Rise Records has announced the bands playing for their U.S. tour this winter. Dance Gavin Dance will be the headliner for the whole. Secrets, Alive Like Me and Defeat The Low (featuring More »
This week, we speak with Shout It Loud Reviews founder (and sole writer for the site!), Chloe Bevan. Based in the UK, and loaded with tons of passion and determination, Chloe started More »
Lady Gaga has been very active on Twitter promoting her new album, Cheek To Cheek. Today she tweeted a youtube video of the 5th track, “Nature Boy.” It was composed in 1941 by More »
Shows in foreign countries can be hilarious examples of being lost in translation. You become used to waking up in a different city or state every day but when you start waking More »
On Monday morning, Macklemore and Fences performed the song, “Arrow” on Good Morning America. The song is the first single from Lesser Oceans, Fences’ upcoming album. Check out the video here! To hear more More »
Panic! At The Disco have released a music video of them covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The song was performed on the Gospel Tour earlier this summer. Check out the video after the More »
Rise Records has announced the bands playing for their U.S. tour this winter. Dance Gavin Dance will be the headliner for the whole. Secrets, Alive Like Me and Defeat The Low (featuring Rise Records’ owner, Craig Ericson) will be joining the tour as the special guests. The tour will kick off in Seattle, WA on November 16th and run through December 7th, ending in Santa Cruz, CA. You can check out the full list of dates and locations, as well as the poster, below.
If you want to see this awesome line-up live, you can buy concert tickets here.
If you want to catch up on some Dance Gavin Dance tunes, you can purchase a CD here.
Manchester Orchestra is back with an announcement for the release of Hope. Hope is a re-imagining of their most recent album Cope, which came out earlier this year. It’s available digitally everywhere starting today and will be released on CD and vinyl on November 18th. You can purchase a CD here.
On top of that, Manchester Orchestra has also announced the Hope Tour in support of the new album being released. With each ticket bought for the tour, you can get a digital copy of the album. The 13-stop U.S. tour kicks off in Memphis, TN on October 31. You can check out the rest of the dates, as well as the album artwork, below. If you want to see the band perform live, you can buy concert tickets here.
There are three things that put New Medicine near the top of my “new music I absolutely love” list. Number one: The theme behind their newest album Breaking the Model. The name says it all, and anyone who knows me will know that I’m all about stickin’ it to society. So far New Medicine is off to a good start in my book. Number two: This alternative rock quartet is from Minneapolis. It’s not that I feel obligated to like every band from good ol’ Minnesota, but when the band is really good? Well, sharing the same home state with them is the cherry on top of the listening experience. And number three: Breaking the Model is just an incredibly entertaining album. I’m all about albums that have some philosophical meaning to them, but you know damn straight that an album with great beats and humorously-worded tracks is equally as fantastic as the deep meaningful ones. Especially when, throughout the course of the album, the same band can take a step back and provide (seemingly) telling ballads. If you need more convincing than this to listen to Breaking the Model by New Medicine… Keep reading…
A great many talented individuals have come from of Boston throughout history — New Kids on the Block, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (and his brother Casey, of course), Aerosmith, Dropkick Murphys, Captain America himself (Chris Evans), Godsmack… the list goes on and on! Needless to say, when I listened to the debut album Decode from Boston-based band Nervous, my expectations were possibly a little higher than they should have been. I wasn’t entirely disappointed.
The 9-track Decode is more or less an intriguing one. With vocals that, at times, could only be described as wailing (no offense to lead vocalist Addam Zaino at all), to the long instrumental periods found in a handful of songs that put them at around 5 to 6 minutes long, combined with a slight techno/electronica ambiance (think techno punk), Decode becomes a barrage of interesting tones.
As many of you probably noticed, there is a new album in your iTunes that you didn’t pay for and chances are you didn’t want. The album, Songs of Innocence, was released by U2 in a collaboration with apple a few days ago. However, here is the catch, instead of letting people who wanted to, buy it, they forced it upon 500,000,000 of us by putting it in our iTunes without permission. So, naturally the question everyone is asking is “How do I remove it from my account.” Yesterday apple released a one-click website that by entering your apple ID and password will delete the album from your life, or at least your iTunes.
The initial release was announced on September 9 by apple CEO Tim Cook. It was said to be “the largest album release of all time.”
You can find specific instructions on how to delete this album after the jump as well as the original release announcement.
If you so chose, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here for a U2 experience you actually want.
Lady Gaga has been very active on Twitter promoting her new album, Cheek To Cheek. Today she tweeted a youtube video of the 5th track, “Nature Boy.” It was composed in 1941 by Eden Ahbez and made famous by Nat King Cole, a fact that Gaga tweeted to her little monsters.
See all her tweets regarding the track and listen to their raw rendition of “Nature Boy” after the jump.
Preorder Cheek to Cheek here.
Shows in foreign countries can be hilarious examples of being lost in translation. You become used to waking up in a different city or state every day but when you start waking up in different countries things can become interesting.
Time difference is your first hurdle, I try and counter this by never looking at the time ‘back home’ and try to acclimate to my current surroundings pretty quickly. That can’t be said about every member in my band. We played a show in Dublin, Ireland a few months back and as we were walking to stage we realized we were down a member only to find him asleep in the corner of the dressing room.
Money is another confusing variable. Some countries like to add lots of Zero’s onto their prices so you feel like a bit of a millionaire with your stacks and stacks of cash until you realize you have to spend half of it to buy a Red Bull! Coins can be a bit of a bastard too, unless you’re in certain areas of Canada where they allow you to ‘tip’ your lap dancer using coins….
The food can really be hit or miss when travelling across international borders. You can find some of the best local delicacies hidden away in little holes in the wall next to the venue, or you can spend hours searching for a generic fast food chain so you can eat something you recognize. We found out the hard way that water can also be a shock to your stomach. Playing a few shows in Mexico this year has definitely made us all loose weight rather quickly and violently….
Playing the shows is the reason why we get to go to all these crazy places and they are always the best parts! Crowds in different countries react differently. Fans in England really like to get involved by jumping around a lot and singing along. They also take the medal for the funniest heckles between songs! Playing to crowds that don’t speak English is a different kind of challenge. We played a large show to a few thousand non-English speaking people and were met by loud screams and applause at the end of songs but absolute silence when speaking between them. All you can hear is the muffled giggles from the front row as people awkwardly laugh at this strange and incomprehensible language we’re speaking.
The best part about being in a band is travelling and getting the chance to go to a country you’ve never been to is always exciting. Meeting new people, learning about a new culture and experiencing new adventures is what every kid dreams of so we’re all pretty stoked to be here.
Check out more on Charming Liars below!
Charming Liars is a British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist, Charlie Cosser, guitarist, Karnig Manoukian, and bassist, Mike Kruger, in London, England.
As teens growing up in London, England, the trio of talented musicians and songwriters that make up the core of this dynamic new rock band were shaken to their young souls by the crunching guitar riffs and memorable melodies that came out of the hard rock capital of the world, namely, Los Angeles.
You can buy concert tickets and purchase a CD here.
It’s taken me a while but I’ve learnt there is accepted wisdom for a reason. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just make a really sexy new wheel.
Break the rules.
Having said that, a world full of verse-chorus-verse-bridge-chorus would be pretty boring, so experiment; build the perfect song, then tear it up and see what happens.
Write what you know.
Music sounds most authentic when it is backed up by knowledge – that doesn’t mean sticking to a genre that ties you to where you’re from but know you’re sound and style inside out. For GO WOLF that’s left-field pop music.
Show, don’t tell.
‘It was all a dream, I used to read word up magazine, Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine, Hanging pictures on my wall Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl.’ There’s a reason why we remember lyrics, they tap into our desire for legacy and meaning. People will identify with your words if you can make them nostalgic for something that you experienced on their behalf.
Call it what it is.
If you’re writing as a band, don’t be afraid to tell each other that something’s shit. If you’re thinking it then it probably is, and the songs will be better for a bit of constructive criticism. That perfect chorus that you slaved over for hours will be what keeps your interest when you’re playing the same set for 6 months.
Be an imitator.
No matter how subtly, you’re going to look and sound like someone else. So pick someone good and put it through your own lens of original and unique experience and taste.
Ditch the acoustic guitar.
Maybe you’re the next Bob Dylan. More likely you’ll make a much more original noise with a midi controller and some found samples.
There’s always a bigger chorus.
You don’t necessarily need to use it but there’s always another level – the hands in the air, religious ecstasy moment. People will skip to that fat waveform on Soundcloud, so give them something to fall in love with.
Play songs live before they’re ‘finished’
There’s nothing like a live audience’s reaction to refine song structure, instrumentation and lyrics. The adrenaline of playing live might make you bold enough to add or detract from what you’ve written in an entirely different way than you would in an air-conditioned studio behind a monitor.
You have a license to be weird. Use it.
Take the previous 9 tips and discard them if they don’t resonate with you – the vastness and unpredictable nature of music is why we all love it, so be vast and unpredictable.
Check Out More Info About Go Wolf Below:
Go Wolf met at a random poetry night in a Belfast barber shop, enjoyed each others’ poems and a similar dress sense, got talking, decided to form a band, and quickly became one of the most talked-about new names in the Belfast music scene. Having recently supported the likes of The 1975, CSS and London Grammar, and having been officially signed to … the band have finally decided to release their much anticipated new single called Talk To You.
Buy a concert ticket or purchase a CD here.
Gerard Way has announced two Japanese tour dates for 2015 via Twitter. Joined by his band, Way will attend Australia’s Soundwave Festival right after the short-lived Japanese excursion. Check out dates for both Japan and The Soundwave Festival below, after the jump.
For more from Gerard Way and The Hormones, you can buy a concert ticket or purchase a CD here
“Don’t” singer, Ed Sheeran has announced Eastern European tour dates. Check them out below the jump to see if he’s coming to a venue near you!
To hear more from Ed, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here
Panic! At The Disco have released a music video of them covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The song was performed on the Gospel Tour earlier this summer. Check out the video after the jump.
The indie star Lorde surprised fans a few weeks ago when she did a cover during a performance. She was doing a show at Mann Music Center in Philadelphia for her current tour when she broke out into a cover of Bon Iver‘s song “Heavenly Father.” Luckily it was caught on video and you can watch it below. Lorde is currently on the Pure Heroine U.S. Tour. If you want to see Lorde perform, you can buy concert tickets here.
To catch up on Lorde’s tunes, you can purchase a CD here.
Recently, Senses Fail announced that they are switching to Pure Noise Records. They were formerly with Staple Records.
Currently, the band is on a U.S. tour that runs through October 5 in Santa Ana, CA. The tour is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their album Let it Enfold You.
The band’s latest album, Renacer, came out in 2013. They have not since recorded any new material.
In support for the Keep A Breast Foundation, Angels and Airwaves have a limited edition, pink pressing of their album LOVE, parts one and two.
Starting today, you can purchase a copy of the album here, which was put out by SRCVinyl. All purchases will take out a $5 donation towards the foundation.