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When Yellowcard disbanded after their self-titled album, I didn’t think that would be the end of making music for everyone in the band. William Ryan Key proved me right by releasing Thirteen. While I will always miss the combination of his voice with Sean Mackin on violin, this EP helps to fill the void that was left when Yellowcard ended.
West Thebarton are a new punk rock band from Adelaide, Australia who pride themselves on translating their high energy live shows directly into their debut record, Different Beings Being Different. Led by their fearless and extremely charismatic singer, Reverend Ray, the six other band members mesh well with the front-man’s demand for attention right from the first track. Leading off the set is their debut single, “Moving Out,” which sets the tone early for the type of frenetic rock to expect throughout this blistering LP. My first impression of this band reminded me of two other punk rock bands such as Anti-Flag (with a more polished approach and fewer political themes) mixed with the pop sensibilities of The Explosion (mostly from their great Black Tape record).
Bummer Presents: A Compilation for ADAPT and NNIRR is officially out today. It’s a benefit compilation I curated featuring nearly forty songs, including unreleased material by Jouska, The Republic of Wolves, and Cheem’s Sam Nazz. The proceeds with be split fifty-fifty between ADAPT and NNIRR – two organizations doing great work that I thought it was important to highlight. The compilation can be purchased through Bandcamp.
Not By Choice recently announced another reunion show which will be occurring on June 9th, 2018 at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival.
Early 2000’s had the best pop-punk band names.
Lydia have released a video “Sunlight.”
Dance Gavin Dance have released their new song “Care.”
Lucas Shaw, writing at Bloomberg:
Facing a rebellion among artists and even some of its own employees, Spotify Technology SA will partially walk back a move to punish musicians for their personal misconduct.
The music-streaming giant has told artists, managers and record-label executives that it will eventually restore songs by XXXTentacion to playlists, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company’s top executives are talking to the music industry and civil-rights activists about how and when to adjust its rules in a manner suitable to both sides.
I stopped being surprised when companies show their spineless side a long time ago, but this is some eye-rolling bullshit right here. You can choose what kind of platform you want to be and when you are the size of Spotify you can choose how you want to wield your editorial-power.
Hayley Williams of Paramore has returned to Twitter with a cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills.”
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Boba Fett from Star Wars will be getting a movie directed by James Mangold:
James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan-favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The Downtown Boys have released a cover of Selena’s “Fotos Y Recuerdos.”
Monopoly have released an official “Cheaters Edition” of the classic game. Fast Company has more:
“We’ve had this data for years. 50% of all Monopoly players cheat,” says Randy Klimpert, Hasbro’s senior director of design and games development. This fact of life was always something of a running joke within the walls of Hasbro. It became the giggly fodder of proposed ad campaigns. Employees got a kick out of listening to the messages left on its holiday helpline, established in 2016, to help families settle disputes in their games and address accusations of creative cheating. “We were literally sitting around thinking, ‘what would really corrupt Monopoly?’ And someone said, ‘what if we cheated?’”
Good Charlotte will release their new album, Generation Rx, on September 14th. Today they’ve released the new song “Actual Pain.”
Pet Symmetry have released the Reflection EP on Bandcamp.
The Night Game will release their new self-titled album on September 7th. Today they’ve released the new song “American Nights” and pre-orders for the album are now up.
Danny Boyle has been officially announced as the director for James Bond 25.
Today sees new albums from Chvrches, William Ryan Key, Snow Patrol. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.
Goldfinger have released a video for “A Million Miles.”