Caitlin Flanagan, writing for The Atlantic:
Every day seems to add another man to the list, and precious few of them have flatly denied the accusations. The strangled, vague, blanket apology—intended not to rile up any other potential accusers, leaving plenty of maneuvering room if the charges end up in court—has become an art form.
How many women will find some kind of justice for terrible things that have happened to them at work? And how many women won’t ever have to face such things because of this profound episode? We don’t know the answer to either question, but we do know this: There is a gathering sense that all of this has just gone too far. It was fine in the beginning, when a handful of Hollywood monsters were brought to account. But as the tide keeps roaring onto the beach, depositing flotsam of all kinds, the sentiment has begun to turn. It seems that this is just too many women saying too many things about what has happened to them, and something needs to be done about it. The approaches are various: it’s a witch hunt; it’s a sex panic; it’s destroying good men’s careers.
Here’s a list of a bunch of the black Friday sales going on that you may find relevant:
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Today is Thanksgiving here in the states, so we’ll be on a more relaxed posting schedule. Hope everyone has a nice and relaxing day.
Hawthorne Heights are selling personalized, autographed, holiday cards on their webstore. The band will also start tracking their new album on December 1st.
Linkin Park have shared a recap video for their Chester Bennington tribute show.
Green Day have shared a behind the scenes video for “Back in the USA.”
Waterparks’ frontman Awsten Knight has shared the previously unreleased song “Worst.”
Glassjaw’s new album, Material Control, is showing up on international streaming services (like Australian Apple Music) with a release date of December 1st and “Shira” available for stream. Check your streaming platforms tonight!
Thrice have announced they’ll be re-issuing The Alchemy Index on vinyl. Sales begin this Friday.
Envy on the Coast will be donating 20% of all the proceeds from their webstore this Friday.
Blank Books have released their new EP on Bandcamp. Blank Books is made up of brothers Aaron and Jesse Sprinkle. It’s good.
Promise of Redemption will be playing a holiday show to commemorate the 10th anniversary of When The Flowers Bloom…. The show will be held at Bourbon & Branch in Philadelphia, PA. Vinnie Caruana will also be playing. Tickets are now on sale.
Chris Shiflett has released a live video for “West Coast Town.”
No Sleep Records have released a new free sampler.
Maria Sherman, writing for Track Record:
I reached out to Sheridan Allen, a Philadelphia-based social worker who runs Punk Talks, an organization that offers free professional therapy to music workers. They provide education, awareness, and advocacy around mental illness and accessibility to treatment. She and her team of 15 volunteers (including three licensed therapists and a pharmacist) have been asking the same questions for a long time, so I asked her: What does restorative justice look like within the music industry?
Useless ID and Topsy Turveys will be releasing a split EP in January via Ratgirl Records.
Green Day have shared a new video for their old song “2000 Light Years Away.”
Death Cab for Cutie have shared a recording of their first show 20 years ago today. You can stream that below.
You Blew It’s full set from Fest can be seen on YouTube. This is the band’s final show for the foreseeable future.