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Considered one of the first emo bands, Sunny Day Real Estate looked to officially be gone from the rock landscape in 2000. While part of the group toured as Fire Theft in 2003, the band went on the road again in 2009 – but no record came out of it.
However, according to a piece in Pitchfork, Sunny Day Real Estate are putting out a new track, as part of a two-part 7” single with Circa Survive. The release – “Lipton Witch” from Sunny Day Real Estate and “Bad Heart” from Circa Survive – comes out on April 19, also known as Record Store Day.[…] Read more »
Ever since 2000, 311 have scheduled a mega-concert – essentially a five-hour performance spanning their extensive career – on March 11th, dubbed “311 Day,” but for 2014, the rock-funk outfit has something different planned: releasing a new album at the same time.
Guitarist and frontman Nick Hexum spoke with Nola.com about the upcoming performance in New Orleans and announced Stereolithic, the album that comes out through their own 311 Records. Hexum explained that they’ve always wanted to have an album coincide with one of their annual shows: “We’d always hoped to accomplish that, but the timing was never quite right. It’s excitement overload for our fans. It’s going to be a very special day.”[…] Read more »
The Grammys may have gone to Macklemore, but what many have been wondering is, when will Kendrick Lamar put out a follow-up to his extremely successful 2012 release?
Lamar himself hasn’t said much. However, the CEO of his label, Top Dawg Entertainment, spoke with Billboard in a recent interview about their rise and upcoming releases – among them, some new material from the Compton-born rapper.
Because of the success of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Top Dawg has been pushing for Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron. But Lamar, whose record became the top-selling debut for a male hip-hop artist in 2012, also has more in store: Mainly, listeners should expect an album from him by September.[…] Read more »
Very little has been known about Coldplay’s upcoming sixth album. A French-Canadian publication revealed the new release may sound like 2002 album A Rush of Blood to the Head, while the band essentially put out a preview of their new sound last week with single “Midnight.”
This past weekend, the band went a step further with an announcement through Instagram. The post, which included the album’s cover art, told fans that Ghost Stories – the official title – drops on May 19 through Parlophone/Atlantic.
Along with this, Coldplay revealed that the album’s first official single will be a track called “Magic.” While you can listen to the track online, those who pre-order Ghost Stories will receive it as an official download.[…] Read more »
Festival season has become a huge thing in Britain, with more and more boutique festivals springing up every year to compete with the more established festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival and V Festival. While watching your favourite bands and partying for three days straight is obviously a lot of fun, the one thing that puts a dampener on some people's festival fun is sleeping in a tent.
First, you endure the struggle of putting up the tent, with all those pesky pegs and poles. Then, as British summers are notoriously wet and muddy, there is the problem of getting everything inside the tent wet and dirty. […] Read more »
A follow-up to 2008’s All Hope Is Gone has been rumored since 2008, with multiple delays and band members taking their time since bassist Paul Gray’s death. However, according to an interview frontman Corey Taylor gave in Kerrang recently, Slipknot is on the path to recording a new album this time – and they’re expected to start just next month.
Taylor told the magazine that Slipknot has 17 demos prepared to record. The sound, he further went onto describe, should be like their strongest two releases, Iowa and Volume 3.
Going onto speak about the lyrics, he said: "I've written lyrics for everything that we have right now and it's feeling pretty good. […] Read more »
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