Brand Mew gave birth. We named the newborn Brand Mewtwo.
Somos and Sorority Noise are going splitsies on a 7”
The Moms will be releasing their new album, Buy American, on September 23rd via Paper + Plastick Records. The band recently shot a new music video for “Miss America” that features the band saving a girl from a douchey bag of guys. Pre-order Buy American here and watch the music video below!
I went to the Monumentour (Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s co-headlining tour) on Saturday, and during FOB’s set, Andy Hurley and Patrick Stump do a bit of a drum-off. The drum solo is kicked off by that spoken-word portion at the end of Refused’s “Liberation Frequency” —
We’ve got more coming, right now. There’s more coming. We’re gonna get, gonna get a little, sort of a session going here. A bit of a session, a session that will feature the rhythm section.
Who knows if Refused made that up, or if it’s taken from an old live jazz recording of some sort — whatever. Point is that it’s most commonly traced back to Refused. Edit: Credit to Jesse Richman for finding that it comes from this.
Of course, Fall Out Boy shared the stage with Paramore, and there’s a Paramore track called “Born For This” — the closer on 2007’s Riot! — that uses the line “we want the airwaves back.” That line is the refrain of “Liberation Frequency” — the same song Fall Out Boy sampled in their drum solo, and if you really turn up the volume on that Paramore track, when Hayley’s singing that line, you can hear a very tiny, quiet sample of the original Refused song. I would paste a YouTube video into this post, but you’re most likely going to have to listen with a proper quality MP3 and on headphones to really hear it.
Just a weird common line that I found out while doing some research. I’m writing a review of the show and it’ll be in Rock Sound magazine…at some point, I guess.
Brand Mew gave birth. We named the newborn Brand Mewtwo.
Park announced their reunion in May of 2013 and the band today is taking the wraps of their first new material in eight years. Jacob The Rabbit will be released on July 15th via Bad Timing Records and is a concept EP based on a prologue to a story that frontman Ladd Mitchell is currently writing.
Pre-orders will launch next Tuesday here for the EP with a 10” vinyl record featuring a screen-printed B-side with an accompanying 16-page booklet that houses the short story. There will be a new song release that day too.
Watch a teaser for the EP via JacobTheRabbit.com here or below after the jump.
Full Disclosure: Bad Timing Records is half owned and operated by Zack Zarrillo, founder of PropertyOfZack.
It’s so awesome to get to debut this song, plus I sat down with Dan to interview him about his new solo effort.
"I thought it would be beneficial for me to try to stretch what I was able to do lyrically and see if I could elicit that same emotional response as I was getting with these really raw Wonder Years songs by writing a work of fiction. It takes a lot more effort to do that. But when you think about it, if you’re listening to a Wonder Years song and you’re really connecting to it…if you don’t know me, you have to separate the emotion from the very strict story portion to connect to it. It’s not that you were in this place at this time doing this thing, it’s that you’ve felt the same feeling that I did at that time. So I realized that if I could recreate that feeling that you can connect with, I could still create something that was very raw. It’s about the emotional core of it all."
KNUCKLE PUCK: Skate & Surf After-Party
Photo: Emily Tantuccio Photography
Knuckle Puck played a Skate and Surf after party that Zack and I helped put on. It was a lot of fun and a good amount of people came out to it.
5 Seconds Of Summer were deemed today by AltPress has “important” to pop-punk and AbsolutePunk have published their own refute about how another band might mainstream-ify the genre. Read the full piece here and a part of Thomas Nassiff’s op-ed below after the jump.
Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem
This is a horribly written article. How are you going to argue that 5 Seconds of Summer isn’t pop-punk and try to end your argument with they’re a boy band? Boy band isn’t an genre. Come on guys, let’s get in touch with the basics of writing an argumentative essay.
the argument isn’t what genre classification 5 Seconds Of Summer fit into; it’s that their fanbase isn’t one that will connect with the more general brand of pop-punk that currently exists at a sub-mainstream level, and furthermore that there are other mainstream acts that are better-suited to help bridge the gap. that someone reads the piece as beginning and ending with an argument over their genre classification shows a dearth in the basics of reading comprehension.
Wrote a bit about why 5 Seconds Of Summer isn’t going to be the band that leads pop-punk back into the mainstream in response to an AltPress column yesterday. This also mentions a few bands that do have the ability to help the genre do that.
jacob is not punk at all
the man in black is way too punk
would not befriend either dude
McCafferty released a new album called BeachBoy earlier this year, but the band has no plans to slow down anytime soon. PropertyOfZack is premiering a new song today called “When The Lightning Hit” to hold fans over as the band continues to write and record new music. Steram the song below!
I recommend you listen to this because I like it. That’s all.
There was a sale earlier today from the record label Bad Timing, who host their store on Limited Run. It sold out between refreshes. A term my brother and I use to describe a situation where fans are refreshing, and waiting for a product to be listed, and it goes from Coming Soon, to…
Very cool blog from our buddy Nick breaking down today’s Knuckle Puck sale. Also basically just another reason why Limited Run is the best webstore you can use!
suppy tumblr, you like pop-punk?
#BTR008 on sale tomorrow at 2pm ET: http://bit.ly/kpweight
Good friend Ryan Russell put out an awesome photo book and there’s an equally rad 7” featuring Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear that came with it! Everything looks so great. Thanks No Sleep Records.