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All of your favorite bands love Refused

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. 

Brand Mew gave birth. We named the newborn Brand Mewtwo. 

Reblogged: Park Announce First Release In Eight Years: Jacob The Rabbit

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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.  

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Stream the "You Ain't No Saint" From Dan Campbell's Solo Project Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties

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."

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KNUCKLE PUCK: Skate & Surf After-Party
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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. 

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KNUCKLE PUCK: Skate & Surf After-Party

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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. 

Reblogged: 5 Seconds Of Summer Won’t Mainstream-ify Pop-Punk…But Someone Will

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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.

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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.

i watched lost

main theory:

jacob is not punk at all

the man in black is way too punk

would not befriend either dude

Only Fans Buy Vinyl Between Refreshes on Limited Run

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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!

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.

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.

Fireworks - Oh, Common Life [Album Review]

mansions:

The short version of this post is that our first album, New Best Friends, has been reissued on limited vinyl by Bad Timing Records and goes up for sale at 1pm EST today. Click the photo to go buy.
The long version is that New Best Friends came out exactly five years ago. We were on tour in Baltimore with a band called The Lives of Famous Men. Non-band member attendance was in the single digits, and there wasn’t much record release hoopla besides us opening a box of CDs and putting them on the merch table. That was kind of a shame, because that album was really the culmination of a lot of my life up unto that point. I had been working on those songs since probably 2004 and had dreamed all my life of putting out a record on a real label like Doghouse Records. I had the opportunity to record with one of my heroes, Mike Sapone, who taught me so much about recording and production and how to make a record, that I can’t imagine doing anything that I’m doing now without that experience (I still label certain guitar tracks “saponeguitar” when recording cause I know exactly what that sounds like). After recording/mixing, there was another year of waiting for the record to come out (and putting out the EP Initiative in the meantime), so I was absolutely ready when the release date finally came. But there we were in Baltimore, feeling like nothing had really changed.
Not a lot changed in the year following either. The album got ok reviews, we did some bad tours and some good ones, we went through a few managers and band members, and I spent a lot of time asking myself what’s the point of releasing music. I love writing and recording, but why not just keep that to myself? Am I really that desperate that I need some stranger’s approval of something I’ve made? If I’m truly doing it for myself, then why does an audience matter?
The strange thing was that while I was having this whole dramatic inner struggle, people were somehow finding out about New Best Friends. People started showing up to shows and knowing the words. They started wanting more music, so we made another record. Then more people heard that and came to shows. Then we made another record, and now we’re headlining Madison Square Garden.
Ok not quite, but truthfully every time I see someone post a song or lyric from New Best Friends in some corner of the internet, or come up to the merch table and say how much they like it, it still makes me feel like “really? you actually heard it and liked it? you like our band?” No matter what happens, that record will always be our first, and it will always take me back to that feeling of putting some CDs on a merch table in Baltimore, wondering how we’re ever gonna sell these things. Everything is new again, like nothing has changed.

So Chris wrote this really great blog about New Best Friends…working directly with him on this repress via Bad Timing has been a great experience. Doing stuff like this is why I wanted to start a record label. This is the fun and meaningful stuff that I will remember most about my time spent working in this small corner of the music world. 
I reblogged this to share his thoughts on the album’s five-year anniversary, but if you’ve never heard NBF it’s truly the start of Mansions, which has become such a great band…you can listen here on Spotify or here on Rdio, and our repress will be for sale at 1pm EST today in our webstore.

mansions:

The short version of this post is that our first album, New Best Friends, has been reissued on limited vinyl by Bad Timing Records and goes up for sale at 1pm EST today. Click the photo to go buy.

The long version is that New Best Friends came out exactly five years ago. We were on tour in Baltimore with a band called The Lives of Famous Men. Non-band member attendance was in the single digits, and there wasn’t much record release hoopla besides us opening a box of CDs and putting them on the merch table. That was kind of a shame, because that album was really the culmination of a lot of my life up unto that point. I had been working on those songs since probably 2004 and had dreamed all my life of putting out a record on a real label like Doghouse Records. I had the opportunity to record with one of my heroes, Mike Sapone, who taught me so much about recording and production and how to make a record, that I can’t imagine doing anything that I’m doing now without that experience (I still label certain guitar tracks “saponeguitar” when recording cause I know exactly what that sounds like). After recording/mixing, there was another year of waiting for the record to come out (and putting out the EP Initiative in the meantime), so I was absolutely ready when the release date finally came. But there we were in Baltimore, feeling like nothing had really changed.

Not a lot changed in the year following either. The album got ok reviews, we did some bad tours and some good ones, we went through a few managers and band members, and I spent a lot of time asking myself what’s the point of releasing music. I love writing and recording, but why not just keep that to myself? Am I really that desperate that I need some stranger’s approval of something I’ve made? If I’m truly doing it for myself, then why does an audience matter?

The strange thing was that while I was having this whole dramatic inner struggle, people were somehow finding out about New Best Friends. People started showing up to shows and knowing the words. They started wanting more music, so we made another record. Then more people heard that and came to shows. Then we made another record, and now we’re headlining Madison Square Garden.

Ok not quite, but truthfully every time I see someone post a song or lyric from New Best Friends in some corner of the internet, or come up to the merch table and say how much they like it, it still makes me feel like “really? you actually heard it and liked it? you like our band?” No matter what happens, that record will always be our first, and it will always take me back to that feeling of putting some CDs on a merch table in Baltimore, wondering how we’re ever gonna sell these things. Everything is new again, like nothing has changed.

So Chris wrote this really great blog about New Best Friends…working directly with him on this repress via Bad Timing has been a great experience. Doing stuff like this is why I wanted to start a record label. This is the fun and meaningful stuff that I will remember most about my time spent working in this small corner of the music world. 

I reblogged this to share his thoughts on the album’s five-year anniversary, but if you’ve never heard NBF it’s truly the start of Mansions, which has become such a great band…you can listen here on Spotify or here on Rdio, and our repress will be for sale at 1pm EST today in our webstore.