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Bring Me The Horizon Are Being Suspicious, Could This Mean A New Album?

Earlier today, Bring Me The Horizon posted a video on their Twitter page of an umbrella with lighting surging in the background. Soon afterwards, the band changed all their social media avatars to More »

Deftones Wrap Up Tracking New Album

The Deftones have been keeping busy, recording their latest record a while now, and getting all parts sorted in the process to finish it soon. Vocalist Chino Moreno revealed on BBC Radio 1 More »

WATCH: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Performs “Big Me” with Broken Leg

Instead of lighting up the grill and keeping things casual on the Fourth of July, Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters crew put on a huge show. The event More »

Kings of Leon Working On 7th Studio Album

After 6 albums, Kings of Leon is still alive and kickin’ in the studio, preparing their 7th album. While the band isn’t sure when the album will come out, they did assure More »

Sky Ferreira Releases Visuals For New Album

It’s been two years since Sky Ferreira released her debut LP, and will probably still be another year before her sophomore album Masochism is out, but that doesn’t mean she’s afraid of More »

PLAYLIST: Degrassi Soundtrack Pt 3

This week was mostly songs from seasons 5. Though this is still near the beginning of the show, there were enough songs that I had more of a choice when it came More »

Coheed And Cambria To Release New Single, Reveal Track Artwork

Coheed And Cambria have announced a new single that will be released next Friday, July 10, titled “You’ve Got Spirit Kid.”The band have released the artwork for the song, which you can More »

Forever Losing Sleep And Arrows In Her Announce US Tour

Forever Losing Sleep and Arrows In Her have announced a summer U.S. tour. The tour kicks off on July 24 in Hoboken, New Jersey and travels through the continental United States before More »

WATCH: Young Guns “Rising Up” Music Video

Young Guns have released a brand new music video for their song, “Rising Up.” The track comes from the band’s latest album, Ones And Zeros, which was released at the beginning of June. More »

Blitz Kids Announce Break Up And Cancel Tour Dates

Blitz Kids have announced today on their Facebook that after eight years, they are breaking up. With the announcement, they have cancelled all their upcoming tour dates but say that there will More »

Transformation Tuesday: Gaga and Bennett “Slay” Jazz Standards At Tanglewood

Exactly one year ago, Lady Gaga was on her hands and knees, crawling across a catwalk in a green wig and pleather bikini singing about manslaughter while thousands of seashell-bikini-clad little monsters More »

WATCH: Man Overboard “She’s In Pictures” Music Video

Pop punk veterans, Man Overboard, have released a music video for “She’s In Pictures.” The track is off the band’s most recent full length album Heavy Love that was released earlier this More »

Foxing Ask For Help After Their Trailer Was Stolen In Texas [UPDATE]

After playing a show in Austin, Texas on July 1, Foxing have fallen victim to a trailer robbery. The group’s trailer, along with everything in it, were stolen while the band members More »

MY FIRST TIME: Chelsea Dash

In our latest edition of My First Time, powerhouse pop vocalist Chelsea Dash shares an extremely unique story about her first experience in a recording studio – after being approached as a child to More »

PLAYLIST: 10 Classic Songs That Influenced Jocelyn Arndt

Infectious readers, have we got a treat for you today. Soul/blues-rocker Jocelyn Arndt and her brother/co-writer/lead guitarist Chris teamed up with us to discuss ten classic songs by iconic artists who have influenced their More »

REVIEW: Warped Tour 2015, Nashville, TN

Just two days into my new move to Nashville and I’m covering the 2015 Vans Warped Tour for the sixth year in a row. It’s a festival I’ve been attending since I was 16 More »

ALBUM REVIEW: Between The Buried And Me ‘Coma Ecliptic’

Coma Ecliptic, the seventh studio album from the genre defying band, Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM), is a roller coaster of aural delight, distress, and progressive imagery that tells a story More »

Sledding With Tigers Release First Single From ‘Space Jam’ Themed Album

The Internet is a funny place and those who roam it tend to be a little strange. One second we’re arguing about the color of a dress, the next we’re retweeting a More »

WATCH: PVRIS “Holy” Music Video

It’s very rare that I’ll get goosebumps and start shivering from the sheer power of a music video, actually, it’s so rare that I can only think of two instances it’s happened. PVRIS’ “Holy” is More »

From Autumn To Ashes Cancel Reunion Tour

Due to a “personal emergency,” the recently reunited From Autumn To Ashes has to cancel their remaining shows. The band was out on the road for their reunion tour with Hawthorne Heights, More »

 

Bring Me The Horizon Are Being Suspicious, Could This Mean A New Album?

2-5 Bring Me The HorizonEarlier today, Bring Me The Horizon posted a video on their Twitter page of an umbrella with lighting surging in the background. Soon afterwards, the band changed all their social media avatars to a picture of the umbrella on a black backdrop.

To show their support for the band, fans have begun printing out the image and posting up pictures and stickers of the umbrella all over the place. There’s even a hashtag dedicated to the image- #BringMeTheUmbrella. Check out some of our favorite promotions below the jump. What do you think this means? Is Bring Me The Horizon taking over the world? Let us know in the comments section.

To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

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Deftones Wrap Up Tracking New Album

DEFTONESThe Deftones have been keeping busy, recording their latest record a while now, and getting all parts sorted in the process to finish it soon. Vocalist Chino Moreno revealed on BBC Radio 1 during an April 26 appearance that just one thing was missing: vocal tracks.

Now, it seems the record can be released by its anticipated September timeframe. Moreno announced on the band’s Facebook page that he is finished with his vocal duties, and the album appears to be finished now.  Check out his post after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

WATCH: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Performs “Big Me” with Broken Leg

Foo - Fighters - promoInstead of lighting up the grill and keeping things casual on the Fourth of July, Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters crew put on a huge show. The event was held at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. in celebration of their debut album’s 20th anniversary.

A little bit back, Grohl suffered an injury on stage, ultimately breaking his leg as a result. Like a true rock star, the vocalist has soldiered on and performed a stellar show – on a badass guitar throne, nonetheless.

Grohl regaled the audience with his an update on his ordeal before launching into “Big Me,” and it was splendid to watch. The Foos were definitely in top form. Check out a video of the performance after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

Kings of Leon Working On 7th Studio Album

kings smallAfter 6 albums, Kings of Leon is still alive and kickin’ in the studio, preparing their 7th album. While the band isn’t sure when the album will come out, they did assure fans that they are working on new material, and that they should be done writing all of the album’s new music by the end of the year.

You can hear their interview with Entertainment Weekly discussing their new work below the jump.

To hear more from Kings of Leon, you can purchase a CD here, or buy concert tickets here.

Sky Ferreira Releases Visuals For New Album

sky smallIt’s been two years since Sky Ferreira released her debut LP, and will probably still be another year before her sophomore album Masochism is out, but that doesn’t mean she’s afraid of teasing fans with hints about new music. Last week, Ferreira posted album artwork – a sketch of herself in a ski mask, and another of herself in a dog collar – along with a brief clip of new tunes. You can her post about her new album below the jump.

The ominous, mournful-sounding snippet of new music and grungy sketches are par for the course for Ferreira, who usually takes on a mysterious vagabond persona onstage and in her music – and from the looks of her hints, her signature dark-pop style isn’t going anywhere.

While Ferreira stated on twitter that neither of the sketches will be the album cover, she did assure fans that Masochism will be released in 2016, and that the album’s first single, “Guardian,” is due out this summer.

To hear more from Ferreira, you can purchase a CD here, or buy concert tickets here.

PLAYLIST: Degrassi Soundtrack Pt 3

10665091_10153321102409119_5725217414535887233_nThis week was mostly songs from seasons 5. Though this is still near the beginning of the show, there were enough songs that I had more of a choice when it came to choosing the top 10. One thing I found interesting about this week is that Degrassi resuses artists a lot and even mentions them in the show itself. Even in the alternative universe of the teen drama, these bands and artists really exist.

Check out my top 10 soundtrack songs from season 5 of Degrassi below.

Check back next Sunday for Pt 4!

Coheed And Cambria To Release New Single, Reveal Track Artwork

9-10 Coheed and CambriaCoheed And Cambria have announced a new single that will be released next Friday, July 10, titled “You’ve Got Spirit Kid.”The band have released the artwork for the song, which you can check it out below.

Coheed And Cambria released The Essential Coheed and Cambria this March, which features twenty seven of the group’s best tracks. The band just wrapped up a summer tour with You Blew It!. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Forever Losing Sleep And Arrows In Her Announce US Tour

foreverForever Losing Sleep and Arrows In Her have announced a summer U.S. tour. The tour kicks off on July 24 in Hoboken, New Jersey and travels through the continental United States before coming to an end in Connecticut on August 30. The location of their last show is to be announced. Check out a list of the tour schedule before the jump and let us know which stop is nearest to you in the comments section.

Forever Losing Sleep’s most recent album, I Lost Myself Again., was released in 2014. You can purchase a CD here. Arrows In Her’s most recent album, leaving., was released in mid 2012. You can purchase a CD here. To see the bands live, you can buy concert tickets here when they become available.

WATCH: Young Guns “Rising Up” Music Video

Young_Guns1Young Guns have released a brand new music video for their song, “Rising Up.” The track comes from the band’s latest album, Ones And Zeros, which was released at the beginning of June. They previously released three other music videos for songs from their new album, “I Want Out,” “Speaking In Tongues” and “Daylight.” The music video for “Rising Up” gives the viewer an inside look at what a live performance from Young Guns is really like. The great groove and rock  sound make this track the perfect song to show off the band’s awesome live show. Its exciting and electrifying just like the song. You can check out the video for “Rising Up” yourself after the jump!

If you want to listen to more music from Young Guns, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to catch them on tour,  you can buy concert tickets here.

Blitz Kids Announce Break Up And Cancel Tour Dates

Blitz_Kids_-_2015_(620-400)Blitz Kids have announced today on their Facebook that after eight years, they are breaking up. With the announcement, they have cancelled all their upcoming tour dates but say that there will be an announcement about possible farewell shows in the future. You can read the complete statement from the band after the jump.

Transformation Tuesday: Gaga and Bennett “Slay” Jazz Standards At Tanglewood

gaga nature boyExactly one year ago, Lady Gaga was on her hands and knees, crawling across a catwalk in a green wig and pleather bikini singing about manslaughter while thousands of seashell-bikini-clad little monsters “YAAASSSed” her to death. Fast forward a year, and she’s suddenly a bejelwed caviar-consuming bon vivant onstage with Tony Bennett, performing jazz standards to promote their Grammy-Award-winning album Cheek to Cheek. Trading in the pop superdome of the TD Garden (her usual MA/New England stop), Gaga and Bennett performed to a sold-out audience on June 30 at Tanglewood, reawakening the golden age of jazz.

Spending as much time apart for solos as they did singing together, the show, while vocally stunning, was a slightly off-beat version of the album. Due to Tony’s innumerable solos – to accommodate for Gaga’s innumerable costume changes – the show felt like Bennett’s bill, which merely featured Lady Gaga, instead of an even set. That’s not to say that Gaga didn’t pull her weight vocally; while Bennett has an energetic stage presence for his age (88), Gaga’s vocals ranged from cutesy trills to hearty, hair-raising belts that brought the crowd to its feet more often than Bennett’s solos did.

WATCH: Man Overboard “She’s In Pictures” Music Video

Man_Overboard_-_2015_(620-400) (1)Pop punk veterans, Man Overboard, have released a music video for “She’s In Pictures.” The track is off the band’s most recent full length album Heavy Love that was released earlier this summer through Rise Records. Check out the music video below the jump and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

The video documents three women as they walk around a city, messing up things and causing havoc. Towards the end of the video, the three antagonists break into a trailer where (unsurprisingly) the band is found playing their music. The final clip includes a bunch of girls dancing around the band. Although the music video was uneventful and predictable for the most part, the song sounds like mash-up of a Blink-182 song with a little bit of Weezer and Green Day thrown into the mix.

The band will be playing the entire Warped Tour along some of the scene’s top bands. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Foxing Ask For Help After Their Trailer Was Stolen In Texas [UPDATE]

foxingAfter playing a show in Austin, Texas on July 1, Foxing have fallen victim to a trailer robbery. The group’s trailer, along with everything in it, were stolen while the band members were asleep. The band, who are on tour with mewithoutYou and Lithuania, lost all of our gear, a lot of Lithuania’s gear, most of their clothes, personal items, and all of their merchandise.

Foxing contacted the police and filed a report, but know that chances of recovery are slim. In an effort to get back on their feet, the band have a ton of shirt designs for sale on their online store.

“Our joy comes from playing our songs for friends and strangers alike,” the band posted on Facebook. “And in so, our instruments were an extension of ourselves; whoever took our things last night took our ability to perform; they took away a part of all of us. We are devastated.” You can read the band’s complete statement below the jump.

Although the band pride themselves on being self-sufficient, they really need help and are humbly accepting donations via Paypal. Their e-mail address is: FoxingTheBand@gmail.com Any little bit helps, so if you’re a fan of their music, this is your chance to help them out when they need it most.

Update #1: The band’s manager has set up an GoFundMe account to raise money to help get the band back on the road. The band have also released a comprehensive list of all the items that were lost. Check out the fundraiser here and see the list of all the band’s stolen gear below the jump.

To hear more from Foxing, you can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here.

MY FIRST TIME: Chelsea Dash

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In our latest edition of My First Time, powerhouse pop vocalist Chelsea Dash shares an extremely unique story about her first experience in a recording studio – after being approached as a child to record a campaign song for 1996 presidential candidate Ross Perot!

I started singing very young, younger than most. In fact, my mother and father like to tell people that I was able to sing a perfect melody I heard on a television or radio commercial even before I could properly talk. I began taking voice lessons at age five to develop my natural abilities, or rather, because my parents hoped that it would drain all that creative musical energy out of my system before coming home to annoy my older brother with loud, passionate renditions of Disney tunes and Madonna songs. My vocal coach had been approached by a national agency to cast a child singer for a campaign song for 1996 presidential candidate Ross Perot; a “We are the world/Children are the future” type of song to be sung by a young girl. 

PLAYLIST: 10 Classic Songs That Influenced Jocelyn Arndt

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Infectious readers, have we got a treat for you today. Soul/blues-rocker Jocelyn Arndt and her brother/co-writer/lead guitarist Chris teamed up with us to discuss ten classic songs by iconic artists who have influenced their sound ever since they were children. You can stream the songs while you’re reading and be sure to check out Jocelyn’s fantastic and fittingly titled single “Here To Stay” at the end!

Horns, vibraphone, Hammond organ, and Chris’s throwback guitar work – our latest release “Here to Stay” is definitely on the retro side. In recognition of our songwriting at its most vintage, my brother Chris and I have put together a playlist of songs that harken to the past – not just in style, but also lyrically. These songs are all about remembering times gone by, with references to record players, old-school rock n’ roll, and long-ago love stories. These ten songs have definitely had a hand in how our songwriting style has played out. We hope you enjoy rocking out to them as much as we do!

REVIEW: Warped Tour 2015, Nashville, TN

Warped2015Just two days into my new move to Nashville and I’m covering the 2015 Vans Warped Tour for the sixth year in a row. It’s a festival I’ve been attending since I was 16 years old, and since the inception of Infectious nearly 7 years ago, it’s been my favorite summer festival to dive headfirst into. Each year there’s something a little different. The introduction of a new genre, a new vendor, new food (has Dominos always offered food on the tour?!)I may feel like an oldie at 27, wandering amidst 16-23 year olds, but it’s a festival that keeps me on my toes, and for that, I love it.

ALBUM REVIEW: Between The Buried And Me ‘Coma Ecliptic’

Between the Buried and MeComa Ecliptic, the seventh studio album from the genre defying band, Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM), is a roller coaster of aural delight, distress, and progressive imagery that tells a story of a man reliving past lives. The nuanced atmospheres and melodic sensibilities that the band brings to each song on Coma Ecliptic are nothing short of brilliant. As the lines blur between romantic-classical period music, progressive metal, and almost 70’s style hard rock it becomes apparent that Coma Ecliptic is one of the most progressively challenging albums to be released in 2015, so far. Songs like “Ectopic Stroll”, which has a dark and bluesy piano riff that evolves into orchestral stabs of vocalist and piano player, Tommy Rogers, demonstrate the ease at which BTBAM slips in and out of catchy hooks and technically sound orchestral song writing. The discourse between the dueling guitars and piano maneuvers the listener into perfect attunement with the melodies sang by Rogers that circle the decisions the character makes as he navigates the tumult of his own mind while he is in a coma. As the situations become increasingly fatal, the character awakens from his duplicitous slumber to his current reality and realizes that the choices and lives he has lived were all machinations of his own wounded mind. This operatic sentiment that is so deeply felt is what helps set Coma Ecliptic apart from a lot of music previously released in 2015. It is not only technically challenging and perfectly executed as a piece musical literature, but it is also an album that demands the listener’s attention and ability to think on a multitude of spectrums they may not be used to. Overall, Coma Ecliptic is an album that takes the listener on a cerebral journey through many mysterious and technically awe-inspiring landscapes that only Between the Buried and Me could create.

You can check out the album, purchase a CD or buy concert tickets to see them on tour HERE.

Sledding With Tigers Release First Single From ‘Space Jam’ Themed Album

sledding with tigers mainThe Internet is a funny place and those who roam it tend to be a little strange. One second we’re arguing about the color of a dress, the next we’re retweeting a post that promises a Space Jam themed album. Well my friends, even though we may not agree on a lot of things floating around the world wide wide, I’m confident we all can agree that Sledding With Tigers’ upcoming album Come On And Slam is going to be epic!

Frontman Dan Faughnder has given fans a taste of what’s to come with this 7-track concept album with the release of its first single “Take It From Me, Michael Jordan.” You can check out the song and the cover art after the jump!

Come On And Slam will be released on July 28th via Antique Records. You can preorder the album, as well as a limited number of cassettes, here.

To hear more from Sledding With Tigers, you can purchase a CD here.

WATCH: PVRIS “Holy” Music Video

10613125_710356202377463_8790068251423121583_nIt’s very rare that I’ll get goosebumps and start shivering from the sheer power of a music video, actually, it’s so rare that I can only think of two instances it’s happened. PVRIS’ “Holy” is one. I started by listening to the music video and then I muted the sound. Lead singer Lynn Gunn is able to portray the same pain and emotion with her body as she is with her voice.  The video is in black and white, which seems to be PVRIS’ thing at this point and that does something really important for the video. Since the video uses only neutral colors the distortion isn’t distracting, but rather tells a story all its own. There is a tangible ghost in this video and it gets amplified by the power of never seeing a well exposed shot of anything. When you can command the emotion of the audience, like this, in only five minutes, you know you’re doing something right. Raul Gonzo, who also directed “White Noise,” created a masterpiece.

Check it out for yourself below!

You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

From Autumn To Ashes Cancel Reunion Tour

From Autumn To AshesDue to a “personal emergency,” the recently reunited From Autumn To Ashes has to cancel their remaining shows. The band was out on the road for their reunion tour with Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction A.D., when they announced that they are unable to play the west coast leg of the tour, nor will they be making the New York City date with Emery.

The band has plans to make up the shows and will be making the proper announcements when the time comes.

Read a message from the band below.

Fans can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

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