, and then there are dick heads that seem to get off on ruining everyone’s night. I remember a friend of mine told me that I didn’t need to break our band up. I just needed to remember that at the end of the day, I don’t owe anyone a single thing. We went into this tour...
Trevor Noah will be taking over for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
The network’s selection of Mr. Noah comes less than two months after Mr. Stewart, 52, revealed on Feb. 10 that he was leaving “The Daily Show” after a highly successful 16-year run that transformed the show into authoritative, satirical comedy on current events. (An exact timetable for Mr. Stewart’s departure has not been decided, Comedy Central said.)