Adam Young of Owl Citywill be releasing a score every month based on his interpretation of stories that mean something to him. His first, Apollo 11, is available on Apple Music and Spotify.
If there is a historical event I wish I could've witnessed more than any other, it may well be the events that took place during July 16-24, 1969. Men went to the moon, returned to Earth, and history changed forever. For as long as I can remember, I've marveled at the story of the Apollo 11 mission, and the older I get, the more inspired I feel. In the history of mankind, perhaps no other technological leap forward symbolizes the same imagination, humanity and wonder quite like the Apollo 11...
You can now find Kurt Cobain's first official solo single, a demo of Nirvana's rarity "Sappy," in the replies. A 7" featuring the track and a cover of The Beatles' "And I Love Her" will be released on November 20, while Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will be released on November 13 via Universal.
Owl City's Mobile Orchestra track listing can be found below. The album goes up for pre-order on Thursday with downloads of the single "Verge" and two additional songs.
01) Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)
02) I Found Love
03) Thunderstruck (feat. Sarah Russell)
04) My Everything
05) Unbelievable (feat. Hanson)
06) Bird with a Broken Wing
07) Back Home (feat. Jake Owen)
08) Can't Live Without You
09) You're Not Alone (feat. Britt Nicole)
10) This Isn't The End
Mat Kearney will release his new album, Just Kids, on February 24th via Republic Records. He's also announced new tour dates starting in March in support of the new album, which you can find after the jump.
5 Seconds of Summer will be playing an arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th. According to the press release I just got, the band's new album "has already peaked at No. 1 globally on iTunes in 71 countries, and has secured more preorders than any other artist in the history of Universal Music Group." Oh, and Universal Music most certainly classifies them as "pop-punk" (actually, to be fair, it's "pop-punk sensations"). This sort of reminds me of when Simple Plan kind of came out of nowhere (from the ashes of Reset) and everyone did a collective, "Huh? These guys aren't pop-punk!", and now they're effectively written into the pop-punk lexicon. It seems like...
You can now stream Mayer Hawthorne's new album, Where Does This Door Go, on NPR. Be sure to give this a listen, it's easily one of my favorite releases of 2013. Look for my review by the end of the week.
On last night's edition of The Gunz Show, Gunz spoke with Alex Deleon, lead vocalist of The Cab, in which he mentioned the band are starting to record their brand new record today. In other odd news, Alex also delivered a baby tiger while touring overseas.
Somehow Youngblood Hawke flew under my radar for the past couple months. That all came to end today when I heard their single "We Come Running" which you can stream on their Facebook. Their sound is like Passion Pit meets fun.. If you dig what you hear, you can pick up their EP on iTunes and Amazon MP3.
The Weeknd has partnered with Universal to release Trilogy (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) on November 13th. The physical and digital releases will also feature new music. Additionally, The Weeknd will drop his first single "Wicked Games" sometime soon to digital retailers.
Owl City's new album, The Midsummer Station, can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.
01) Dreams and Disasters
02) Shooting Star
04) Dementia (feat. Mark Hoppus)
05) I'm Coming After You
06) Speed of Love
07) Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
11) Take It All Away
12) Bombshell Blonde
Saint Etienne has released a new track titled, "Answer Song" which you can currently stream, here. The track can be found on the band's upcoming full-length, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, which is scheduled to be released on May 21st.