In a recent interview with The Fader, Andre 3000 says that he "felt like a sell out" on the OutKast reunion tour.
"I felt like people would be like, 'Y'all are doing all these festivals, y'all are just doing it for money.' And I felt like a sell-out, honestly. So I was like, if I'm in on the joke, I'll feel cool about it."
It's that time of year again. Now that every's loaded up on food, it's time to spend some money and grab all those albums, electronics and clothing you've been putting off this year. Post any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals in this thread and we'll keep the first post updated so you don't miss out on anything.
Dream Theater's Awake and Falling Into Infinity are coming to vinyl in November via Enjoy the Ride Records and Brookevale Records. Pre-orders launch October 17th. In related news, any vinyl order placed this week from Enjoy the Ride Records will receive a free HRVRD CD or DVD.
The end result: Urban Outfitters is like Avis, and has to try harder. A Billboard analysis shows that Amazon is the largest seller of vinyl in the U.S., with about 12.3% market share, followed by Urban Outfitters with 8.1% market share. Rounding out the top five retail accounts selling vinyl, the next-largest is Hastings Entertainment with 2.8% of the market; Hot Topic with 2.4%; and Trans World Entertainment with 2.2%....
“Music is very, very important to the Urban customer… in fact, we are the world’s number one vinyl seller,” Calvin Hollinger, the company’s chief administrative officer, said at a meeting with analysts yesterday. He explained that instead of having thousands of vinyl albums online, the company has a system in place that lets it seamlessly offer inventory from roughly 100 vendors without actually owning that inventory, a model it might use with Anthropologie’s home goods.
One Year Later's Life Between the Lies is now available on vinyl from Enjoy the Ride Records. Head to the replies to hear a track; fans of Underoath, Bring Me the Horizon and Of Mice and Men should enjoy it.
Terror have launched a new label called Defiant Music to re-release their first three albums - Lowest of the Low, One with the Underdogs, and Always the Hard Way - in September. Vinyl and CDs are now available for pre-order.
Google has acquired Songza, the playlist curation company.
Google plans to incorporate Songza’s playlists into its Google Play Music All Access subscription service, enhancing its radio function. Google Play already has some human-curated playlists, but largely relies on algorithms for much of its radio-style programming.
We've had an ill-timed and expensive breakdown in Nevada en route to finish our summer tour dates with Tigers Jaw. We'll be leaving the van in Nevada for repairs and pushing on in a rental to play the SF, LA and San Diego dates. Unfortunately, the cost of the van repairs and the rental is going to wipe out all of our funds. To help raise some money, we've decided to reprint our Dogwalk crewnecks in a different color way. Orders will determine the quantity we end up printing and these will not be reprinted in this color way again.
Misfits have teamed up with horror apparel company Fright-Rags for a pair of designs inspired by classic Misfits songs and horror movie posters. They are available on limited edition shirts and screen printed posters.
Misfits are collaborating with horror apparel company Fright-Rags for a limited edition shirt, which is now available for pre-order. The design crosses the band's iconic fiend skull logo with Jason Voorhees' signature hockey mask.
We know there are a lot of great Black Friday deals going on today, so we've compiled a list of many of them in the replies. Please feel free join in with any other savings you find and discuss your purchases.
Secret Audio Club has launched pre-orders for Wax Packs Series 1, a series of 7" records packaged like baseball cards due out on January 28th. The first seres fraures new music, covers, live tracks, demos and acoustic renditions from the likes of Such Gold, Half Hearted Hero, Banquets, Austin Lucas, PJ Bond and more. Details can be found in the replies.
Enjoy the Ride Records is auctioning off many rare records records and test presses from the likes of The Starting Line, The Early November, Dustin Kensrue, Kevin Devine, I Am the Avalanche, HRVRD and more.