After stating in a tweet last year that if they got 1,000 re-tweets, they would record an album about the 1996 cinematic masterpiece Space Jam, Sledding With Tigers has just announced their newest record, Come on and Slam, will be released July 24. Stream the first single, "Take It From Me, Michael Jordan," in the replies, where you can also see the artwork and tracklisting.
Hit the replies to hear a new single from The Lighthouse and the Whaler titled "In Motion." The band will release their new album, Mont Royal, on August 28th via Roll Call Records. Fans of Bleachers should give this one a listen.
The superb Gambles has released his new album Vicious Times today and you can listen to it in full via the replies. Produced by Boots, I highly recommend this for fans of Father John Misty, Tom Waits etc. Get on it.
Buffalo, New York punk rock pretty much sums up Thundercloud Kid. The band will release their new EP called Songs About the Hopeless and Mourning on August 28th. We are premiering a new song called "Bad News for Blue Eyes" today. The song really harkens back to old school '90s Fat Wreck bands or more recently a band like Red City Radio. If you're looking for a punk rock song to kick off your holiday weekend, this is it. Give it a listen in the replies.
The Libertines will release their first album in 11 years, Anthems For Doomed Youth, on September 4th. The first single "Gunga Din" will premiere tonight on Annie Mac's BBC 1 show. Pre-orders in various formats are available from here.
2. Gunga Din
3. Fame And Fortune
4. Anthem For Doomed Youth
5. You're My Waterloo
6. Belly Of The Beast
8. Heart Of The Matter
9. Fury Of Chonburi
10. The Milkman's Horse
11. Glasgow Coma Scale Blues
12. Dead For Love
I fell in love with you when I was newly 16 years old. It was 2007, and the first year I’d found a way to get to you. My friend and I made plans, and scrimped and saved, and convinced a parent to drive us all the way out to Wheatland, California to see you. It was one of the best days of my life up until that point. You were the reason I started a band. You were the reason I have a platform to write this today, because you lead me to discover the bands that made me want to write.
But that was then, and things change.
There comes a time where actions have to be amplified louder than words. I’ve loved you as much as I’ve ever loved...
Cardigan Records have signed Santa Cruz, CA, indie rock band Time Spent Driving. They will release Passed & Presence, their first album since 2007's I'm Your Stab in the Back, on July 21. You can preorder it on iTunes now and get three tracks instantly.
Mary Bonney, writing for the LAMusicBlog, on her experiences in the music industry as a music journalist.
The democracy of the Internet is helping female music journalists gain a more level footing, but we need more women fearlessly writing in the face of sexism, like Lisa Robinson and Jessica Hopper and Lisa Robinson, who was famously told by Mick Jagger, “There really is no reason to have women on tour, unless they’ve got a job to do…the only reason is to fuck. Otherwise they get bored; they just sit around and moan.”
Bring Me The Horizon are apparently close to finishing up their new album. It is being mixed by Daniel Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Mallory Knox), with his Facebook page suggesting the final mixes may have just been completed.
This time last year, there were so many of us challenging structures like the Warped Tour on their refusal to accurately represent female artists on their bills. We talked about the way it acts as a barrier to women who wish to get involved in alternative music and the message it sends to female fans that their place is solely in audiences, looking up to male artists and being treated only as groupies, “fangirls” or, if they’re lucky, backstage staff. We called upon Kevin Lyman and his peers to buy into the concept that they have a certain social responsibility to the people that they make their money from.
Today, Front Porch Step is playing the Warped Tour and may possibly play the...
We've been working on putting together this year's Absolute 100 feature over the past month (it won't go up until August, but this year's class is shaping up to be awesome), and while searching out the bands I want to pick for the feature I came across this Italian pop-punk band called NOW.HERE. Usually I'd sit on this pick until the feature goes up, but their new four song EP, New Perspective, is coming out July 7th and it's the first pop-punk EP I've actually found myself coming back to in a long time. It doesn't make sense to not talk about them over the next month when they've got new shit out. So, I reached out to the band to set up an exclusive stream of their new EP here on the...
Mallcops will release the The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told EP on July 28. It's coming out via NDE Records, a new label started by members of the NDE (Non Denominational Emo) Facebook group which donates 100% of all profits to RAINN.org. "Ambulances" is the first song Mallcops have ever listened, and I can't be more excited to share this band's very first material with you. It ought to appeal to fans of pop rock like Anberlin and Cartel. You can stream "Ambulances" in the replies and be on the lookout for more from Mallcops.
Joanna Stern, over at the Wall Street Journal, has posted a quick primer for how you can turn off "auto-renewal" for the newly launched Apple Music. My first impressions of the service are mostly positive. I still think there's too much going on in the app, and the part I want and use most -- "My Music" -- seems kinda just there. But it works. I feel oddly attracted to this Beats 1 thing when my entire Twitter feed is talking about what's playing at the same time. I wonder if that novelty will wear off. Playlists aren't really my thing and the "select artists you like" screen had virtually no artists I like (and the device should have know that information from my iTunes usage anyway)....